Corps de Burlesque
~ School of Seduction ~

Burlesque Courses now available in Palmerston North

Corps de Burlesque - Prep School

~ Prep School ~

This is a 6 week course, perfect for anyone who is curious to dip their toes into the glittery burlesque pool. We will take you on a journey through the art of tease, beginning with posture and confidence, walking in heels, peeling gloves, stockings, corsets and more.

We explore the rich history of this glorious art form and learn about some of the biggest legends of burlesque. At the end of this course there is the option to extend a further 4 weeks to learn about some of the specialised props of classic burlesque like boa work and fan dancing.

No nudity is involved in these classes. No previous dance experience is required, just an open mind and an attitude of fun.

6 weeks - $135

Next course begins September 14th 6pm Register here

Corps de Burlesque - Prep School - Props

~ Prep School – Props ~

This mini course delves into some of the quintessential props you will see in classic burlesque…the Feather Boa, Feather and Silk Veil fans, Isis wings and Balloons. Again we will delve into the history of each piece and then learn techniques for using them to their fullest potential.

Prerequisites: To take part in this course you must have completed our Prep School course or the equivalent if you have been studying at a different studio previously.

4 weeks - $90

First course begins November 23rd 6pm. Registrations open soon

Corps de Burlesque Debutantes - Performance for Troupes

~ Corps de Burlesque Debutantes – Performance for Troupes ~

So you want to get a taste of the limelight? In this 10 week course we will guide you through the full creative process and everything that is involved in putting an act on stage.

We start from the very beginning by developing a concept together, selecting music, costume design, hair & makeup for stage, creating choreography as a group plus a whole bunch of behind the scenes info on etiquette and performance psychology. This sounds like a lot of work and it is but at the end of this journey you will be ready to step on stage with confidence and style.

No previous dance experience is required but we suggest you attend our Prep School course before entering this one.

10 weeks $250

Next course begins September 7th 7:30pm Register here

Corps de Burlesque - World Domination for Soloists

~ World Domination for Soloists ~

Here is where you step out on your own.

This is a private course so you get our undivided attention for 4 weeks. This course will go back over all the creative aspects of the troupe course and then a level deeper where we help you choose a stage name, begin developing your brand and give a crash course on social media marketing and hustling for shows. Even if you’re not keen on being a fully-fledged full time professional this course can give you the tools to be a well organised, well presented part time ecdysiast.

4 weeks $200. Email info@balletschooldropouts.com to book your time slot.