Burlesque Masterclasses

with Eliza De Lite

MASTERCLASSES DETAILS

Classic showgirl burlesque  – Beginners

Minimum age: 16

DATE: Sunday 4th August

TIME: 13:00-15:30

LEVEL:  Beginner

FEE: £65

Hand fans for beginners (non strip) – Beginners

Minimum age: 16

DATE: Sunday 11th August

TIME: 13:00-15:30

LEVEL:  Beginner

FEE: £65

“Teaserama” (Panel skirts & Feather boas) – Intermediate

Minimum age: 16

DATE: Sunday 18th August

TIME: 13:00-15:30

LEVEL:  Intermediate

FEE: £65

Choreographing for burlesque (technique & tools for structuring a burlesque number) – Intermediate

Minimum age: 16

DATE: Sunday 25th August

TIME: 13:00-15:30

LEVEL:  Intermediate

FEE: £65

Our cancellation policy for any masterclass is 48 hours.  

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.

Masterclasses Descriptions

Classic Showgirl Striptease Burlesque – Beginners

Suitable for absolute beginners (no prior burlesque experience necessary).
This introductory masterclass with internationally acclaimed burlesque star Eliza DeLite, aims to give you the tools to feel more confident in yourself, meet new friends and learn a fun routine focusing on basic striptease skills and the core essentials of burlesque!

For this masterclass you will need:

  • Lingerie or athleisure wear.
  • Heels you can comfortably dance in (comfort is more important than heel height for this class).
  • A pair of evening gloves
  • A long silky robe / dressing gown
  • Nipple tassels (& body tape)

Hand fans for beginners (non strip) – Beginners

If you’re new to burlesque and looking to dip your toes in without taking anything off, this is the perfect class for you. Learn a dreamy routine with hand fans, guided by international burlesque star Eliza DeLite.

This class will teach you the basics of how to dance with hand fans and will include a small amount of group choreography work.

Please wear comfortable form fitting clothing and a pair of dance heels. Fans will be provided.

“Teaserama” (Panel skirts & Feather boas) – Intermediate

Dive into the art of old-school bump & grind burlesque (popular in the 1940s and 50’s). For this masterclass you will need: gloves, a feather boa, lingerie, nipple tassels (and body tape) and a panel skirt.

Some prior burlesque class experience is advisable (such as Eliza’s Level 1 course or beginner’s masterclasses).

For panel skirts check out Daisy Cutter on Etsy: https://tinyurl.com/49t27j4f

Please come wearing comfortable lingerie or form fitting clothing and a pair of Latin or salsa style dance shoes.

Choreographing for burlesque (technique & tools for structuring a burlesque number) – Intermediate

Level up your understanding of how a burlesque routine is structured. In this masterclass, Eliza will break down the key factors in choreographing and structuring a burlesque number. You will be encouraged to think about musicality, storytelling & audience connection. Please bring a notepad and pen and a pair of headphones for part of this masterclass as there will be some solo work involved.

Some prior burlesque class experience is advisable (such as Eliza’s Level 1 course or beginner’s masterclasses).

You will also need: Lingerie, nipple tassels (and body tape) comfortable heels + any other prop or costume items of your choice (gloves, boas, panel skirts, a robe, a dress, a fan or something else you’d like to use during the class).