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®, high-heeled and 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
Head of Pole and Co-Creator of Bottoms Up!, Jacquie choreographs and produces events, trains and mentors students, dances and performs tango, burlesque and pole, and can often be seen with an angle grinder! She is also the world's first certified instructor of Floor Flow®!
Amanda enjoys nothing more than seeing her students achieve their desired trick and routine goals. She is a certified Level 2 Fly Gym instructor and as the Co-Director of Bottoms Up! Amanda is committed to bring out the best out of her students and loves sharing in their excitement and love for pole dance and movement!