Want to build your confidence?
Express your creativity?
Make new friends?
And learn to love your body
just as it is?
Have you ever watched a burlesque show and thought “Wow! That looks like fun, I’d love to do that!”
Well, now you can learn to strut your stuff in a safe and supportive space! Whether you just want to perform in private or you can’t wait to jump on stage, this is your chance to…
Set Your Closet Exhibitionist Free!
In this comprehensive course, you will learn everything you need to know to get started in burlesque! By the time you finish this course, you will have a strong foundation in burlesque movement, a solid stage persona, and the ability to fully engage your audience while telling your story through burlesque striptease. You’ll know secrets to taking it off gracefully without tripping on your frilly nothings, how to incorporate props into your act (including using your clothing as props and twirling nipple tassels), you’ll have created signature moves, learned how to invent your own dance moves for the stage, and so much more!
This course also covers:
* DIY (Almost) “No Sew” costume design: Don’t know how to sew? No problem! Learn tricks for making professional, high-end costumes even if you aren’t crafty!
* Makeup for stage: Learn to re-create retro looks, how to apply eyeliner and false eyelashes, and so much more!
* Finding and booking gigs: Once you graduate from this class, you are eligible to perform in Bombshell Betty shows for the rest of your life! Betty also encourages you to reach out into the larger community and perform at the many fabulous shows in the area. You’ll learn how to approach show producers as well as what NOT to do!
FORMAT: Each class begins with a warmup followed by burlesque dance techniques, then transitions into subjects focused to help you create your first acts, including creating choreography, developing your stage persona and characters for acts, costume design and construction, stage makeup, and more! You will have assignments to complete between classes as well as continuous support throughout the course in a private group on Facebook.
Debuting on stage, relishing every moment, has truly been one of the very best moments of my life, of being fully woman. I had no idea the creativity I’d been repressing!
I recommend this class to every woman of every age to really get in touch with the sexy core that is each one of us. Go for it! You’ll be so very glad you did.
- Deep Delta
Our next series will run…
Jan 13, Jan 20, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, and Mar 17, 2018
(All dates above included in the series.)
1 Grove Street
San Francisco, 94102
Optional graduation performance on April 10, 2018, at the Elbo Room in SF. (21+)
Click the button below for your preferred enrollment option.
About Red Velvet
Red Velvet, a life-long dancer, began studying dance at the age of 2. Proficient in tap, ballet, and jazz, Red Velvet continues to study new forms of dance such as samba and flamenco. Ms. Velvet began intensively studying Isadora Duncan dance in 1999, and began studying burlesque in 2008 with Bombshell Betty.
Red Velvet has performed extensively in musical theatre, performed throughout California, has studied and performed dance in New York, and has toured internationally. She has taught dance to adults and children, including training and teaching children to perform in professional musical theatre events.
Ms. Velvet currently performs Isadora Duncan dance, she has performed with the Hot Pink Feathers, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, and Alegria Samba Dance Company. Red Velvet is also a prolific choreographer and can frequently be seen performing solo work at the Elbo Room in San Francisco and at many shows around the Bay Area.
Red Velvet is a co-artistic director of the “DIVA or Die” burlesque show (a production of DIVAfest) at the Exit Theater, and the co-creator of the burlesque plays “Rebel Without a Bra: A Burlesque Cabaret” and “At the White Rabbit Burlesque,” which were presented as part of DIVAfest 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Ms. Velvet has performed solo acts at the Texas Burlesque Festival, the Ohio Burlesque Festival, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival, the Carolina Burlesque Festival, The Great Burlesque Expo in Boston, and Girlesque 2014! in Toronto, Canada. Her act won “Most Humorous” at the Great Burlesque Expo 2014!
Burlesque has helped me realize who I am as a woman. It has helped me become stronger, more confident, and has given me a new lease on life.
Betty makes the moves accessible to anyone, regardless of experience or background. It could be your first time in a dance studio, or you could be a seasoned performer. The classes are molded to fit each and every performer.
Growing up, I was made to believe that pretty girls were no bigger than a size two. Burlesque has helped me realize that as long as I feel good, to hell with what anyone else thinks.
- Jolie Fatale
We, as grown ups, forget to play. Burlesque is dress up, make up, silly dancing, sexy dancing, and all out playing, in a safe, non-judgy environment.Want to give this class as a gift? Printable gift certificates are available for this series!
Just do it. You’ll never regret it. You might regret the glitter that will never leave your home, clothing, pets, and life but… do it anyway!
- Brie Folie