Term 6 2021

We are so excited to announce our final term for 2021!

You’ll find classes to suit all levels of experience and optional performance outcomes including filming in the studio and a live performance at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th!

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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:

  • 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.

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.  To address this, we have had to add the following to our Terms & Conditions which you agree to on signing up to a class:

  • If government restrictions require that classes cannot proceed in person, they will be delivered online in the same timeslot.

  • If government restrictions require that classes are delivered online, masks are to be worn or similar, refunds, credits or transfers will not be granted.

  • If performance opportunities cannot proceed, we will change to a filmed outcome or a new performance date.  Refunds, credits or transfers will not be granted to class bookings if performance outcomes change.

  • If the location or date of filmed or live performance outcomes have to be changed due to restrictions, refunds, credits or transfers of classes will not be granted.

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!

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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 October 25th – 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 25th October 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 most requested Bombshell routine “Mrs Claus’ Boyfriend”!

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

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

TEACHER: Betty Lovecat

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15 MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 25/10/21 – 29/11/21

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 Betty Lovecat 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 Cherry Pie!

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally with additional stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed. 

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

TEACHER: Betty Lovecat

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 25/10/21 – 29/11/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

BAD ASS BUMP & GRIND

You've mastered the art of bump, grind and shimmy and now you want to bump it up a notch and grind it down as low as you can go- this class is for you! Taking inspiration from the bad ass, burlesque royalty of the classic era, we will take the audience in the palm of our hands with limitless reckless abandon. Explore your femininity, embrace your curves and wow them with the big bang bumps and grinds, bunny hops, burlesque star jumps, and getting freaky on that floor. We will focus on strength, stamina and bringing that rebellious, wild and free spirited personality to life!  Fierce, fearless and fabulously bad ass. What's more bad ass in the festive season? But the ultimate holiday bad guy: Mr Grinch. 

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally with additional stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed. 

TEACHER: Betty Lovecat

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15 MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 25/10/21 – 29/11/21

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 26th October 2021

 

 

SHOWGIRL BURLESQUE

Drawing on elements of classic cabaret and feathery fantasies, Lila Luxx will guide you through showgirl moves and poses in a brand new routine to Paula Abdul’s Straight Up showcasing cheeky burlesque peels and glamour! 

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

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 TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 26/10/21 – 30/11/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

INTERMEDIATE CHAIRDANCE

Everyone loves a chair dance routine – it’s a solid staple of burlesque and a favourite in cabaret – and now Lila Luxx presents her own unique take on an old standard!  By fusing her broad dance training with burlesque sensibilities, Lila has developed a polished chair style that emphasises body lines and precision with great effect.  During the class, you’ll learn a brand new choreography without striptease to Didn’t Change My Number by Billie Eilish.

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally with additional stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed. 

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

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 7:15 – 8:15 TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 26/10/21 – 30/11/21

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

 

 

CHORUS LINE

Drawing on elements of modern cabaret and cheeky chorus lines a'la Crazy Horse, Lila Luxx will guide you through showgirl moves and poses in one of Bombshell Burlesque’s most requested routines to Kiss by Prince.

*Performance On Film* In week 6, this class has an optional performance on film opportunity where the routine will be filmed professionally with additional stills photography.  An additional cost of $40 will apply per student, per routine filmed. 

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

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15 TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 26/10/21 – 30/11/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

 

 

 

~ Wednesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 27th October 2021

 

 

FEATHER FAN DANCE

Drawing on the bizarre and the beautiful, join Magnolia in this ostrich feather fan class inspired by the limitless imagination and sensations of dreams. You will learn an array of feather fan moves, handholds and sequences to create a delightfully dark routine to The Wolf and I.

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

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

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 27/10/21 – 01/12/21

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.

 

 

SLOW BURN

Wanna feel yourself in all the best ways? Over 6 weeks these sensual sessions will have you exploring your body to learn a dark and sexy choreography to Waiting Game by Banks, first taught in lockdown but now finally making it’s way to the stage - soft at the core but with plenty of sharp edges. Suited to all levels of experience, you just need a desire to honour your sex appeal and look damn good doing it. 

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

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

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 27/10/21 – 01/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

BEGINNER BUMP, GRIND & SHIMMY

Want to know what goes bump in the night? On Mondays at Metro Arts it will be you! This super fun class is a fabulous introduction to Golden Age Burlesque. 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 Santa Baby by Kylie!

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

TEACHER: Shimmer

COST: 6 WEEK TERM: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 27/10/21 – 01/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

 

 

 

~ Thursday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 28th October 2021

 

 

BEGINNER CLASSIC (VINTAGE SYLE) 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 to 'Purple Wail' with feathers boas that lets you step into the glittery world you've been dreaming of, burlesque performer Cello Bordello 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.

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 28/10/21 – 02/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

BEGINNER GO-GO DANCE

Pony on down to the hippest high energy dance class around and learn a range of authentic gogo dance moves. This course will have you doing the twist, watussi, monkey, frug, swim and more! Get a full cardio workout while Cello Bordello teaches you a fun 1960's inspired routine to 'Runaway Baby'. Learn about the dance craze that took the 60's by storm and shake it like a polaroid picture!  This routine doesn't involve strip tease, so perfect for those who are a little shy or for those that have a nostalgic heart for vintage dance!

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 28/10/21 – 02/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and sneakers!

 

 

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 with a focus on attitude with a routine inspired by 1990’s strippers. Get ready to be slow and slinky with a routine choreographed to 'Glory Box'.

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 28/10/21 – 02/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, high heels (pleaser's welcomed)

 

 

 

 

 

~ Friday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 29th October 2021

 

 

BODY CONFIDENCE

Walk with confidence, stand taller and be a boss babe in Body Confidence! In this class, Lenore will have you loving the most important person (yourself) as well learning some fun choreography each week.  This class is suitable for all levels of fitness and experience and doesn’t have the pressure of a performance outcome so is a safe space to play and grow!

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 29/10/21 – 03/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

NEO BURLESQUE

Santa keeps a list of naughty and nice, but surely Santa’s Helpers get to have some fun off the record, right?  Bringing you a super cute Christmas routine to Ho Ho Ho, Lenore Noire will have you kicking off the festive season on the most cheeky way!

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 29/10/21 – 03/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, heels with a strap.

 

 

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, Lenore 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! 

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball: Tease The Season on December 4th 2021.

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

COST: 6 WEEK TERM: $199

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:45PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 29/10/21 – 03/12/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private coaching can often be the key to taking your concept or stage persona to the next level!  As part of Term 6, our tutors are offering in studio private lessons from Monday to Thursday 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