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Burlesque and Body Confidence

Burlesque and Body Confidence

Experience the joy of burlesque and learn to love your body - just the way it is! Our Burlesque and Body Confidence classes is suitable for all levels and is the perfect way to boost confidence through a beautiful and empowering art form. Discover creativity through movement and unleash your inner performance artist - all under the expert eye of an experienced performer who will encourage you every step of the way.

Learn all the basics of burlesque then add flare to your routines as you bring your personality, humour and rhythm to the floor. Craft a performance to be proud of and find creative expression in this upbeat and encouraging class open to all levels. 

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Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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On this course you will

  • Learn - The basics of classic burlesque
  • Explore - The different styles and history of burlesque 
  • Boost - Your self esteem in a positive setting 
  • Challenge - Negative thinking about body image and embrace yourself 
  • Discover - New modes of creative expression through movement and performance 

Level

Suitable for all levels

You will need

A water bottle and towel, Comfortable clothing you can move in easily

What “Burlesque” Actually Means

Burlesque originated in 17th century Italian theatre as a type of comic interlude. The word derives from the Italian "burla," a joke, ridicule or mockery. 

Burlesque can be applied to literature, music and theatre. It's often a form of humorous parodies or pastiches of serious dramatic or classical works.

Burlesque was popular in London from the 1830s to the 1890s, and was the speciality of certain London theatres, including the Gaiety and Royal Strand Theatre. Often the performances were risqué in nature. 

There’s so much more to burlesque dancing than you might think. Although burlesque is both provocative and sensual, it’s also about putting on a choreographed theatrical performance. 

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