Burlesque dance class – update


As I mentioned last week, I was off to try out a taster session of a Burlesque dance class at the weekend, and I promised to let you know how I got on… Well, it certainly didn’t disappoint! I dragged one of my girlfriends along with me for support and I’m pleased to say we had a right good giggle from start to finish. I think I may have performed a little better if I’d alone going to the class alone, as I was rather distracted by her pouty face and my showing off!

I’m pleased to report that the class contained everything I’d hoped for; strutting our stuff in heels, striking pin-up poses, and throwing sexy shapes like “The Marilyn”. And best of all we had props to use! The burlesque teacher (in full corset and sparkly bra, I might add) had brought along slinky gloves so that we could learn to take them off in a sultry fashion, and fluffy feather boas for twirling and shimmying during the dance routine that we learnt.

All in all, a fun class, not really a workout class, but really enjoyable. I’m hoping to go to the permanent burlesque class when the dance school’s autumn schedule starts up in sept, so I must have enjoyed myself! I’ve always had pretty burlesque tutus on my website www.TutusWingsandPrettyThings.com but who knew that I’d need one for myself?!

Author: Cassiefairy

Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.


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  2. Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  3. Ooh i’d love to do some burlesque, looks so much fun! I was thinking of taking up pole dancing too (despite the bad connotations) just because it’s supposed to be so good for your body!.

    • You should give both a go – you’re right, burlesque was loads of fun! And I’ve actually had better posture since that first class – who’d’ve thought it would make so much of a difference?! x

      • Awesome. Will definitely have to give it a go! I remember my posture used to be amazing when i danced regularly (I did ballet, ‘disco’ and contemporary) but i’m sure it’s gotten worse now i haven’t been dancing for a about a year. Will have to look around and see what there is 🙂

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