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Burlesque- Foundation course (Hybrid: in person & online)

Online live on Zoom & in person at Create Studios Leicester + recordings available
16 years and over
Burlesque- Foundation course (Hybrid: in person & online)

This is an online event.

Joining instructions will be provided after booking.

Course dates

  • Wed, 9 Oct '24   7:30pm – 8:30pm BST
  • Wed, 16 Oct '24   7:30pm – 8:30pm BST
  • Wed, 23 Oct '24   7:30pm – 8:30pm BST
  • Wed, 30 Oct '24   7:30pm – 8:30pm GMT
  • Wed, 6 Nov '24   7:30pm – 8:30pm GMT
  • Wed, 13 Nov '24   7:30pm – 8:30pm GMT


Burlesque is about glamour, burlesque is about comedy, but most of all, burlesque is about tease...

This course is offered both in person and online live on zoom.
-Students who book in person will be able to attend at the venue, but will also receive the zoom link.
-Those who book a zoom ticket will only be able to attend online.
-zoom recordings will be available until one week after the course ends, please allow 48 hours after each class for these to be uploaded.

Venue Address: Create Studios (studio 5), Clarendon Park 120a Hartopp Road, Leicester, LE2 1WF

The introductory burlesque course covers pin-up walks, bombshell poses, seductive glove and stocking removal techniques, introduction to feather fan dance, and fun routines as well. By the end of the course you will have all the ingredients and ideas needed to put together your own burlesque solo if you wanted.
It is not necessary to have any dance or stage experience as we'll teach you everything you need to know. We practice the art of strip tease in class, but nudity is not necessary- you can save it for the stage!

You will need:
💜 Opera gloves (long, just below elbow or longer. Fingerless gloves wont work!)
💜Stockings (hold ups are great, no need for suspender belts etc. Fishnets are not advisable)
💜Corset (optional)
💜High-heels are encouraged if you can wear them, but keep them to a manageable heel height.

If you are learning on Zoom you will also need:
💜2 x fans (small folding fans are fine, although if you have the big ones then great! Feather fans or oriental paper/fabric fans all fine). This kind of thing
💜One sturdy armless chair (such as a dining room chair)

For your first class you only need heels (heels are optional) and we will discuss everything else you will need in the coming weeks! Wear clothes you can move in- leggings and vest is ideal.

Once you have finished the course there is the option to join the ongoing open level classes and have the chance to perform in a show! Many of Doe's students go on to perform solo as well as with the group.

Learn more and see videos of Doe and her students:



6-week course

Course ticket - for all 6 dates.
Tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Online event information

Online live on Zoom & in person at Create Studios Leicester + recordings available