Ten of My Favourite Things About Tassel Twirling: A Thought for Every Year I’ve Been Teaching it. 1. It’s fun to watch. It says, “Look at me! I’m having fun with my body!” And having fun is not just sexy, it’s the sexiest. 2. It reframes the meaning of mammaries. It provides a function in […]
Liberty Sweet, a founding member of British burlesque troupe The Folly Mixtures, shares her tips for maintaining harmony on the road, in rehearsals, in business, and on stage. 1. Democracy If you’re running the troupe equally, introducing a majority vote system will save you all a shedload of time and strife. Pre-voting, it had been […]
Burlesque festival season is upon us, and the sheer number of events happening across the globe these days is staggering — check out this fantastic resource of international festivals compiled by Ri Ri SynCyr. Thousands of performers are huddling over laptops filling out applications, and will wait with bated breath to see if they’re accepted […]
Hi Sydni, I lost thirty pounds in the last year and a half or so, and went from a size 12 to a size 8. Unfortunately, a lot of it came from my T and A. Do you have any workout tips for re-inflating a once juicy caboose? I’m hoping to lose another twenty pounds […]
Sydni Deveraux BQ Fit Tips: A QUICK AND DIRTY GUIDE TO GETTING AROUND IN A WEIGHT ROOM AND MAKING YOUR FITNESS STICK!
After getting so much positive response from my #BQfitTips that I post Monday-Friday mornings on my Twitter (@SydniDeveraux) and Facebook, I’ve been asked to do a more comprehensive bit on what I’ve been up to for the last year to get into the shape I have. I think it’s important to mention that I’ve been […]
Being in a tight economy can really take a hit on a budget showgirl or boy. Below are some money saving tips and some harsh economic truths. REPERTOIRE If you have a dozen acts but you’ve only been performing a year, that means one of two things: 1) you have the money and time to […]
As we all know, burlesque is very much a DIY community. Part of what draws some of us to burlesque as an art form is the ability to play dress up; to make a costume more than the once a year Halloween party or Ren-Faire or Zombie Prom. I firmly believe that all dancers should […]
You know the joke, right? Q: What’s the difference between a burlesque dancer and a stripper? A: A stripper makes money. Of all the things in the world, why do Burlesque? Sometimes, I’ll get an idea of some historic or cultural icon I’d like to see on stage. Other times a song really makes me […]
Full details below… Covering everything from music selection, onstage persona and presence, to dancing in heels and some good old bump ‘n’ grind, this is a rare opportunity not to be missed! Price: £45 Workshop Location 39 – 51 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1RT By Tube: The nearest tube station is Kentish Town which is […]
Burlesque dancers all fall into ruts. We get booked consistently, put on a good local show, but we don’t get challenged. And then we see that out of town burlesque dancer, or go to a festival and see the next level. And I don’t know about you guys, but there are a handful of burlesque dancers that have […]
There’s so much information out there that it’s impossible to ever reach a point where you’ve read, seen and heard everything there is to know about burlesque. By keeping engaged with your art, you keep your ideas moving, you keep your inspiration fresh and you keep your passion alive. By sharing your research you also help to inspire others to do the same, to keep learning, growing and becoming a better performer.