At The Philadelphia Burlesque Academy we offer classes for everyone from the novice looking to shimmy and shake for fun to the experienced performer aiming to polish their skills! We are a body positive studio that welcomes all genders, ages, ethnicities, and bodies!

***Proof of vaccination is required in order to take all classes at the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy! Thank you for understanding our desire to keep everyone safe.***

All classes listed below are in-person unless otherwise specified!

Class Schedule

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALE NOV. 27TH - 30TH!

20% OFF (almost) ALL CLASSES FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY!

This discount applies to all classes except for virtual and guest artist (Pinup Styles class)!

Enter code SMALLBIZ at checkout.

1. Click on your desired class.
2. Click the register button.
3. After clicking “tickets” on the Eventbrite page you will see “enter promo code” in small font. It is sneaky, but it is there!

This sale ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, Nov. 30th!

November 30th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 In-person]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE:

$15 BURLESQUE PERFORMERS
$23 GENERAL ADMISSION

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

December 2nd 7:00-8:00P.M. — Teasin': Hoodie ZipTEASE with Ginger Leigh [$25 single class. $53 - 3 class special by Nov. 26th. $63 - 3 classes starting Nov. 27th]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Grab your favorite hoodie and prepare for a hot, steamy, and oh so cozy striptease class!

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

REGISTER HERE FOR ZipTEASE OR ALL 3 TEASIN’ CLASSES

The art of the tease is essential to burlesque. In Ginger Leigh’s Teasin’ series you get to explore the wonderous world of tantalizing yourself and your audience members, utilizing articles of clothing already hanging in your closet! These teasy skills can be used on stage, in the bedroom, or anywhere you choose!

This class consists of:

  • A warm-up that fires you up from head to toe.
  • Movement focusing on the elements of striptease.
  • A burlesque dance combination involving you stripping out of your hoodie in the most fun and burlesque-ified of ways!

What to wear:

    • A hoodie with a FULL ZIPPER!
    • Comfortable clothing you can move in, including a form-fitting top.
    • Comfortable heels you can move in are recommended, but not required.

All levels are welcome!

Single Class: $25
Teasin’ 3 Class Early Bird Special $53 due Nov. 22nd
Teasin’ 3 Class Special – $63 starting Nov. 23rd

REGISTER HERE FOR ZipTEASE OR ALL 3 TEASIN’ CLASSES

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

December 5th 2:00-4:00P.M. (new dates) — Glimmer: A Burlesque Class for First-timers with Ginger Leigh [$30 BIPOC. $40 GA]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

So you want to get into burlesque, but you don’t know where to start? Ginger Leigh has you covered!

Glimmer: A Burlesque Class for First-timers!

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

In this 2 hour class, we start with a brief check-in and a warmup to get our minds and bodies ready for some burly-q. From here, we learn ssassy and sexy classic burlesque basics including bumps, grinds, poses, struts, shimmies, and beyond. Ginger will break down each move and give time for exploration so you can feel fabulous. The movement portion of class will culminate in an easy to learn burly-q dance combination that will leave you feeling like a sultry-sweet badass.

The last portion of Glimmer will titillate your brain with a brief burlesque history lesson, complete with photos and videos. Class will close with a check-out and an opportunity for Q and A!

This class will happen in our upstairs studio.

What is the difference between Glimmer and Drop-in Burlesque? Glimmer is taught at a slower pace, the moves are simpler, and a burlesque history lesson is included!

Absolutely no experience necessary. Glimmer is designed for first-timers!

All bodies, genders, and ages (18+) are welcome!

What to wear:
Comfortable clothing you can move in.
A comfy pair of heels are recommended, but not required.

What to bring: Water bottle, notebook, and a pen.

NO REFUNDS.

$30 BIPOC Flat Rate (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
$40 General Admission
REGISTER HERE

Location:

2101 East Huntingdon Street #1
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Ginger Leigh performed with Philadelphia’s Peek-A-Boo Revue from 2006 – 2018, and was the assistant director for most of that time. She is the Founder and Director of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy as well as co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals.

December 5th 2:00-3:30 — Pinup Styles for Textured and Curly Hair with The Maine Attraction [$25 Early Bird due Dec. 1st. $30 GA]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

The Learn Maine Attraction’s tips and tricks for creating the perfect pinup look for textured and curly hair!

The students for the pinup hair class should be prepared to bring any items they use to style their hair (i.e., bobby pins, combs, brushes, hair ties, hair accessories, etc.), a mirror, and a towel. They may also bring a long and short ponytail.

This class will happen in our downstairs studio.

$25 Early Bird Rate due Dec. 1st
$30 Starting Dec. 2nd

REGISTER HERE

Maine Anders captivates audiences every time she hits the stage. Coined the “Triple Threat of Burlesque” (dancer/actress/singer) she’s performed domestically and internationally, from MGM Grand*s Studio 54 in Las Vegas, Le Bus Palladium (Paris), Buddha Bar (Beirut, Lebanon) to Dragon-i in Hong Kong. Energetic, sensual, and wildly charismatic, her uninhibited rhythmic style and sense of humor blend an ensemble of samba, belly dance, African, improvisation and contortion, and pole dancing into a movement she’s defined as *Burlesque Fusion.*

December 7th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

December 9th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Teasin': Sexy Scarf with Ginger Leigh [$25 single class. $53 - 3 class special by Nov. 26th. $63 - 3 classes starting Nov. 27th]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

That scarf is for so much more than keeping you warm… it is for seducing, alluring, whirling, and twirling!

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

REGISTER HERE FOR SEXY SCARF OR ALL 3 TEASIN’ CLASSES

The art of the tease is essential to burlesque. In Ginger Leigh’s Teasin’ series you get to explore the wonderous world of tantalizing yourself and your audience members, utilizing articles of clothing already hanging in your closet! These teasy skills can be used on stage, in the bedroom, or anywhere you choose!

This class consists of:

  • A warm-up that fires you up from head to toe.
  • Movement focusing on the elements of striptease.
  • A burlesque dance combination involving you turning your scarf into an object of seduction and burlesque sorcery!

*You must provide your own scarf!
*The longer the better.
*No infinity scarves.

What to wear:

    • Comfortable and formfitting clothing you can move in.
    • Comfortable heels you can move in are recommended, but not required.

All levels are welcome!

Single Class: $25
Teasin’ 3 Class Early Bird Special $53 due Nov. 22nd
Teasin’ 3 Class Special – $63 starting Nov. 23rd

REGISTER HERE FOR SEXY SCARF OR ALL 3 TEASIN’ CLASSES

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

December 8th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Twerk-lesque with Queen Of Hearts [$23 In-person / $18 Virtual] at our new studio!

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Learn the basics of Twerk in a fun, encouraging, and body positive atmosphere, in-person and online!

Twerk From Home with Queen Of Hearts

Scroll to bottom for registration.

You will learn booty popping, rolls, shaking, floor work, and isolations! At the end you will learn a twerk and sensual movement combination. Dress to sweat because we are going to twerk the night away!

All levels are welcome!

What to wear: Comfortable clothing you can move in. Booty shorts recommended!

In-person Students: What you need:

        • Water
        • Knee pads optional

Location:

2101 East Huntingdon Street #1
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Virtual Students: What you need:

          • A computer, tablet, or phone.
          • Enough space to take a few steps forward, back, and side to side.
          • Water.
          • Knee pads optional

          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON TWERK-LESQUE
          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TWERK-LESQUE

          Award winning performer Queen of Hearts has always danced her way through life. After having a baby 3 years ago this firecracker traded in her old ballet shoes for high heels. She is apart of Sister Bear burlesque, Burlesque Bossettes, and Peek A Boo Revue. She also produces shows and classes show based of her brand “TWERKLESQUE”. You may have seen her at the Savannah Burlesque Festival or winning “wildcard” at The Everything Show. She will entice you with her dancing and make you fall in love with her coy smile.

          Check out her Instagram @allhailqueenofhearts.

December 14th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

December 16th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Teasin': Robe Strip with Ginger Leigh [$25 single class. $53 - 3 class special by Nov. 26th. $63 - 3 classes starting Nov. 27th]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Whether your robe is made of smooth silk or comfy terry cloth, Robe Strip will leave you feeling like a vampy vixen inside and out!

Burlesque Robe Class

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

REGISTER HERE FOR ROBE STRIP OR ALL 3 TEASIN’ CLASSES

The art of the tease is essential to burlesque. In Ginger Leigh’s Teasin’ series you get to explore the wonderous world of tantalizing yourself and your audience members, utilizing articles of clothing already hanging in your closet! These teasy skills can be used on stage, in the bedroom, or anywhere you choose!

This class consists of:

  • A warm-up that fires you up from head to toe.
  • Movement focusing on the elements of striptease.
  • A burlesque dance combination involving a robe strip that will turn you into a godexx!

*You must provide your own robe!
*The only requirement is that it ties around the waist.
*It can be fancy or not so fancy. Any robe (that ties) will do!

What to wear:

    • Comfortable and formfitting clothing you can move in.
    • Comfortable heels you can move in are recommended, but not required.

All levels are welcome!

Single Class: $25
Teasin’ 3 Class Early Bird Special $53 due Nov. 22nd
Teasin’ 3 Class Special – $63 starting Nov. 23rd

REGISTER HERE FOR ROBE STRIP OR ALL 3 TEASIN’ CLASSES

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

December 17th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Chair Tease Happy Hour with Cherry Bomb [$28 Early Bird. $35 GA.]

Proof of vaccination is required! You may email us in advance or bring your card with you to class.

Learn the fiery art of chair tease and revel in your work with sips and lite bites!

In Chair Tease you will not only learn how to work that chair, but you will learn how to warm up and stretch to get your body ready. From there, it will be time to do so much more than sit. Prepare to straddle, strut, grind, tease, and more in a chair focused movement class!

The movement portion of your class will be 75-90 minutes. The remainder of class will be spent sipping wine and enjoying lite bites!

Some experience in a burlesque movement class is helpful, but not mandatory!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Heels recommended, but not required.

$28 Early Bird due December 4th
$35 General Admission

REGISTER HERE

December 22nd 7:00-8:00P.M. — Twerk-lesque with Queen Of Hearts [$23 In-person / $18 Virtual] at our new studio!

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Learn the basics of Twerk in a fun, encouraging, and body positive atmosphere, in-person and online!

Twerk From Home with Queen Of Hearts

Scroll to bottom for registration.

You will learn booty popping, rolls, shaking, floor work, and isolations! At the end you will learn a twerk and sensual movement combination. Dress to sweat because we are going to twerk the night away!

All levels are welcome!

What to wear: Comfortable clothing you can move in. Booty shorts recommended!

In-person Students: What you need:

        • Water
        • Knee pads optional

Location:

2101 East Huntingdon Street #1
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Virtual Students: What you need:

          • A computer, tablet, or phone.
          • Enough space to take a few steps forward, back, and side to side.
          • Water.
          • Knee pads optional

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON TWERK-LESQUE
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TWERK-LESQUE
Award winning performer Queen of Hearts has always danced her way through life. After having a baby 3 years ago this firecracker traded in her old ballet shoes for high heels. She is apart of Sister Bear burlesque, Burlesque Bossettes, and Peek A Boo Revue. She also produces shows and classes show based of her brand “TWERKLESQUE”. You may have seen her at the Savannah Burlesque Festival or winning “wildcard” at The Everything Show. She will entice you with her dancing and make you fall in love with her coy smile.

Check out her Instagram @allhailqueenofhearts.

January 4th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 8th 12:00-1:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 8th, 15th, and 22nd - 2:00 - 3:30P.M. — Intro To Burlesque: 3 Week Tease [$70 BIPOC Rate / $75Early Bird due Dec. 13th / $89 GA]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Are you curious about burlesque, but aren’t sure where to start? Want to get a taste of the tease without a lengthy commitment? This 3 session Intro To Burlesque Mini

Intro to Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

Series is perfect for you! Ginger Leigh will guide you through scratching the sparkly surface of the burly-q history. Over the course of the 3 weeks you will cover:

Brief burlesque history
Basic Movement: Poses, struts, bumps, grinds, shimmies, and beyond
Intentionality and audience connection.
Striptease: It all starts the glove peel!

Each class will culminate in a short and easy-to-learn burly-q dance combination.

What to wear: Comfortable clothing you can move in. A comfy pair of heels are recommended.

What you need:

A pair of gloves
Notebook and pen
Water

$70 BIPOC RATE
$75 EARLY BIRD RATE DUE DEC. 13th
$89 GENERAL ADMISSION STARTING DECEMBER 14th

REGISTER HERE

January 11th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 15th 12:00-1:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 18th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 22nd 12:00-1:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 25th 7:00-8:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

January 27th, February 3rd, February 10th — Lap Dance 3 Week Series with Margot Starlux [$65 BIPOC Rate / $70Early Bird due Dec. 18th / $83 GA]

In this 3 week series you will learn a full length lap dance. Maybe it’s for your love or maybe it’s just for you!

Lap Dance Class with Margot Starlux

Margot Starlux by ChrisKPhotography

Pull up a chair and prepare to create a memorable and searingly sexy experience! The art of the Lap Dance is about feeling yourself and feeling confident in your body. Class will start with a warm up and transition some basic sensual moves along with floor-work. You will learn about positioning for you and your partner, eye contact, music and more.

Each week you will add on to the previous week’s choreography so you have a full oozy lap dance routine that will leave any partner wanting more!

GET READY TO SWEAT!

What to wear: comfy clothing you can move in. Heels are optional!

All levels, genders, and bodies are welcome!

$65 BIPOC rate (Black, Indigenous, and Persons Of Color)
$70 Early Bird due Dec. 8th
$83 General Admission
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Margot Starlux began her career in Philadelphia as a modern dancer who soon after discovered the retro world of lindy hop & go-go. Her go-go moves caught the attention of Broad St Burlesque founders Liberty Rose & Kate Nyx who then utilized her choreography skills to help create unforgettable nerdlesque numbers. A former member of the Old City Sweethearts, she was frequently seen with her fellow swing-dancing chorus girls at events such as Jazz Age on the Delaware, the Franklin Institute’s Speakeasy, and Fort Mifflin’s Mud Island Speakeasy. Margot currently performs with Philadelphia’s award-winning Peek-A-Boo Revue, Lehigh Valley’s Looking Glass Revue and continues to lend her vintage inspired go-go stylings all over the city. She has delivered her classic and clever performances to festivals such as The Nerdlesque Festival in NYC, Alternatease in Boston and every single year of the Philadelphia Burlesque Festival since its inception. Under her alias, Pizza Wolf, she headlined the first Hot & Cheesy: A Pizza Burlesque Festival in Indianapolis. Currently, you can catch her doing what she does best on Hulu’s original series “Reprisal”

January 29th 12:00-1:00P.M. — Drop-in Burlesque with Ginger Leigh [$23 GA. $15 Burlesque Performers.]

*Proof of vaccination is required for all classes! Email us with an image of your vax card or bring it with you to class!*

Drop-in Burlesque offers you a single serving burly-q dance class for when the mood to shimmy strikes or when it simply fits in to your schedule!

Drop-in Burlesque

Ginger Leigh by ChrisKPhotography

This all levels class offers you a fun and sexy 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!

Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Sturdy heels recommended, but not required.

REGISTER HERE

Ginger Leigh, “The Petite Powerhouse”, is the Founder and Head Mistress of the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy. She has also performed with the Peek-A-Boo Revue since 2006 and served as the assistant director until 2018. Ginger is also the co-producer of Launchpad Burlesque. Holding a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, she loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease.

Some of the highlights from Ginger’s burlesque career are Peek-A-Boo Revue’s headlining show in the 2017 Munich Burlesque Festival, multiple performances in Berlin, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and group performances in the New York, Vancouver, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through entertainment and education brings Ginger unparalleled heart-singing joy!

Bachelorette Parties

Looking for a unique idea for an upcoming bachelorette party, birthday celebration, or just a get-together with your besties? A burlesque class is exactly what you need!

*Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person participants. All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Please read all of the information below and email contact@philadelphiaburlesqueacademy.com for availability and to book your class!

We are currently offering 2 options for your in-person burlesque party class at our studio as well as a virtual option. A $50 deposit is required in order to hold your reservation and is refundable up to 1 week before your party. This counts towards your final balance which is due at the time of your class. Details below.

Show Babe Package (in-person):

An empowering, fun, and flirty 60 minute class filled with shimmies, shakes, bumps, grinds, and more!

      • You will learn beginner-friendly burlesque dance combinations including one with a feather boa!
      • BYOB! Feel free to bring lite beverages to enjoy during class.

Pricing:
$295 for up to 5 participants.
$45 each additional participant.
The bride, birthday babe, or 1 lucky guest takes class for free for parties of 10 or more!

Headliner Package (in-person):

This 90 minute burlesque class includes all of the empowering and flirty fun listed above with the following upgrades

      • A sexy, classic glove-peel mini routine
      • A champagne toast
      • The bride gets a pair of sequin tassel pasties
      • 1 Polaroid photo of your group

Pricing:
$395 for up to 5 participants.
$65 each additional participant.
The bride, birthday babe, or 1 lucky guest takes class for free for parties of 10 or more!

Virtual Burlesque Party Class:

An empowering, fun, and flirty 60 minute class filled with shimmies, shakes, bumps, grinds, and more! You have the option to supply your own feather boas for class. This class is taught via Zoom.

Pricing:
$200 flat rate for up to 20 participants.

We can come to your location for an additional convenience fee. Email us at contact@philadelphiaburlesqueacademy.com to discuss!

We look forward to helping you celebrate your occasion with a burlesque class!

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons at the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy.

One of our experienced instructors can set up time with you to workshop one of your existing numbers or simply help you hone your burlesque skills. Rates vary depending on instructor so please email us at contact@philadelphiaburlesqueacademy.com for details. Let us know what your needs are so we can match you up with the teacher that is right for you!

About

The Philadelphia Burlesque Academy started as the Peek-A-Boo Dance Clinic in 2012 when the Peek-A-Boo Revue moved their rehearsal home to their little studio on Cedar and Cumberland Streets in Fishtown.

The first few classes were taught by out of town guests – the world renowned Coco Lectric from Austin, Texas was the very first. In 2013 Peek-A-Boo’s Ginger Leigh started teaching beginner burlesque classes to students who returned week after week. Not only did their skills improve, their confidence and self love soared. Ginger knew something amazing was happening and that there was no other choice but to build on what had been started.

More guest instructors came through with workshops, including Darlinda Just Darlinda, Scotty The Blue Bunny, and Lola Forst just to name drop a few. Peek-A-Boo Revue’s Sophie Sucre and Cherry Bomb also joined the league of instructors. In 2016 it was time to expand further and give Philadelphia a true home for burlesque education. A place where people can simply have fun learning burlesque basics, as well as a place for new and experienced performers to learn from each other, practice their art, and build their community. The Philadelphia Burlesque Academy is a place where many burlesque methodologies can be found from performers and teachers from all over Philadelphia and beyond!

Instructors

Ginger Leigh
Director of Burlesque Education

Ginger Leigh has been performing with Philadelphia’s own Peek-A-Boo Revue neo-burlesque show since since 2006 and is also currently the Creative Director. She is hailed as “the petite powerhouse” and loves combining her classical dance training with the art of the striptease. Ginger has been teaching burlesque classes since 2012 and teaches fitness classes throughout Philadelphia. Among the things she enjoys boasting about are: a BA in Dance Studies from the University of South Florida, Peek-A-Boo’s title of Best Troupe from Burlesque Hall of Fame 2008 and 2012, being awarded Best Duet with Cherry Bomb in The Great Southern Exposure Burlesque Festival 2013, and group performances in the New York, Colorado, and Philadelphia Burlesque Festivals. Spreading the love of burlesque through education and entertainment brings Ginger Leigh unparalleled heart-singing joy!

Sophie Sucre

Sophie Sucre hales from Guyana, South America and was raised in the belly of Memphis, Tennessee. After Graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) with a BFA in Dance and Choreography, Sophie traded in her cap and gown for newly minted tassel pasties as a hot to trot ensemble member of Philadelphia’s Premiere Burlesque Troupe, the Peek a Boo Revue, in 2009. Sophie Sucre has also performed with Brown Girls Burlesque, IdiosynCrazy Productions, Anonymous Bodies, and as a headliner in the 2016 Philadelphia Burlesque Festival.

70's Virtual Burlesque Class with Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb

Cherry Bomb has been involved in the arts her whole life, but found her true calling as a burlesque dancer in 2005. She has been performing with The Peek-a-Boo Revue since 2005 and recently took over as the group’s Managing Director. She performed with the group when they won Best Troupe at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2012, and when they appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2010. Coming from a musical theater background, Cherry Bomb’s performance style includes dancing, singing and acting. Her acts range from Classic to Neo to Character studies. Cherry Bomb also teaches burlesque and musical theater workshops and poses as a figure model.

Studio Rental

The Philadelphia Burlesque Academy is available for rent! We have two studios available. For non-commercial and non-party rentals the rates are:

$20/ hour.
$89 for 5 hours (expires in 45 days)
$150 for 10 hours (expires in 90 days

In need of space for commercial purposes or for your next party? Contact us for rates and details!

Email us at contact@philadlephiaburlesqueacademy.com for details, availability, and to reserve your time!

Policies

                                        • Late Policy – Once the class has been in session for 7 minutes, the door will be locked and no one else will be permitted into the class. Refunds will not be given.
                                        • Cancellation Policy – You must cancel at least 24 hours before your class in order to receive a refund.
                                        • All participants must be 18 years of age or older!
                                        • Please do not bring your children or babies with you. This is for the comfort of all persons in class. Plus, this is YOU time!
                                        • No cell phones in class.
                                        • Among many things, the Philadelphia Burlesque Academy is a place where confidence and self-love are cherished. Please be respectful to your classmates, instructor, and yourself!
                                        • People often ask if there is nudity involved in burlesque classes. The answer is no! The rare exception will be noted in the class description (i.e. Tassel Twirling classes).

Contact

Email
contact@philadelphiaburlesqueacademy.com

Phone:
215-470-7074

Location:
2101 East Huntingdon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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