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Burlesque Classes in Box Hill, Point Cook, St Kilda Prahran, Caulfield, CBD, Cheltenham and Dandenong

Want to unleash your inner-showgirl?
A new term begins on Monday the 14th of April 2014, class are online now…
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2for1 Burlesque Classes Melbourne - Sapphira's Showgirls

These burlesque classes in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs are changing lives. We take women from the humdrum of the day-to-day and give them a true dose of glamour, stage experience and make them shine!

Sapphira’s own professional troupe, Sapphira’s Showgirls is selected from these classes.The group has won the heart of Sir Richard Branson as well performed at the Forum Theatre, Madame Jojo’s in London, the Bath Fringe Festival, Ministry of Burlesque, on Australia’s Got Talent and opened the Audax Alpine Classic in Bright.

‘My first term was wonderful. Like most girls, I’ve had body confidence issues for ever, never skinny enough, boobs too small…bum too big…you name it. It’s so fantastic to see all shapes and sizes celebrated and proud of their femininity. Thanks for creating a supportive environment.’ Fleur Tayshus

‘I have spent years struggling, never being happy with the way I look or people’s ‘perception’ of me. I am now starting to appreciate myself and I am looking more often at the positive side to not just my body and personality but in every day situations. ‘ Kittie Fatale

“These classes and your philosophy of teaching are transforming people into better human beings and bringing sparkle into the world.” – Domino de Jour, Student now Teacher  

Sapphira's Showgirls - Burlesque Classes Melbourne, Hen's Parties, 80s Dance, Great Gatbsy, Hawaiin, Go-Go, Chapel St, Melbourne

Make Your Own Perfume – New When You Learn With Us

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with Fleurage Perfumer Atelier. As part of the burlesque courses at Sapphira’s Showgirls, students will have the chance to add this perfume making workshop to their “inner-showgirl” experience. The 2 Hour Perfume Workshop is an additional “add-on” component to the course and students will get to create a custom fragrance for their alter-ego plus keep 20ml of their creation to use when performing!

Normally valued at $75, only $50 for Sapphira’s Showgirls members.

Create Your Own Perfumer "Unleash Your Inner-Showgirl!"

Create Your Own Perfumer “Unleash Your Inner-Showgirl!”

Burlesque Taster Workshops – Belly Dance, Hula Hoop, Cabaret Chair, Ballet, Balloons and Nipple Tassles

SATURDAY 26th of APRIL – BURLESQUE TASTER WORKSHOPS

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Sapphira’s Showgirls are pleased to present the first series of “Taster” workshops, designed to give our students the chance to experience a range of different styles from belly dance to hula hoop with a selection of the best teachers available.

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Cabaret Chair Masterclass

Burlesque Classes Melbourne - Chair Dance Masterclass11.00am – 12.30pm
Where: Mushroom, The Space (enter via Carlton St, this studio is in a different entrance just past the coffee shop, Baristas on Carlton St.)
Cost: $45 one workshop* – $80 two workshops* – $235 full day pass*
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What you will learn: Want to look sleek and sexy on a chair? We can teach you how!
Level: One year or more of burlesque or other dance required
What to bring: Comfortable heels, clothes you can move in, a foldable chair that holds your weight, (You will need to bring your own chair to class. We recommend everyone has the same chair. Please buy the “Marquee Padded Vinyl Black Folding Chair” from Bunnings it is $7.98 – CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHAIR)
Your teacher: Miss Gigi Glamoure
About your teacher: From an early age, Miss Gigi Glamoure began at the top. She gained the Top Of Voice Scholarship in high school and began training in circus aerials with the Ashton Circus family as well as doing a full-time Music Theatre degree. In her second year of her Advanced Diploma at Principal Academy, Georgina was also at West Australian Academy Of Performing Arts.
Finishing her Music Theatre degrees at the end of 2012, Georgina has continued on to be a professional dancer/singer as well a dance/singing teacher.  Having performed in the new sensation girl group DOLLHOUSE as a dancer/singer/model, she is joining Sapphira’s Showgirls as guest teacher and soloist.

Ballet for Burlesque

578716_10151584355770556_833893487_n12.30am – 2.00pm
Where: Red, The Space, 318 Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: $45 one workshop* – $80 two workshops* – $235 full day pass*
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What you will learn: Ballet is the foundation for any aspiring dancer wishing to attain grace and poise.
Level: Open Level
What to bring: Comfortable clothes you can move in. Ballet flats on the feet and leggings are ideal
Your teacher: Gabriela
About your teacher: Gabriela aka Lucy Tucker, is a dancer, professional ice skater, and has featured in TV commercials, films and modeling assignments in Melbourne Australia and London, UK.

Hula Hoop for Beginners

MissShellMaBelleHoops2.00pm – 3.00pm
Where: Drama Room, The Space, 318 Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: $45 one workshop* – $80 two workshops* – $235 full day pass*
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What you will learn: In this introductory hula hoop workshop, you will be taught how to pick up your hoop in a variety of diverse ways. You’ll spin your hoop on different parts of your body while dancing to the beat of the rhythm. Learning moves inspired by circus hula hooping and modern hoop dance. We’ll have a hoop jam to freestyle your hooping style. By the end of the session you’ll have learnt a hoop sequence made of a combination of moves you’ve aced!
Level: Open Level
What to bring: Hoops will be provided for the class but if you get hooked, you can also purchase your own hoop on the day for $30. Wear comfortable tight clothes with bare legs and arms if possible (think singlet tops, running shorts). This will allow the hoop to move freely around your body with skin contact without getting caught on loose slippery clothing. Bare feet or sneakers. Hair tied up and no elaborate jewellery that hoop might get stuck on.
Your teacher: Miss Shell Ma Belle
About your teacher: Miss Shell Ma Belle is a professionally trained dancer and performance teacher (Bachelor of Contemporary Arts: Drama/Dance, and Bachelor of Teaching: Primary and Secondary). She has been performing her carefully choreographed hooping and burlesque acts since 2009. Performance highlights include: The Australian Burlesque Festival, La Lucha Glamourosa, and Burleskathon.

Balloon Pop Burlesque

SapphiraBalloonHigh3.00pm – 4.00pm
Room: Theatre Room, The Space, 318 Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: $45 one workshop* – $80 two workshops* – $235 full day pass*
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What you will learn: Want to be a crowd pleaser? Learn a staple burlesque routine that includes popping balloons on your costume. Learn how to affix balloons to your outfit, how to construct a balloon “popper” and finally how to work your balloon popping into a fun piece of music.
Level: Open Level
What to bring: Medium sized ostrich feather, sewing pins, safety pins, 20 large latex party balloons (from a proper balloon shop, not a supermarket), ribbon or string, comfortable clothes and shoes you can dance in easily.
Your teacher: Sapphira
About your teacher: Sapphira’s passion is to help women accept their bodies as they are. She has invested time understanding issues faced by many women on courses including Liberating Your Sexuality, More to Life Weekend, Way of Warrior, Voice of the Sacred Feminine and Soul Voice. She has learnt how to intimately reconnect body, mind and soul. A figurehead in the burlesque landscape Sapphira has connected with Dita Von Teese, Sir Richard Branson and collaborated with Charles Billich and Chaz Royal. She is an internationally renowned artist/pianist/belly dancer/promoter/singer/songwriter/label owner and teacher who has performed in all the major cities of the UK, India, USA and her hometown, Australia.

Love Your Boobs – Nipple Tassle Twirling

SapphiraHearts4.00pm – 5.30pm
Room: Elbo Room, The Space, 318 Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: $45 one workshop* – $80 two workshops* – $235 full day pass*
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What you will learn: This class will be taught in a secure, secluded and private room with head teacher at Sapphira’s Showgirls, Sapphira. You will learn the history of nipple tassles, how to safely affix them, how to unrobe and finally how to twirl them. There are toilets to affix the tassles so you can do so privately.
Level: Open Level
What to bring: Double sided hollywood tape, scissors, a pair of nipple tassles, and a bra
Your teacher: Sapphira
About your teacher:
Sapphira’s passion is to help women accept their bodies as they are. She has invested time understanding issues faced by many women on courses including Liberating Your Sexuality, More to Life Weekend, Way of Warrior, Voice of the Sacred Feminine and Soul Voice. She has learnt how to intimately reconnect body, mind and soul. A figurehead in the burlesque landscape Sapphira has connected with Dita Von Teese, Sir Richard Branson and collaborated with Charles Billich and Chaz Royal.. She is an internationally renowned artist/pianist/belly dancer/promoter/singer/songwriter/label owner and teacher who has performed in all the major cities of the UK, India, USA and her hometown, Australia.

IanessaBelly Dancing with Ianessa

5.30pm – 7.00pm
Room: New York, The Space, 318 Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: $45 one workshop* – $80 two workshops* – $235 full day pass*
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What you will learn: An fun and easy introduction to the exotic art of Middle Eastern dance with one of Melbourne’s most loved performers.
Level: Open Level
What to bring: A belly dance hip scarf if you have one, wear loose comfortable clothes.
Your teacher: Ianessa
About your teacher: Ianessa has been performing as a professional belly dance artist in Melbourne restaurants and at functions for Melbourne’s Lebanese, Egyptian, Turkish, Greek, Afghani and Middle Eastern communities for the last decade.  Her fluid interpretation and understanding of Arabic music, joyful personality, vibrant elegance, dynamic style of dance and inclusive style have made her a favourite with Arabic & western audiences throughout Australia.  Ianessa began dancing as a young child and has performed more than 10 different genres of dance. She joins Sapphira’s Showgirls as a guest teacher.

*please note there is 3% transaction fee for online bookings.
*please note your personal information is for Sapphira’s Showgirls enrolment purposes only and will not be shared with any third parties.

 

 

Ships Ahoy – Sapphira’s Showgirls – Student Showcase – Sat 29th of March

SapphirasShowgirls1Join acclaimed burlesque artist and teacher, Sapphira and her teaching team along with a stunning array of showgirls at the Greyhound Hotel.

SATURDAYth of  29th of MARCH,
Doors 5pm, Show 6pm sharp
Greyhound Hotel, 1 Brighton Rd, St Kilda

- burlesque escapades
- beautiful belly dancers
- sing-a-long
- aerial silk performance
- solo performances
- comedy thrills and spills
- guest stars, Sadie Soho & Miss Gigi Glamoure

OPTIONAL DRESS CODE: Ships Ahoy Theme, Sexy Sailors, Navy Boys, Captains, Pirates, Mermaids

A PRIZE ON THE NIGHT FOR THE BEST DRESSED!

Tickets: $25 online plus booking fee or $30 on the door

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