29 Nov 2014

Valentine's night delight

Be still, your beating heart - our Burlicious beauties have been invited to perform a couple of numbers in a Valentine's Eve show. Oh how we love having the chance to show them off in all their glory! And us too, it must be said.

So, showgirls, settle back on your slingbacks, and give some thought as to whether you would like to be part of a delicious Burlicious performing troupe next February 14th. And remember, it's absolutely fine to say "no". We know that not everyone likes tripping the light fantastic in her undies in public. :-)

If you do fancy strutting your gorgeous stuff with us and some other acts, let us know when you next come to class and we'll start the planning phase. As an incentive, we have to tell you that every showgirl who has danced with us in public has come offstage at the end of the routine positively a-buzz with delight and excitement.

It's amazing what an appreciative audience can do for the confidence!

Yours, plotting and scheming as we speak,

Burlicious x

23 Nov 2014

In all seriousness

Another new showgirl joined us this week. At the end of the class, I asked her what she thought. "I loved it," she said. "Everyone's so different and they all look gorgeous."


This is the very foundation stone of the Burlicious philosophy. It's the inner heart of why we do what we do. Our showgirls range from tall to short; from big to little; from willowy to generously curvy. We have blonds, brunettes and redheads. Over our last five years at this, we've spanned an age range from teenagers to women in their 60s (and older at hen party events!). Some of our beauties are extravert and full of it; others are quiet and self-contained. They turn up in the spindliest of stilettos to the most practical of boots; in barely-there outfits to cover-all exercise kit.

And then they dance.

Not only do they look fabulous together in all their infinite variety, but each one of them is a thing of beauty in her own right. 

Watching them, you can see immediately what nonsense we are being fed about what beauty is, and how ridiculous the idea is that there is only one way to look. In our own small way, we're proud to bring a more rich and varied picture of female beauty to the fore.

Shimmy on, showgirls - you're gorgeous!

Yours, musing on the amazingness of individuality,

Burlicious x

13 Nov 2014

When fishnets are not your friend

We returned last night to our smouldering, sultry, sensuous routine to "Temptation". It's a thing of smooooooth beauty - all contemptuous glances, dismissive tango flick kicks and slow caresses. We bloomin' well love it.

Sadly, the props in our lovely little hall fall a tad short of what is required. We're using municipal red plastic chairs to slither around on, the surface of which is far from mirror smooth. Put together a gorgeous swish on the bottom from one side of the chair to the other, a rough chair surface, and a fishnetted derriere and you have what can only be described as chafing in the nether regions.

Add to that the complication that all the chairs are the same height and our showgirls definitely aren't and you have a wealth of small adaptations to be made to make the moves work.

Despite those small challenges, the routine looks gorgeous already, simply gorgeous. Soon we'll get to the "fling the legs wide open on the chair" move, and all bets will be off!

Yours, wondering about 100 denier tights,

Burlicious x

8 Nov 2014

Rearguard action

There was a distinct nip in the air last night as we launched our class. This was swiftly put right by writhing against the radiators during our warm up routine. Most satisfactory.

Rears aglow, we kept the temperature up for the rest of the class by repeatedly dancing our latest mistresspiece, "When you're good to Mama".  It's an absolute bloomin' joy to be able to stand back and watch our gorgeous troupe dance the routine by themselves. Honestly, there is little to beat a perfectly-timed ten bum salute or the vision of synchronised rows of cheekily executed boa tail flips.

Our work here is done and back down the choreography mine we must go to chip away at another little gem. We've chosen the music for our next number and are already planning future moves. I can't see how we'll ever tire of doing this!

Yours, pondering high-stepping delights to come,

Burlicious x




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