Summer Dance Workshops 2021




This summer we're trying something a little different by serving up a massive menu of incredible workshops in Studio 1 from the 4th-31st January. This is our first course of offerings with more to come over the next few days! Ready to book? You can do that here.


Summer BurlyRock Workshop

Monday 4th Jan 6:15-8:15pm $65

She's back with a bang! It's Ferri Maya - Miss Burlesque Melbourne 2019!

With hot rock n’roll routines, attitude and red lipstick the creator of BurlyRock struts back into town for ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Unleash your rock’n’roll showgirl while building your dance confidence with Burlyrock this Monday Jan 4th! 6:15-8:15pm.

All levels welcome!


Peelin’ Perfection: Boas & Gloves with Ferri Maya

Tuesday 5th Jan 6:15pm-8:15pm $65

This 2 hour workshop will focus on how to tame your feather, organza or scarf boa as well as how to heat up the audience with a simple glove peel.


This workshop will cover:

- Utilising your glove as a prop to leave the audience feeling hot and heavy while still wearing your dress.

- Making shapes with your boa that are flattering, movement thats quick to the eye but not the performer.

Learn how to move through time, space and energy as well as levels with your boa friend. This workshop will make you feel more comfortable in handling your prop as well as being able to leave it and come back to it during your performance.


All levels welcome!


Slip into your Slap: Makeup with Justine

Saturday, 9 January 2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM $65

Is your stage makeup not where you want it to be? Do you want to up your selfie game? Want to contour like the kids on TikTok? Or do you just want a good place to start with makeup?

Get a crash course in the basics of face shapes, skin tones, colour theory, application styles and trends so you can create the face of your dreams! In this two hour workshop Justine will take you through the foundational principles of painting face that you can adapt for day to day, special occasion, stage or photography looks.

To keep covid safe, there will be minimal to no sharing of equipment so please bring your own full makeup kit and brushes, plus a gluestick.

A note pad is recommended.


Makeup kit essentials:

- foundation

- concealer

- eyeshadow (any)

- eyeliner

- mascara

- lipstick

- lip gloss

- brushes


Beginner Hoop Taster Class

Monday 11th Jan 6:15-7:15pm $30

The perfect place to get started hooping! Hayley Hoopla will guide you through the basics of hula hooping. Hayley's background in dance will have you dancing & flowing with the hoop, as well as learning fancy circus-style hoop tricks. Mega FUN!

Students are required to provide their own hoop. To purchase one email Hayley at hoopyhayley@gmail.com.

TWINS Hoop Taster Class

Monday 11th Jan 7:15-8:30 $40

Ideal for Beginner or Intermediate hoopers (it's recommended you do the beginner hoop taster as well before this class unless you have already learned hooping elsewhere).

Twin hooping, is simply two hoops! One in each hand! Similar to Poi, or Fan dancing, you can create beautiful shapes as the hoops spin and twirl in your hands. In this twin hoop taster, Hayley will introduce you to her favourite twin hoop tricks such as the 2 or 3 beat weave, fan moves, isolations, plus bring the sass & style so you can really dance with your hoops & feel the groove. If you are Intermediate, get ready for Hayley to give you more challenging tricks so you can upskill!


Twins hoops provided.


Captivating Choreography with Gina Stirling

Tuesday 12th Jan 7:15- 9:15pm $65

Join the one-and-only Gina Stirling for this captivating choreography 2 hour intensive. This intensive utilises choreography as the teaching tool to discover your confidence in sensual movement and develop body awareness to captivate your audience. All levels welcome!


You’d Better (Leg) Werk with Annie

Saturday, 16 January 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM $50

Whirls, Swirls, 45s and Butterflies! Learn the fundamentals for all the legs from the beautiful to the broken, classic stripper style to Russian inspired flair in this special You Better (Leg) Werk Workshop with Annie aka Echo Chamberz.

Open to all levels and bodies. Knee pads recommended, heels recommended but not required.


Danse Macabre with O Nyx

Monday 18th Jan 6:15-7:45pm $50

Enter the realms of the dead using the Memento mori philosophy that you too will die. Explore movements that remind us of our own mortality, and of the brevity and fragility of human life. Working with a lightweight material death shroud (BYO scarf or piece of sheer fabric, long enough to hold with outstretched arms), learn a macabre chiffonography routine. Suitable for all levels.


Fannying Around: Exploring New Ways to Isolate and Hold Fans with Gina Stirling

Tuesday 19th Jan 7:15-9:15pm $65

This intensive invites you to use feathered fans in an unconventional manner and discover new and exciting ways to incorporate them into your choreography. Delight your audience with bespoke fan reveals and develop your own individual fan style. Suitable for beginners and those looking to reinvigorate their fan repertoire. Fans provided.


Beginner Silk Fan with Bella

Sunday, 24 January 2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM $50

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.


Intermediate Silk Fan with Bella

Sunday, 24 January 2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM $50

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.

Receive a $10 discount when booking both silk fan workshops using the code Flutter at booking for the intermediate level.


Noirlesque with O Nyx

Monday 25th Jan 6:15-7:45pm $50

Inspired by the Vamp and Femme Fatale character tropes in Film Noir cinema, learn an alluring routine that emphasises making an unforgettable first impression, and grabs the audience’s attention. Bold, fierce, and bad to the bone, create a character that is confident, unashamedly sexual, and completely in charge. Suitable for all levels.

Eyes on the Prize with Gina Stirling

Tuesday 26th Jan 7:15-9:15pm $65

Serving face, face, face. Create connection with your audience and lure their attention to your next costume reveal using your face as the storyteller. This intensive will cover how to keep your audience engaged with facial expression, explore how acting compliments dance movement in burlesque and how to create powerful moments of bodily stillness that keep the audience captivated. All Levels welcome.


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