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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

History Of Burlesque: The Leg Mania Artiste

The origins of burlesque are old – ancient, in fact! And we like a bit of history! So today’s installment of our history of burlesque series takes a look at the Leg Mania Artiste of the 1800s… And it’s not quite what you think! You might think of leg mania, in our times, as someone […]

Meet The Performer: Odelia Opium, Performing at All Shook Up 20 August

With our next show just around the corner we thought you might like to meet the performers! Beginning with the most decedent Odelia Opium…  Odelia Opium is intoxicating! Addictive! And those who have been regulars at our shows across the years will recall her appearances at our Clwb Kaboom! and Dangerous Dames shows. As it […]

Contracts – the minefield…

We know what a minefield this can be, especially for fledgling performers who may worry about signing away their life for a show, but with the right knowledge, contracts can protect you and your rights. If you are a producer, they can also protect you too… Here’s a quick low-down… What the hell is a […]

Glitter – How To Remove It

We bloody love glitter! We love covering ourselves in it, pouring it and our hostess DeeDee and Dawn love rolling in it… And if you’ve read our previous glitter post, you can see why it’s a yes from us! But glitter is like the burly version of herpes… It can spread, and once you’ve got it, […]

Audience Participation – Own It!

What’s the most important part of our acts? The Audience! Yes, the audience… They are the most important as without an audience we don’t have an act, really – as what’s the point if you are just going to perform for yourself in front of a mirror? And everything about burlesque screams audience participation – […]

Meet The Performer: Bettsie Bon Bon, performing at Swansea Grand This Saturday!

Our Out Of This World show is just days away so we thought it was high time we introduced you to the fabulous performers coming your way this saturday… First up is Bettsie Bon Bon…  Award winning Bettsie Bon Bon is an international bombshell who has performed in some of the world’s most luxurious spaces. […]

The Show Must Go On! Pt Four: Show Day Essentials!

If you’ve been following our putting on a show series, you will already know the basics on finding a venue you will know the type of show and how to book acts you will also know about marketing the show and other essential pre show tasks like collecting tech info and more… Now, all the hard work is about to come […]