The Art of Burlesque Level 2- with Eliza DeLite

Age: 18+

DAY: Wednesdays

TIME: 19.30-20.30

LENGTH: 6 weeks

LEVEL: Improver / Level 2

START DATE: 18th Jan 2023

END DATE: 22nd Feb 2023

FEE: full price £99 / early bird £89.10 ends 31st Dec

Teacher Bio 

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.

Course Details

Suitable for those who’ve taken an a few introductory burlesque classes or beginner’s course and are ready to continue their learning.

This 6-week Level 2 burlesque course, with internationally acclaimed burlesque star Eliza DeLite, aims to give you the tools to expand on the fundamentals of burlesque, try new routines adding in props and more complex striptease such as stockings and corset removal.

Key Focus areas:

  • Learn two new routines, progressing from Level 1
  • How to remoStocking & suspenders
  • Silk robe striptease
  • Incorporating hand fans as a prop (fans are provided in class)
  • Introduction to corsetry removal 

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: 

 

Weeks 1-3 

  • Lingerie you feel confident dancing in
  • A long silky robe / dressing gown that ties with a belt
  • Heels you can easily move in, and slip off – court shoes are ideal (no buckles or straps)
  • A pair of stockings & a suspender belt (4 or 6 strap)
  • Nipple tassels & double-sided tape

Weeks 4-6 

  • Lingerie you feel confident dancing in
  • Evening gloves
  • Hold ups (like stockings but with rubber grip tops)
  • A corset (over bust OR under bust – ideally steel boned)
  • Heels you can easily move in, and slip off – court shoes are ideal (no buckles or straps)
  • Nipple tassels & double-sided tape
  • Front opening corset

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).