School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

2021 School of Performance dates:

TERM 3 - Fur Ball - Monday 31st May – Thursday 22nd July

CaBBaret - Saturday 24th July

TERM 4 - Spacetacular - Monday 9th August – Thursday 30th September

CaBBaret - Saturday 2nd October

TERM 5 - Jungle - Monday 18th October – Thursday 9th December

CaBBaret Xmas Buffet - Saturday 11th December

 

 

BBSOP SCHOLARSHIPS:

Apply yourself or Nominate a Friend. BBSOP is committed to being an all-inclusive community of like-minded people. If you identify as First Nations, have a Diverse Cultural Background, Disability, or want to voice your LGBTIQ Gender Identity and Expression; then we want to give you a hand up to invest in your dance, circus, arts training, and give you the opportunity to express yourself as a performer. Must be 18+ to be considered. Students must personally cover costs for any travel to and from classes, props and costumes for classes or solos. The successful applicant will be selected by the entire teaching staff of BBSOP and will be awarded a Free Course of their choice and be featured on our BBSOP socials and website.

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Apply yourself or Nominate a Friend. The Coronavirus global pandemic has taken its toll on us all. We are particularly sensitive to the financial strain and loss of jobs for our fellow BBSOP community members. If you have taken classes with us in the past and wish to continue your passion for the arts, your performance persona or enhance the social fabric of your life then this is for you. If you’re signing up as a new student and have been financially afflicted then please let us know how classes will help your personal situation. Without art, music, freedom of self-expression and beauty; how can we grow as a society? The meaningful bonds, relationships, shared passions and creativity fostered in BBSOP social classes cannot be quantified. Must be 18+ to be considered. Students must personally cover costs for any travel to and from classes, props and costumes for classes or solos. The successful applicant will be selected by the entire teaching staff of BBSOP and will be awarded a Free Course of their choice and be featured on our BBSOP socials and website. 

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*NEW*  Term 3 Class Timetable

Term 3 is going to be Pawsome! We’re throwing you a Fur Ball gala to celebrate all things furry, feathery and scarily hairy! Our next graduation show CaBBaret will host a variety of performers and classes, we’ll see you there on Saturday 24th July.

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.

Check out the schedule of classes below and enrol in by emailing the school – bblebuffsop@gmail.com
 

When you enrol by email you will be sent payment information. Payment for full term classes must be received no later than Saturday 5th June, if you cannot finalise payment by this date it is recommended that you sign up for casual attendance. All casual classes must be paid by bank transfer or card payment in class. *Cash will not be accepted due to Covid safe practices*

All Burlesque & Fire classes are 18+ and open to women and men alike.

 

Please ensure you read our Covid-Safe Practices and Requirements Below

 

TERM 3 DISCOUNTS:

**you must quote the discount code when enrolling to be eligible**
 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Pay your term fees in full by Saturday 29th May to receive a further 5% discount from your term fees. Not eligible for classes with a 50% discount already applied.

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

ONE NIGHT STAND: Book into 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**

TAKE HALF OFF: Book into a full term 8-week course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 3 Offers Available**

 

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

 

Perry Lane Studios – 10 Perry Lane, Spring Hill

MONDAY

Monday 31st May - 19th July

7:00-8:00pm

Fitness & Flex – Teachers: BB le Buff & Petra Pan

We’ll start each class with an energetic dance to get that body moving, we will be particularly focused on dance strength; high kicks and splits stretches. Take home exercises for homework each week, post your progress videos online and be a part of the BBSOP Fitness & Flex with Friends movement. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July with a Panda themed routine.

8-week Term: $150

Casual Class: $20

*Fitness with Friends* - $100 each when you sign up with a friend

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

BYO suggestions: Yoga mat, sweat towel, yoga blocks, theraband, stretching pillow for kneeling positions. If you would like you teacher to bring Brand New products for you to purchase we can organise these on your behalf, these must be pre-paid with your term fees.

 

 

Monday 31st May - 19th July

8:00–9:00pm

Pokémon Hoop Dance – Teacher: Petra Pan

Its trainer’s vs Pokémon in this high energy, 80s inspired hoop dance routine! We'll focus on building stamina by drilling all the hula hoop basics, learn some Jane Fonda-Fabulous hoop dance choreo, and a few circus-y partner tricks for good measure. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Pokémon Theme Song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg6CiPI6h2g&ab_channel=kerwinpogi092

8-week Term: $150

Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba

TUESDAY

Tuesday 1st June - 20th July

6:00-7:00pm

Monsterlesque – Teacher: Atlas Grey

Create your own furry monster character, inspired by drag queen Jaymes Mansfield. Strip down to some sassy assels and put that freaky booty to werk! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Monsters inc intro mixed with Get your freak on by Missy Elliott 

https://youtu.be/aMwSNDRP90o

https://youtu.be/FPoKiGQzbSQ

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Tuesday 1st June - 20th July

7:00-8:00pm

Classic Burlesque – Teacher: Atlas Grey **FULLY BOOKED**

Dripping in glamour, get slow and sultry in this classic burlesque strip tease. The costume will feature a faux fur collar with long fringe tassels. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: You Don’t Want Me by Tassia Zappia - https://youtu.be/Sg15Wl-N3xw

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Tuesday 1st June - 20th July

8:00-9:00pm

Dog-Lovers-A-GoGo – Teacher: Jenna Renna RaRa **FULLY BOOKED**

It’s puppy love! With all your favourite classic 1960s shimmy shaking dance moves and the cutest puppy dog eyes…nose…and waggly tails! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Dogs are the best people by The Fuaves - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxM7sLT0rQE&ab_channel=MarkBakaitis

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 2nd June – 21st July

6:00-7:00pm

Native Bird Fan Dance – Teacher: BB le Buff **FULLY BOOKED**

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 24th July.

Song: Drinkee by SOFI TUKKER - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlF1KxtArCg&ab_channel=UltraMusic

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Wednesday 2nd June – 21st July

7:00-8:00pm

Whip It! - Teacher: BB le Buff

We’re going to create Hair Fantasy costumes drawing inspiration from worldwide sources including, pagan rituals, hair styling competitions, hair fashions and pop culture icons like Cousin It. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Willow Smith - Whip My Hair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmaErg4FUAc&ab_channel=WillowSmithOnlineUK

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Wednesday 2nd June – 21st July

8:00-9:00pm

Wet Ass Pussies - Teacher: BB le Buff **FULLY BOOKED**

Grab your female empowerment by the WAP. Commercial dance incorporated with burlesque; bring your knee pads and get ready to create a pussycat costume with some attitude. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Cardi B - WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsm4poTWjMs&ab_channel=CardiB

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Perry Lane Studios – 10 Perry Lane, Spring Hill

THURSDAY – Enter through the alley next to the Church at 430 Ann Street (follow the signs)

Thursday 3rd June – 22nd July

6:00–7:00pm

Gay Bar Burlesque – Teacher: Bobbie Rotten **FULLY BOOKED**

So much leather and so much hair! Hey you! We want to take you to a Gay Bar. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Electric Six - Gay Bar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XNFokmDKrE&ab_channel=dudeman659

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Thursday 3rd June – 22nd July

7:00–8:00pm

Show-Gulls – Teacher: Bobbie Rotten

If a seagull was a Showgirl, do you still think they’d be obsessed with chips? Spread your wings, and strut it out like a Showgirl. Don’t be jealous of our boogie; keep that salty attitude for those delicious fried potatoes. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Daði Freyr - Think About Things - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFZNvj-HfBU&ab_channel=Da%C3%B0iFreyr

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Thursday 3rd June – 22nd July

8:00-9:00pm

Curves Ahead – Teacher: Bobbie Rotten **FULLY BOOKED**

We’re obsessed with your curves! Thick thighs save lives! If that sounds like you, you must be one Foxy lady! Learn how to harness the power of all those curves and flaunt what you got! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 24th July.

Song: Lizzo - Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srq1FqFPwj0&ab_channel=LizzoMusic

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

Suitable for: All Levels

 

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 2 class? Book in with your teacher at these discounted rates: 1 HOUR $60, 2 HOURS $95. Book 4+ hours (can be over multiple booking dates) pay only $50/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: BBSOP
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.

 

Covid-Safe Practices and Requirements:

To assist your BBSOP teachers maintain a healthy classroom please follow these Covid Safe Practices:

  1. Please wait outside the dance studio, in either the waiting room or outside the venue, please maintain social distancing with your classmates.
  2. As soon as you arrive to the venue you will be asked to hand sanitise and place your bags with 1.5m distancing around the perimeter of the room.
  3. At your first class you must sign our Covid Class Register with your home address and contact details, this is mandatory.
  4. No hugs or touching your classmates. Take the challenge and create a hello dance routine. Share the cheer not the germs!
  5. Each student will be required to bring their own props, costumes, yoga mats, towels etc to class. We cannot share these items amongst classmates. Please mark all your belongings with a name so that there is no confusion in class.

If you have any cold or flu symptoms including but not limited to fever, sore throat or cough, you must stay away from class for 14 days as a precaution. If you have any symptoms you should consider being tested for Covid. If you do get a Covid-19 test please notify BB le Buff immediately of the test and then again when you receive the results.

If you have been overseas or in contact with anyone returning from overseas you must stay away from class for 14 days. Please immediately notify BB le Buff.

If you have any concerns or questions please see your BBSOP teacher at the start of class or send BBSOP an email – bblebuffsop@gmail.com

Thank you for your help in keeping us all Covid safe. If we all work together through this difficult time, the sooner we can get back to sprinkling glitter, garters and glamour into our lives!

 

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.

You have seen BB perform on tours and the festival circuit across Australia and internationally. Including Woodford Folk Festival, Australian Burlesque Festival, Gorelesque, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth International Burlesque Festival, Splendour in the Grass and more!

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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 newfound 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 and Rats Tatts & Pinups. Along with developing and performing duo acts for Curves & Claws Nerdlesque, Doomsday Disko and CaBBaret. Until debuting as a soloist at the 33rd Bombshell Ball in 2018. Since then gone on to perform at various Brisbane based shows including Vanguard Burlesque and interstate for Red Light Confidential Melbourne. Competing in The Australian Burlesque Festival; New Follies 2019 and taking out runner up in Burlesque Idol Brisbane heats 2020. 

Atlas 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.

Petra also creates her own range of performance and active wear, follow her creations here:

Petra Pan Performance Apparel - https://www.instagram.com/petrapanapparel/

 

 

 

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 fashion 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.

 

Bobbie Rotten

Rambunctious, risqué, and rotten to the core, Bobbie Rotten is a rising star in the Brisbane Burlesque scene. Miss Rotten brings her signature mix of satire, sin and seduction to the stage, that will have you always wanting more. Long legs, incredible curves, and an unbeatable ass (unless you ask). 

 

 

 

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