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Term 4 2024

Whether you're a seasoned performer or a curious beginner, our Term 4 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 the 3rd August at Arcana’s Empress Theatre, Performance on Film at Cam Attree Photographic Studios in your week 6 class session, or a very special soloist opportunity at PREMIERE: Debut Soloist Showcase on October 13th at The Triffid.

 

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 22nd June – 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 22nd June 2024

VIDEO VIXENS

Inspired by the high energy choreography in film clips fused with modern jazz dance and, of course, burlesque, Martini McFly presents a sassy routine to Troye Sivan’s My, My, My for those who like their tease to modern music with a healthy dose of hair flicking!    

TEACHER: Martini McFly

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

TIMETABLE: 10am – 11am SATURDAYS

DATES: 22/06/24 – 27/07/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

 

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 fabulously updated routine to the track Finally, used famously in Priscilla Queen of The Desert.

TEACHER: Martini McFly

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

TIMETABLE: 11am – 12noon SATURDAYS

DATES: 22/06/24 – 27/07/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

 

GLAMOUR BOAS

Inspired by Jazz, Broadway and golden age fancy footwork, Martini McFly presents a boa routine that will have to clicking your fingers and tapping your toes to Finneas’ American Cliché. Limber up and high kick your way into the audience’s hearts!

TEACHER: Martini McFly

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

TIMETABLE: 12noon – 1PM SATURDAYS

DATES: 22/06/24 – 27/07/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

BRING: Clothes you can move in, heels with a strap, water. This routine uses vegan boas only. Martini will discuss with you in class.

 

~ Monday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 24th June 2024

 

 

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 in a choreographed routine to 'Pony' by William Singe. Get ready to floor it on the floor!

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 24/06/24 – 29/07/24

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: $150

BRING: Water, heels with a strap (pleasers are welcomed). 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), 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. This term's routine will focus on strip teasing to the song 'Bumps and Grinds' by Sonny Lester and His Orchestra.

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 24/06/24 – 29/07/24

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: $150

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

 

1960’S GOGO

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' by Bruno Mars. Learn about the dance craze that took the 60's by storm and shake it like a polaroid picture! 

TEACHER: Cello Bordello

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 24/06/24 – 29/07/24

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: $150

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

 

~ Tuesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 25th June 2024

 

HEADLINERS: Act Development Masterclass

Are you ready to create your burlesque persona and make your solo debut at PREMIERE: Debut Soloist Showcase at The Triffid? 

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: Lila Luxx

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

TIMETABLE: 5:30PM – 7:00PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 25/06/24 – 30/07/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at PREMIERE: Debut Soloist Showcase at The Triffid on October 13th.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $250

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

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 to Lunch & Bittersuite by Billie Eilish.

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

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

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 25/06/24 – 30/07/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

SULTRY SIRENS

Summon up a red hot summer striptease inspired by Chlorine by XYLO!  Slip on something waterproof, break out those sunglasses and get ready to seduce your audience…

TEACHER: Lila Luxx

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

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM TUESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 25/06/24 – 30/07/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

 

~ Wednesday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 26th June 2024

SAD GRL SLOW BURN

With the fast pace of day to day life, it’s time to take a beat to yourself. It’s time to slow down, strip off and get sultry with Effie L’Amour.

Learning a saucy new routine to ‘Tessellate’ by Alt J, you will seduce and captive the viewer and take centre stage, during a Performance on Film to show off your best moves. 

TEACHER: Effie L’Amour

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 26/06/24 – 31/07/24

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: $150

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

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 Citrine Velvetine 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 Cowgirl themed routine to Boots by Kesha!

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 26/06/24 – 31/07/24

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: $150

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

CLASSIC GLAMOUR

Explore the art of classic glamour with Citrine Velvetine! In this course you will learn vintage striptease techniques such as peels, tracing and tease. During the course you will be taught a coquettish and cheeky routine to Honey, There’s The Door!

TEACHER: Citrine Velvetine

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 26/06/24 – 31/07/24

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: $150

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

 

 

~ Thursday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 27th June 2024

 

 

HEADLINERS: Act Development Masterclass

Are you ready to create your burlesque persona and make your solo debut at The Bombshell’s 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: 5:30PM – 7:00PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 27/06/24 – 01/08/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $250

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

FEATHER FAN DANCE

Drawing on the bizarre and the beautiful, join Magnolia in this ostrich feather fan class inspired by overcoming adversity and living as our truest selves. You will learn an array of feather fan moves, handholds and sequences to create a delightfully dark yet uplifting routine to The Greatest by Sia.

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 27/06/24 – 01/08/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

NEO BURLESQUE

Extravagance… elegance… drama! Live out your lavish fantasies in this burlesque routine to Poppy’s ‘The Rapture Ball’ where you will dance the night away to a routine inspired by a Rococo masquerade!

TEACHER: Magnolia Knife

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 27/06/24 – 01/08/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

 

~ Friday Nights ~

6 week courses commencing 28th June 2024

 

MARVELLOUS MRS MAISEL GOGO

Viral dances have been around since the dawn of time and this modern take on a vintage routine is the best of ye' old time adorable crossed with the here and now. Come be a 1960s cutie pie who can gogo out the watusi in a routine inspired by the viral dance from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Groove to the whimsical tune "Pink Shoelaces" by The Chordettes accompanied by playful winks and flirty moves. Embody the bubbly spirit of Midge Maisel, leaving you feeling fabulous and confident. Step into a world of retro glamour and join us for a class that’s as sweet and captivating as a 1950s sweetheart!

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6 - 7PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/24 – 02/08/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

 

CLASSIC BURLESQUE – VILLAINOUS VAMPS

Unleash your inner siren and exude joyous villainy in this 1950s classic burlesque routine, set to Eartha Kitt's iconic "I Want To Be Evil." Celebrates boldness and sensuality, inviting you to embrace your wicked side with elegance and confidence. Master seductive moves, fierce expressions, and pussy thumping power of the original 1950s hoochie coochers. Revel in the art of tease and command the stage with unapologetic allure. Join us for a class where femininity meets fierceness. Get ready to be delightfully, deliciously evil!

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 7 - 8PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/24 – 02/08/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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

CABARESQUE – FOSSE POSSE

You keep asking for more cabaresque and who are we to deny you? Join Clara Cupcakes for Cabaresque, an exhilarating dance class inspired by the iconic routine from Sweet Charity to the electrifying simmer and simper that is the vibe of  "Rich Man's Frug." You'll master the sophisticated, syncopated rhythms and stylish flair of the 1960s. Step into the spotlight and let your inner showgirl shine in this dazzling tribute to Bob Fosse's legendary choreography.

TEACHER: Clara Cupcakes

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 8 - 9PM FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 28/06/24 – 02/08/24

OUTCOME: Optional performance opportunity at The Bombshells Ball at Arcana’s Empress Theatre on August 3rd 2024.

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $150

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!

IN STUDIO PRIVATE LESSONS: $120 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.

We look forward to seeing you in class soon!

xoxo Lila & The Bombshell Tutors

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