School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

2019 School of Performance dates:

TERM 5 - Monday 21st October - Thursday 12th December

CaBBaret Saturday 14th December


2020 School of Performance dates:
*Roaring 20s* - TERM 1 - Monday 13th January – Wednesday 4th March

Speakeasy CaBBaret - Saturday 7th March


Term 5 Class Timetable

In Term 5 we are celebrating all term leading up to Christmas and our annual Snow Ball! Our next graduation show CaBBaret will host a variety of performers and classes, we’ll see you there on Saturday 14th December.

BB and her staff of fabulous teachers bring to you the seductive art of burlesque, hula hoops 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 Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December, 2019.

Check out the schedule of classes below and enrol in by emailing the school –
Once you enrol by email you will be sent payment information. Payment for full term classes must be received no later than Saturday 26th October, 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.


**you must quote the discount code when enrolling to be eligible**
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Pay your term fees in full by Saturday 19th October 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 $30! **Only 3 Offers Available**

BURLESQUE: Book into a full term 8-week course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Snowstorm Silk Veil Fans, Strut & Tease and Bad Ass Baubles. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 2 Half Price Offers Available per class**

DANCE: Book into a full term 8-week course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Pop Art-A-GoGo. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. ** Only 2 Half Price Offers Available per class**

HOOP: Book into a full term 8-week course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Introduction to Hoop Dance and Hula Hoop Cahoots. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 2 Half Price Offers Available per class**

STYLE: Book into a full term 8-week course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. This includes Get Stage Ready. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 2 Half Price Offers Available per class**




Metro Community Hub – 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

Monday 21st October – 9th December


Snowstorm Silk Veil Fans - Teacher: BB le Buff

Flutter your fans and your lashes in this stunning burlesque class. Combining the beautiful art of silk veil fans with burlesque tease. We’ll be whipping up a snowstorm as sexy snowflakes. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December.

8-week Term: $170 **includes the cost of white silk veil fans
Casual Class: $20 **silk veil fans will need to be paid for in addition to casual class fee

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience


Strut & Tease - Teacher: Atlas Grey


Have the audience screaming for more! Golden Age burlesque skills like the Bump’n’Grind will be combined with slinky modern dance technique. Grab your heels and strut into class for some Christmas Tree tease. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December.

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience


Bad Ass Baubles - Teacher: BB le Buff


Bring the Sass! Grab life by the baubles! We will focus on creating fabulously sassy costumes using Christmas baubles to add some bling, but this is not a Christmas routine. Get your grrrl gang together for some high energy dance, burlesque and fabulous floor work. Bring Knee pads to every class. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December.

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience




Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba


Tuesday 22nd October – 10th December


Pop Art-A-GoGo – Teacher: BB le Buff

Recreate the iconic image of the Pop Art comic strip girl with tears in her eyes. We’ll be dancing to K.Flay’s song “This Baby Don’t Cry”. There will be a strong focus on make-up styling and 60s fashion. Students will have the opportunity to be styled at a VIP event by Moonage Daydream Vintage, and be able to purchase hand-picked items. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience


Tuesday 22nd October – 10th December

Introduction to Hoop Dance – Teacher: Petra Pan

Hula Hoop Dance blends traditional Circus Style Hula Hoop tricks with freestyle dance flow. It’s a full body cardio workout, it will tone your abs and core, tightens your pelvic floor, and tones your arms and legs. Each week we’ll be playing with exciting tricks to add to your repertoire. The tricks you learn each week will then be put into a hoop dance routine to help build stamina with an optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December.

8-week Term: $150              
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience


Tuesday 22nd October – 10th December


Hula Hoop Cahoots – Teacher: BB le Buff

Partner up! This term we’ll be working on tricks with a partner and in small groups, including on-body, off-body, hoop passing and juggling, body rolls, wraps and throws! Phew! Grab your hoop-bestie, this will be an extremely fun and playful class and will cater to all levels of hoopers that already have some previous hoop experience.

8-week Term: $150

Sign up with a partner: $120 each          
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: Hoopers with some previous experience




Wednesday 23rd October – 11th December


Get Stage Ready – Teacher: Lipstick Bombshell

Vicky Shield is the Lipstick Bombshell, award winning pinup and owner of Snippets of Time Vintage Styles.

WEEK 1 – GET SET – Boudoir Curls: Week 1 we’ll set the foundations for All curling techniques; using Flat irons, Curling wand, Heated rollers and the advantages of a wet set. Curling you hair is a great way to add volume to the foundation of many vintage and modern hair styles. Sexy, wavy, voluminous hair straight from the boudoir. We’ll be creating curls, waves and brush outs in class. Get your bedroom eyes ready.

WEEK 2 – VICTORY ROLLS for the Modern Pinup: An iconic and versatile vintage style. We’ll roll and spray, creating Victory rolls and other styles like a Rockabilly fringe with padding.

WEEK 3 – 1940s Poodle Hair: Add this classic up-do to your repertoire. You’ll use your curling and setting techniques to create this sweet style.
WEEK 4 – BEEHIVES: Turn up the volume on your hair, classic 60s Beehives or a modern take on putting some height in your hair.

WEEK 5 – FESTIVAL HAIR – Part 1 – Beautiful Braid techniques style into your classic looks or whip them up in your tent and add glitter or flowers.

WEEK 6 – FESTIVAL HAIR – Part 2 – French Rolls, Buns then add Flowers, bandanas or scarves

WEEK 7 – EASY STAGE GLAMOUR: Quick and easy stage hairstyles, perfect your look for stage. Stunning hairstyles for quick changes backstage and easy glamour for a full night of performances.

WEEK 8 – FINGERWAVES / ROARING 20s – Get ready for your Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve parties! These classic 20s hairstyles will set you up for the celebrations to come…psst…Term 1 at BBSOP will be Roaring 20s theme!

8-week Term: $180

4-week Pass: $95
Casual Class: $25

**Book into a Snapshot! Photo shoot on the same night to capture your hair style and pay only $40

Suitable for: All Levels

Please bring to hair classes: Mirror, Teasing comb, Teasing brush, Paddle brush for brush outs, Hair spray, Bobby pins, Heat protector spray, your choice of curling tool. Products will be available to purchase in class.


Wednesday 23rd October – 11th December

Signature Act Creation – Teacher: BB le Buff

This class is aimed at aspiring performers as well as experienced performers, class is limited to 5 people or groups. Your BBSOP teacher will assist you to create a signature act of your own, streamlining your own ideas and inspirations. All students are offered the chance to première this act as a Paid Performer at CaBBaret Snow Ball on Saturday 14th December..

Suitable for: Performers looking to create their own solo or group routine. Previous experience with the skill you want to create a routine in is required. Have an act prepared that you’d like to workshop and get feedback on, sign up for a 2-week or 4-week workshop course. Pop in casually to perfect your routines for competition and stage. Group discounts available for troupe acts.

8-week Term: $235

4-week workshop: $120

2-week workshop: $65

Casual Class: $35


Wednesday 23rd October – 11th December


Snapshot! – Teacher: Carol Humber Photography
Book into a quick 15-20min promo photo shoot with Carol Humber Photography, you will choose 2 images to edit; with the option of purchasing more. Maximum of 4 people can be shot in each class and you will be allocated a time for your shoot, please arrive with hair and make-up complete 10 minutes before your allocated timeslot. If you would like HMU prices sent to you then please email the school as we can accommodate this for you as well. This is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to new promo images or the perfect Snapshot of this moment in time in your favourite costumes, fashion or lingerie. Props will be provided at each shoot.

Please Note: We have given these weeks themes so that you know what style of props we’ll have on hand; you can shoot any looks, solo costumes encouraged and backdrop colours have been listed in each description.

WEEK 2 – FEMME FATALE: Black backdrop. Bring out your sultry femme fatale. Best teamed with noir pinup, vintage or lingerie looks to complete your Silver Screen Siren style.

WEEK 3 – PIN-UP: White backdrop. Perfect pinups, posing sweetly and sexily. Take some inspiration from the art works of Gil Elvgren.
WEEK 4 – VINTAGE BOUDOIR: Slip into some vintage lingerie, fluffy mules and a peignoir.

WEEK 5 – CHRISTMAS: Whether you want to be a sweet Christmas pin up or bring your ugliest Christmas sweater, this will be a very playful night of shoots. Photos will be ready for your Christmas social media celebrations.

WEEK 6 – PROMO SHOTS NOIR: Black backdrop to set the scene for your sexy, moody and noir costumes.

WEEK 7 – PROMO SHOTS EN BLANC: White backdrop for a clean background, this will make your costumes pop! Great to use for promotional purposes.

WEEK 8 – NYE / ROARING 20s: Carefree Flappers and champagne celebrations! Photos will be ready for your New Year’s Eve social media celebrations.

1 Photo Shoot: $75

4 Photo Shoots: $250
Full Term – 7 weeks of shoots: $420

**Book into a casual Get Stage Ready class before your shoot and pay $15 casual class fee.




Book your Private Class with the BBSOP 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 –
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.
BRING: To be discussed with your teacher.

VENUE: To be discussed upon booking

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:
**If you’re a BBSOP student you will receive a special price on hens parties. Please email the school to confirm these rates.

Bank Deposit:
Account Name: B E Bannerman
Account Number: 600604402
BSB: 484799
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**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.



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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Atlas Grey

Miss Atlas Grey loves a good sparkle, feather and dramatic lighting. A classically trained ballerina who has ditched the tutu (mostly) to get down and flirty with her new found love for burlesque. 

She has studied multiple styles of burlesque under the guidance of The Bombshell Burlesque Academy and BB Le Buff’s School of Performance since 2016. Slowly build up her stage time, Atlas has performed with the Bombshell's student troupe for Curves & Claws (2016/2018) and Rats Tatts & Pinups (2018). Along with developing and performing duo acts for Curves & Claws Nerdlesque (2017) Doomsday Disko (2018) and CaBBaret (2018). Until debuting as a soloist at the 33rd Bombshell Ball in 2018. Since then Atlas has gone on to perform at various Brisbane based shows and interstate for Red Light Confidential Melbourne. She enjoys the freedom of expression this art form supports, to get lost in a rabbit hole and bring the audience with her. 

Always up for shimmy, bump, grind or jeté. Miss Atlas Grey is keen to keep showing audiences she’s a name not to forget.



Lipstick Bombshell

Vicky Shield is the Lipstick Bombshell. An award winning pinup and specialist in vintage and glamour hairstyles. Vicky owns Snippets of Time Vintage Styles and you can find her travelling to events to hairstyle in her Tiki Wahini Wagon!



Petra Pan

Petra grew up in a dance studio with her ballet teacher mother. She is a sweet Georgia Peach who has, after years of travelling the globe, settled here in Brisbane. She has a love for all classical dance styles, but discovered her true passion at the age of nine in her first experience of modern circus. Living in the rural United States, she spent hours in the dance studio teaching herself hula hoop basics but found she couldn’t go much further without a teacher. Fast forward years later to the age of the internet! Petra began filling in the gaps with online tutorials and then began training at Canopy Studio, a circus school in Athens, Georgia. Petra has also trained and performed with Vulcana Women’s Circus in Brisbane and BB le Buff's School of Performance. Today she is largely influenced by her contemporary dance background and creates emotive hula hoop pieces with a neo-circus flair.



Carol Humber Photography

Carol is a portrait photographer, specialising in women and performers. 

How would you like to be photographed? Let me capture your energy in a fine art portrait. I want you to enjoy the experience of having your photo taken and to love the results.

Together we will create beautiful images.



Jenna Renna Ra Ra

Jenna has been dancing since she was four, but the 1960’s dance craze holds a special place in her heart. She has a passion for over-the-top exuberant GoGo dances and a love of 60s fashio and music. She has performed her solo work at CaBBaret over the years and cannot wait to come on board as a teacher to share her groovy moves!




Susie Liqueur


Susie Liqueur has a passion for performance. She has danced since she was 8yrs old, and is CSTD trained in jazz, tap and ballet. After touring the US with her dance troupe as a young adult; Susie discovered the wonderful, weird and wild world of cabaret.

She has a passion for vintage dance styles, especially GoGo, Disco; Charleston; and continues to practice her love of tap dance in all of its classic and modern style interpretations.


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