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Term 3: March/April 2021

We are so excited to announce our third 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!

 

We’ve taken on your feedback and added a new, non performance class where you can dip your toe in and build your confidence as well as Pilates for Peelers, a strength and flexibility class developed for burlesque dancers specifically.

 

The brand new Metro Arts also has a purpose built state of the art theatre that we will be presenting our next graduation in on June 19th!  Due to social distancing requirements, not all classes will appear in the graduation show and will have filming outcomes instead.  Feedback on this has been that you’re keen to keep looking hot in footage too so we’re happy to oblige!

 

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

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 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.  Refunds, credits or transfers will not be granted to class bookings if performance outcomes change.

  • If the location or date of filmed outcomes has to be changed due to restrictions, refunds, credits or transfers 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.

 

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.

 

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

Questions?  Check out our FAQ page

 

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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 May 10th – 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 10th May 2021

 

 

TAP & TEASE

“Friday the 13th” by Royal Crown Revenue will take you back in time when swing & jazz reigned supreme! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned tapper, Lacey Pop is here to help you cool cats make noise! Dust off your pinstripe suits and pull out those suspenders as we step back to when tap dance blossomed into what we know & love today! 

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Lacey Pop

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

TIMETABLE: 6:15 – 7:15 MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 10/05/21 – 14/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and tap shoes or low 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 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 Superstar by Beatrich.

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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

TEACHER: Adelaide Albright

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 10/05/21 – 14/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

ABSOLUTE BEGINNER BURLESQUE

Never taken a movement class before? Not sure what a nice human like you is doing in a place like this? We got you!  Adelaide Albright will lead you through the basics of burlesque and striptease elements in a low stakes environment, just for fun and good vibes, without the pressure of a performance outcome!

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

TEACHER: Adelaide Albright

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

TIMETABLE: 8:15 – 9:15 MONDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 10/05/21 – 14/06/21

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 11th May 2021

 

 

PILATES FOR PEELERS

Burlesque, dance, and everyday life for that matter, can be tough on the body and our busy schedules can leave us feeling like we don’t have time to take proper time to care for and condition our physique like we should. That’s where Pilates for Peelers comes in!

Pilates for Peelers is a practical class where you’ll learn how to use the Pilates method to complement the physical demands of learning and performing Burlesque. You’ll be guided through a full-body pilates floor workout, focusing on the details and exercises that directly relate to the skills of performing in heels, working with props, strengthening posture and improving flexibility.

Be the best showgirl that you can be and keep your instrument in tip top shape so you can keep shimmying for years to come!

This class is suitable for all experience and fitness levels.

TEACHER: Catherine of Movement Principle Pilates (Guest Tutor)

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Open/All Levels

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

DATES: 11/05/21 – 15/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, a yoga mat, towel and theraband if you have one

 

 

NEO BURLESQUE

Inspired by the high energy choreography in film clips fused with modern jazz dance and, of course, burlesque, Lila Luxx presents a brand new routine to Rei Ami’s Runaway for those who like their tease dark, fast and feminine.

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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: 11/05/21 – 15/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

TRADITIONAL SHOWGIRL

Drawing on elements of classic cabaret and traditional chorus lines Lila Luxx will guide you through showgirl moves and poses in a much loved Bombshell routine Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps showcasing cheeky burlesque peels and glamour! 

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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: 11/05/21 – 15/06/21

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 12th May 2021

 

 

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 Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato. 

*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.  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: 6:15 – 7:15PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 12/05/21 – 16/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in, sneakers, Stefan chair from Ikea in brown/black

 

 

NEO BURLESQUE

Feeling eccentric?  Lenore Noire has just the thing for you!  A modern take on burlesque, this term your routine is inspired by Babooshka by Kate Bush and the early 1900’s tableau style.  Come along and be part of a fabulously fun performance!

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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: 7:15 – 8:15PM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 12/05/21 – 16/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, clothes you can move in and 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 on June 19th 2021.

TEACHER: Lenore Noire

COST: 6 WEEK TERM: $199

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced

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

DATES: 12/05/21 – 16/06/21

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.

 

 

 

 

 

~ THURSDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 13th May 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 'Night Train' 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 on June 19th 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: 13/05/21 – 17/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

FLOOR PLAY

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 floor it on the floor with a routine choreographed to 'Do I Wanna Know'.

*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.  More information will be available mid-term.

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: 13/05/21 – 17/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

BRING: Water, heels with a strap. Leg warmers/knee pads/leggings are highly recommended

 

 

BUMP, GRIND & SHIMMY

Want to know what goes bump in the night? On Thursdays 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 Eartha Kitt’s “If I Want Ya, Then I Need Ya”.

*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.  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 THURSDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 13/05/21 – 17/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

 

 

~ FRIDAY NIGHTS ~

6 week courses commencing 14th May  2021

 

 

THE IVY LEAGUE

Are you ready to be bad? Where my bad girls at? It is time to slow it down and cheek it up to Usher's sensual hit "Bad Girl" in this urban style class. 

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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

TEACHER: Ivy Cartel

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

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

DATES: 14/05/21 – 18/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

CLASSIC GLAMOUR

Inspired by Jazz, Broadway and golden age fancy footwork, Martini McFly presents a cheeky new 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!

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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 FRIDAY NIGHTS

DATES: 14/05/21 – 18/06/21

VENUE: Studio 2, Level 1, Metro Arts

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

 

 

NEO SHOWGIRL

Drawing on elements of modern cabaret and cheeky chorus lines a'la Crazy Horse, Martini McFly will guide you through showgirl moves and poses in a cheeky routine showcasing high kicks, cheeky burlesque peels and glamour to the eternally catchy Come Get It Bae by Pharrell Williams.

Students will have the opportunity to perform this class routine at The Bombshells Ball on June 19th 2021.

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

TEACHER: Martini McFly

COST: 6 WEEK COURSE: $130

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

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

DATES: 14/05/21 – 18/06/21

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 3, 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