Term Courses

Here is where you'll be able to find out more about the longer courses on offer at Bambina Burlesque Academy. See our Upcoming Classes tab for our timetable.

 
 
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Bambina Bumpers - Beginners Burlesque Term Course

Term Course: Bambina Bumpers!

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Duration: 1.5 hours (90 mins) for 6 weeks. 

Cost: $150.00 incl. GST ($25.00 incl. GST per hour)

Restrictions: R18. 

Class size: Limited to ten people only. Minimum five. 

The perfect course to start you on your way to sparkly stardom! Suitable for beginners of any age and ability, you’ll learn about the art of the tease through six lessons which will teach you the following: 

- The rich history of burlesque, along with the various different styles and inspirations. 

- Love thyself - developing confidence in body image.  

- How to accentuate and flaunt your best bits!

- Burlesque 101 - staple burlesque moves, glove peels and bowers. 

- Props & Costumes (oh the sparkles!)

- Burlesque and You - how to develop your burlesque persona. 

- Basic character and stage presence. 

- Burlesque etiquette. 

Attendees will need to bring along the following:

- 1x pair opera gloves

- 1x feather boa

- Notebook & pen

- Water bottle. 

Uniform: 

- Tight-fitting gym style clothing OR burlesque attire (your choice!).

- Medium-High Heels/Ballroom-Latin Dance Heels essential. 

 
Photo by Peter Jennings.

Photo by Peter Jennings.

BAMBINA GRINDERS - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED BURLESQUE TERM COURSE

Term Course: Bambina Grinders!

Duration: 2 hours for 7 weeks including performance.

Cost: $200.00

Restrictions: R18, must have completed the Bambina Bumpers course (see above. Not suitable for beginners.)

Class size: Limited to 8 people only. Minimum four. 
Level: Intermediate/Advanced

You’ve shimmied and shaked your way through the basics - now it’s time to get you ready to bump n’ grind your way to burlyq fame! For the first 2 weeks of this 6 week course, we will work on character development, stage presence and further developing your burlesque persona. 

For the remaining 4 weeks, we will be working on building your first routine under the watchful eye of Lilly Loca, with the final lesson being a dress rehearsal for our graduate showcase (date of showcase TBC). 

Performing in the showcase is not compulsory, but is a fun, fabulous and glittery experience! It will give you a real world feeling of what it’s like to perform in a burlesque show. It may even be the catalyst for your budding burlesque career! 

Please note: For this course, you will need to have some ideas for your routine as well as music, which we will then build from in class. 

Attendees will need to bring along the following: 

- Note book

- Music on iPOD or USB Stick

- Sense of fun

- Open mind

- Water bottle

Uniform: 

Weeks 1-2: 

- Tight-fitting gym-style clothing OR burlesque attire (your choice!).

- Medium-High Heels/Ballroom-Latin Dance Heels essential. 

Weeks 3-7: 

- As above, plus the costumes and props pieces you intend to use for your routine.