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Auckland Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 27th April
Auckland Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 27th April

Sat, 27 Apr


Viva Dance Studios (Studio 2)

Auckland Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 27th April

Join Evana De Lune in Auckland on Saturday 27th April for a series of Burlesque Workshops! There are three workshops to choose from, but don't be afraid to try them all! Burlesque 101, Slow & Sensual, and Fetish - there's something for everyone.

Time & Location

27 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm NZST

Viva Dance Studios (Studio 2), 10 Newton Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

About the event

Kia Ora, Auckland!

Get ready for another round of burlesque workshops with award winning showgirl Evana De Lune!


Viva Dance 10 Newton Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1010, NEW ZEALAND


Saturday April 27th

Burlesque 101 Workshop


10:15 am - 11:45 am

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Have you ever been intrigued by the world of burlesque but felt unsure about taking that first step onto the stage? Look no further! Introducing the exciting workshop – Burlesque 101, your gateway to the captivating world of classic burlesque performance.

In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to acquire essential skills and delve into the rich history of burlesque. Under the guidance of Evana, you'll explore various techniques, from timeless movements to glamorous peels. Discover the confidence to shine and captivate your audience, all while embracing the art of burlesque.

Skills Covered:

  • Classic Bumps, Grinds & Shimmies: Learn the foundational movements that have entranced audiences for generations. Master the art of sensual body isolations and combine them to make seamless burlesque routines.
  • Showgirl Stance: Discover the power of posture and presence. Cultivate the commanding showgirl stance that exudes confidence and allure, setting the stage for your magnetic performance.
  • Simple Striptease: Dip your toes into the world of the tantalising striptease. Explore the art of removing layers with grace and sensuality, leaving your audience spellbound and craving more.
  • How to Strut like a Classic Burlesque Queen: Unleash your inner diva as you learn the seductive art of the burlesque strut. Walk with poise, attitude, and the self-assuredness of a true burlesque queen.
  • Glove Peel Technique: Delve into the exquisite world of glove peeling, a quintessential element of burlesque allure. Master the art of removing gloves with finesse and flair.

By the end of Burlesque 101, you'll have a toolkit of fundamental burlesque skills that will empower you to embrace your individuality, celebrate your body, and confidently command the stage. Join us for an exhilarating journey that combines history, self-expression, and a dash of glamour – all in the supportive and inclusive environment of our Burlesque 101 workshop.

Unveil the star within you and step into the spotlight with Burlesque 101. Reserve your spot today and embark on an unforgettable adventure of self-discovery and empowerment!

Slow & Sensual Workshop


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Difficulty Level: All Levels

Have you ever wanted to slow it down and connect with your sensuality through dance?

This workshop is all about self-discovery, sensuality, and empowerment. You'll learn a sultry choreographed routine that ignites the senses and leaves a lasting impression. Dive deep into the world of slow and sensual movement, where you'll connect with your inner ecstasy and share it with your audience.

Skills Covered:

  • Sensual Choreography: Master a mesmerising 2 minute long choreographed routine that focuses on touch, sensations, and the art of seduction through movement. This sensual choreography is all about self love and appreciation, it’s a great way to boost your confidence and get connected to yourself.
  • Erotic & Hypnotic Grinds: Learn how to roll, circle & move your body in an erotic fashion and dance in a way that hypnotises your audience. With a focus on hip drops, rolls and undulating movements.
  • Balance and Body Awareness: Through dancing barefoot we will learn how to centre ourselves and build more body awareness and balance in our movements. Building a strong base and focusing on good posture.
  • Breathing Exercises: Learn how to use focused breathing and positive internal monologue to get into the right mindset for your performances and to help push through nerves and stage fright.
  • Stage Presence: Elevate your stage presence by engaging your audience with smouldering facial expressions and a captivating gaze that draws them into your world.

Slow & Sensual is suitable for absolutely every level of dancer, and perfect for those looking to take it easy or slow it down. It’s all about self love, discovering yourself, feeling connected with your body, and moving with intention.

Fetish Workshop


1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Have you ever wanted to spice up your life or incorporate some kink into your dance performance?

This sex-positive class will take you on a voyeuristic adventure of pleasure and sensual movement. This workshop will teach you about different aspects of fetishism and how you can explore them with an audience. Whether you prefer a dominant or submissive role, this erotic striptease course will cater for all preferences. Fetish will allow you to explore your sensuality in a sex-positive environment through movement and costuming elements.

Skills Covered:

  • Fetish Choreography: Dance your way to mastering roughly 2 minutes worth of choreography specially designed to broaden your dance vocabulary and expand your ability to create your own choreography. This sexual and sensual choreography has a focus on self love and appreciation, so it’s a great way to boost your confidence and get connected to your sensual self.
  • Dancing in Heels: Learn tips and tricks for how to build strength so you can hold yourself strongly, and move with poise and precision in heels. These skills require practice and strength training, so it’s a great opportunity to bust out your heels and learn to strut like a professional.
  • Prop Techniques: Discover how to incorporate kinky props into your choreography. Do chains and whips excite you? Great, bring them along to the workshop as we will cover a variety of techniques from tracing the body, to flirting with your audience with some light demonstration.
  • Stage Presence: Find out how to enhance your stage presence through specific posing and placement of body parts and facial expressions. Learn how to channel your dominant or submissive energy to tell a tantalising story.
  • Fetish Costuming: Discuss how to find and source your own fetish inspired costumes, and hear about Evana’s archives of historical fetish references.

Fetish is designed for students to realise that always, their number one fetish in life should be themselves. Self love is always the number one goal of these burlesque workshops, and you are the vessel for dance and expression. No matter the skill you walk into these classes with, you will leave with a smile on your face and some new ways to spice up your own routines.



I believe that burlesque is for everyone, regardless of gender or body type. My classes are a safe and welcoming space for all, and I welcome individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or have some dance experience, you are welcome to join me in celebrating your body, exploring movement, and developing your skills. I aim to create an inclusive environment where all can feel comfortable expressing themselves and learning at their own pace. So, don't worry if you are new to dance, I am here to support and encourage you through every bump, grind, and shimmy.

What To Bring:

Please bring a towel and water bottle.

You are welcome to bring a pen and paper/notebook to take notes during the workshops, but it is not required.

Dance heels are required for most workshops, please check the individual workshop descriptions.

Kneepads are recommended for any floorwork, please check the individual workshop descriptions.

Dress Code:

I want you to feel comfortable and confident during class, so wear something that makes you feel good! Leggings, shorts, and a singlet are all great options. You're also welcome to wear lingerie or any other clothing that makes you feel sexy. However, please make sure you are able to move freely and safely in whatever you choose to wear.

In addition, I recommend wearing dance heels if possible. This will help you practice proper stance and technique, and will give you a better feel for the classic burlesque style. However, if you're not comfortable in heels, you're welcome to wear flat dance shoes or bare feet. Whatever you choose, make sure you feel comfortable and confident to strut your stuff!


  • Burlesque 101

    10:15 am - 11:45 am (1.5 Hour)

    NZD 55.00
  • Slow & Sensual

    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (1.5 Hour)

    NZD 55.00
  • Fetish

    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm (1.5 Hour)

    NZD 55.00


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