Bluestocking Lounge Mini Show at Urban Voodoo Machine, next Friday, May 4!

We are looking forward to entertaining everyone with our ‘pop up cabaret’ at Sin City May 4th, supporting those bourbon-soaked gypsy bluesers The Urban Voodoo Machine. Here’s what we’ve got in store for you lucky lot: Oh! Carolina, dubbed the ‘Sideshow Showgirl’ and winner of the 2015 World Burlesque Games Triple Crown, will be providing thrills […]

Meet The Performer: Tricity Vogue, Performing at Our Dec 16 Show!

With our seasonal spectacular only a couple of weeks away, we thought we’d roll out some of our rather fantastic cast for your delectation… So step forth the four-stringed wonder that is Tricity Vogue!  Tricity Vogue is a cheeky charmer, a ukulele-strumming singer of off-beat ballads all with a clever lyrical twist. A regular on […]

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 […]

Want To Lose A Booking? Here’s How!

In these times where there are more performers than shows, getting a firm booking is like actual goldust. Yes, it’s that rare! But getting a confirmation isn’t just about your two slots on the bill – it is your job to support the booking… And here’s what you need to remember when being booked… So […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music Tips and Help for Burlesque Performers

We often get asked how to choose music for an act by new burlesque performers who are struggling to find something to dance to so we thought we’d put together a little info blog on music.    Inspiration. Performers stumble across their music in all sorts of way. In fact, your act might even be […]