BURLESQUE ACADEMY

Learn the Art of The Tease!

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Welcome to The Atlanta School of Burlesque, the only Atlanta Burlesque school and studio owned and operated by professional Burlesque performers, producers and teachers!

Enrollment in Fall Burlesque Academy is open!

We teach Burlesque classes for fun, exercise, and professional Burlesque training while supporting the Atlanta Burlesque community.

Are you a busy bee? Try our Burlesque Progressive Series. These are a little dialed back for folks who might not have the capacity for Burlesque Academy!

 

New? Try Burlesque Basics! to become familiar with Burlesque as an art form.

Or book a Babes Night Out! We'll host a private burlesque class party for you and your friends, a birthday or bachelorette party, engagement party, and more!

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BURLESQUE ALL-LEVELS (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Lola LeSoleil
Mondays, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
9/19 - 10/10
11/14- 12/19

Ten (10) weeks + recital
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The Big Red Bow

Don't miss this two-part intensive! Join Lola LeSoleil's Fan intensive for her first four (4) week session and her Fringe Intensive for her second six (6) week session! 

Session 1 (4 weeks):

Join Lola LeSoleil in a new series that will introduce you to medium-sized folding fans that make “that sound”. This choreography focuses on power and poise and harnessing some serious runway energy! 

Session 2 (6 weeks):

Let your fringe fly with Lola LeSoleil! Fusing go-go dancing with classic burlesque shimmies, twists, and grinds, you will learn a high energy routine to show off your fringe.

 

Class is held on the same day every week (with the exception of the days listed above) for a total of ten (10) weeks broken into two (1) four-week session and (1) six-week session.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn two (2) choreographed routines.

  • Learn movement skills in terms of space, time, and force and reproduce accurately through the movement of your own body.

  • Receive a skill evaluation. Those who meet performance criteria may be eligible to perform in smaller studio shows.

 
WHAT TO BRING

  • Dance/character shoes or strapped toe shoes with a 2–3-inch heel

  • Acceptable footwear: jazz flats, salsa shoes, or bare feet

  • Water

 
INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

BURLESQUE I (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Roula Roulette
Wednesdays, 8:45 PM-9:45 PM
9/21 -10/12
10/26 - 11/16
12/7 - 12/28

Twelve (12) weeks + recital
Promo Photoshoot with
The Big Red Bow

This beginner burlesque class familiarizes you with burlesque language and movement, and basic jazz dance moves such as three-step turns, pivots, box steps, and stage walks.

As an introduction to the movement skills used in jazz dance, it includes the use of dynamics in rhythm, sustained and percussive tension, and dramatic focus unique to jazz and burlesque. You will learn a fully choreographed routine. This is a chorus/ensemble dance series that focuses on basic burlesque movement within group dance routines.

It is ideal that you have taken Burlesque Basics to become familiar with burlesque as an art form.

Your attendance in all classes is essential for the group dance choreography. You will learn 3 different choreographed routines: one classic and two conceptual/modern.

Each class will be taught on the same day every week for 12 weeks, minus holidays.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn three (3) choreographed routines.

  • Learn movement skills in terms of space, time, and force and reproduce accurately through the movement of your own body.

  • Receive a skill evaluation. Those who meet performance criteria may be eligible to perform in smaller studio shows.

 
WHAT TO BRING

  • Dance/character shoes or strapped toe shoes with a 2–3-inch heel.

  • Other acceptable footwear includes jazz flats, salsa shoes, or barefoot.

  • Water

 
INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

BURLESQUE II (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Talloolah Love
Tuesdays, 8:45 PM-10:00 PM
9/20 - 10/25
11/8 - 12/13

Twelve (12) weeks + recital
Promo Photoshoot with
The Big Red Bow

This intermediate burlesque class is a chorus/ensemble series that focuses on cabaret dance and burlesque movement within-group dance routines. This dance class introduces musical theatre dance styles from the 1940s to the present. You will learn that burlesque is more than skin deep. Students will learn the depth of burlesque storytelling from a place of authenticity.

It is ideal that you have taken Burlesque Academy I because it lays the foundation in burlesque vernacular.

Your attendance in all classes is essential for the group dance choreography. You will learn 2 different choreographed routines being taught focusing on storytelling and characterization in an ensemble setting.

 

Each class will be taught on the same day every week (with the exception of the days listed above) for a total of twelve (12) weeks broken into two (2) six-week sessions.

INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn two (2) choreographed routines.

  • Learn to evaluate skills in terms of space, time, and force, and reproduce accurately through your body.

  • Analyze a dance performance in terms of choreography, performance, and theatrical elements.

  • Demonstrate clarity of intent while applying storytelling principles for all dance elements.

  • Receive a skill assessment. Those who meet performance criteria may be eligible to perform in a Candybox Revue burlesque stage show or future student showcase with an instructor.

 
WHAT TO BRING

  • Dance/character shoes or strapped toe shoes with a 2-3-inch heel.

  • Other acceptable footwear includes jazz flats, salsa shoes, or barefoot.

  • Water

BURLESQUE III (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Zara Estelle
Sundays, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
9/11 - 10/23 (no class 10/16)
11/13 - 12/18 (no class 10/30 & 11/6)

Twelve (12) weeks + recital
Promo Photoshoot with
The Big Red Bow

We created this advanced burlesque series to help you gain trust in your body while learning chair and floor tricks, and to spice up your dance vocabulary. Learn various styles of dance to incorporate into a piece for that extra pizzazz.

This class is ideal for students from Levels I and II who show dance proficiency.

 

This class is challenging to your body and requires knee pads. Heels recommended.

Your attendance in all classes is essential for the group dance choreography. You will learn 2 different choreographies: one classic and one conceptual/modern.

 

Each class will be taught on the same day every week (with the exception of the days listed above) for a total of twelve (12) weeks broken into two (2) six-week sessions, with the exceptions of the dates listed above.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn two (2) choreographed routines.

  • Learn to evaluate movement skills in terms of space, time, and force, and reproduce accurately through your own body.

  • Analyze a dance performance in terms of choreography, performance, and theatrical elements.

  • Demonstrate clarity of intent while applying kinesthetic principles for all dance elements.

  • Receive a skill assessment. Those who meet performance criteria may be eligible to perform in a Candybox Revue burlesque stage show or future student showcase with an instructor.

 
WHAT TO BRING

  • Dance/character shoes or strapped toe shoes with a 2–3-inch heel.

  • Other acceptable footwear includes jazz flats, salsa shoes, or barefoot.

  • Water


INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

  • Burlesque History & Ethics

  • Backstage Etiquette & Professionalism

  • Pastie Making & Tassel Twirling

  • Working With Props Onstage

  • Get Your $hit Together - Production 101

SPECIALTY ACADEMY OFFERINGS

BUXOM BURLESQUE (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Oodles of Troodles
Sundays, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
9/25 - 11/13 (no class 10/23 & 10/30)
Six (6) weeks + recital

Are you plus sized and interested in performing but not sure where to start or whether it’s for you? Are you curious about things that are different for larger bodied performers in this sparkle world? This is your first step!

Buxom Burlesque is a six week progressive course that will give you insight into the world of burlesque from the perspective of plus sized performers. 

Oodles of Troodles will work with you through finding confidence on stage, modifications to movements, the best props to work with your larger proportions, how to maintain a body positive environment, and basic costuming tips while leading you through fun and flirty choreography designed for the larger body. 


Get ready to feel fabulous!

Each class will be taught on the same day every week for 6 weeks, with the exception of the dates listed above.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

  • Students will have the option to perform in the Academy Recital that is scheduled for 1/21/2023

  • This series will be a combination of discussion and movement. 

  • Students will be responsible for their own costume costs for the recital

 
WHAT TO BRING

  • Dance/character shoes or strapped toe shoes with a 2-3 inch heel.

  • Other acceptable footwear includes jazz flats, salsa shoes, or barefoot.

  • Note taking supplies

  • Water


INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

  • Workshops are NOT included with this class

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ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Ursula Undress
Thursdays, 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM
10/6 - 11/10
Six (6) weeks + recital

Bob Fosse is one of the most influential creators in Jazz dance history. He directed and choreographed several of the great Broadway musicals and movies of our time such as ‘Cabaret’, ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Damn Yankees’ and ‘Chicago’.

 

This class will aim to continue the legacy of Fosse’s work with the respect to the style, originality of the work, and the slinky, sexy style he was famous for.

 

This class is recommended for students who have gone through Burlesque I and II. 

Each class will be taught on the same day every week for 6 weeks, minus holidays.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

  • Students will have the option to perform in the Academy Recital that is scheduled for 1/21/2023

  • Students will be responsible for their own costume costs for the recital

 
WHAT TO BRING

  • Dance/character shoes or strapped toe shoes with a 2-3 inch heel.

  • Other acceptable footwear includes jazz flats, salsa shoes, or barefoot.

  • Water


INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

  • Workshops are NOT included with this class