School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

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

Speakeasy CaBBaret - Saturday 7th March

TERM 2 - Monday 23rd March – Wednesday 13th May

CaBBaret - Saturday 16th May

TERM 3 - Monday 1st June – Wednesday 22nd July

CaBBaret - Saturday 25th July

TERM 4 - Monday 10th August – Wednesday 30th September

CaBBaret - Saturday 3rd October

TERM 5 - Monday 19th October – Wednesday 9th December

CaBBaret Snow Ball - Saturday 12th December

 

**NEW** Term 1 Class Timetable

In Term 1 we are celebrating the Roaring 20s! With a retrospective look at the most notorious and glamorous moments from the 1920s golden era. Our next graduation show CaBBaret will host a variety of performers and classes, we’ll see you there on Saturday 7th March.

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 on Saturday 7th March, 2020.

Check out the schedule of classes below and enrol 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 18th January, 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**
ROARING 20s DISCOUNT: Pay your term fees in full by Wednesday 1st January to receive 20% discount from your term fees. 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 Cotton Club Fan Dance, Bubble Burlesque, and Showgirl Glamour: Ziegfeld Follies. 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 Broadway Tap Dance, Broadway Jazz and Great Gatsby Charleston. 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 Egyptomania Hoop Dance and Tableau Vivant Burlesque Hoops. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 2 Half Price Offers Available per class**

 

 

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

 

Metro Community Hub – 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

Monday 13th January – 2nd March

6:00-7:00pm

Signature Act Creation – Teacher: BB le Buff

*Performance spots offered at CaBBaret Saturday 7th March must be in 20s theme*

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 on Saturday 7th March.

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: $180

4-week workshop: $95

2-week workshop: $55

Casual Class: $25

 

Monday 13th January – 2nd March

7:00-8:00pm

Broadway Tap Dance - Teacher: Susie Liqueur

This thoroughly modern tap dance is inspired by the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Set in 1922 the story follows Millie, a modern woman forging her career as a secretary hoping to find a rich, handsome boss to marry. Hilarity ensues! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Monday 13th January – 2nd March

8:00-9:00pm

Broadway Jazz - Teacher: Susie Liqueur **SOLD OUT **

The Peaky Blinders gang were so named because they hid razor blades in the brim of their caps to cause maximum harm during a Glasgow Kiss… Step into a dark world of whiskey, cigarettes and your most dapper coat. Performing to the theme song of the TV show, Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand”. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

 

Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba

TUESDAY

Tuesday 14th January – 3rd March

6:00-7:00pm

Egyptomania Hoop Dance – Teacher: Petra Pan

Upon the discovery of King Tut's tomb, the 1920s fad of ‘Egyptomania’ took the western world by storm to produce some of the most glamorous fashion, art and dance acts of the decade. We will be creating a slinky, sexy hula hoop act reminiscent of Cleopatra herself! Week 1-3 will be dedicated to foundation tricks for beginners and building upon existing skills of experienced students as well as dance techniques related to hoop dance. Week 4-8 for choreography. There will be a lot of opportunities for student lead choreography as the act will involve some solo and pair work to let your skills really shine! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Tuesday 14th January – 3rd March

7:00-8:00pm
Tableau Vivant Burlesque Hoops – Teacher: BB le Buff

A tableau vivant, French for 'living picture', is a static scene containing stationary, costumed, carefully posed performers. This style of theatricality filled a legal loophole that nude ‘statues’ could not be banned on moral grounds, and this led to the legendary "Windmill Girls" who appeared completely nude but stood completely still, so as to emulate nude statues. This term we’ll be replicating gorgeous art deco statues, combining twin hoop technique and classic burlesque glamour. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

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

Suitable for: Hoopers with some previous experience

 

Tuesday 14th January – 3rd March

8:00-9:00pm

Cotton Club Fan Dance – Teacher: BB le Buff **SOLD OUT **

If you were around in New York City's Harlem neighbourhood in the 1920s, the hot-spot was the Cotton Club. It was an active speakeasy, an illegal drinking spot, during Prohibition and was forced to close several times. Shows at the Cotton Club typically included musical revues with singers, dancers, comedians, variety acts, and a house band. African-American jazz musicians used the notoriety of performing at the Cotton Club to help launch their careers; including Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong and Lena Horne. In this class you will learn Classic Burlesque ostrich feather fan skills and handholds. You will put your new skills to use in a fabulous 1920s themed group fan dance. BYO Ostrich Feather Fans. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

**When purchasing ostrich feather fans please make sure you buy R-hand and L-hand fans, cheap sets can be bought on eBay, if you want advice prior to purchasing please email BB with links to the fans that you’re looking at.

**Hire BBSOP Ostrich Feather Fans for $80

8-week Term: $150

Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 15th January – 4th March

6:00–7:00pm

Bubble Burlesque – Teacher: BB le Buff  **SOLD OUT **

The bubble dance is an erotic dance made famous by Sally Rand. We will be dancing with a silver ball to create stunning poses, floating across the stage like silvery bubbles. Using exercise balls as our routine prop you’ll learn balance, posing and core strength. This class will combine dance, classic burlesque and circus skills. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

Suitable for: Previous dance or fitness experience

 

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Wednesday 15th January – 4th March

7:00–8:00pm

Great Gatsby Charleston – Teacher: Atlas Grey

The Speakeasy is open and the flappers are dancing the Charleston! This fun, high energy dance style was popularised by the 1920s Jazz Age. Our glamorous, vintage-styled routine will reflect the opulence of the party and guests straight out of the 2013 Baz Luhrmann movie “The Great Gatsby”. A little party never killed nobody! Class Song is “That Man” by Caro Emerald - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFA6dEwWOb4 Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

Suitable for: All Levels

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Wednesday 15th January – 4th March

8:00–9:00pm

Showgirl Glamour: Ziegfeld Follies – Teacher: Atlas Grey

The Ziegfeld Follies were a series of elaborate theatrical productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 through 1931. Inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris, the Ziegfeld Follies were conceived and mounted by Florenz Ziegfeld. The Follies were lavish revues, elaborate high class Vaudeville variety shows famous for many, beautiful chorus girls commonly known as ‘Ziegfeld girls’. This class will focus on opulent costume construction, showgirl technique and tassel twirling. Class Song “Juice” cover by Post Modern Jukebox - https://youtu.be/408Uvz-nNpA Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 7th March.

Suitable for: All Levels

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

PRIVATE CLASSES

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 – 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.

 

 

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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