24 Nov 2016

What goes down...

... seems to get up again rather more slowly.

We've reached the fabulous floor routine in "All That Jazz" and a showgirl mutiny is brewing.

Twist, they all go, smartly down onto one knee.

Sli-i-i-i-de, they all go as they sweep one leg behind them and get closer to the floor.

Plump, they all go, as each showgirl puts her lovely derriere on the ground.

And, open, a battery of showgirl legs swishes apart as we sit bolt upright on the floor, legs akimbo.

And then I have to persuade them to get up onto their feet again so that we can repeat that little run of moves over and over. That bit, it must be accepted, is a little bit less smooth in execution and the troupe is just a tad less willing!

We could provide physical walking aids, like zimmers, to ease the clambering-up process, but we think that might detract a bit from the glamour of the routine. Maybe the answer is to recruit some strong Burlicious Boys to sweep us to our feet? I can see that being a lot easier to sell as a solution.

Yours, touting for hefting talent,

Burlicious x

17 Nov 2016

Start the car, I know a whoopee spot...

... and All That Jazz.

Yes, our "All That Jazz" routine is back after a three year absence. We'll be all-that-jazzing in class until our garters break. Or for the next few weeks. Whichever comes first.

Our showgirls are already rouging their knees and rolling their stockings down, and whip-cracking their boa with aplomb (whoever she may be). This week we mastered:

  • tail-swishing;
  • (deliberate) boa dropping;
  • boa retrieval (harder than it looks);
  • and a bit of Father Dick, ahem, blowing the blues.
Next week, my lovelies, we shall repeat all of that and add on the absolutely delicious floor routine. Can't wait!

Yours, loving how this routine makes us smile like eejits,

Burlicious x

10 Nov 2016

Cooo-eeee! Early Christmas present!

OK showgirls present, past, future and those of you keen to stage your comeback, we're finally there - a new routine starts on Wednesday 16th November. 

Ease on those heels; tease on those fishnets; squeeze sexily into yer satins and sequins; fluff up yer feathers... we're off on a new adventure of glamour and delight and it will be really, really lovely to have you with us.

We had a ball finishing off our current routine last night. If we say so ourselves, it looks bee-yoooo-tiful. Now we're ready to strut our delicious stuff to a new tune. Well, we say new - it's an old favourite from three years ago and we can't wait to dust it down and see it shimmer and sparkle again.

Come and join us as an antidote to the run up to Christmas - it's the ideal time!

Yours, straining at the leash,

Burlicious x

3 Nov 2016

Teetering on the brink of perfection

Accidentally threading the heel of one little high-heeled, lace-up bootie through the ribbon loop of the other little lace-up bootie is not easy. It's harder still, once hobbled in this way, to dance without falling over.

Mistakenly popping the heel of one delicate dancing shoe into the slim gap between the instep of one's other foot and the side of that shoe isn't a breeze to do either. Similarly, it makes dancing while still upright a bit trickier.

Trickiest of all is hearing the little tinkle in the music that tells you when to get ready for the *!*@*!  #@1*^!* tip of the hat  move with which we finish this routine. Oooooh, but some showgirl faces last night were positively mutinous with crossness and frustration. Trust me, showgirls, that's exactly what we were like when we designed the darned thing! We feel your pain. We do.

What I love about times like this, however, is that, while you're busy growling and muttering to yourself about this particular step, you're gliding effortlessly through the "limburger bob", the floor routine with the boa, and the "step tap and twirl" steps without noticing. Just a few weeks ago and it was these steps that brought the troupe to the verge of snarling and unladylike language. :-)

We're really looking forward to just dancing this number with you next week, showgirls. When we do, do take turns to step out and look at the rest of the troupe in action. You really are looking very, very lovely.

Yours, loving the way that you learn,

Burlicious x




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