Learn Burlesque from the Stripologist
No Glove, No Love: Burlesque Narrative
Almost every classic burlesque number starts with a glove peel; this class uses that burlesque basic to explore the narrative power of striptease. Dive deeper into your relationship with your costumes and learn how simple glove removal can be a powerful storytelling tool, as well as discuss different types of glove removal and how playing with your clothes can help you linger in the climax of your last reveal. You will need to bring a pair of gloves, gauntlets, or sleeves; the choice is yours. Time to turn up the heat and get weird!
All About That Face
Learn to serve your face up hot in this bubbly burlesque crash course! Designed for all skill levels, but specifically for beginners, this facial expression intensive combines classic choreography with improv comedy for an hour of fast fun. Whether you’re a burlesque fan looking for a peek behind the curtain or a performer who wants to rehab their mopey mug, this class will help shimmy and shake you out of your comfort zone. Dress so you can move comfortably; if you need practice in your heels, this is the chance to wear them!
Gimme A Beat: Learn to Make the Most of Your Music
Whether you’re bumping and grinding to the classic jazz of the golden age or twerking and jerking to 90s jock jams, musicality is an important part of any burlesque performance. Learn to find impactful moments in songs without a lot of variation and gain the trust of your audience; those little chimes and twinkles you may be passing over have the power to make magic! This class is designed to help you hone your active listening skills and includes an overview of basic burlesque movement. Class attendees should also bring a pair of opera length gloves and a zip-front garment, like a hoodie or jacket.