This all levels class is rotated between our experienced and professional instructors so you always get variety, but no long term commitment. Each teacher offers their own unique style and will guide you through a sexy and fun movement class in a body positive atmosphere! Each class culminates in a burlesque dance combination utilizing the skills practiced throughout the hour.
This class is open to beginners, performers, and all levels in between!
Class schedule (scroll down to register)
July 23rd – Lelu Lenore
August 6th – Ginger Leigh
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Keep it honest! We will know if you are not a burlesque performer. Please ONLY choose the “performer” option if you are a burlesque performer.
July 23rd with Lelu Lenore
Click here to register for Lelu Lenore’s class!
Tigger! is a recognized pioneer of today’s burlesque scene, but he has been an actor all his life — “acting like a stripper” since 1992. Using his degree in theatre, his experience teaching acting at universities & over 40 years on the stage (from Shakespeare to Shimmy), Tigger! employs his theatrical training & perspective to break down what makes a burlesque performer stand out from the herd. Whatever you do in front of any kind of an audience, YOU are an ACTOR.
Learn techniques & tips to make the most of what you’ve got.
FUCK ‘EM IN THE HEART! Acting for Burlesque is an interactive lecture with acting/movement exercises.
Be prepared to take notes and wear comfortable clothing you can move in!
Friday, July 26th 7:00-9:00P.M. $25
TIGGER! – “The Godfather of Neo-Boylesque” is a stripperformance artist/actor/dancer who has performed in NYC since 1988 & around the world since 1993. A pioneer in the 1990s burlesque renaissance who won the 1st-ever “King of Boylesque/Mr. Exotic World” title at Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas 2006. He won numerous Golden Pastie Awards, including “Most Likely to Get Shut Down by the Law” & “Most Unpredictable Performer.” His act was banned in Rome. He has headlined all around Europe, Australia, North America & South America.
Press: “a fantastically watchable naughty satyr” by The Scotsman, “disturbing, funny and oddly riveting all at once” by Vancouver Sun, “the Boylesque King…a heart-pounding climax” by LA Weekly, “Tigger! the Godfather of Boylesque MC’s the show, and also steals it…with Tigger! at the helm, you can’t help but have a blast.” by EdFestMag, “hysterical and acrobatic” and “wickedly arch” by The New York Times, “delightful… simultaneously hilarious and titillating” by TheaterMania, “a brilliant satirist” by examiner.com, “the Taboo-Defying Dynamo” by NEXT Magazine.
Every Thursday September 19th – November 7th 7:00-9:00P.M.
Sunday, September 22nd 12:00P.M. Group Photo Shoot
Saturday, September 28th 12:00-5:00P.M. – Burlesque Immersive *REQUIRED*
Saturday, November 9th – Student Showcase *REQUIRED* at Franky Bradley’s
Please read all information below!
Along the way you will attend workshops and lectures that will give you the knowledge and confidence to bring your ideas to life. There will be intermittent showings of your incomplete work where you will have the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructors and peers. This will be done in a positive and encouraging atmosphere!
Over the 8-week period the following subjects will be explored: act structure, striptease, musicality, costuming basics, hair and makeup essentials, facial expression, stage presence, burlesque history, performer etiquette, stage name, and persona.
Upon register for BAD you will also receive 3 free hours of studio time. A discounted rental rate is offered after your 3 hours are used. Your 3 free hours and discounted rate are valid Septmber 19th – November 9th.
Sophie Sucré, Cherry Bomb, and Ginger Leigh have been in the burlesque world for 9, 14, and 13 years respectively. They will use their years of experience to help you begin your journey into the sparkle world!
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PREREQUISITES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19th:
This series is geared towards those who have been involved in burlesque 0-2 years, but it is open to all who have met the above requirements. Please be prepared to:
*All classes are required. Exceptions are at the discretion of the instructors and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. The immersive is an absolute requirement!
*Please note that participating in the performance is required if you take this workshop series! Not interested in performing? We would love to have you in any of our other classes at the PBA!
*Please note that a PayPal account is not required to register. One clicking on the desired payment option from the dropdown menu, simply choose to pay by debit or credit card.*
$199 when you register by August 6th
$250 when you register by September 18th
2 Payments Option:
2 payments of $125 each due on August 21st and September 18th
4 Payment Option:
1 payment of $70 due on August 7th and 3 payments of $60 each due on August 21st, September 4th, and September 18th.
***IMPORTANT: Refunds will NOT be given after September 18th at 11:59P.M. Exceptions will only be made in the case of emergencies. Otherwise, all payments starting on September 19th are FINAL!***