Burlesque Dance - it sounds sexy. It's one of those phrases that even looks sexy in plain-old Times New Roman. Here at Sydney Pole we offer a bunch of fab classes that try and pull those good inner-beauty feels out, even when we feel like the opposite of sexy. Burlesque is totally one of those classes… sometime you might feel uber-cool and sometimes you feel like an idiot, but once you get it - you’re hooked.
Many people think that the core of burlesque dancing is the strip tease and that it’s all centred around that vintage-inspired glove peel and the unbuttoning of suspenders. And sure, that is a very big part of it. But did you know that Burlesque actually means “mockery” or “ridicule”, like caricature. When you watch a burlesque performance or take a burlesque dancing class, you will note that between all the sexy choreography there is this underlying current of cheekiness and satirical humour. The faux dropping of props, your shirt ‘accidentally’ ripping off, taking your bra off and the false relief when you realise that you remembered to wear your nipple tassels this morning *phew!!!
That doesn’t mean to say that Burlesque can not exist sans humour, of course it does. Sexy can be very serious business if you want it to. But here at Sydney Pole we are particularly interested in celebrating women and men and their sexy powers, but also their ability to be clever, charming and funny. Use Burlesque to improve body confidence and add a new & cheeky flavour to your weekly workout mix.