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THE BUSINESS OF BURLESQUE: defining ‘amateur’ and ‘professional’ in our art form.
THE BUSINESS OF BURLESQUE: defining ‘amateur’ and ‘professional’ in our art form.

by Penny Starr Jr. This post is coming, in part, from two articles written recently…

Penny Starr Jr: 10 Things You Can Do to be a Better Burlesque Dancer.
10 Things You Can do to be a Better Burlesque Dancer

Burlesque dancers all fall into ruts. We get booked consistently, put on a good local show,…

Beatrix von Bourbon: Doing Your Research (Part Two)
BVB: Doing Your Research (Part Two)

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.

BVB: Sequins and Rhinestones

I’ve been creating burlesque costumes by customising off-the-rack pieces for approximately four years. The hot-fix…

A Guide to Corsets, from What Katie Did

Katie Halford, the superwoman behind What Katie Did, has written a wonderful article on corsetry…

BVB: How to Make a Fan Dance Your Own…

Many performers find that during their burlesque career, they are specifically asked to perform a…

BVB: So You Want to be A Headline Performer…?

I recently received the following question from a performer based in the Midlands, UK: “How…

BVB: How NOT to Apply for a Burlesque Job…

The combination of the popularity of burlesque, the financial crisis and the growing popularity of…

BVB: Doing your Research…

Introducing our Burlesque Correspondent, Beatrix von Bourbon, with the first in a series of guides…