24 Oct 2013

Out-popping Mary Poppins

Hah! Those tricks and twizzles with her brolly that Mary Poppins uses are so old hat! Last night we relaunched an old routine with a new (safer) prop. Having cleared the online outdoor accessories warehouse out of children's umbrellas, off we trotted, spit spot, to class, clutching our bounty and full of expectation.

Our showgirls didn't let us down. They "hurred" on their brolly beguilingly; they polished the tip saucily; and they popped the brollies open through their legs right on time to the musical cue. I have to tell you, the sound of fifteen or so brollies opening smartly at once, then shutting, is like a flock of birds taking off - all very exotic and magical.

For our next trick it'll be the side slide; the palm smack; and the over-the-shoulder "whoosh" the brolly open - it's all just too much fun!

Enjoy half term, showgirls - we look forward to seeing you soon.

Yours, propped to the max,

Burlicious x

17 Oct 2013

Oooh, our showgirls are rock 'ard

Bucketloads of hilarity and showgirl grit last night.

First, the Sparkly Bra Pixie forgot her dancing gear and so put together an outfit at top speed in the local discount clothes store. Sadly, she failed to spot the label on her new orange and black stripey tights which provided the crucial information that the tights are designed for children who are 6 to 8 years old.

They were, it has to be said, a tad short in the leg.

Undaunted, she sawed off the feet with the only implement that I could find on site - a blunt bread knife - and wore them triumphantly as very, very short leggings. Brilliant.

In addition, we finished Big Bad Handsome Man last night. Now, this routine was designed when we had a beautiful, smooth floor on which to dance. It ends with a slow, stealthy, sinuous crawl across the floor and culminates in a sensuous slither onto the belly.

Of course, this works rather less well on a "several not very careful owners" type of floor full of holes, splinters and other hazards. Despite this, our showgirls tackled it uncomplainingly and eighteen of us advanced across the floor like a platoon of commandos in our satins and sequins, avoiding the various womantraps as best we could - hilarious!

Showgirls - thank you for being so accommodating. You bring a tremendous amount of good-natured laughter and smiles to what we do!

Yours, bruised to bits,

Burlicious x

10 Oct 2013

Positively delicious

Four new showgirls joined us last night to shimmy their loveliness to a bit of Big, Bad, Handsome Man - what a delight!

We love the easy mix of seasoned showgirls and new starters that we get in a typical class. It's the best demonstration possible of what we're all about:

  • providing a space where women can come along and be gloriously female for an hour
  • being with a nice bunch of women and having a laugh
  • having a chance to dress up and to dance some delectable routines
  • each and every woman there becoming more confident over time that she is sexy and gorgeous in her own individual way.
We salute you, you gorgeous long-term Burlicious lovelies and you fresh and excited new joiners. Thank you for coming to play with us - you make our classes an absolute bloomin' treat to run!

Yours, happy in our work,

Burlicious x

3 Oct 2013

Available on prescription from Burlicious

Off to class last night nursing a dull headache and feeling considerably peaky. Returned ninety minutes later feeling quite perky and full of the joys of feathers, fripperies and fancy footwork. I tell you something: this showgirl therapy works!

Last night featured one of our favourite routines - the first little gem that we designed from scratch four-and-a-half years ago. Not only is it a bouncy, sassy, "grin from ear to ear" piece of music, but it has the added pleasure of a little bit of synchronised boa twirling.

Getting this right requires a reasonable amount of coordination. Getting it wrong is much easier and results in a complete b*gger's muddle of showgirls bobbing up and down at completely different times and boas twitching about all over the shop like those little fluffy snakes on invisible thread that we used to play with as kids - delightful... but not quite the sleek cabaret look we were after. We love the gentle chaos that breaks out whenever we first introduce this routine and we also love how quickly our showgirls then master it.

Until next week, showgirls... one, two, three, four, bob, UP!

Yours, floating on feathers,

Burlicious x




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