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Solo Burlesque Performer Level 1



Estudio Nuevo
3/206 Whatley Crescent

Starts 24 February

6 week course

Monday 8.30pm

with Penelope Pop

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6-week course, six 1-hour sessions over six weeks.

Course Description

Do you love burlesque and want to perform a solo act at a Sugar Blue Show? This is the course for you! Our short course will reveal your inner burlesque starlet! This course is designed to define your character, find your strengths, and help you create a solo burlesque performance ready for a sugar blue show!

We will supply you with a cd of burlesque classic tunes as well as guiding you through the important elements of this performance art, such as expression, characterisation, prop usage, listening and using your music effectively, vintage styling and costuming, the art of tease and of course how to perform burlesque on a stage!

Week 1: Development of personal burlesque character
Week 2: Musicality and Movement for a burlesque performance
Week 3: The Fine Art of the Tease and how to interact with the audience
Week 4: Burlesque Costuming. Create your own unique undergarments
Week 5: Hair & Make up classic tips/Burlesque Accessories & Props
Week 6: Class presentation of your Solo performance

At the end of the course we will put on a Graduate Show and you can make your solo burlesque debut, performing alongside your fellow students and the Sugar Blue Burlesque artistes too!

Be prepared to do a bit of homework for this course, as it all leads up to your solo debut. Be aware that like all burlesque performers, you will need to spend some money to create your costume, unless you are very resourceful!

This is not a dance course, it is a course based on performance, expression and the classic elements of burlesque, which make it into a performance art, rather than just an old-fashioned strip show.

We do strongly recommend the Beginner's Burlesque Dance courses as being the perfect training  before you go into 6-week course. It will help you develop your movement and confidence for the burlesque stage!

After you complete this course and do the show, you may want to further your solo training and move on to the Solo Burlesque Performer Course 2.

What to Wear

The first session doesn't involve too much physical activity, so wear whatever you feel comfortable in. A pair of heels that you can walk in (or want to learn how to walk in!) is the one of the most important things to have for this course.

Check out our range of exclusively designed Sugar Blue Burlesque dance and burlesque wear in our online store!


This course is for women & men, and you must be 18 years or older.
No experience whatsoever is needed to take the course, it's perfect for all ages, shapes and persuasions! All levels of skill will be catered to!


$160.00 per course (including GST)

There are limited places available in each course, payment in full is required to register your place.

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