26 May 2022

Oooohh! The elves are building our workshops

In September 2009, we opened our new dance class with our own choreography to the brilliant, sassy, just absolutely-full-of-it, "Lady Marmalade". And, apart from the Covid intermission which necessarily closed us down for some months, we have been welcoming women to our Wednesday evening class ever since. 

Last night, to bookend things neatly, we finished our final Wednesday class with Lady Marmalade. We are delighted to report that that early dance creation still delivers strut, sass and gentle bewilderment aplenty. We danced, we laughed, we turned confidently in the wrong direction, and we strewed the hall floor generously with boa feathers. 

Over the twelve-plus years of the class, we have danced with dozens of fantastic women. Some are still with us. Others have moved on to other entertainment or to a different pattern of life. Others want to return when we move to doing weekend workshops rather than a weekly class (we do love a workshop, it must be said).  But all of you, you fabulous lot, you have made the class fun and beautiful and daft and witty and a tonic every week. Whatever mood I have been in when I set out to go to class at the end of a working day, I have never failed to come back feeling properly perked up and happier. That's magical.

So, showgirls, the magic will definitely continue, but less frequently and in larger doses. Our first workshop will be on Sunday 10th July, between 2pm and 5pm. Doors will open at 1.30pm, and we will bring refreshments to revive you halfway through. We priced our last workshop at £30. We're going to try this one at £25, so that we can test the appetite for a workshop every couple of months or so.

Let us know if you fancy joining us. We'll pop up more details soon. Save the date!

Yours, revving up gently for a new pattern of deliciousness,

Burlicious x

19 May 2022

Change is definitely afoot

Our long-term regulars will know this already. We Burlicious Three have decided that it's time to change the way in which we deliver our classes. 

Don't worry - there is no plan to make our class crisp and professional (we'll save that kind of behaviour for our public performances). And there is definitely no plan to strip out the laughter, the double entendres, the missteps, the wardrobe misadventures, and the gentle waywardness of a typical Burlicious class.

No, what will change is the timing of the class itself. Instead of the weekly Wednesday evening injection of fun and sass that we have been running since 2009 (two-thousand-and-actual-flippin'-nine!), we will run less frequent workshops instead. We plan to start with a Sunday afternoon - hopefully 3rd or 10th July for the first one - and then to have a half day workshop every couple of months or so, depending on what you lovely lot want. 

We'll be sad not to see our Showgirls weekly. On the upside, though, workshop attendees are more likely to be able to learn a complete routine in one afternoon frolic, rather than missing a couple of Wednesday classes in each routine as the rest life gets in the way over the weeks. 

Our last Weds class will be next week.We will be back with workshop news soon when we know more.

Yours, gearing up for some happily daft afternoons,

Burlicious x




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