BURLESQUE ACADEMY

Jump start your Burlesque career today!

Welcome to Atlanta’s only Burlesque school and studio, owned and operated by real Burlesque performers, producers, and professionals! The school offers classes for fun, exercise, and professional Burlesque training all while supporting the Atlanta Burlesque community.

The studio also offers fun 'Babes Night Out' events! What better way to celebrate a birthday, engagement, or other milestone than a Burlesque party? Contact us to book your event today!

Please note, the fall semester enrollment has closed, but we recommend you try one of our Progressive Series courses!

BURLESQUE LEVEL I (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Roula Roulette
Wednesdays, 8:45 PM-9:45 PM
9/15 - 12/8 (No Class 11/24)
Twelve (12) weeks + recital

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.

t 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.

Each semester lasts 3 months. 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 History & Ethics

  • Basic Stage Makeup

  • Basic Stage Hair Techniques

  • Backstage Etiquette & Professionalism

  • Burlesque for the Camera

BURLESQUE LEVEL II (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Talloolah Love
Tuesdays, 8:45 PM-10:00 PM
9/14 - 11/30
Twelve (12) weeks + recital

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 our Burlesque Level I (Academy) because it lays the foundation in burlesque vernacular.

Your attendance in all classes is essential for the group dance choreography.

 

Each semester lasts 3 months, with 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 for 12 weeks, minus holidays.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Learn two (2) choreographed routines.

  • Learn to evaluate 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 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

 
INCLUDED WORKSHOPS

  • Burlesque History & Ethics

  • Advanced Theatrical Stage Makeup

  • Advanced Wig & Hair Techniques

  • Backstage Etiquette & Professionalism

  • Burlesque for the Camera

BURLESQUE LEVEL III (ACADEMY)

Instructor: Ursula Undress
Mondays, 8:45 PM-10 PM
9/13 - 12/6 (No Class 11/29)
Twelve (12) weeks + recital

This advanced burlesque class introduces musical theater dance styles from the 1940s on and focuses on cabaret dance and burlesque movement within group routines. We explore deeper character development and ensemble techniques, the study of ballet, jazz, and tap techniques to prepare students for performance in musical theater. This class is ideal for students from Levels I and II who show dance proficiency.

 

Your attendance in all classes is essential for the group dance choreography.

Each semester lasts 3 months, with 2 different choreographies being taught, one classic and one conceptual/modern. Each class will be taught on the same day every week for 12 weeks, minus holidays.

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

  • Burlesque Storyteller

  • Burlesque Business & Social Media

  • Backstage Etiquette & Professionalism

  • Advanced Pastie Making

  • Get Your $hit Together - Production 101

SPECIAL COURSES FOR FALL SEMESTER 2021

BUXOM BURLESQUE
NAVIGATING BURLESQUE AS A PLUS SIZE PERSON

Instructors: Oodles of Troodles & Roula Roulette
Sundays, 12 PM-1:30 PM
9/19 - 10/17 (No Class 9/26)
Four (4) 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 four 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. Roula Roulette will be leading you through fun and flirty choreography designed for the larger body.

 

Get ready to feel fabulous!

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

  • Notebook / Pen


ADDITIONAL INFO

  • Students will have the option to perform in the Academy Recital that is scheduled for 12/18/21

  • This series will be a combination of discussion and movement. Please come prepared to talk as well as dance.

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

  • Workshops are not included with this class