Term 1: January/February 2021

We are so excited to announce our first term for 2021! You’ll find classes to suit all levels of experience with a very exciting performance opportunity available for every class!   We’re also thrilled be able to expand to 5 nights a week with new classes, new tutors and a SHINY NEW VENUE!

 

That’s right, we’re reconnecting with our Metro Arts fam at their brand new home in West End.  This space is shiny and new with floor to ceiling windows, a brand new sound system, a semi sprung floor perfect for dancing on and – wait for it – AIRCONDITIONING! 

 

The brand new Metro Arts also has a purpose built state of the art theatre that we will be presenting our graduation shows in as soon as social distancing regulations allow.

 

To keep you all safe, we’ve adopted a number of measures in the studio that you’ll see reflected in our timetable as well as reducing class sizes overall. To maintain a healthy environment please help us by:

  • Waiting in your car or in the courtyard until the time of your class.  No one will be able to congregate in the foyer before or after class

  • Take note of the class times – only one class is permitted to be in the studio at a time.  We will completely empty the studio before swapping over classes.  Please be patient and wait for your tutor to call your class in and don’t crowd your fellow students.

  • Please be mindful of where you place your bags.  Use the perimeter of the whole studio to place your things so we can be suitably distanced at all times.

  • Please do not share costumes, water bottles, props or shoes during this time.

  • Our motto is “Get in, dance, get out”.  Please do not congregate or chat in close groups in or around the studio.

  • If you are displaying any cold and flu symptoms including but not limited to fever, sore throat or cough, please do not come to class.

  • If you have been overseas or in contact with anyone returning from overseas within 14 days, please do not come to class.

  • If you have visited a designated COVID19 Hotspot or in contact with anyone returning from a designated COVID19 hotspot within 14 days, please do not come to class.

 

In order to facilitate the upgrade to a more sophisticated venue and maintain smaller class sizes, you will notice an increase in our course fees.  This is our first increase in many years, but please keep in mind that multiple courses paid together in one transaction will continue to receive a 10% discount with the code MULTIDISC entered on checkout.

 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support and understanding while we keep everyone safe.

 

Check out all the details below and join us for some glamour, giggles and glitter!

Questions?  Check out our FAQ page.

RSVP at our Facebook event for updates!

CLASS LEVEL OVERVIEW

BEGINNER: For those who are new to burlesque or want to polish their skills. 

We recommend that all students start with a dedicated beginner class to learn the history and essential moves of burlesque. If you have a dance or performance background, one or two terms of beginner may suffice, though you’re welcome to take as many beginner classes as you choose as the routines change each term.

OPEN/ALL LEVELS: Suited to absolutely everyone! Once you’re comfortable with your skills learnt in Beginner classes, move to Open classes to try new styles and develop further. If a Beginner class doesn’t suit your schedule, start with an Open class.

INTERMEDIATE: Suited to those with 2+ years of Burlesque experience and/or dance training in modern styles.

ADVANCED: Suited to those with 3+ years of Burlesque experience and/or significant, recent dance training in modern styles.

SIX WEEK COURSES

Commencing the week of January 11th – check the class description for day and time

VENUE:  Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

DISCOUNTS: Book into two or more 6 week courses for the full term and receive a 10% discount!

TERM BOOKINGS: Head to our online store and locate the 6 week course item. Select the class/es of your choice and add them to your cart. If you’re booking for multiple classes, please add them to your cart then use code MULTIDISC on checkout to receive 10% off. Your payment receipt is your booking confirmation.
PLEASE NOTE: No casual attendance is available for 6 week courses.
  If you would like to attend a one off class, please check out our Workshop page. 

~ MONDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 11th January 2021

 

 

LYRICAL BURLESQUE

An expression of feminine rage, power and emotion, Hayley William’s Simmer is the perfect soundtrack to this brand new routine by Lila Luxx.  Grab your chiffon and flower crown and get ready to channel Midsommar while you shake off the Monday blues.

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is best suited for students at Intermediate experience level.

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 11/01/21 – 15/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in.

 

 

CHAIRDANCE

This brand new chairdance routine to Ashnikko’s Tantrum is cheeky, bratty and lots of fun! Body rolls, grinds and lots of hairflicking are the cornerstones of this choreography and they’ll have you looking straight fire in no time!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is best suited for students at Advanced experience level.

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced

TIMETABLE: 7:15 – 8:15 MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 11/01/21 – 15/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, Stefan chair from Ikea in black/brown, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

NEO BURLESQUE - ADVANCED

What’s sexy, daring, fast and slow all at once?  It’s you, in this brand new routine to A Pale by Rosalia.  Heavily dance based and not for the faint of heart, get ready for jazz inspired kicks, turns and floor work!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is best suited for students at Advanced experience level.

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15 MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 11/01/21 – 15/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

 

~ TUESDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 12th January 2021

 

 

FEATHER FAN DANCE

Made famous by Sally Rand, ostrich feather fan dancing is a captivating dance style that is elegant and visually beautiful. Join Magnolia in a dark, neo-burlesque feather fan class where you will learn and refine techniques, poses, movement, and most importantly the art of tease with fans. Learn a mesmerising and sultry routine with a sprinkle of kink and indulge in the luxury of the plumed performance. 

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 12/01/21 – 16/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap, your own pair of large burlesque feather fans.

 

 

CLASSIC BUMP & GRIND

Put a bump in your step and burn in your thighs in this energetic classic burlesque workshop inspired by stars of golden age burlesque. Learn upbeat choreography incorporating traditional burlesque moves: bunny hops, buttocks shakes, gritty grinds.... and plenty of 'Oooh' face!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7:15 – 8:15 TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 12/01/21 – 16/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

TAP AND TEASE

Strap on those tap shoes as we take tap to a whole other dimension. This sleek, sexy, modern take on classic tap dance to a Marian Hill mash-up of “Got It & “Take Your Time” will have you feeling like Ginger Rogers herself... but in 2020. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned tapper, professional tap dance teacher Lacey Pop is here to help you make noise!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Lacey Pop

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15 TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 12/01/21 – 16/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and tap shoes or low heels with a strap.

 

 

 

 

 

~ WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 13th January 2021

 

 

THE IVY LEAGUE

Drop your glasses, shake your asses, because Ivy Cartel is presenting the ultimate throwback. A sexy, fierce routine with elements of that old school flava. Get ready to blow the audience’s mind with this hip hop inspired class!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Ivy Cartel

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 13/01/21 – 17/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, sneakers or heels – your choice!

 

 

VIDEO VIXENS

Inspired by the high energy choreography in film clips fused with modern jazz dance and, of course, burlesque, Martini McFly presents a brand new routine to The Pussycat Dolls’ “Buttons” for those who like their tease to modern music with a healthy dose of hair flicking!    

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is best suited for students at Intermediate experience level.

TEACHER: Martini McFly

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 7:15 – 8:15PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 13/01/21 – 17/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE

This classic burlesque Showgirl style class focuses on improving strength, posture, poise, presentation, flexibility, high kicks and splits all while learning a routine to truly ‘Wow’ audience! Drawing on elements of classic cancan, cabaret and traditional chorus lines you will learn showgirl moves and poses that are used as a foundation for a fabulous new class routine to the track Finally, used famously in Priscilla Queen of The Desert.

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is best suited for students at Intermediate experience levels.

TEACHER: Martini McFly

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 13/01/21 – 17/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

 

~ THURSDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 14th January 2021

 

 

BEGINNER CHAIRDANCE

Burlesque has a long love affair with chairdance and it’s time for you to take a seat!  Learn the cornerstone moves of burlesque while slinking through a brand new routine to Talk is Cheap by Chet Faker!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Adelaide Albright

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 14/01/21 – 18/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap, Stefan chair from Ikea in Black/Brown

 

 

BEGINNER NEO (MODERN STYLE) BURLESQUE

Whether you want to take to the stage, build your confidence or learn some techniques for everyday life, this class is for you. In this course, burlesque performer Adelaide Albright will teach you technique and the cornerstone moves of modern burlesque. You will be also be guided through peeling and posing giving you the tools needed to develop body awareness and confidence, along with a cheeky and seductive attitude, while learning a routine to Love Me Harder by Ariana Grande & The Weekend.

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Adelaide Albright

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7:15 – 8:15PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 14/01/21 – 18/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap

 

 

BEGINNER CLASSIC (VINTAGE STYLE) BURLESQUE

Whether you want to take to the stage, build your confidence or learn some techniques for everyday life, this class is for you. Beginner Burlesque will teach you the basics of the art of the tease! From walking with poise, confidence (and a little bit of attitude), to a routine with feather boas that lets you step into the glittery world you've been dreaming of, burlesque performer Adelaide Albright will teach you the techniques of the tease and how to have a bit more fun with the body you've been blessed with, in a fun, comfortable environment with like-minded students. 

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

TEACHER: Adelaide Albright

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 14/01/21 – 18/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap

 

 

 

~ FRIDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 15th January 2021

 

 

BODY CONFIDENCE IN MOTION

Stand taller and move with confidence! This class will have you living for your body and being kinder to yourself. While working on a routine we will also be completing small tasks each week to help you on your body confidence journey.

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 15/01/21 – 19/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap and a willingness to grow

 

 

BEGINNER BUMP, GRIND AND SHIMMY

Want to know what goes bump in the night? On Fridays at Metro Arts it will be you! This high energy class is great for toning that tummy and letting everything else fly free. Take a shimmy through early American Burlesque: from lady-like pre-prohibition era technique to 1960's Grindhouse and Go-Go. Embrace your curves, build your confidence and learn a fun, energetic routine to The Cure’s Lovecats!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

TEACHER: Shimmer

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7:15 – 8:15PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 15/01/21 – 19/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

BELLYESQUE

Love the poise and passion in bellydance as well as the cheeky sex appeal of burlesque?  Now you can explore both in one class!  Shimmer presents a unique opportunity to learn a burlesque/bellydance fusion routine to Salt N Pepa’s Push It that will have you bumping, grinding and shimmying!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally from two angles with simultaneous stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.  More information will be available mid-term.

This class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience.

TEACHER: Shimmer

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 15/01/21 – 19/02/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap.

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private coaching can often be the key to taking your concept or stage persona to the next level!  As part of Term 1, our tutors are offering in studio private lessons from 9:15 – 10:15pm

These sessions can focus on narrative, choreography development, presentation & performance skills, polishing and refining an existing act, creating a new routine or competition prep. Past students coached by our tutors include winners of Miss Burlesque Queensland, Miss Burlesque Brisbane, Miss Burlesque Gold Coast, Miss Burlesque Perth, Burlesque Idol Brisbane, Burlesque Idol Newcastle, title holders of the Miss Pinup Australia competition and many more.

Whether you are working on an existing act, creating something new, developing your persona or preparing for competition season our tutors are here to help you think out of the box, calm your nerves, meet criteria and have you bumping and grinding bigger and better than ever!

IN STUDIO PRIVATE LESSONS: $100 per 1hr session.

PREPARE: Pen & Notebook, ipod with headphones, inspiration (pictures, books, movies, drawings etc), costume ideas, music, props and anything else relevant to your act. If you’re working on a competition act, please have the rules with you.

Please email contact@bombshellacademy.com.au to inquire.

By enrolling in any of the above courses, you acknowledge and agree to all Terms & Conditions of enrollment. If you require assistance, please email us at contact@bombshellacademy.com.au

We look forward to seeing you in class soon!

xoxo Lila & The Bombshells

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