Burlesque dance is a fun and glamorous performance art performed by all genders in groups or solo. Burlesque is more than just a dance, integrating singing, striptease, comedy, music, parody and mockery. Burlesque is even today considered to be risqué due to the outrageous costumes, scantly clad men and women. Neo burlesque embraces all genders and is performed to all music.
Burlesque began in Great Britain, becoming popular in the Victorian era, then later crossed the Atlantic to New York. Burlesque challenged the prudish attitudes of New York at the time and became very popular. Meanwhile, in Paris they had their own version - the famous can-can dance. Not to mention the amazing venues of the Folies Bergère and the Moulin Rouge still going strong today.
Burlesque dance lessons are open to people who want to add a bit of glamour, fun and playfulness to their lives. The most important aspect about burlesque is learning to have fun.
Burlesque classes teach students the art of dancing, acting and performing. With the chance to release their inner selves and a break from their everyday lives. Burlesque lessons teach cheeky seduction, so don’t be afraid to smile, flirt, wink, and gasp! But this will all come naturally with the more burlesque lessons you have.
The great thing about burlesque dancing is that you can go as far as you want. Burlesque classes are on offer for beginners, intermediate and advanced performer levels. If you have experience of modern dance or ballet you could be up and performing in no time.
Anyone can learn to dance Burlesque - it appeals to all sexes, people who want to express themselves, dress up, and add a bit of fun to their lives.
It is very social, often Burlesque dancers perform live on stage in pubs and clubs. It is a community dance amongst like minded people who want to perform outside the normal boundaries of society.
Join a class today, release yourself to explore your sexuality.
Burlesque dance classes are finding new popularity after almost dying out. The revival of Burlesque dancing has come as a result of recent movies and mainstream media coverage. Movies such as the Hollywood film Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, have boosted interest in Burlesque with thousands of women signing up for classes.
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