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 […]

How To: Troupe Costumes

So you’ve formed a troupe and you want to look professional and stand out from the crowd… Here’s a little how-to!  Firstly, what are troupe costumes? And why? When you get together as a troupe, it’s not just the moves that should be in-step, you whole look should be in keeping with everyone else in […]

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, […]

Inspiration Behind The Act: Lilly Laudanum’s Liber-Ation

You see the acts on stage and, aside from obviously getting excited by what you see unfolding (or being uncovered) in front of your eyes, sometimes you think, ‘How the hell did they come up with that idea?!’ Lilly Laudanum let’s us into the inspiration behind her Liber-Ation act… I’ve wanted to do a balloon […]

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 […]

New Performers – how to get booked

So you have the enthusiasm and the ambition but you don’t yet have the shows? As a newcomer to the scene it can be very hard to break onto the stage without experience so here’s some tips that we see working time after time…    Classes Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? but the easiest route to […]

What Makes A Good Emcee?

So we’ve all been to shows where the host is really giving you the most… They are relaxing you, making you feel welcomed and providing a smooth link from act to act… Looks easy, doesn’t it? In fact, it can’t be that hard, so you reckon you could give it a go… Here’s really what’s […]

There Will Be Blood! Tips For horror and gorelesque acts…

It’s that time of year again… the time when we start to mess up stages and add a bit of claret to our performances. If you are thinking of going a bit gorelesque, here are a few tips to think about…  Firstly, have a read of this if you are not sure what gorelesque is. In basic […]

Meet The Performers – Betty Blue Eyes

Our Come Fly With Me show is next week and we are already getting very excited! Especially one of our favourite Welsh performers is coming to play! Miss Betty Blue Eyes lives in Cardiff but she’s no stranger to our Swansea shows! She will be arriving on stage via UFO we’re told! But we thought […]