School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque School

2017 School of Performance dates:
TERM 3 - Monday 5th June - Thursday 27th July ~ CaBBaret Saturday 29th July
TERM 4 - Monday 14th August - Thursday 5th October ~ CaBBaret Saturday 7th October
TERM 5 - Monday 23rd October - Thursday 14th December ~ CaBBaret Saturday 16th December


**The NEW Term 3 class timetable is listed below**

Term 3 Class Timetable

**It's our 8th Birthday** And we're celebrating by Going Wild this term with all animal themed classes and end of term show!

BB and her staff of fabulous teachers bring to you the seductive art of burlesque, hula hoop 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 29th July, 2017.

Check out the schedule of classes below and book 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 Sunday 11th June 2017, 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 Sunday 4th June to receive an automatic 5% discount. Not eligible for classes with a 50% discount already applied.

GET FLOCKED: Get together a group of your besties, one full term fee applied then each additional friend joins for only $20! **Only 10 Group Offers Available**

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

LONE WOLF: Book into all classes on the same night and receive a 50% discount from each additional full term class booked.
BLUE BOOBIE: Book into a full term 8-week Burlesque course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 5 Half Price Offers Available**

MATING DANCE: Book into a full term 8-week Dance course and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 5 Half Price Offers Available**

CIRCUS ANIMALS: Book into a full term 8-week Circus course (hula hoop and skipping) and receive a 50% discount from the total fee. Not eligible for Signature Act Creation. One 50% discount per student. **Only 5 Half Price Offers Available**

VENUE VALUE: Book into a full term of When Doves Cry, 1960s Go-Go Dancing, Flirtatious Fish and receive a $60 discount if you enrol before Monday 5th June at 5:00pm. **4 Discounts on Offer for Each Class**


Seriously Dance - 4 / 520 Kessels Road, MacGregor 



Thursday 8th June – 28th July

7:30 – 9:00pm - Blue Studio
1960s Go-Go Dancing – Teacher: BB le Buff

Get ready to shake your ‘mop’ with a super fun Komondor Dog themed 1960s Go-Go dance. The Komondor shot to fame when a photo of one featured on the “Odelay” album cover for Beck and has now been declared one of Hungary’s national treasures. It’s a large Hungarian sheepdog breed and famously known for its long coat of dreadlocks. You will be custom-making your costumes within class time. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July to showcase your class routine.

8-week Term - $160
Casual Class: $22

Suitable for: All Levels



Enoggera Bowls Club – 72 Pickering Street, Enoggera 

Tuesday 6th June – 25th July

Open Tap Dance – Teacher: Trigger Happy

Learn the classic art of Tap dance and perform in a multi-level tap extravaganza, Pink Panther themed performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July. Students are required to bring their own tap shoes.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22
Suitable for: All Levels



When Doves Cry – Teacher: Ash McPash

Tuesday 6th June – 25th July

Join Ash McPash this term for a tribute to Prince's infamous song 'When Doves Cry' - with a jazzy, comedic twist! Work on giving face, embracing the 80's and dance technique we'll create a fluttering fun performance. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term - $160
Casual Class: $22

Suitable for: All Levels



Classic Burlesque Swans – Teacher: Magnolia Knife

Tuesday 6th June – 25th July

Join Magnolia in this simply charming Swan routine. Drawing from the beauty, glamour and grace of the swan, you will learn a gorgeous classic burlesque routine full of old-world charm, mixed with hints of velvet, tulle, feathers and pearls. Optional performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22
Suitable for: Students with previous burlesque performance experience



Metro Community Hub – 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba


Monday 5th June – 24th July
6:00 – 7:30pm

Leaping Lemurs! Group Skipping – Teacher: BB le Buff

Do you like to Move It? As the self-proclaimed "Lord of the Lemurs", King Ringtail Julien XIII “ruled” over a great colony of lemurs in Madagascar with charisma and celebrated with lots of outrageous parties. Skipping is great cardio exercise and there will be lots of fun short and long skipping rope tricks taught in this class. Super fun, leads to super fit! Jump rope for your heart this term. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July to showcase your class routine.

**CLASS SPECIAL – Get fit and fab! Build up your Cardio for all our other BBSOP classes***
8-week Term - $120 (including the cost of a skipping rope provided in Week 1)
Casual Class: $15 (does not include the cost of the skipping rope)

Suitable for: All Levels


Monday 5th June – 24th July
7:30 – 9:00pm


Open for your own rehersals, stretching or Private Classes with a BBSOP Teacher

Casual Drop-In: $10

4-Week Pass: $30

6-Week Pass: $55
1.5Hr Private Class: $60/session





Tuesday 6th June – 25th July


Intermediate-Advanced Hula Hoop – Teacher: BB le Buff

Let’s get Monkeying around! Push your hoop skills to the next level! Multiple hoops skills and partner tricks taught. Advanced isolation patterns; and an emphasis placed on perfecting tricks for performance. On-body transitions, kick-ups and off-body tricks using 4+ hula hoops. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term: $190
Casual Class: $25
Suitable for: Students that have extensive experience with hoops and completed Beginner & Intermediate courses (or similar).



Tuesday 6th June – 25th July


Beginner-Intermediate Hula Hoop – Teacher: Star Anise

Come and learn the basics of Hula Hooping. It's the most fun way to exercise and you will learn some amazing tricks! We will put them together into a rocking' and bopping' Red Robin routine for the optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term: $190
Casual Class: $25
Suitable for: Absolute Beginners-Intermediate Hoopers





Wednesday 7th June – 26th July


Flirtatious Fish Burlesque – Teacher: Nolens Volens

Do you want to pull the perfect fish face? Flail your fins with attitude? Krill the dance floor as you tuna round and flick your fins? Get ready for a sexy salmon class! Blending hip-hop, comedy and some saucy bump and grind moves, this high energy routine will have you flipping out for more! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22
Suitable for: All Levels



Wednesday 7th June – 26th July


Bollywood Brahmans – Teacher: BB le Buff

In Hinduism, the cow is revered, it is sacred; a source of food and symbol of life. One Hindu goddess is usually shown in the form of a cow: Bhoomi (ভূমি). She represents the Earth. Taking inspiration from Bollywood, pop music videos and Indian iconography; we’ll be dancing to “Jai Ho” from the Pussycat Dolls and we will be characterising the Brahman Cow. Optional class performance at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22
Suitable for: All Levels



Wednesday 7th June – 26th July


Bumble-Butt Burlesque – Teacher: BB le Buff

Turn around, stick it out, show the world you got a…Bumble-Butt! Bumblebees have gloriously round bootys, and they sure do know how to work it. Infusing some booty-shaking, bump’n’grind burlesque and twerk techniques. It’s sure get those abdomens bouncing and perk up those stingers! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 29th July.

8-week Term: $160
Casual Class: $22
Suitable for: Students with previous burlesque performance experience


Book your private lesson now. 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.
BRING: To be discussed with your teacher.

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.

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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.



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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. She is also part of a burlesque duo called The Fanny Bam Bams with Magnolia Knife.

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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Ash McPash

Born in the wrong era, Ash McPash has danced for 17 years and is back at it with as much passion as she had trying on her first pair of ballet shoes. This twinkle-toed performer has developed her technique over the years by tackling dance styles such as Jazz, Tap, 1960's GoGo, 1920's Charleston, Contemporary and her all-time favourite - Musical Theatre!

She has competed in Brisbane Eisteddfods and continues to develop her personal style by taking on different dance classes and workshops where possible.
Along with her outgoing nature, Ash is known for her characterisation. She is always excited to develop and create fun, outgoing and quirky routines that will uplift, engage and entertain a crowd!




Nolens Volens

Provocative, alluring and her own muse. Nolens Volens is a visual artist that has taken to burlesque quicker than you can say tassel twirling. Since debuting in 2014 she has been performing regularly across Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. Her background in design derives her unique performance style. A story teller; weaving comedy, outlandish props and narrative in her routines. Miss Burlesque Australia 2016 Queensland Finalist and Winner 2016 Queen of Seduction. Tragic tales, absurd adventures and twisted tease. The only thing to expect is the unexpected.





Magnolia Knife


Sassy and fierce, strong and unique: Magnolia Knife is a femme fatale flaunting a derriere built to bump and grind!


Miss Knife has been teaching burlesque at BB le Buff's School of performance for over two years, offering classes in Neo-burlesque and ostrich feather fan technique, to name a few. Magnolia draws on her theatre and singing background to create dynamic burlesque routines which delight, intrigue and seduce her audiences.


Magnolia is the reigning Miss Burlesque Brisbane and was recently crowned winner of Burlesque Idol (Byron Bay). In 2013 and 2014, Magnolia has performed as part of the prestigious Australian Burlesque Festival with her duo 'The Fanny Bam Bams', and also recently performed at the Perth International Burlesque Festival.


Magnolia is available for burlesque bookings via email and Facebook



Trigger Happy

Ben started his performance career at the young age of 6 gracing Brisbane stages performing with companies such as Harvest Rain, Brisbane Arts Theatre and Basement Arts. Be has studied both Musical Theatre and Speech & Drama through Trinity College London and has also trained in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop for over 15 years through JAL Dance. Ben most recently performed in the Australian premiere of Next Fall at Metro Arts and is excited to be presenting the world premiere of his one-man-show Puberty! The Uncut Edition! @ the Anywhere Theatre Festival in May. When Ben isn't teaching or performing his one-man-show you can catch him performing at Burlesque shows all around Brisbane!



Star Anise Hoops

One third of the infamous Spice Rack Sisters, Star Anise is a Brisbane hoop-star with a relish for performing and an equal passion for savouring each and every hoop trick that crosses her path. If you need a little seasoning on your stale trick base then this is the BBSOP teacher that will give you a zest for life! She has performed across Brisbane for the last 4 years and excels in adding some spicy new tricks to your hula hoop repertoire.



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