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Welcome to
Bare It Burlesque

Bare It Burlesque provides body positive burlesque classes in Hamilton at The Move Room on Ottawa Street North. Our classes are designed for beginner students right up to seasoned professionals. Come and join us in a supportive and inclusive environment where you can embrace your sensuality and build your confidence on and off the stage.

About

Bare It Burlesque's mission is to provide a safe and empowering space in Hamilton for all bodies to explore the art of burlesque. We believe that every person has the right to feel confident in their own skin. Whether you're looking to explore a new style of dance or perform onstage, our classes will help you tap into the joy of movement and the beauty of burlesque.

About
Bare It Burlesque

Schedule

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Spring 2024

Thursday

Body Positive Burlesque Movement

8:15pm at Move Room (Hamilton)

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Features

Our Classes

At Bare It Burlesque, we offer a range of classes to suit every level and interest. Our classes include:

01

Burlesque Basics

Learn the fundamentals of burlesque in this fun and flirty class. You'll explore classic burlesque moves and techniques, and build your confidence on stage.

02

Chair Dance

This sensual class focuses on the art of chair dance, combining burlesque moves with elements of contemporary dance.

03

Fan Dance

In this class, you'll learn the art of fan dancing, a classic burlesque technique that will leave you feeling confident and glamorous.

Our Classes

At Bare It Burlesque, we offer a range of classes to suit every level and interest. Our classes include:

01

02

03

Burlesque Basics

Learn the fundamentals of burlesque in this fun and flirty class. You'll explore classic burlesque moves and techniques, and build your confidence on stage.

Chair Dance

This sensual class focuses on the art of chair dance, combining burlesque moves with elements of contemporary dance.

Fan Dance

In this class, you'll learn the art of fan dancing, a classic burlesque technique that will leave you feeling confident and glamorous.

Our Classes

At Bare It Burlesque, we offer a range of classes to suit every level and interest. Our classes include:

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Burlesque Fundamentals

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Burlesque Performance (Level 1)

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Burlesque Performance (Level 2)

This 4-week course is an introduction to burlesque. Each week, we’ll try a new skill together and explore it further by learning a combo focused on what we’ve learned. Every iteration of this course will cover different material, but you can expect to learn moves and explore the usage of various props while developing confidence.

This 8-week course is for people who are curious about performing, regardless of dance experience. Each class will cover a different aspect of burlesque, focusing on learning the skills and then applying them in choreography or structured improvisation. Topics include: basic movement, the art of the tease, bump and grind, shimmying, floor work, glove and stocking peels, boas, chair dance, and act creation.

This advanced course is designed for those who have taken level 1 or who have experience as a burlesque performer. Over 8 weeks, the classes will go in-depth and will focus on more complex skills as well as performance practice. Topics covered include musicality, storytelling, transitions, costuming and makeup, tassel twirling, fans, choreography, act cleanup, and precision.

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Burlesque Choreography

Sometimes it’s fun to just learn and perfect a routine. Over the course of 4 weeks, we’ll put together a fully choreographed routine including a few skills and props/costume pieces. Numbers will range in style from classic burlesque to neo-burlesque with music and movement to match.

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Body Positive Burlesque Movement

Let’s move around and have a good time. This open-leve drop-in burlesque class includes a warm-up, a few different dance exercises, an improvisation, and we finish by learning a combo. You don’t have to be an experienced dancer to have a good time. This is all about getting in touch with your body and experiencing the joy of movement.

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Act Incubator

This 4-week class is for students who have completed both levels of Burlesque Performance or for experienced performers. If you've got an act in mind, this class will take you through planning, choreography, refining, and aesthetics so you're ready to hit the stage with a brand new number.

Events

Is it your birthday? Are you planning a bachelor/ette party? Do you want to find a unique way to celebrate the start of a new chapter in your life after a breakup? Reach out and we can plan a fun way to commemorate whichever event you have in mind with a private burlesque class. We'll create a bespoke package that's right for you and your friends. Fans? Gloves? Boas? Chairs? Let's put together an unforgettable class.

Private Events

Join the Burlesque Buffs of Hamilton Meetup group to keep tabs on local shows, workshops, events, and classes

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