5 Week Beginner Burlesque Course

Every Friday, starting Friday 12th January

5 Week Beginners Burlesque Course Starting 12th January at the Southwater Area Community Centre, St Leonards-on-Sea (TBC). Classes take place every Friday at 6:30pm - 7:30pm for 5 weeks.

This course is aimed at those who want to take their first steps into the world of burlesque. The course is suitable for all women over the age of 18. The course and venue are fully accessible and all moves can be adapted for different abilities and disabilities.

The course will cover classic burlesque moves all in the context of building your confidence and releasing your inner bombshell. Classes are fun and supportive.

We won’t be learning any routines, but you will finish the course with everything you need to start putting your own routines together. 

Once completed, those wishing to will have the opportunity to put routines together and take part in a showcase and learn how to start a career in burlesque.

The course is led by Alotta Piernas. Alotta has over 10 years performing tease and burlesque shows around the country.

Ts & Cs

The course is for women only and is over 18.

The course costs £50 and this is non-refundable. Part refunds can NOT be made if you are unable to attend any sessions.

You will have to fill in a Par-Q form so I am aware of any medical conditions. However, you are responsible for only undertaking activity that you are fit and well enough to do.

Payment is taken in advance via PayPal. Full details will be sent once payment has been processed. Any questions and you can contact us on hello@hastingsburlesque.co.uk

You may require props during the course. I will advise you on the best ones, along with substitutes, if you do not have anything suitable.

This is a beginners course. If you wish to learn a routine, there is a separate workshop on 9th December. 

All rights are reserved by Hastings Burlesque. The courses will provide a supportive environment and appropriate behaviour is required by all participants. Hastings Burlesque reserve the right to disallow anyone who behaves inappropriately from continuing. No refund will be given.

Course Details

Week 1 – Strut your stuff

It doesn’t matter how shiny and polished your routine is, if you aren’t confident on a stage, your act will be a flop. In this crucial class you will learn how to hold your head up high, look the audience in the eye and embrace being watched. Learn to move with confidence and own your stage. This class will cover skills that will help you in every aspect of your life.

Week 2 – The gloves are off

Building on week 1, we will look at classic ways to remove long gloves. You will learn how to use this prop to build suspense in your routine and find out how something as simple as removing a glove can be sensual and tantalising.

Week 3 – Stockings and suspense

The only thing more beautiful and sexy than wearing stockings is not wearing stockings. You will learn different ways to remove stockings that can be incorporated into burlesque routines….or in private….

Week 4 – Shirts and corsets

Things will start hotting up, as we build on the previous weeks and learn how to elegantly remove either corsets or shirts. You will learn how to harness the power of suspense and tease to slowly reveal your beautiful self. (Clothes can be worn underneath during classes!)

Week 5 – Twirl your tassels

The last class is tassel class!! Tassling is one of the most popular highlights of any burlesque routine. Learn how to twirl your tassels and delight crowds in this very funny class. You are free to wear tassles over clothes if you wish.