So you've conquered "Introduction to Burlesque" and are now beyond "Burlesque for Beginners" – now what? If you're ready to take the next step on your journey to diva-hood, this intermediate-level class is for you! Each class series will focus on a variety of burlesque techniques that take what you learned in Introduction to Burlesque to a whole new level. Students will learn more advanced moves and removes and how to develop their own burlesque style.
Chair dance class captured by Melissa Ostrow for <i>Stuff Magazine</i>.

Chair dance class captured by Melissa Ostrow for Stuff Magazine.

Upcoming Classes

Low and Slow: Sensual Floorwork
Mondays, June 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:00-7:00pm
Instructor: Miss Mina
Cost: $80

In this class we'll explore the sensual nature of floorwork. Students will learn how to get down to the floor and how to get back up again, classic floorwork moves, traveling, and transitions. And as long as we're down there, we'll do some stocking peels.

We'll also discuss when floorwork is appropriate and how to modify your act for when it isn't. Exercises for strengthening the core (vital for floorwork!) will be included.

We'll be spending a lot of time on the floor, so please bring a yoga mat for comfort.

Beginning Fan Dance Series

A two-part course on fan dance with Miss Mina, New England's Queen of the Fans. Students may take each section individually or take both together.

Introduction to Fan Dance 
Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24, 6:00-7:00pm 
Instructor: Miss Mina
Cost: $75

In this three-week course, students will learn the basic principles and moves of fan dance, using small marabou fans.

Fan Dance Routine
Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21, 6:00-7:00pm 
Instructor: Miss Mina
Cost: $75

Over three weeks students will learn a complete burlesque routine using small marabou fans incorporating the techniques learned in Introduction to Fan Dance.

Combo: both parts for $125

Fans: marabou, 11" x 20", 21 staves, pictured at right. Bring your own or buy them from B.A.B.E. for $25 a pair. Please order fans by July 2nd.



Please Note: If you cannot attend the course or a session of the course for which you have registered, you may not transfer or cancel your registration.

All material presented in B.A.B.E. courses is for personal, non-commercial use only. All lesson plans, routines, choreography, and combinations taught at B.A.B.E. are the intellectual property of The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education® and may not be used or performed without express permission.