It's a Bella Bonanza!
We are very excited to host a series of Summer Workshops with Bella De Jac, as well as two 3 week intensives in Term 1!
Saturday, 23 January 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
What do you think of when you think of BURLESQUE? Asides from feather fans, the first thing that likely pops to mind is beautiful, sparkling, tassled and bedazzled nipple pasties twirling across the stage! Like precious jewels in every size, shape and colour, it's 3cm of fabric between a gal and the law.
The ingenuity of the stripper getting around local censors and nudity laws has been a cornerstone in the development of so many of the beautiful costume pieces; bump skirts, fringe panelling, nude mesh triangle bras...But none so iconic in Burlesque as the pastie.
In this 1.5 hour class you'll learn a little of the history and a lot of the technique on how to twirl your tassels in a multitude of dizzying and mesmerizing ways!
Suitable for all levels.
Please Note: You will need to be comfortable with your top off.
$50. Bookings here.
Summer Beginners Silk Fans
Sunday, 24 January 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Fluttering, floating, soaring! Silk fans are a dramatic, mesmerising style of fan dance and dramatically different from feather fan performance. Learn the basic techniques and an emotive choreography with Bella de Jac.
Open level with Burlesque experience.
$50 Bookings here.
Summer Intermediate Silk Fans
Sunday, 24 January 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Fluttering, floating, soaring! Silk fans are a dramatic, mesmerising style of fan dance and dramatically different from feather fan performance. Learn the intermediate techniques and an emotive choreography with Bella de Jac.
Beginner Silk Fan workshop with or silk fan experience required.
$50, Bookings here.
Saturday, 30 January 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Shimmy, Shimmy, Shimmy! Get messy, sweaty and wild and in the words of Tay Tay "Shake it off!"
Shimmy technique is vitally important to maintain because if you don't use it, you WILL lose it. Training your muscles to shimmy in various ways, layering techniques, remembering to use our face, hands and feet in perfect unison are key components to traditional burlesque. You can be a demure shimmy-er, or a wild shake-er but if it jiggles, let's wobble it. If it wobbles let's celebrate it! This class covers bottom and top shimmies, quakes, combinations and travelling depending on student fitness levels.
Open to all levels but note that some cardio fitness is required. Not suitable for pregnant women.
$50, bookings here.
Glamour Girl: Modern Classic Burlesque
Saturday, 30 January 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
At the heydey of the Showgirl these aloof, jewel-encrusted beauties were elevated to near deity-level status of mystery, allure and desire.
It's time to bring out your inner showgirl with this workshop in elegant, glamorous, classic tease! Strut, preen, pose, and learn how to harness your ultimate glamour girl with technique and a sizzling choreography. Suitable for all levels and open to all genders. $50, bookings here.
3 Week Burlesque Intensives- Term 1
The Great Unlaced: Corset Removal for Burlesque
Starting Monday 15th Feb
Whether you've been too intimidated to try removing a corset onstage, or whether you're dying to master the art...it's time for the Great Unlace! There's no need to panic when you know the tricks of the trade and Bella is here to unlock her treasure box of inside knowledge! Learn how to lace for stage, how to unlace, incorporating corsetry into performance and choreography, tricks to quick removal and more. 3 week intensive. BYO laced corset: Steel boned is not essential but is a bonus.
$90, bookings here.
Boas: Technique & Tease
Starting Monday 15th March
Learn how to manipulate this staple of traditional burlesque to tease, titillate and torture your audience! Learn a little of the history and a lot of the technique. Conceal, reveal, wrap, bump and twirl your way to boa mastery with Bella de Jac.
BYO boa. Both vegan (organza or fabric) boas & ostrich feather boas are suitable.
If bringing a shorter chicken feather boa (under 1.5m length) please bring 2.
$90, bookings here.