Melbourne Burlesque Classes

 

BEGINNER LEVELS

LEVEL 1 – SHIMMY & SHAKE
4 x 1 hr classes

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A beginner course for ingenues!

You will learn about the fundamentals of Vintage Burlesque including:
Bumps n Grinds, Shimmies, Burlesque strut, undulations and isolations, pin up poses, feather boa technique, garter tease and glove peels.

Over the 4 weeks you will learn an easy to pick up 1950’s Burlesque routine, which will give you all the tools to gain more confidence in your Burlesque dancing!

Dress Suggestions:  lingerie styled clothing, leggings and bring pair of heels that are comfortable.

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LEVEL 2 – ART OF TEASE & SEDUCTION
4 x 1 hr classes

 

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The subtle art of tease and seduction!

You will be transported back to the smoky Burlesque clubs of the 1930’s and will learn a sensual and beguiling jazz dance number, combining a chair and floor dance.  Teasing requires skill and Madame M can show you how to leave your audiences gasping for more!

You will be introduced to new feather boa techniques, ultra slow glove, bra and stocking peels.  You will also learn basic floor and chair moves which will strengthen your core and improve your flexibility!

Requirements:  Completion of Level 1 – Vintage Burlesque Shimmy & Shake or previous dance is required.

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LEVEL 3 – FEMME FATALE

4 x 1 hr classes

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Learn the secrets of the Femme Fatale!

In Vintage Burlesque Dancing Level 3 Femme Fatale Burlesque classes, you will learn an uptempo, dynamic and vivacious dance routine and the secrets of some of the most famous seductresses, vamps and temptresses from history!

You will be taught more moves to add to your repertoire, including some challenging chair moves, which will give you great core strength!  Technical chair moves are an excellent way to get you physically prepared for the Intermediate levels.

Requirements: Level 1 and Level 2 of Vintage or Modern Burlesque or previous dance experience.

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INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

LEVEL 1 – GOTTA GET A GIMMICK

6 x 1 hr classes
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Learn professional performance techniques!

You will learn professional performance techniques including: stage presence, different style and genres and characterisation.  You will learn how to compel, magnetise and hypnotise an audience!

You will be taught more challenging chair and floor routines, how to use props including:  parasols, ostrich feathers, small fans and masks.

 ‘Gotta Get A Gimmick’ is jam packed with new exciting moves, which will take your Burlesque to a whole new level! 

Requirements:  Levels 1,2,3 of Vintage, Modern or Cabaret Burlesque.

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LEVEL 2  – SHOWSTOPPER

6 x 1 hr classes

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Create your own unique character!

You will learn how to develop and devise your own unique, fully fledged Burlesque character, organically and authentically from the inside out.  You will get to explore through improvisation, sensory, mask and animal work.

Other professional performance aspects will be covered including: creating your characters external world, costume, props, set design and we look at various components of your act including a storyline.

Requirements:  Beginner levels plus Intermediate Level 1 Gotta Get A Gimmick.

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LEVEL 3 – ARTISTE

6 x 1 hr classes

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Professional techniques for Burlesque Artists!

Using the character you have created in ‘Showstopper’, you will learn a variety of acting and physical theatre techniques like mime, le coq, sensory work, Meyerhold and commedia dell arte.  We will help you develop and refine your burlesque act and character so you can stand out from the rest!

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PRIVATE ONE ON ONE COACHING  

1 hour – $80.00

 

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Private coaching are for those who are really serious about performing in the Burlesque circuit!   You will be taught about the Business of Burlesque including how to promote and market your act, auditioning techniques, procuring a manager, showreel and headshot advice and negotiating contracts and payment.

Requirements:    Participants must have complete Dance 4 Fitness Burlesque Beginner and Intermediate levels or have sufficient performance experience.

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