Our burlesque dance classes are offered in multiple levels to appeal to growing skill sets and abilities.
Some students attend to build confidence, some to perform a steamy dance for their lover and others have their sights set on performing.
We try to appeal to all desires by offering the class structure detailed below, while always working on body positivity and empowerment.
LEVEL 1 BURLESQUE
Moves: Students learn the VaVaVoom burlesque dance vocabulary of movement.
Props: How to use props in burlesque like gloves, boas, stockings, and more
Entrances/Exits, Transitions & Combinations (ETC): Students learn different ways to enter and exit the stage, how to transition between moves, and different combinations of moves.
LEVEL 2 BURLESQUE
Beauty Parlour: This is a performance prep class where students learn classic, retro, vintage burlesque looks and stage makeup techniques.
Stage Prep: How to create a stage name, develop the character, and drive the story line in an act.
*Choreography: Students learn a dance for a chance to perform in our student recital shows or to audition for other shows.
*Our choreography classes offer students the opportunity to perform on stage in our studio showcases. Most students will stay in choreography classes for several rounds, strengthening their technique, stage character, storyline delivery and stage chops.
LEVEL 3 BURLESQUE
*Build An Act: Build your own dance for a chance to perform in our student recital shows. Students also get familiarized with the audition process for shows.
Toolbox: Add to your burlesque toolbox with things like floor work, chair work, different dance styles, character work, improvisation, props, and partnering in burlesque.
Specialty Workshops: Offered only occasionally, these workshops cover material that is not usually offered in our regular curriculum of burlesque dance classes.
Private Instruction for Audition Preparation: Studio VaVaVoom offers private burlesque dance classes for those interested in polishing their acts.
*Our Build An Act students usually alternate between this and Choreography classes for an indefinite amount of time, strengthening their technique, stage character, storyline delivery, and stage chops.
Students who rise through our classes and reach Level 3 may inquire about current Understudy roles available in the VaVaVoom Burlesque & Dance Collective.