Sun, 16 Apr|
The Space (Drama Room)
Melbourne Burlesque Workshops
Join Evana De Lune in Melbourne on Sunday April 16th for a series of Burlesque Workshops! There are three workshops to choose from, but don't be afraid to try them all! Burlesque 101, Classic Burlesque , and Femme Fatale - there's something for everyone.
Time & Location
16 Apr, 10:15 am – 3:15 pm AEST
The Space (Drama Room), 318 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia
About the event
Get ready for another round of burlesque workshops!
All new choreography, new songs, and new classes.
The Space Dance & Arts Centre (Drama Room)
318 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia
Sunday April 15th
Burlesque 101 Workshop
10:15am - 11:45am
Have you ever wanted to try burlesque but don't know where to start?
Look no further than Burlesque 101! This introductory course will help you build some foundational skills and briefly dive into the vast history of burlesque.
- Bumps, Grinds & Shimmies
- Showgirl Stance
- Simple Striptease
- How to Strut like a Burlesque Queen
Classic Burlesque Workshop
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Learn to channel your inner vintage vixen with the right moves to match in this intermediate workshop. Building on the basics covered in Burlesque 101, this workshop will take a deeper dive into the "Golden Era" of burlesque and the choreographic styles of the glitzy goddesses of yesteryear.
You'll pay homage to legends such as Gypsy Rose Lee, Lili St. Cyr, Tempest Storm, Blaze Starr and more, exploring their signature moves and classic routines from the 1930s-1950s. Whether you're a seasoned performer or just starting out, this workshop will help you develop your skills and add some vintage glamour to your repertoire.
- Classic burlesque choreography and characterisation
- Silver screen-inspired striptease techniques
- Audience interaction and performance skills
- Confidence-building and self-esteem upliftment
- Comedic timing with striptease
- Glove peeling techniques
Femme Fatale Workshop
1:45pm - 3:15pm
Are you ready to unleash your inner femme fatale and become the embodiment of beauty, mystery, seduction, and danger? Building upon the skills learned in Burlesque 101 and Classic Burlesque, this workshop is all about the timeless character type that has long captivated audiences with her charm and allure.
You'll channel the fierce fatales of bygone eras, like Rita Hayworth and Marlene Dietrich, and delve into the seductive and mysterious world of the iconic femme fatale character trope. This workshop is designed to add a bit of spice and danger into your burlesque repertoire.
- Vampy stage presence and channeling sensuality
- Strong and fierce posture and posing
- Holding and commanding audiences with your face and gaze
- Slow and sultry temptress tease
- Feather Boa techniques
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.
You are welcome to bring a pen and paper/notebook to take notes during the workshops, but it is not required. All props, such as gloves, boas, and other accessories, will be provided for you. However, if you have your own props and would prefer to use them, you are welcome to bring them along.
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!
10:15am - 11:45am (1.5 Hour)
12:00pm - 1:30pm (1.5 Hour)
1:45pm - 3:15pm (1.5 Hour)