Canberra Burlesque Classes

 

The Sass and Tease Collective offer burlesque classes; from the curious dilettante to the serious aspiring performer we have something to suit everyone. We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof).  If you think burlesque isn't for you, we are here to challenge that assumption!

 

We also offer one off workshops focusing on a particular aspect of burlesque and performance from local and interstate performers.  To see what workshops are on offer head over to our workshops page here.

The Sass and Tease Collective operate three terms of classes a year  usually beginning in February, May and August.  Different classes are available throughout the year and the content of choreography based classes changes from term to term.  If you're not sure where to start send us an email!

 

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Canberra burlesque teacher Ivy Ambrosia performing at Smith's ALternative. Image by Brett Sargeant, D-eye Photography
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Burlesque Beginners -
Group Performance Course

Cost: $200

 

Duration: 10 week course, Mondays -  6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Dates: Term 3 2019 commencing Aug 26th

Where: O'Donnell Youth Centre, Limestone Avenue, Braddon

 

 

What:

Come and learn the basics of classic and neo burlesque dance with the Sass and Tease Collective. Over 10 weeks you will learn three routines that will put sass in your step and a sparkle in your eye.  There will also be a performance opportunity at the end of the course for those who wish to get up and shake it on stage!*


This course is designed as a fun introduction to old and new burlesque with routines designed to teach you how to shimmy and sway like the greats of burlesque and also how to kick the schtick like a neo-burlesque provocateur.

 

Perfect if you’re just looking for a fun or if you’re thinking you’d like to hit that stage!

*Please note base items like shoes, stockings and lingerie will be required for performance.

Intermediate Ensemble
Group Performance Course

 

Cost: $220

 

Duration: 10 week course, Tuesdays -  6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Dates: Term 2 2019 commencing May 14th

 

 

Where: O'Donnell Youth Centre, Limestone Avenue, Braddon

 

What:

Would you like to be in a Sass & Tease show? Have you completed a burlesque beginners course (with us or anyone else!) OR have some previous dance experience and long to be onstage with others sassing and teasing the audience?

This course is for those who want to be in our July performance: Jay Gatsby Requests... in one or more of the intermediate group routines. It runs Tuesday evenings for 10 weeks starting on the 14th of May. 

 

The course costs $220 which includes one prop or costume to keep*.


*Please note base items like shoes, stockings and lingerie will be required for performance.

 

Act Development -
Individual Performance Course

 

Cost: $220

 

Duration: 10 week course, Tuesdays -  6:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Dates: Term 3 2019 commencing Aug 27th

 

 

Where: O'Donnell Youth Centre, Limestone Avenue, Braddon

 

 

What:

Strictly limited spaces and only offered once a year this course is designed for aspiring performers!  Taking the format of a series of extension workshops hosted by different members of the Collective this course will cover the basics of act development, characterisation and stagecraft. It also covers some aspects of the performing arts industry and the business of burlesque.

During the extension course students will work closely with their chosen tutor/s to develop an original solo act for performance at a graduating showcase.

 

Participants will also graduate with a basic press kit including studio and performing images, video footage of their act, and a performer biography.
 

 

To reserve your spot email sassandteasecollective@gmail.com. Please note a 50% deposit is required to secure your enrollment.  Places may be limited.

 

Classes are strictly 18+

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As an act of respect we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we perform.  We pay respect to their Elders; past, present and future and acknowledge their ancient and on-going connection to this country.