School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

2019 School of Performance dates:

TERM 4 - Monday 19th August - Thursday 10th October

CaBBaret Saturday 12th October

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

CaBBaret Saturday 14th December

 

Term 4 Class Timetable

In Term 4 we are frolicking into double digits after celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary of BB le Buff's School of Performance in Term 3. Our next graduation show CaBBaret will host a variety of performers and classes, we’ll see you there on Saturday 12th October.

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 12th October, 2019.

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 24th August, 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 4 DISCOUNTS:

**you must quote the discount code when enrolling to be eligible**
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Pay your term fees in full by Saturday 17th August 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 Burlesque Essentials, Showgirls and Fabulous Feathers. 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 Swinging 60s 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 Hula Hoop Tricks. 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**

 

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

 

Metro Community Hub – 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

Monday 19th August - 7th October

6:00-7:30pm
Hula Hoop Tricks – Teacher: Petra Pan

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 routine to help build stamina with an optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 12th October.

Week 1-2: Foundation Tricks with 1 & 2 Hoops

Week 3-4: Twins

Week 5-6: Partner Tricks

Week 7-8: Recap & Routine Rehearsal for CaBBaret

8-week Term: $180              
Casual Class: $25

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Monday 19th August - 7th October

7:30-9:00pm
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 on Saturday 12th October..

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

 

 

 

Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba

TUESDAY

Tuesday 20th August – 8th October

6:00-7:00pm

Burlesque Essentials – Teacher: Atlas Grey

Perfect the fabulous foundation skills of burlesque, these top tips for tease will 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 get to class. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 12th October

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Tuesday 20th August – 8th October

7:00-8:00pm

Swinging 60s GoGo – Teacher: Jenna Renna Ra Ra
Step back into the sixties, Shimmy, Twist and swing your hips, we’ll cover classic 1960s GoGo moves along with a few modern ones. This class is the most fun you can have while getting fit! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 12th October.

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Tuesday 20th August – 8th October

8:00-9:00pm

Showgirls - Teacher: Atlas Grey

Strut into this Showgirls class and expect some surprises! These gorgeous showgirls know how to have some fun, all while looking slick and sassy. This glamorous burlesque routine will focus on showgirl dance techniques and tongue-in-cheek burlesque parody. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 12th October.

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 21st August – 9th October

6:00-7:30pm

Get Stage Ready – Teachers: Lipstick Bombshell & BB le Buff

WEEK 1 – GET SET: Vicky Shield is the Lipstick Bombshell, award winning pinup and owner of Snippets of Time Vintage Styles. 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

WEEK 2 – TEASE ME: Techniques for Teasing / backcombing to get volume into your hair styles. “The higher the hair, the closer to God”

WEEK 3 – 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 4 – VICTORY ROLLS: An iconic and versatile vintage style. We’ll Roll and spray, creating Victory rolls and other styles like a Rockabilly fringe with padding.

WEEK 5 – SEXY WAVES: Sexy, wavy, voluminous hair straight from the boudoir. We’ll be creating waves and brush outs in class. Get your bedroom eyes ready.

WEEK 6 – COSTUME SECRETS: BB’s got the tips and tricks to turn your class and solo costumes into works of sparkly art and stay within your budget. Bring your costumes to work on in this class, if you need assistance sewing, sparkling and taking your costume to the next level this is the class for you. BB will also share her tips and tricks for crystalling techniques and quick costume hacks.

WEEK 7 – PERFECT PASTIES: Whether you want to make a basic circle or a detailed shape and design, BB loves a pastie reveal! The best tips for creating the look that you’re after, how to pattern shapes and making decadent crystal pasties for your most sparkling reveal yet.

WEEK 8 – THE EYES HAVE IT: Razor sharp winged eyeliner, beauty marks, glitter eye shadow and designs for exuberant stage glitter eyes. Tips for confident false eyelash application, and how to create XXXL false eyelash looks. BYO liquid eyeliner and glitter (biodegradable glitter preferred and available to purchase on the night)

8-week Term: $180

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

Suitable for: All Levels

Please bring to hair classes: Teasing comb, Teasing brush, Paddle brush for brush outs, Hair spray, Bobby pins, Heat protector spray, your choice of curling tool

 

Wednesday 21st August – 9th October

7:30-9:00pm

Fabulous Feathers – Teacher: BB le Buff

We are heralding springtime with this stunning feather fan routine. You will blossom and bloom with the turn of the season; taking inspiration from nature and your favourite flowers. In this class you will learn a skilled fan dance routine incorporating ostrich feather fan technique, burlesque and vintage dance aesthetic. BYO Ostrich Feather Fans. BB will have fans to use in class, hiring options available. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 12th October.

8-week Term: $180

Casual Class: $25

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 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!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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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