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Term 2 2024

Whether you're a seasoned performer or a curious beginner, our Term 2 classes cater to all levels and tastes. Be part of a supportive and empowering community that encourages self-love and celebrates expression!

 

Join us for performance outcomes at The Bombshell’s Ball on the 13th April at Arcana’s Empress Theatre or Performance on Film at Cam Attree Photographic Studios in your week 6 class session. 

 

 

Before you book, please read our FAQ page and Terms & Conditions so you’re armed with everything you could need to know.

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A note on presenting classes and shows in a post-Covid world:

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:

  • Continuing to social distance and sanitize your hands regularly.

  • Waiting in your car or in the courtyard until the time of your class where possible.

  • Not sharing costumes, water bottles, props or shoes during this time.

  • Remembering that our motto for Covid safe classes 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, filming or the Ball.

  • If you are required to isolate under current close contact guidelines, please do not come to class, filming or the Ball.

We are acutely aware that our new normal means that plans are now always subject to change and we ask you to trust that we will do our best to deliver content in a way that maintains the spirit of the Academy while keeping you all safe. 

When government restrictions are put in place, updated or changed, often at the last minute, we will continue to adapt and go above and beyond to continue our course work. 

We understand that these changes are not to everyone’s liking, however it’s very much out of our hands. We are a small collective of artists adapting in order to survive during a global pandemic.  We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

Questions?  Check out our FAQ page
 
Even more questions or want to connect with your fellow students? Join our Social Group.


Looking for online learning? Head to The Bombshell Burlesque Virtual Academy!

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. Expect to encounter floor work, as well as dance based elements such as kicks and turns in these classes.

Advanced :

Suited to those with 3+ years of Burlesque experience and/or significant, recent dance training in modern styles. Expect to encounter dense choreography, floor work, as well as dance based elements such as kicks and turns in these classes.

Six Week Courses

Commencing the week of March 2nd– check the class description for day and time

Venue :

The Bombshell Burlesque Academy, Jamieson Studios, 12 Jamieson Street, Bowen Hills

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. 
 

Please note that the email address entered on checkout (often your PayPal email address) is the address that studio access info and class details will be issued to. We are not able to update email addresses after booking.

 

The following may assist to include your desired email on checkout if different to your PayPal account:

1. Checkout without logging in to PayPal/without a PayPal account. Instructions here.

2. Add an additional email address to your PayPal account. Instructions here.

Please check your junk/spam/promotions folder for our emails.

Discounts:

If you’re booking for multiple classes in the same transaction, please add them to your cart then use code MULTIDISC on checkout to receive 10% off. Your payment receipt is your booking confirmation.

Payment Plans:

Checkout with a PayPal account to access PayPal Pay In Four and split your booking fee over four payments.  Please ensure that you receive a receipt from both our online store and PayPal to confirm that your booking was successful.

The Fine Print:

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

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. 

Looking for online learning? Head to The Bombshell Burlesque Virtual Academy!

~ Saturdays ~

6 week courses commencing 2nd March 2024

BEGINNER NEO SHOWGIRL

Calling all bouncing bunnies! Easter is just around the corner so dust off those rabbit ears. Learn the fundamentals of showgirl steps, lines and poses while learning a super cute routine to ‘Bounce’ by Calvin Harris and Kelis. Hop along to an easy-peasy-strip-teasy dance class!

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 10am – 11am SATURDAYS

DATES: 02/03/24 – 06/04/24

OUTCOME: Performance On Film – In your week 6 class time, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity at Cam Attree Photography Studios in Woolloongabba where the routine will be filmed professionally with complimentary stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: Clothes you can move in, water, heels with a strap

 

BUMP, GRIND & SHIMMY

We step back in time to the golden age of burlesque to learn those all important and fun cornerstone moves. Bump, grind, peel and pose through a high energy class while learning a routine to ‘Shivas Regal’ by Sonny Lester and His Orchestra. Get ready to shimmy shake, wiggle jiggle, twirl and swirl like a burlesque star from yesteryear!

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 11am – 12noon SATURDAYS

DATES: 02/03/24 – 06/04/24

OUTCOME: Performance On Film – In your week 6 class time, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity at Cam Attree Photography Studios in Woolloongabba where the routine will be filmed professionally with complimentary stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: Clothes you can move in, water, heels with a strap

 

FLOORPLAY

Bring out your inner sexy and learn sultry moves that are sure to have you melting across the floor. This class takes you through the art of seduction as you learn floorwork in ways that will make anyone’s jaw drop. Learn basic to intermediate skills in moves, transitions and body articulation, focusing on attitude in a choreographed routine to 'Glory Box' by Portishead. Get ready to floor it on the floor!

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 12noon – 1PM SATURDAYS

DATES: 02/03/24 – 06/04/24

OUTCOME: Performance On Film – In your week 6 class time, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity at Cam Attree Photography Studios in Woolloongabba where the routine will be filmed professionally with complimentary stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: Water, no shoes this time, but you may want to bring a pair of socks for sliding in. Leg warmers/knee pads/leggings are highly recommended

 

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 delightful, golf-themed routine to Straight Down The Middle that lets you step into the glittery world you've been dreaming of, burlesque performer Ruby Corvette 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.

TIMETABLE: 2 - 3PM SATURDAYS

DATES: 02/03/24 – 06/04/24

OUTCOME: Performance On Film – In your week 6 class time, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity at Cam Attree Photography Studios in Woolloongabba where the routine will be filmed professionally with complimentary stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: Clothes you can move in, sneakers

 

~ Monday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 4th March 2024

 

 

NERDLESQUE – THE BATMAN

Enter the dark and mysterious world of Gotham City with Clara Cupcakes' Nerdlesque - The Batman class. Set to the haunting melody of "Kiss by a Rose" by Seal, embark on a dramatic journey through the shadows, embodying the enigmatic allure of the Caped Crusader. Inspired by Batman's brooding nature, it infuses elements of the Batman Universe with burlesque slut core. Unleash your inner superhero, blending seduction with sorrow in a captivating display of the saddest sad boy that ever lived.

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 04/03/24 – 08/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: black shoes you can dance in, clothes you can dance in and water

 

CABARESQUE – CELL BLOCK TANGO

Pop. Six. Squish. Uh-uh. Cicero. Lip-tits. You had this coming. You know what you did. You asked for it and now you are getting exactly what you deserve. It’s Cell Block Tango, you high falutin’ flapper floozies! Get lock up with Clara Cupcakes' Cabaresque, featuring the tantalizing rhythm of jazz and murder. Murderess row is waiting for you…..

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 04/03/24 – 08/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: black shoes you can dance in, clothes you can dance in and water

 

CHEER-A-GOGO

I said brrrrrr! It's cold in here, there must be some titties in the atmosphere! Jump into the 1960s with Clara Cupcakes' perky gogo dance class. Set to the infectious beat of "Mickey" by Toni Basil, channel the spirit fingers with this cheerleading-themed class, ala the OG Buffy Film and Bring it On. Join this high-energy routine that blends pom-pom flair with groovy gogo moves. Come join the squad and ask yourself the burning question, "How funky is your chicken?”.TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 04/03/24 – 08/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: GoGo boots or flat tennis shoes, clothes you can dance in and water.

 

~ Tuesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 5th March 2024

 

NEO BURLESQUE

Boy, come on – put your lipstick on! Lila Luxx presents a brand new Ariana fantasy set to her chart topping bop “yes, and?”. Inspired by coquette bows and camp choreography, this routine is sure to have you smiling and sizzling all at once!

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate *Please read and understand the class levels before selecting an intermediate class*

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 05/03/24 – 09/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

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

SULTRY SIRENS

It’s back by popular demand - learn a red hot fierce striptease inspired by the sultry sounds of Daddy Issues by The Neighbourhood.  Slip on something less comfortable, break out those suspenders and get ready to seduce your audience…

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

SKILL : Intermediate *Please read and understand the class levels before selecting an intermediate class*

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 05/03/24 – 09/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

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

THE CATBIRD SEAT: ACT DEVELOPMENT COACHING

Someone who is in “The Catbird Seat” is one who is in a position of advantage, and that’s exactly where you’ll be placed at the end of the term!

These sessions are best suited for students who are creating one act or more and are looking for a cost effective alternative to multiple private lessons and weekly studio time, all rolled in to one!

Work on as many routines as you’d like and have weekly access to Lila who will guide you through your process. Perfect for those preparing for competitions, this course does not have a dedicated performance at the end, however you may choose to film your routine with the studio mood lighting in week 6, ready for bookings!

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

SKILL : Intermediate/Advanced – best suited for students who have completed Headliners: Act Development Masterclass *Please read and understand the class levels before selecting an intermediate class*

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 05/03/24 – 09/04/24

OUTCOME: Development course only – optional filming of one routine on your own device in week 6.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $180

BRING: Pen & Notebook, ipod with headphones, inspiration (pictures, books, movies, drawings etc), costume ideas, music, props and anything else relevant to your act/s

 

 

~ Wednesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 6th March 2024

 

BEGINNER NEO (MODERN STYLE) BURLESQUE

Calling all Primadonnas! It’s your time to shine in this cute AF routine where you’re the star of the show! Join Magnolia as she guides you through beginner level burlesque moves and transitions, learning a fun and upbeat routine to ‘Primadonna Girl’ by Marina and the Diamonds. Whether you want to take to the stage, build your confidence or learn some techniques for everyday life, this class is for you. You’ll learn tools needed to develop body awareness and confidence, along with a cheeky and seductive attitude!

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 06/03/24 – 10/04/24

OUTCOME: Performance On Film – In your week 6 class time, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity at Cam Attree Photography Studios in Woolloongabba where the routine will be filmed professionally with complimentary stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

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

VIDEO VIXENS

This term we’re bringing back a routine to one of the Pussycat Dolls’ sexiest songs. Join Martini for video vixens and loosen up your buttons with this heart racing choreography. We promise you’ll be perspiring by the end of the night.

TEACHER: Martini McFly

SKILL LEVEL: SKILL : Intermediate *Please read and understand the class levels before selecting an intermediate class*

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 06/03/24 – 10/04/24

OUTCOME: Performance On Film – In your week 6 class time, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity at Cam Attree Photography Studios in Woolloongabba where the routine will be filmed professionally with complimentary stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap, knee pads just in case

 

 

~ Thursday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 7th March 2024

 

HEADLINERS: Act Development Masterclass

Are you ready to create your burlesque persona and make your solo debut at The Bombshells Ball? 

This masterclass is designed for students with several burlesque classes under their belts; the ones who are on the cusp of creating a solo act and hitting stages! This class is ideal for soloists, duos or groups who want to create a new act or polish an existing one. During the course, your tutor will work one on one with you to bring out your performance potential, guiding you step by step through act creation while developing your onstage persona. Headliners also includes practical theory on how to get booked, managing social media, budgeting, building an effective website and more! 

Please note: Headliners is not suitable for aerial, pole, or sideshow/danger act development.

TEACHER: Lucy Luxe

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced *Please read and understand the class levels before selecting an intermediate class*

TIMETABLE: 5:30 – 7:00pm THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 07/03/24 – 11/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $215

BRING:  Pen & Notebook, ipod with headphones, inspiration (pictures, books, movies, drawings etc), costume ideas, music, props and anything else relevant to your act.

NEO BURLESQUE

Rev up your confidence and embrace the allure of Intermediate Neo Burlesque with Effie L'Amour to brand new routine to "The Distance" by Cake.  You'll be pairing sultry moves and dynamic choreography and combining the art of burlesque with a dash of speed and style. Start your engines and raise your flags, it's time to go The Distance. 

TEACHER: Effie L’Amour

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 07/03/24 – 11/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140
BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, and heels with a strap.

SAD GRL SLOW CHAIR

Indulge and master the art of slow-burning sensuality in Sad Grl Slow Burn with Effie L'Amour.  With a sultry performance at the Bombshell's Ball to "One of Your Girls" by Troye Sivan, bring your chair and be ready to seduce the audience.  Join Effie to unleash your inner Sad Grl, and let the slow burn ignite your confidence and self-expression. 

TEACHER: Effie L’Amour

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 07/03/24 – 11/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140
BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, Stefan Chair from Ikea in black/brown and heels with a strap.

 

 

~ Friday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 8th March 2024

NEO BURLESQUE

Bring your boss bitch energy and party like a Rockstar to Rihanna’s smash hit, “Rockstar 101”. Get your leather, chains & guitar and let’s get busy!

TEACHER: Lacey Pop

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 5 - 6PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 08/03/24 – 12/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140
BRING: heels with a strap, clothes you can move in, a water bottle,

FEATHER FAN DANCE

Join Citrine's Classic Feather Fans class, where the iconic melody of "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Kina Grannis sets the stage for a timeless burlesque experience. Dive into the graceful art of feather fans, letting each movement become a captivating dance. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned fan dancer, join us on this enchanting adventure!

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 08/03/24 – 12/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap, your own pair of burlesque feather fans.  Please check out our blog for tips on purchasing your first set here: https://www.bombshellacademy.com.au/single-post/how-to-select-your-first-feather-fans

 

SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE

Step into the glamour of the 1960s with classic showgirl burlesque, infused with the kitschy charm of "Hairspray." Whether you're a redhead, a blonde, or a brunette, take my advice this intermediate class is your ticket to mastering the art of tease with style and flair. Pastels, feathers and an ultra-cute prop join Citrine for “(It’s) Hairspray”.

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate *Please read and understand the class levels before selecting an intermediate class*

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 08/03/24 – 12/04/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on April 13th 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $140

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

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private coaching can often be the key to taking your concept or stage persona to the next level!

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!

Please note: our tutors do not sell full act choreography, rather guide you to create your own work.

IN STUDIO PRIVATE LESSONS: $110 per 1hr session, 1 student only for one on one focus.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in class soon!

xoxo Lila & The Bombshell Tutors

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