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 creating and performing your own burlesque acts! 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!
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
March 27 – June 12, 2017
We’re working out the details for the optional graduation performance, so stay tuned for announcements!
2343 E. Thompson Blvd. #A
Ventura, CA 93003
(Directly opposite the Jack-in-the-Box Restaurant)
Click the button below for your preferred enrollment option.
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
About Bombshell Betty
Bombshell Betty is a burlesque and pin-up obsessed entrepreneur and innovator previously based in the San Francisco Bay Area, now located in Ventura County. Through her classes, shows and other projects, Betty has helped thousands of women (and some adventurous men, too!) learn to express their hidden creative genius, feel more comfortable in their skin, and find the courage to live with radiant confidence.
Betty believes that everyone is sexy, and everyone has something important to express. This philosophy informs every project that she embarks upon. In March, 2004, Betty started teaching her wildly popular Burlesquercise® dance classes and is now a premier US burlesque instructor, her student list numbering in the thousands for her classes and workshops.
Many performers in both the US and international burlesque scenes got their start through Bombshell Betty’s classes, and established performers from around the world also take the classes to learn new moves and polish up their stage presentation.
Bombshell Betty co-produces a student showcase burlesque show every month at the Elbo Room in the San Francisco, as well as working on other new and unusual burlesque and pinup related projects.
Betty released the “Intro to Burlesquercise!” DVD in December 2006 and “Plain Jane to Pinup Queen: Pinup Modeling Workshop in a Book” in October 2008, both of which have sold on 5 continents. In December 2012, she released the Posing Perfection video course, which covers her posing training from her acclaimed Pinup Workshops, and more!
To help those who can’t attend burlesque classes or who want to take their burlesque education further, Betty has released 5 FREE burlesque training videos (2 in Lesson One and 3 in Lesson Two), and in July 2015 she launched the Tease! Bang! Boom! Burlesque Mentoring Program. She’s currently in the process of relaunching her burlesque teacher training program, so look for updates soon!
In her “spare” time, Betty enjoys making her own costumes, playing with her parrots, and creating collage artwork using her pin-up photography. Betty always has something new up her sleeve (or *ahem* tucked into her garter), so stay tuned for more wild and wacky antics!