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Which Classes Should You Take?

Any classes you like! ALL of our classes are suitable for all levels (unless otherwise stated in the description of a particular class).

In Flirting With Burlesque, you learn a routine with basic burlesque attitude, designed for a group performance but easy to learn and perform on your own. This is a great class if you have absolutely no experience, but it’s tons of fun even if you’ve already got some burlesque skills under your shimmy belt. Flirting With Burlesque classes can be taken individually or as a package, and some months there is the opportunity to perform in a student showcase.
Click here if you have more questions about Flirting With Burlesque.

In the Essential Burlesque Series, there are four classes which can be taken individually or as a series: striptease, chair dance, fan dance, and classic moves featuring glove peels and tassel twirling. This series is great for beginners, as well as for people who have some dance experience but want to understand the movement vocabulary of burlesque.
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In the Act Development series, there are four classes, which cannot be taken separately. You’ll talk about your idea for a burlesque number and be guided through developing it to performance level as you learn how to choose music, assemble a costume, and create choreography. You’ll have the option of performing in a student showcase with your classmates.
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All other classes, generally called “specialty classes,” happen irregularly, sometimes only once. Unless there is a note that you should have a certain level of experience before taking it, it’s for you! Since the class may not repeat, it's a good idea to take it when you can.
All specialty classes and events will be listed on our main page.

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Curious about our instructors? Get to know them on our “Meet Our Instructors” page.

During the pandemic we are presenting classes online only. We have no in-person offerings at this time. As soon as it is safe to get together, we will be back in the studio with our students! We will also keep the online branch of the school going, as it has opened classes to many who could not make it to New York or had accessibility issues.
We have a very exciting Fall and Winter lined up for 2020!
All of our currently available classes are listed on our front page. New classes are added weekly. If you join our email list, you’ll get early information about new classes and instructors plus tips, videos, and other information to keep you up to date on the world of burlesque.

Upon registration you will receive a receipt from paypal via email. This is your confirmation of registration. We'll send you a link to your class on the day of. All classes are listed in EST. Please add your registration to your personal calendar and let us know if you haven't received a zoom invitation at least an hour before the class begins.

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You can email us at glitter@schoolofburlesque.com.