Burlesque with Eliza DeLite 

Biography

Internationally acclaimed burlesque star, Eliza DeLite has been dazzling audiences across the globe since 2008. From Stockholm to Chicago, Rome to New Orleans and countless bustling cities in between. Eliza has disrobed on some of the worlds most revered burlesque and cabaret stages including New York’s Duane Park and Berlin’s Wintergarten Theatre. Outside of her London residencies in Soho and Mayfair, her repertoire of glittering performances has earned her a place as a firm favourite on the international burlesque circuit, bringing her timeless elegance, glamour, and femme fatale magic to the stage. This Autumn sees her join the cast of touring spectacular “Party Like Gatsby”, which will be hitting stages across Europe and in the UK into 2023. Her classes and workshops have travelled the world, inspiring many a budding burlesque student and have been a fixture with Danceworks since Spring 2021.

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Courses Description

The Art of Burlesque – Introductory Course for Beginners (Level 1)

The perfect starting point for those looking to dip their toes into burlesque for the first time.

Suitable for absolute beginners (no prior burlesque experience necessary).   

This introductory, 6-week beginner’s burlesque course, with internationally acclaimed burlesque star Eliza DeLite, aims to give you the tools to feel more confident in yourself, meet new friends, learn fun routines, mastering basic striptease skills and the core essentials of burlesque!

Key Focus areas:

  • Introduction to striptease (gloves, robes, shoes & bras)
  • Creating elegant lines and shapes  
  • Shimmy shaking 
  • Walking with confidence
  • Set choreography (learned & rehearsed over several weeks)

What to wear: On week one, please come wearing comfortable form fitting clothes such as leggings & a t-shirt and a comfortable pair of heels.

What else you’ll need for this course:

  • Comfortable form fitting clothes such as leggings & a t-shirt
  • Slip on heels you feel comfortable dancing in (they don’t need to be high)
  • A pair of evening gloves
  • A long silky robe / dressing gown
  • Lingerie
  • Nipple tassels

Online learning resource:

Students will receive access to a private link to an online course guide to help keep up to date with detailed course info, music links, social events and where to buy burlesque accessories (access will be given after the first class).

*NOTE*  Eliza is always happy to keep her class open to any gender. She will do her utmost to make all the students feel as comfortable as possible in this.

The Art of Burlesque – Boas and Corsets  (Level 2)

Welcome to this 6 week – Level 2 burlesque course with internationally acclaimed burlesque artist Eliza DeLite.

This course is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of burlesque and / or a great next step from Eliza’s Level 1 course.

Over 6 weeks, you will learn, perfect and polish a choreographed burlesque routine, centred around corset striptease & feather boa play. Corsets  & feather boas are synonymous within burlesque and with Eliza’s guidance, you will learn how to utilise these items through the art of striptease.

What you will need:
  1. Lingerie you feel comfortable dancing in.
  2. Front fastening corset (check out What Katie Did or Corset Story for the perfect corset).
  3. Feather boa
  4. Nipple tassels.
  5. Comfortable heels you dance in. (salsa or Latin dance shoes are ideal for this routine).

ls you dance in (salsa or Latin dance shoes are ideal for this routine)

Students will receive access to a private link to an online course guide to help keep up to date with detailed course info, music links, social events and where to buy burlesque accessories (access will be given after the first class).

*NOTE*  Eliza is always happy to keep her class open to any gender. She will do her utmost to make all the students feel as comfortable as possible in this.

Please note that we are unable to offer credit or refunds for unattended classes.

Upcoming Courses

CourseDatesLevelTimeDayLengthFee
Burlesque for Beginners26th June- 31st JulyLevel 118:00-19:00Wednesday6 weeks£108
Boas & Corsets26th June - 31st JulyLevel 219:30-20:30Wednesday6 weeks£108
Burlesque for Beginners4th Sept- 9th OctLevel 118:00-19:00Wednesday6 weeks£108
Handfans & Stockings4th Sept-25th OctLevel 219:30-20:30Wednesday4 weeks£72
Burlesque for Beginners6th Nov- 11th DecLevel 118:00-19:00Wednesday6 weeks£108
Boas & Corsets6th Nov- 11th DecLevel 219:30-20:30Wednesday6 weeks£108