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Burlesque II

Burlesque II


Talloolah Love teaches burlesque with an edge, exploring the deeper facets of dance expression in a group dynamic. Still sexy, still fun, but sometimes thought-provoking, statement-making, or just plain silly! Come prepared to move! Come prepared to think, but most of all, come prepared to dance!  

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.

Students are expected to provide basic "dance blacks" - black character shoes, black fishnets, black bra, and black shorts.


  • Two (2) choreographed routines.  

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

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

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

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


  • 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 History & Ethics  

  • Backstage Etiquette & Professionalism  

  • The Burlesque Storyteller  

  • Pics, Reels, and Peel: Digital Media for Burlesque  

  • Advanced Costume Construction


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