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Burlesque choreography and training that fits your schedule

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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!

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BURLESQUE ALL LEVELS (PROGRESSIVE SERIES)

Instructor: Lola LeSoleil
Mondays, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
(6) Week Series & (4) Week Series
FALL DATES:
Session 1: 9/19 - 10/10
Session 2: 11/14- 12/19

​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.

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.

  • Kneepads

  • Water

BURLESQUE I (PROGRESSIVE SERIES)

Instructor: Roula Roulette
Wednesdays, 8:45 PM-9:45 PM
(4) Week Series
FALL DATES:
Session 1: 9/21 -10/12
Session 2: 10/26 - 11/16
Session 3: 12/7 - 12/28

This is a 4-week beginner burlesque class designed to familiarize students with basic burlesque language and movement, 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.

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.

  • Kneepads

  • Water

BURLESQUE II (PROGRESSIVE SERIES)

Instructor: Talloolah Love
Tuesdays, 8:45 PM-10:00 PM
(6) Week Series
FALL DATES:
Session 1: 9/20 - 10/25
Session 2: 11/8 - 12/13

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

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

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.

  • Kneepads

  • Water

BURLESQUE III (PROGRESSIVE SERIES)

Instructor: Zara Estelle
Sundays, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
(6) Week Series
FALL DATES:
Session 1: 9/11 - 10/23 (no class 10/16)
Session 2: 11/13 - 12/18 (no class 10/30 & 11/6)

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 challenging to your body and requires knee pads. Heels recommended.

It is ideal that you have taken our Burlesque I & II (Academy) because they lay the foundation in burlesque vernacular and movement.

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

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.

  • Kneepads

  • Water

BUXOM BURLESQUE (PROGRESSIVE SERIES)

Instructor: Oodles of Troodles
Sundays, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
FALL DATES:
9/25 - 11/13 (no class 10/23 & 10/30)

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.

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.

  • Kneepads

  • Water

ADVANCED CHOREOGRAPHY (PROGRESSIVE SERIES)

Instructor: Ursula Undress
Thursdays, 8:45 PM - 10:00 PM
FALL DATE:
10/6 - 11/10

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. 

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.

  • Kneepads

  • Water