Term 4 2022

We’re back with a brand new term of classes to bring some bump & grind to your week including the return of Bump, Grind and Shimmy, Video Vixens and Sultry Sirens alongside your faves! Speaking of faves – there’s a number of beloved routines returning to the timetable as requested by you!

 

Join us for performance outcomes at The Bombshells Ball on August 6th 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.

 

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 June 25th– 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. 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.

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 25th June 2022

 

 

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 a number of 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, the best way to apply for festivals, budgeting, building an effective website and more! 

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 10:30am – 12NOON SATURDAYS

DATES: 25/06/22 – 30/07/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th or The Bombshell Burlesque Revue, The Triffid on September 11th

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $199

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

 

CHAIRDANCE

It’s time to get slow and sensual in this sexy, feminine routine to Unfold by Alina Baraz.  Body rolls, hair flicks and beautiful lines are the cornerstones of this choreography and they’ll have you looking straight fire in no time!

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 12 NOON – 1PM SATURDAYS

DATES: 25/06/22 – 30/07/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

 

SLOW BURN

Let’s slow it up and grind it down.  Lila Luxx brings back a sultry, moody routine to Stand Still by Sabrina Claudio.  Bring your sultry, sexy, hairflicking vibes & bedroom eyes for this one!

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 1 - 2PM SATURDAYS

DATES: 25/06/22 – 30/07/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and heels with a strap. If you have sensitive knees, kneepads for rehearsal

 

CLASSIC FEATHER FANS

Whether you’re new to the love of feather fans or wanting to continue your technique, join Citrine in Classic Feather Fans. You’ll be learning a fun and moody routine to Post Modern Jukebox’s cover of “Love Me Harder” and covering the basics of feather fan technique.

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 2 – 3PM SATURDAYS

DATES: 25/06/22 – 30/07/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

 

 

 

~ Monday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 27th June 2022

 

HOT STUFF SHOWGIRLS

Lookin' for some HOT STUFF Baby on Mondays, Lookin' for some HOT STUFF Monday nights. We got your HOT STUFF baby on Mondays, Showgirl Burlesque will have you feelin HOT.

Fringing, feathers, kicks and glamour will kick start your week with beginner showgirl Burlesque HOT STUFF!

TEACHER: Betty Lovecat

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 – 7PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 27/06/22 – 01/08/22

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: $130

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

 

BUMP, GRIND AND SHIMMY

Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well: Bump, grind and SHIMMY those Monday blues away! We will learn the cornerstone classic moves of bump & grind burlesque and then put them into practice in a fun routine to MIA's BAD GIRLS like the bad ass babes we are.

TEACHER: Betty Lovecat

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 27/06/22 – 01/08/22

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: $130

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

 

STRUT & STRIP

Do you need to slow down and take a moment to feel your bad self? Get back in touch with YOU and feel like a sensual sexual WOMAN. Learn the art of tease using breath to accentuate your physicality. Breath in, unwind and take the moment to love ourselves sick while slowly strip teasing to everyone's favorite hottie of the moment Harry Styles - Woman.

TEACHER: Betty Lovecat

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 27/06/22 – 01/08/22

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: $130

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

 

 

 

~ Tuesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 28th June 2022

 

GET YOUR SILLIES OUT – AN INTRODUCTION TO CLOWNING

Burlesque - sexy, sensual, and absolutely stupid. From classic burlesque to pure clowning, there is always a laugh or a sly wink to be had. Learn how to apply humour in every aspect of your performance, connect better with an audience and get in on the joke. If you can't laugh at yourself, how that heck is anyone else!

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 5 - 6PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/22 – 02/08/22

OUTCOME: Non performance – skill development

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in

 

SLOW DRAG BLUES BABES

Singing the blues might be a euphemism for sadness but dancing the blues is pure joy! Come and learn to move your body in the slowest and most sensual way known to humanity. Dance like a siren and bewitch the entire crowd at The Bombshell Ball with a routine to "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby" from O Brother Where Art Thou. This is the perfect class for all levels from beginners to established performers who want to diversify their dance practice and try a different style. It's time to get down and dirge-y with Clara Cupcakes!

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6-7PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/22 – 02/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in

 

BEGINNER/OPEN NEO (MODERN STYLE) BURLESQUE

Join Citrine Velvetine for Neo Burlesque in Term 4 to learn the cornerstone moves of modern burlesque and a slow and slinky routine! It’s time to feel yourself and get sultry to Valerie Broussard’s haunting bop “Killer”.

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/22 – 02/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, heels with a strap. This routine has some floorwork, so please bring kneepads if you have sensitive knees.

 

CLASSIC SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE

Put another nickel in Nickelodeon! Join Citrine Velvetine for an adorable, upbeat routine to “Music, Music, Music!” by Teresa Brewer in Classic Showgirl. Featuring kicklines, feathers and cheesecake faces, we’re about to embark on a glamour journey back in time!

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/22 – 02/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

 

 

 

 

~ Wednesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 29th June 2022

SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE

Stop, look and listen baby! It’s called Rubberneckin’…And we’re gonna shimmy to it!

Set to the classic Elvis Presley track, this class led by Lucy Luxe promises all your showgirl favourites: Feathers, flirting and fabulousness! Come and perfect your pinup poise, sharpen your showgirl skills and have a fun old time!

TEACHER: Lucy Luxe

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 5 - 6PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 29/06/22 – 03/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

 

NEO BURLESQUE

Howdy partner…Let Lucy Luxe lead you into the wild west! Set to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love, this neo routine will have you holding onto your hat (or taking it off) and exclaiming YEE-HAW! Think burlesque meets boot-scootin’ and modern dance: It’s bound to be a grindin’ good time. What are you waiting for? Giddy up, let’s go!

TEACHER: Lucy Luxe

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 29/06/22 – 03/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

THE IVY LEAGUE

Ivy Cartel is back and ready to get you simmering in Term 4!  Bringing a brand new, hip hop inspired routine to Body Party by Ciara, this will bring all of your bedroom dance break dreams to life!

TEACHER: Ivy Cartel

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 29/06/22 – 03/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

 

VIDEO VIXENS

Leather pants, boots & Britney…. What’s more to love? Join Lacey Pop in celebrating the Princess of Pop in a Video Vixens class to her rendition of “I Love Rock n Roll”. Let’s get nasty!

TEACHER: Lacey Pop

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 29/06/22 – 03/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, boots with a heel

 

 

~ Thursday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 30th June 2022

NEO FEATHER FANS

Made famous by Sally Rand, ostrich feather fan dancing is a captivating dance style that is elegant and visually beautiful. Join Magnolia in this neo-burlesque feather fan class where you will learn techniques, movement, and most importantly the art of tease with fans. Learn a mesmerising and emotive routine choreographed to Billie Eilish's 'Everything I wanted' and indulge in the luxury of the plumed performance. This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE 5 – 6PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 30/06/22 – 04/08/22

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: $130

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

 

FLOORWORK

Ready to get down and dirty? Dust off those stripper heels and learn a fiery routine to 'The Mission' by Puscifer. Taking Magnolia's signature bump and grind style onto the floor, you will learn basic floorwork moves and transitions, with a few high energy combos thrown in to spice things up! This class is suitable for all experience levels.

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE 6 – 7PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 30/06/22 – 04/08/22

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: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, stripper heels, socks, kneepads

 

NEO BURLESQUE - FETISH

Slip on those six-inch boots and prepare for domination in this sensual routine to Garbage's '#1 Crush'. Incorporating some sexy props (spanking paddles anyone?)  and of course, strutting around in those fierce boots, this class is an opportunity for students to explore and assert their sexual authority and look damn good doing it.

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM THURSDAYS

DATES: 30/06/22 – 04/08/22

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: $130

BRING: Fetish boots / fetish heels with a strap, kneepads, water, clothes you can move in.

 

SULTRY SIRENS

It’s time to strip down, strip off and get sultry with Effie L’amour in Sultry Sirens. Learning a saucy routine to ‘Boyfriend’ by Dove Cameron, you will seduce and captivate during a Performance on Film class that’ll show that you can be a better boyfriend than him.

TEACHER: Effie L’Amour

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE 8 - 9PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 30/06/22 – 04/08/22

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: $130

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in

 

~ Friday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 1st July 2022

 

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. In this course, burlesque performer Lenore Noire will teach you technique and the cornerstone moves of classic 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 Gopher Mambo by Yma Sumac

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 01/07/22 – 05/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

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

 

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 Neo (modern style) burlesque while slinking through a brand-new routine to Don’t Blame Me by Taylor Swift.

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 01/07/22 – 05/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING: Bring water, heels with a strap, clothes you can move in, black/brown Stefan chair from Ikea

  

NERDLESQUE

My fellow Lord Of The Rings fans: the search for the ring has turned slutty. Become one of the ring wraiths and be the reason for the failure of the fellowship. Set to Gravedigger by Mxms, this routine will have you wielding a sword while slinking through floor work. Too Nazgul for school!

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 – 9PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 01/07/22 – 05/08/22

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball, Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 6th 2022.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

BRING:  Water, clothes you can move in, kneepads for floorwork

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!

IN STUDIO PRIVATE LESSONS: $100 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