27 Feb 2022

A purely practical post, Showgirls

Just a reminder that there is no class next week on Weds 2nd March. Usual thing - it's the first Wednesday of the month and the hall is in use by another group.

On Weds 9th March we plan to dance the bejaysus out of our current routine, finishing the last few weeks' work in a triumphant flurry of strutting our stuff, chucking off our boa, and chaining ourselves to each other with our gloves. 

That means that on Weds 16th March we will start a new routine. We're going back to the very first routine that we Burlicious Three designed together. It's a flippy, flirty little thing and it's as easy as wobbling on a stiletto heel. It's a tad over five years since we last taught this one, and almost thirteen since we created it, and we are still very fond of it. 

If you are thinking about giving a Burlicious class a test drive, then this is absolutely the routine for you as it is deliciously simple. Don't worry - the routine does not include doing the splits! We just like this shot of us having a ball with a lovely group at an outdoor birthday party :-).

Look forward to seeing you in ten days' time. 


17 Feb 2022

A magic circling of the hips

Last night's move that is new to the troupe was a slow, seductive roll of one hip up and outwards, followed
by a slow, seductive roll of the other hip up and outwards, followed by... you get the picture.

It does take a while to mistress properly, it must be said. And, this morning, I am sure that new muscles are reminding me of that very process. But, oh, watching our showgirls advance in this fashion whilst coyly removing one glove is a proper treat. 

The accompanying expressions of pure and dogged concentration may need a little work, but that will come. As will the ability to loop one showgirl's glove through another showgirl's glove without getting hooked up in the other's corset, thus risking a sudden undoing and an unplanned revelation. 

It's high stakes we play for in our weekly dance class for the gently bewildered 😁. One wrong move and there is an inadvertent stripping (and we can reveal that this has happened before)!

Yours, trotting about happily in an increasingly lovely bit of showgirl chaos,

Burlicious x

10 Feb 2022

You can forget yer Sudoku


A cracking little class last night, giving our showgirls the chance to catch up with missed classes. We roared through the floor routine and twinkled deliciously into the second “arms up” routine.

Then we turned round to face the opposite direction. And then, in the words of one of our showgirls, it all went “to c*ck”.

In defence, the second “arms up” routine is fast. Move follows move follows move, with a move on every beat. It looks fab, but the brain does get a teeny bit overloaded. In the split second it takes to remember what comes next, you are one move behind… and then it’s all over bar the shouting and the giggling.

On the upside, we assume we are going to have brains the size of planets with this as our weekly mental workout. We can chuck out our crosswords and just wrestle mentally with “arm, arm (pretty hands please), grind, turn, and PENGUIN!” instead.

Yours, not booking Mastermind just yet,

Burlicious x




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