Make yourself Some Professional Pasties pt3: Getting Stoned and Other Decoration!

So, if you’ve followed our pastie making series – part one – the basics here and part two – odd shapes here, you must be itching to get at those rhinestones and decorate them! Part 3 is all about the decoration – and using your imagination too!  What you will need: To make sparkly – rhinestones, glue […]

Piercing The Veil… Why A Belly Dancer’s Prop Can Be Your New Costume Friend!

We all know that burlesque and belly dance are linked… Since belly dance first entered the Western World’s imagination at the Chicago World Fair in the 1880s (you can read about the history of burlesque and belly dance at the Chicago World Fair here) burlesque dancers have been emulating and converting the moves for our own […]

Facing Up To The Music – why you have no claim on the music you use for a routine…

Let’s admit it… Whether we are in the burlesque, cabaret, belly/contemporary/street dance -or any other performance forum that uses music, we’ve all gone out there and found the most suitable track for our act, one that has the most relevant words, the best notation for accents, etc. We’ve got excited, choreographed our act only to […]

Why Imitation Is Not The highest Form Of Flattery – Copyright Of Routines

The world of burlesque is a caring, sharing place! We care about other performers, we like to take new performers under our wings, we like to share ideas, stages, limited backstage space, hairspray and boob tape… But there’s one thing that it’s definitely not okay to share and that is routines – especially without permission… […]

Make Yourself Some Professional Pasties pt2: Odd Shapes

If you’ve read our Pasties ‘how to’ Make yourself Professional pasties Pt 1 then you already know how to make yourself some basic (un-decorated – we’ll get onto that in the last part!) pasties with tassels… but what if you want to make some that are a more ‘specialist’ shape? Here is the low down on making […]

Got a Booking – You Need To Ask Questions!

So you have a booking… Whether it’s a corporate booking, theatrical show or private party, before you put that phone down or press send on that email, here’s Lilly Laudanum’s useful checklist of stuff you need to know about the booking:    General for any booking: The contact/booker’s name, mobile number The address of venue […]

Rubyyy Jones’ Stage Readyyy Lessons!

We bloody love Rubyyy Jones – and so did every one of you who came to our Whipping Up A Storm at Swansea Grand last month… Today we are loving her post for new performers on that bloody time of the month… Here’s a link to her blog: http://setyourpleasurefree.tumblr.com/post/123029713439/stage-readyyy-lesson-1