The Name Game…

What’s the most important thing – aside from a polished, professional performance? Your name! After all, you want the legions of adoring viewers who witnessed the performance to remember who it was they saw! But giving yourself a stage name can be one of the hardest tasks ever! Here’s some tips that may help…  I’ve […]

Sound Advice: How To Deal With Audio Issues…

As an artform that relies heavily on recorded music to perform, burlesque (and cabaret and dance) is prone to problems outside our control… We’ve compiled some ‘sound advice’ to help you deal with audio emergencies…  Firstly, if you are looking for advice on how to choose your track, go here for inspiration on themes, editing and performing […]

The Importance Of Play In Your Practice

Yes, we all know what it is to play. We’ve played in playgrounds, we’ve played with our cats and played with a lot of other things… But how many of us performers remember the art to creating great things on stage is playing? Here’s a guide to why it’s important and how it can enhance […]

How To Burlesque Without Losing Yourself

We get it! You’re excited! You’ve entered the industry, invented the colourful characters and made everything you do B I G… You have the confidence, your stage persona is on fire… But you’ve woken up one morning and realised you don’t know where the off-switch for the on-stage persona is…   Putting everything into your […]

Progress… It’s All About Progression

In this world, where everything is instant, where at the click of the button you can have this or do that, where all knowledge can be looked up and copied and pasted, instead of learned, in our hurry to do things now, we often forget the joy in progression. We’re here to tell you why […]

Name Of Thrones… Why A Punchy Name Can Make Your Act Stand Out

In this game, we’re always trying to think of ways to make ourselves and our acts more dynamic and make ourselves stand out among a sea of literally thousands of performers and acts. Which is why having a punchy and interesting title to your act matters.  What’s In A Name?  A name is really important, […]

Help With Tech Sheets

So you’ve got your first professional show and now they’re asking you to return a tech sheet with details of your act. Here’s a quick how-to for those a bit lost for words…  What is a tech sheet?  Starting from the very basics, a tech sheet is a breakdown of everything about your act – […]

I Want To Make My First Routine – Where Do I Start?

This is a question DeeDee and I always get asked by the students we teach who want to actually get themselves out on a stage. We don’t teach routines in our classes, we just give tools to build your own routine as we strongly believe that everyone has their own style and already has a […]

I’m With The Brand…

If you’ve read our previous post on branding (here) you will already know the basics of getting noticed and selling your product. So here, we’re going a bit deeper into your story… and knowing your brand…  Firstly…  Ask yourself this… What exactly are you selling? Are you selling your skills as a performer? If so, […]