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The Australian Burlesque Festival 2020 - Brisbane Workshops

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49 Vulture Street

West End, QLD 4101


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Full Day Passes, Single Workshops & Private Lessons

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  • Please see ticket link below to enrol in the workshop/s
  • Please make sure you check the time of each workshop/s
  • Teacher and class descriptions below
  • All workshops cost $55 plus booking fee, excluding discounted passes & private lessons.
  • Discount available for One Day Pass. See ticket information below. Will include workshops as outlined.
  • $5 discount per class on one day passes

Enquires: dawn@australianburlesquefest.com

Workshop 1: 10:00am to 11:30am

Instructor: Kiki DeVille (UK)

Name of Class: So you think you can host?

Class Description: Compering is a lot more difficult than people make out. You are the glue that holds the show together, responsible for keeping the audience engaged the whole time, and most importantly, the person who brings on each and every performer with an introduction that makes the audience fall in love with them before they go onstage.

It’s not just “Ladies and Gentlemen” (oh and it shouldn’t be because that’s no very inclusive!)

Kiki Deville is one of Europe’s best know comperes and brings to this workshop over 10 years of hosting know how, with tips and tricks to help you become the host you want to be.

What to bring: Wear something comfortable.

Level: All levels

Workshop 2: 11:45am to 1:15pm

Instructor: Kelly Ann Doll (Sydney)

Name of Class: Burlesque is as easy as B-D-F!

Class Description: A workshop designed around the Kelly Ann Doll alphabet. Confused? Don’t be!

If you have ever wondered how she does it and if you think it cant be achievable, well think again. Kelly Ann Doll has created a workshop that covers everything you need to get you in the right gear every time with 3 simple letters:

B - Burlesque, but not as you know it, learn how to adapt your classic or modern styling to connect with ANY audience and understand how to get the attention you deserve without asking for it.

D - Designated dance space navigation, knowing how to fulfil the potential of any stage

F - Footwork tricks and tips to get those feet moving to make float like you are on skates across the floor!

Kelly Ann Doll is the queen of speed on the dance floor, and with over 10 years experience performing all around the world you know you are in good hands. So if you are just starting out, crossing over from another style, or looking to enhance your solo skills then this is the workshop for you.

What to bring/wear: Wear what ever you like, just ensure if you are wearing heels make sure they aren’t too high so you can get the most out of the footwork.

Level: All levels

Workshop 3: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Instructor: Sapphire Snow (Adelaide)

Name of Class: Solo Blues Movement for Burlesque

Class Description: In this workshop, Sapphire will combine classic burlesque bump and grind with the sultry and powerful movement of solo blues dancing. Learn to create a flow throughout your movement on stage, whilst still enjoying moments of stillness and hitting accents in your music.

This will be a workout for your legs and core.

What to bring/wear: Comfortable, stretchy clothing. Bare feet or low heels are recommended (no stilettos).

Level: All levels

Workshop 4: 3:15pm to 4:45pm

Instructor: Maple Rose (Melbourne)

Name of Class: "Charleston 101"

Class Description: We’ve made it to 2020, so let’s celebrate in style!

The Roaring Twenties were the bee’s needs, when flappers glugged down giggle water, and Jazz clubs were the cat’s pyjamas. Step back into the prohibition era with Maple Rose and unleash your inner flapper. Maple has been teaching the Charleston at Maison Burlesque for over 2 years, and loves watching that “ah-ha!” moment spark in her student’s eyes. This high energy workshop will rid you of 2 left feet as we learn the basic dance steps of the famous Charleston within a short routine.

What to bring: Wear dance clothes, flat dance shoes/sneakers, a water bottle and possibly a towel for those sweaty foreheads.

Level: This workshop is suitable for all genders and experience levels keen to raise their heartbeat.

Private Tuition

All lessons will be targeted to your individual needs.

Private lessons are limited and must be booked in advance. Studio hire in on top of the below rates.


1 hour = $150

* If you would like to book a private lesson with more than one person (capped at two) please email for pricing at dawn@australianburlesquefest.com

**Private tuition closes for enrolment on the 14/10/2020 and all lessons must take place on the 18/10/2020. Studio location to be confirmed once enrolled.

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