DSOB – 9 week – Burlesque 101 Course

Holly Hock / DSOB – 9 week – Burlesque 101 Course

DSOB – 9 week – Burlesque 101 Course

Detroit School of Burlesque
Date(s) - 08-30-2017 to 10-22-2017

Detroit School of Burlesque
483 W Marshall St
Ferndale, MI


The Detroit School of Burlesque empowers everyone to give themselves permission to be sexy, whether that be in the bedroom or on the stage. Whether you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom or launch into your burlesque career, the Detroit School of Burlesque has created a comprehensive course that fits your desire!



Award-winning performers Miss Holly Hock & Leena Allure will guide you through an 8-week course of burlesque instruction covering everything from how to create choreography & costuming for your first routine to how to market yourself as a performer. On the 9th week, you will show have the opportunity to show what you’ve learned in the student showcase! Students will also receive a certificate of completion at the showcase. Class sizes are limited and spaces fill up fast, must be 21+. No prior dance or burlesque experience is necessary.

This is a comprehensive class covering all aspects of burlesque, not simply basic dance class. While we absolutely show you some fun dance moves, chair moves, glove and stocking peels, we also cover things like hair and makeup and the business aspects of burlesque. This class is great for any aspiring performer to build a foundation of knowledge that will help them get started.

Detroit School of Burlesque – 9 Week Course – Starts Wed, Aug 30
Click here to register!

8/30/17 7pm-8pm – Week 1 – Intro to Burlesque
In this class we will cover some basics, including important tips and tricks every showgirl should know, how to choose your burlesque name & how to get involved with the burlesque community. Then we will help you learn the basics of the Bump & Grind!

9/6/17 7pm-8pm Week 2 – Choreography, Sultry Moves & Stage Prescence
In this class we will cover creating a routine, how to plan your choreography and some sultry crowd pleasing moves you can incorporate all while learning to have a strong, confident stage prescence.

9/13/17 7pm-8pm Week 3 – Costuming
In this class we will cover costuming tips and tricks, different clothing removal methods, construction and embellishment methods, how to choose your costume pieces to best tell your story and more. (plus how to adhere pasties which you will need in the next class)

9/20/17 7pm-8pm Week 4 – Stockings, Tassels and Chairs…Oh My!
In this class we will teach you the how to’s of, feather boas, glove & stocking peels and even some sassy chair moves! And get out those pasties because we will be teaching you how to twirl your tassels!

9/27/17 7pm-8pm Week 5 – Poise & Belly Dance in Burlesque
In this class we will help you perfect your poise and pose which is useful both on stage and in front of the camera. We will also be learning some fun basic bellydance moves that you can incorporate into your burlesque routines!

10/4/17 7pm-8pm Week 6 – Hair & Makeup
In this class we will teach you some hair styling and makeup tips to help you create that perfect showgirl stage ready look! We will even show you how to apply those pesky false eyelashes!

10/11/17 7pm-8pm Week 7 – The Business of Burlesque
In this class we will cover how to market yourself as a burlesque performer, how to get booked for shows, burlesque etiquette, how to write a bio and an act intro. We will also have a
Q & A session to answer any questions or review anything covered in the course.

10/18/17 7pm-8pm Week 8 – Photo Shoot
This week put those hair, makeup & pose tricks you learned to work! We will be doing performer headshots for each student. Please come dressed and hair & makeup ready.

10/ 22/17 – Week 9 – Student Showcase at Ant Hall
Time to show off what you’ve learned. In this student showcase you can invite family and friends to watch you make your debut! Tickets will be available for attendees a couple of weeks before the actual event. 21+ only

*These classes can not be purchased individually
*Refund requests can only be processed 1 week prior to the first class.