School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

2023 School of Performance dates:

TERM 1 - ICONS

Monday 9th January – Thursday 2nd March

CaBBaret - Saturday 4th March

TERM 2 - FAN FAVOURITES (as voted by you)

Monday 20th March – Thursday 11th May

CaBBaret - Saturday 13th May

TERM 3 - HOROSCOPES

Monday 29th May – Thursday 20th July

CaBBaret - Saturday 22nd July

TERM 4 - PARANORMAL

Monday 7th August – Thursday 28th September

CaBBaret - Saturday 30th September

TERM 5 - CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Monday 16th October – Thursday 7th December

CaBBaret - Saturday 9th 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. BBSOP is committed to being an all-inclusive community of like-minded people. We understand that our classes are a luxury item for most and especially in this current world climate of Pandemics, Floods and World Disasters those extra dollars can be hard to find. If you have experienced financial struggles but would love to take a class we would love to have you. You can apply for a one-off Free Course or if you'd like to pay a reduced course fee that can also be discuss. 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 involvement in a course of their choice and be featured on our BBSOP socials and website.

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Term 1, 2023 Class Timetable 

Term 1 is going to be ICONIC! These are some of our favourite iconic performances, what are yours? Show us by joining Signature Act Creation and debut your act at CaBBaret Icons Our next graduation show CaBBaret will host a variety of performers and classes, we’ll see you there on Saturday 4th 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. 

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 14th 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 in class.

All Burlesque & Fire classes are 18+ and open to women, men and the gender non-conforming alike.

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


TERM 1 DISCOUNTS:

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

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Pay your term fees in full by Saturday 31st December 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 9th January – Monday 27th February

7:00-8:30pm

Twin Hoops - Teacher: BB le Buff 

Icon: Deanne Love of Hooplovers - an Australian powerhouse of the worldwide hoop community

Inspiration for our class Twin Hoop routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V09oDawk9Lw

Twin Hoops for double the fun! The possibilities of hula hoop tricks are seemingly endless when you have 2-hoops. This class will cater to ALL Levels, every student will be taught new tricks to advance their skills. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

8-week Term: $150 

Sign Up with A Friend: $130 each

Casual Class: $25

Suitable for: Hoopers of All Skill Levels 

Song: Breathe Me by Sia - Butch Clancy Remix - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnODlJdKrNM

BYO - Optional - Bring your own hoops or use the hoops provided in class.

 

 

Studio1 - 190 Station Road, Yeerongpilly

TUESDAY

Tuesday 10th January – Tuesday 28th February

6:45-7:45pm

Music Video Mayhem – Teacher: Atlas Grey

Iconic Music Video - Thriller - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnqjkJTMaA

The music video production that changed an entire industry! Have you ‘Thrilled the World’? Do you love Zombies? Learn the classic Thriller dance. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

Song: Thriller - Michael Jackson

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20 

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Tuesday 10th January – Tuesday 28th February

7:45-8:45pm

Psychology of Striptease – Teacher: Atlas Grey

Icon: Gypsy Rose Lee

From the stages of vaudeville to burlesque and comedy. The original ‘ecdysiast’, a high-class stripper who always left them wanting more…Gypsy Rose Lee. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2uDOVugErw 

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20 

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Iconic Movie - Grease

Wednesday 11th January - 1st March

6:15-7:15pm

T-Bird Tap Dance – Teacher: Susie Liqueur

Get the gang together to check out some cars, the chicks, talk trash and tap dance! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

Song: Greased Lightning - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wacHJ81uGlM

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20 

Suitable for: All levels of Tap Dance experience

BYO: Black Tap Shoes

 

Wednesday 11th January - 1st March

7:15-8:15pm

Pink Ladies & T-Birds - Teacher: Susie Liqueur

You and this class go together like boogy boogy boogy boogy shooby do wop she bop; Chang chang, changity chang shoo bop; need I say anything more!? Sign up now for some hand jiving good times. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

Song: We Go Together – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJD1jkrtTlo

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20 

Suitable for: All Levels of Dance 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 12th January - 2nd March

6:15–7:15pm

Steam Heat Burlesque – Teacher: BB le Buff

Iconic Movie: “The Pajama Game” 

Icons: Bazuka Joe, Singing Out Pride Choir, Les Beaux Frères

A classic musical song that’s taken on a comedic life of its own! Get ready to hit the showers, we’re heading into the steam room dressed in nothing but a towel! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

Song: Steam Heat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0szHqIXQ2R8

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20 

Suitable for: Students with Previous Dance Experience

 

 

Thursday 12th January - 2nd March

7:15–8:15pm

Turn it up! GoGo – Teacher: Jenna Renna Ra Ra

Icon: Tina Turner 

Tina Turner is a diva, an icon and the queen of high energy, on-stage dance performances. Get ready to dance to a mix of two of her iconic hits. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 4th March.

Song: Proud Mary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOcY4nHd9gM 

Nutbush City Limits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07249JX8w4 

8-week Term: $150
Casual Class: $20 

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience - this will be a high energy dance routine so get ready to sweat.

 

Thursday 12th January - 2nd March

8:15-9:30pm

Signature Act Creation – Teacher: BB le Buff 
A great opportunity for competition preparation as well as debut soloists. This class is aimed at aspiring performers as well as experienced artists, 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 4th 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: $100
2-week workshop: $55
Casual Class: $30



 

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. 

 

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.

 

 

GoGo Bumhole

Siobhan Gibbs is a theatre maker and performer in Meanjin. She uses pronouns she/her. She studied Drama and Human Services at QUT and has trained with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre since 2017, becoming a company member in 2018 and completing their Creative Entrepreneur internship program in 2019. She composed for and performed Sebastien in their 2019 production of The Tempest, and as Salvador Dali in their production of The Unspeakable Dreams of Salvador Dali (2019). Siobhan is a member of the theatre company Chance Collective. She most recently devised and performed in their Anywhere Award-winning production The Nest (2019, Anywhere Theatre Festival). Chance Collective have also produced original works for The Starlight Foundation (2019), Ruckus Fest (2019), and Spill City (2020). In 2020 Siobhan performed in a sell-out season of Backbone’s original musical, Absolute Objectivity. In the same year she debuted her performance persona Gogo Bumhole at Candy Social Club. Since then, Gogo has performed a durational work at the queer club night Shandy and will be continuing her practice in the queer nightlife circuit into 2021. Siobhan presented her original one-person theatre show Sewer Rat Girl in mid-2021 after two years of development both with Zen Zen Zo and independently. 

 

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). 

 

 

Roslyn Rouge

Roslyn Rouge has been making a name for herself in Brisbane. Sparkling across stages in her neo-burlesque stylings and studying all aspects of dance and burlesque, training flexibility techniques and discovering a special love for the art of silk veil fans.

 

 

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