About Bottoms Up!
Australia's most fierce school of Pole, Burlesque & Movement
Bottoms Up is proudly owned by Jacquie Thomas (Sparkarella) & Amanda Miller (Elle Diablo).
Together they have a combined total of 60 years of International performance experience in a range of disciplines including classical ballet, contemporary, figure skating, pole dancing, burlesque, movement & circus.
Established in 2008 Bottoms Up! was the brain child of Willow J & Jacquie Thomas, co-creators & performers of Australia’s “most cutting edge neo-burlesque troupe” Voodoo Trash Dolls (2003 – 2009). While initially beginning as a Burlesque & Pole Dance studio and a space to create, it has expanded into so much more.
Bottoms Up! is a vibrant and creative studio celebrating the art of Neo & classic Burlesque, all forms & styles of Pole Dancing and a delicious range of other movement styles including Floor Flow®, exotic, acro-dance. We have created a unique program of classes for every body of all ages, genres & walks of life to come and enjoy. Our 8-week courses & casual classes are offered to students of all levels, abilities, backgrounds and ages.
We are proud of the diversity of our teaching staff. All instructors at Bottoms Up! are established and professionally trained performers/actors/dancers/teachers who understand the importance of teaching and training students with strong skill base while still emphasising a great sense of playfulness and fun!
We strive to create an open & welcoming environment. We extensively host International & National Artists, workshops & intensives; party classes for hens, birthdays & corporate team building.
Bottoms Up! is renown for our end of year student showcase extravangaza’s. Since 2008 we have produced sell out shows giving those students who wish to perform an opportunity in amongst a professionally produced show. Throughout the year there are more more occasions for students to grace the stage if this is the direction they choose.
Movement is a holistic form of self-expression that builds confidence, vitality and a sense of self-awareness. We encourage students to find & express their own individuality and unique style through dance, movement & performance.
Jacquie & Amanda