School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque School

2018 School of Performance dates:
TERM 1 - Monday 15th January - Thursday 8th March ~ CaBBaret Saturday 10th March

TERM 2 - Monday 26th March - Thursday 17th May ~ CaBBaret Saturday 19th May

TERM 3 - Monday 4th June - Thursday 26th July ~ CaBBaret Saturday 28th July

TERM 4 - Monday 13th August - Thursday 4th October ~ CaBBaret Saturday 6th October

TERM 5 - Monday 22nd October - Thursday 13th December ~ CaBBaret Saturday 15th December

 

 

Term 1 Class Timetable

Our first term of 2018 is going to be so much fun! We’re celebrating all things Australiana, come and celebrate the silliness, music, pop culture and native animals of our big brown land. Start the New Year by treating yourself to fun, fitness and a new community of friends.

BB and her staff of fabulous teachers bring to you the seductive art of burlesque, hula hoop and a variety of circus, dance and fire workshops. Classes are so much fun you won't even realise you're getting fit! Increase your confidence through performance with fun routines taught in every class. Work towards an optional graduation performance at BB's show CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March, 2018.

 
Check out the schedule of classes below and book in by emailing the school –
bblebuffsop@gmail.com
  
Once you enrol by email you will be sent payment information. Payment for full term classes must be received no later than Saturday 20th January 2018, if you cannot finalise payment by this date it is recommended that you sign up for casual attendance. All casual classes must be paid for in cash in class.
 
All Burlesque & Fire classes are 18+ and open to women and men alike.

 

 
TERM 1 DISCOUNTS:

**you must quote the discount code when enrolling to be eligible**
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Pay your term fees in full by Sunday 7th January to receive an automatic 5% discount. Not eligible for classes with a 50% discount already applied.

MULTIPLE CLASS DISCOUNT: Book into more than one full term class & receive 15% discount from your total Term Fees, only available when no other discounts apply.

ONE-NIGHT STAND: Book into all classes on the same night, pay for 1 full term class and receive a 50% discount from each additional full term class booked.

TRIPLE TREAT: Grab 2 of your besties and get to classes, you’ll pay one full term fee and each friend joins for only $20! **Only 5 Offers Available**

OUTBACK: Book into a full term 8-week Circus course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Acro Antics and Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Hula Hoop classes. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 3 Half Price Offers Available per class**

THE MULLET: Book into a full term 8-week Dance course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Bootmen Tap Dance, Kath & Kim Flashmob, Strictly Ballroom and You Better Werrrk. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. ** Only 3 Half Price Offers Available per class**

BONZA: Book into a full term 8-week Burlesque course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Two Strong Hearts Boylesque, Gumnut Babies Burlesque, and Native Bird Fan Dance.  Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. ** Only 3 Half Price Offers Available per class**
 


**3 CLASS VENUES – PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF WHERE YOUR CLASSES ARE BEING HELD**

 

Enoggera Bowls Club – 72 Pickering Street, Enoggera 

Tuesday 16th January – 6th March

6:00-7:30pm
Beginner-Intermediate Hula Hoop – Teacher: Star Anise

Come and learn the basics of Hula Hooping and advance your Beginner Hula Hoop skills. It's the most fun way to exercise and you will learn some amazing 1 and 2 hoop tricks! We will put your new skills into a fun Wally the Wombat themed routine. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term: $190
Casual Class: $25
Suitable for: Absolute Beginners-Hoopers with some experience

 

Tuesday 16th January – 6th March

7:30-9:00pm
Acro Antics – Teacher: Shane Smith

Have fun, meet new people and stand on them. This class is aimed for people to come and learn the basics Acrobalance (aka Adagio) all the while building strength, confidence and coordination. Working in groups to learn each balance you will discover how to look after each other (spotting) and also discover some of the principles that make hard looking tricks easy (well, easier) to do. You may also discover some muscles you didn’t know you had. No previous acro or gymnastic experience is required just a sense of fun and willingness to try some acrobatic tricks such as a Thigh stand, Bluebird, Candlestick, Lazy balance, Box, Flag, Half high, Sitting on shoulders, Dragon, Crucifix, Teardrop and Fish Sandwich, just to oddly name a few. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term: $190
Casual Class: $25
Suitable for: All Levels

 

 

 

Metro Community Hub – 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

Monday 15th January – 5th March

6:00-7:30pm
Intermediate-Advanced Hula Hoop – Teacher: BB le Buff

You will be challenged in this course to advance your existing hula hoop skills and learn a range of multiple hoop tricks, on-body control, throws, flips and isolations. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term: $190
Casual Class: $25
Suitable for: Hoopers that have experience with knee, foot, chest, isolations and twin hooping.

 

Monday 15th January – 5th March

7:30-9:00pm
Native Bird Fan Dance – Teacher: BB le Buff

Are you ready to stretch your wings and lift your birdsong to the sky? What is your favourite native Australian bird? BYO wings…we mean Ostrich Feather Fans and get ready to fly to the highest branch of the Gum tree. Classic feather fan dance technique taught, with a strong focus on costuming and make-up styling. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term: $190
Casual Class: $25
Suitable for: All levels of fan dance skills

 

 

**NEW VENUE**

Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba

TUESDAY

Tuesday 16th January – 6th March

6:00-7:00pm

Bootmen Tap Dance – Teacher: BB le Buff ***SOLD OUT***

Bootmen the movie was released in 2000 and changed the face of Australian tap dance culture; it spawned the extremely popular dance troupe “Tap Dogs” who toured internationally and even performed as part of the Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony. So grab your hardhat; we’re finding our dance inspiration in the Australian steel mill. Optional Performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term - $160 ***SOLD OUT***

Suitable for: All Levels

 

Tuesday 16th January – 6th March

7:00-8:00pm

Aussie Thunder Boylesque – Teacher: Ash McPash

Pull on your best flanno and fave double pluggers, these blokes are about to take you on the ride of your life! Develop your character skills, wax your plumbers crack and comb out your party mullet. You will be learning a comedic routine along the lines of The Full Monty and Magic Mike with a lot of Thunder from Down Under. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term - $160

Casual Class: $22

Suitable for: All Levels

 

Tuesday 16th January – 6th March

8:00-9:00pm

Kath & Kim Flashmob – Teacher: BB le Buff & Ash McPash

A mother, her daughter, their respective "hunks of spunk" and Kim’s "second-best friend" Sharon Strzelecki negotiate life in suburban Australia. Instead of waiting for Telstra, come and work off your turkey gobbler with our regime of power walking, River Dance and Mature Age performances with the Jazzy Bee Dancers. Embody your favourite character and costume from the show, discounted class rates applied to this class as it’s styled as a flashmob and we want lots of you to get involved. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term - $100

Group of 3 - $65 each
Casual Class: $15

Suitable for: Performers with previous dance experience

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 17th January – 7th March

6:00 - 7:00pm

Gumnut Babies Burlesque – Teacher: BB le Buff
The cheerful hearted Wattle Babies are like little rays of sunshine in the Australian bush. This class will focus on costuming and a cute, sassy, Neo-Burlesque routine. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.
8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22
Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Wednesday 17th January – 7th March

7:00 - 8:00pm

Strictly Ballroom - Teacher: BB le Buff
Do you believe in dancing "your own steps"? Are you a Tina Sparkle or the ugly duckling, Fran? BBSOP is heading straight to the Australian Pan Pacific Championships to show the Ballroom Confederation our sass, sparkle and perfectly coiffed fringes. Learn some ballroom dancing techniques in several styles, we’ll be putting this together into a polished Ballroom dance stage show. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22

Suitable for: All Levels

 

 

Wednesday 17th January – 7th March

8:00-9:00pm

You Better Werrrk Priscilla – Teacher: BB le Buff

Do you have Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent? Are you obsessed with Drag Queens and their fabulous culture? This term we’re heading down under and taking our inspiration from the Drag movie that put our scene on the map – Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. as they journey across the Australian Outback from Sydney to Alice Springs in a tour bus that they have named "Priscilla", along the way encountering various groups and individuals. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert This will be a high energy and character filled routine will be influenced by many dance styles including Vogueing, Jazz and Burlesque and a strong emphasis on costuming and make-up styling. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 10th March.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22

Suitable for: All Levels

 

 

**THURSDAY NIGHT**

Book your Private Class for Signature Act Creation with the teacher of your choice.

All of the BBSOP teachers are available for one-on-one sessions which are perfect for perfecting your new solo or group acts, polishing up for a Pin-Up Pageant or to master new skills (movement, prop or confidence). The one-on-one environment allows your teacher to focus on your personal strengths and weaknesses and help to make you a stronger performer. You can choose a suitable time and we will arrange the venue and teacher. Please contact the school directly to request a private booking – bblebuffsop@gmail.com
COST: 1 HOUR $80, 2 HOURS $150 - any additional hours at $50 p/h.

Book 4+ hours (can be over multiple booking dates) pay only $60/hour.

**Enrolled in a Term 1 class? Book in with your teacher at these discounted rates: 1 HOUR $50, 2 HOURS $95 - any additional hours at $25 p/h. Book 4+ hours (can be over multiple booking dates) pay only $45/hour.
AVAILABILITY: By Request
BRING: To be discussed with your teacher.

VENUE: To be discussed upon booking


HENS PARTIES
BB le Buff’s School of Performance offers custom Burlesque, Hula Hoop, 1960s Go-Go, 1970s Disco, Amped for the 80s and 90s, Mad Men and Great Gatsby themed hens events. Our popular hens parties are now available across South-East Queensland so make your enquiry now! Enjoy a fun night to remember with your best gal pals and we’ll bring everything to you! Add some memorable moments to your hens night; it’s an excellent way to loosen up before your big night out and for your party to get to know each other. LOCATION: Your place or ours!
COST: $300 for 10 people for a standard 2 hour party. Each additional guest costs $15.
For more information, please visit BB’s website:

http://www.missbblebuff.com/infopage/book-miss-bb-to-perform-or-model
**If you’re a BBSOP student you will receive a special price on hens parties. Please email the school to confirm these rates.



PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR TERM ENROLMENTS:
Bank Deposit:
Suncorp
Account Name: B E Bannerman
Account Number: 600604402
BSB: 484799
Reference: YourName ClassName

**Please confirm your enrolment by email: bblebuffsop@gmail.com

OR PAYPAL to 
missbblebuff@gmail.com
**All PayPal payments will attract an additional $5 charge to account for the PayPal fees incurred. Please include the name of the class or workshop as well as your name, email address and phone number in the details of your PayPal payment.

 

 


**Unfortunately, BB le Buff cannot offer refunds. If you have a medical reason BB is happy to negotiate make-up classes or class credit, based on the date you notify her.

 

 

 

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Teacher Profiles    

BB le Buff - Director - School of Performance

BB started out her dance training in traditional dance styles such as, jazz ballet, contemporary, funk and tap; and her love of classic musical movies took her at the tender age of 7 to pursue training in competitive Ballroom Dance as well.

She studied Burlesque with Lola the Vamp in 2007 and after one Term of classes was invited to perform on her national tour. She has never looked back and has been performing burlesque ever since! BB started her School of Performance in 2009. 

BB started her circus training with Vulcana Women's Circus and then also took classes at Circa and attended intensive workshops at the Tasmanian Circus Festival; as well as many other short courses. She went on to work for Circa and is still a casual trainer for Vulcana.

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Ash McPash

Born in the wrong era, Ash McPash has danced for 17 years and is back at it with as much passion as she had trying on her first pair of ballet shoes. This twinkle-toed performer has developed her technique over the years by tackling dance styles such as Jazz, Tap, 1960's GoGo, 1920's Charleston, Contemporary and her all-time favourite - Musical Theatre!

She has competed in Brisbane Eisteddfods and continues to develop her personal style by taking on different dance classes and workshops where possible.
Along with her outgoing nature, Ash is known for her characterisation. She is always excited to develop and create fun, outgoing and quirky routines that will uplift, engage and entertain a crowd!

 

 

Star Anise Hoops

One third of the infamous Spice Rack Sisters, Star Anise is a Brisbane hoop-star with a relish for performing and an equal passion for savouring each and every hoop trick that crosses her path. If you need a little seasoning on your stale trick base then this is the BBSOP teacher that will give you a zest for life! She has performed across Brisbane for the last 4 years and excels in adding some spicy new tricks to your hula hoop repertoire.

 

 

Shane Smith

Proving you can teach an old dog new tricks Shane had his first Acrobalance lesson in his late thirties with Rudi Mineur at Vulcana Women’s Circus and has also trained at Circa and many other workshops and private lessons.

In 2010 Shane formed the acrobatic duo Scrambled Legs with Claire Ogden and together (or with a ring in on occasion) they have performed at the Tasmanian Circus Festival, Queen St Mall (for National Youth Week & Leukaemia Australia), CaBBaret, The Circus Claire Show at Wonderland (Brisbane Powerhouse, 2015) and Anywhere Theatre Festival (2016), Northey St City Farm solstice festivals, Australian Body Art Carnivale, school fetes, markets as well as a variety of private corporate events. Outside of Scrambled legs Shane has also performed in the Brisbane run of the stage production Dust (2013) and in “The Match” at the Sunpac opening (2016).

Shane, a returning BB le Buff's School of Performance teacher has also taught acro workshops to both children and adults at the Tasmanian Circus festival, pole fitness centres and high schools. 

 

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