We’ve been running classes and mentoring new performers since December 2010 – and we’re very proud of our work!
Class news: Our latest classes are as follows:
Beginners burlesque six week course, Studio 2, Swansea Grand Theate, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ starting Tuesday 6 June 6-7pm
Getting Your Act Together three week course, Circadian Dance Studio, Mond Buildings Union Street, Swansea SA1 3DN
Places now released at bluestockinglounge.bigcartel.com
Bluestocking runs regular classes and courses in Swansea. Anyone is welcome to come along, whether attending for fun, confidence, to make friends or with ambitions to hit the stage themselves.
Our classes are not ‘drop in’ but run as a six week block, with the content aimed to build up confidence and trust in fellow classmates and teachers. We do not teach routines as we believe in getting the fundamentals right rather than learning routines to fit a routine. We also believe in releasing a potential performer’s own style and personality through exploring the fundamentals.
Classes are run on Tuesday nights, 6- 7pm at Studio 2, Swansea Grand Theatre. Courses cost £40 for six weeks. Booking in advance is essential as places are limited. Up to date class info and places can be purchased here
Through our classes, we’ve mentored new performers and seen them develop via newbie slots on our shows – some have gone on to do very well, including Belfast’s Teezy Overeasy, Miss Primrose Proper, Boris and Doris Von Sneeze and Tickety Boo – who won ‘best solo performer’ at Dublin Burlesque Festival 2013, together with ‘Best New Act 2013′ at Leicester’s Cabaret Nouveau. Daisy Dalore is definitely one we’ve got our eye on, already scooping up awards in her first year of performing also. And there’s more to come…
We offer new performers advice, offer a sounding board and even help with routine ideas and costumes. For those who need a bit of extra help we offer one-to-one coaching (for individuals and groups).
One-To-One coaching and act direction.
If you are in need of a bit of help with your routine you can book Lilly Laudanum, Deedee DeLa Rouge or both for a bit of help with your routine. Prices start at £25 per hour for one-to-one coaching with one teacher (Group coaching is £30 per hour)… To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluestocking Lounge actively promotes a healthy body image… that goes beyond size, shape, age and gender where women (and men!) can take things learned in our classes and course (or read on our blog!) and put them into practice in their daily lives. We also get involved in women’s charities and promote creative thinking.