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Melbourne Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 11th May
Melbourne Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 11th May

Sat, 11 May


Pulse Studios

Melbourne Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 11th May

Join Evana De Lune in Melbourne on Saturday 11th May 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 Femme Fatale - there's something for everyone.

Time & Location

11 May 2024, 10:15 am – 3:15 pm AEST

Pulse Studios, level 2/285 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia

About the event


Get ready for another round of burlesque workshops!


Pulse Studios (Studio 1)

Level 2/285 Carlisle St, Balaclava VIC 3183, Australia


Saturday 11th May 2024

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.

Femme Fatale Workshop


1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Difficulty Level: All Levels

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, 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.

Skills Covered:

  • Vampy Stage Presence and Sensuality: Learn how to exude sensuality and charm with every movement, captivating your audience with your magnetic presence.
  • Strong and Fierce Posture: Cultivate a commanding presence on stage with strong and fierce posture, channeling the confidence of a true femme fatale.
  • Vintage-Inspired Dance Moves: Master classic dance moves that harken back to the golden age of burlesque, adding a touch of nostalgia to your performances.
  • Commanding Audiences with Your Face and Gaze: Discover the power of your facial expressions and gaze in captivating and holding your audience's attention, leaving them spellbound.
  • Slow and Sultry Temptress Tease: Delve into the art of the slow and sultry tease, tantalizing your audience with every movement and leaving them craving more.

By the end of the workshop, you'll have a toolkit of skills that will empower you to embrace your inner femme fatale, captivate audiences with your charm and allure, and confidently command the stage like never before. Join for an exhilarating journey of self-discovery and empowerment, all in the supportive and inclusive environment of the burlesque community.



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 Hour 30 Minute)

    Tax: GST included
    Sold Out
  • Slow & Sensual

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

    Tax: GST included
    Sold Out
  • Femme Fatale

    1:45 pm - 3:15 pm (1 Hour 30 Minute)

    Tax: GST included



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