Sat, 30 Sept|
The Space Dance (Drama Room)
Melbourne Burlesque Workshops | Saturday 30th September
Join Evana De Lune in Melbourne on Saturday 30th September 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 Neo Burlesque - there's something for everyone.
Time & Location
30 Sept, 10:15 am – 4:00 pm AEST
The Space Dance (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 LONGER CLASSES.
Use code "MULTICLASS" for $10 off each ticket when booking multiple workshops.
The Space Dance (Drama Room)
318 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia
Saturday September 30th
Burlesque 101 Workshop
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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.
- 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!
Classic Burlesque Workshop
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a captivating journey into the alluring world of Classic Burlesque, where the essence of tease, parody, comedy, and musicality intertwine to create a mesmerising performance. Immerse yourself in the charm of a bygone era as we explore the enchanting period of the 1860s to 1950s. Building on the basics covered in Burlesque 101, this workshop will dive deeper 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 vintage glamour to your repertoire.
- Historically Inspired Dance & Choreography: Transport yourself back as you learn and embody the dance styles that defined the Classic Burlesque era. From sultry shimmies to bumps and grinds, you'll master choreography that pays homage to the golden age of burlesque.
- The Art of Tease with Musicality: Discover the secret behind the art of tease as you explore the delicate balance of revealing and concealing. Dive into musicality, understanding how to synchronise your movements with the music's rhythm, mood, and tempo to create a captivating performance that enchants the audience.
- Delving into Classic Burlesque History: Embark on a journey through time to uncover the rich history of classic burlesque. We'll explore the lives and legacies of iconic burlesque legends who left an indelible mark on the art form while paying homage to their influence on modern performance.
- Mastering Burlesque Props: Learn to use classic burlesque props to elevate your performance. We will focus on the timeless feather boa, discovering how to incorporate these elements seamlessly into your routine, enhancing the allure and intrigue of your act.
- Face & Characterization: Dive deep into character development and over-the-top facial expressions. Explore techniques for creating unique and captivating stage personas that resonate with your audience. From facial expressions to body language, you'll learn to embody your character and truly captivate your viewers.
- Confidence-Building and Self-Esteem Upliftment: Embrace the empowering journey of self-discovery as you step into the spotlight. Through the art of burlesque, you'll gain a newfound sense of confidence and self-assuredness. Discover how the expressive nature of burlesque can help you overcome inhibitions, embrace your uniqueness, and uplift your self-esteem.
Join us for a workshop that combines the glamour of the past with the creativity of the present as we explore the art of tease, parody, and musicality in Classic Burlesque. Uncover the magic that happens when dance, history, and performance converge, and leave with the skills to create captivating and enchanting acts that pay homage to the golden age of burlesque.
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Unveil the captivating world of Neo-Burlesque in this transformative workshop that goes beyond the feathers and glitter. Neo-Burlesque isn't just about the moves; it's about the meaning, journey, and narrative you bring to the stage. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or stepping into the spotlight for the first time, Neo-Burlesque allows you to explore the depths of your performance artistry and understand your "why."
- Dance & Choreography Mastery: Elevate your dance and movement skills with expert guidance. From sensual struts to dynamic routines, you'll learn techniques that enhance your performance and captivate your audience.
- Thoughtful Tease Techniques: Neo-Burlesque isn't about simply revealing; it's about the art of anticipation and seduction. Discover how to create moments of suspense, using every gesture to weave an enchanting tapestry of allure.
- Empower Your Burlesque Journey: Explore your unique path within the world of burlesque. Gain insights into self-expression, body confidence, and empowerment through your performances. Understand how burlesque can be a platform for celebrating your individuality and embracing your inner strength.
- Uncover Your Motivations: Delve deep into your motivations for this captivating journey. Through introspective exercises, you'll uncover the personal stories and reasons that drive you to the burlesque stage, giving your performances genuine authenticity and emotional depth.
- Crafting Narrative Choreography: Learn how to construct a compelling story through your movements. From selecting music that resonates with your message to designing choreography that tells a tale, you'll develop the skills to create cohesive narratives that leave a lasting impact.
- Neo-Burlesque History: Immerse yourself in the rich history of Neo-Burlesque. Explore its evolution, key figures, and groundbreaking moments that have shaped this modern twist on a classic art form. Gain a deeper appreciation for the context in which Neo-Burlesque thrives today.
Join us for a transformative experience that goes beyond dance steps. Neo-Burlesque is about finding your voice, understanding your purpose, and letting your story shine. Whether you're drawn to the glamour, the sensuality, or the empowerment of burlesque, this workshop will guide you toward embracing your unique journey with authenticity and flair. Step into the spotlight, and let your Neo-Burlesque adventure begin.
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!
10:15 am - 12:00 pm (1 Hour 45 Minute)
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm (1 Hour 45 Minute)
2:15 pm - 4:00 pm (1 Hour 45 Minute)