School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

2021 School of Performance dates:

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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Term 4 Class Timetable

Term 4 is going to be Spacetacular! From classic Sci-Fi, pop-culture icons and your favourite space heroes there will be something for everyone! Our next graduation show CaBBaret will host a variety of performers and classes, we’ll see you there on Saturday 2nd 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.

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 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 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, men and the gender non-conforming alike.

 

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

 

TERM 4 DISCOUNTS:

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

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Pay your term fees in full by Saturday 7th August 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 August - 27th September

7:00-9:00pm

**FULLY BOOKED**

Strip Club in Space – Teacher: BB le Buff 

We’ll start each class with an energetic dance to get that body moving, we will be particularly focused on Floor Tricks, dance strength and splits stretches. Increase your confidence to perform Burlesque infused with sexy Exotic Floor Work. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

8-week Term: $190

Casual Class: $30

Suitable for: Intermediate - Dancers with previous floor work experience

Song: Iggy Azalea - I Am The Stripclub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOl-8pSVMRg&ab_channel=iggyazaleamusicVEVO

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.

 

 

Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba

TUESDAY

Tuesday 10th August - 28th September

6:00-7:00pm

**FULLY BOOKED**

The Dark Side of the Force – Teacher: Petra Pan

Come to the dark side for this sassy, sinister routine. In this dynamic class we will be learning choreography with Jedi capes, which fall to reveal our powerful, sexy Jedi costumes and dark side light sabres! We'll learn staff spinning tricks inspired by combat sequences from the Star Wars films! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

Song: The Imperial March by Celldweller - https://youtu.be/YzbJMCSfcPY

8-week Term: $170  **This includes $20 towards costumes & props
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: Absolute Beginners - All Levels of Experience

 

Tuesday 10th August - 28th September

7:00-8:00pm

**FULLY BOOKED**

Beginner Classic Burlesque – Starry Nights – Teacher: Bobbie Rotten

Inspired by Ziegfeld’s Follies and Art Deco design. Classic burlesque glamour with 1920’s inspired costumes adorned with sparkling stars, it will be a beautiful dance through the night sky. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

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

Suitable for: Absolute Beginners - All Levels of Experience

 

Tuesday 10th August - 28th September

8:00-9:00pm

**FULLY BOOKED**

Intermediate Chair Dance – The Cyborg & Stefan – Teacher: Bobbie Rotten

Grab Stefan, you’re going on an adventure in space! Sultry Cyborg Neo-Burlesque. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

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

Suitable for: Dancers with Previous Chair Dance Experience; Beginners OK

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 11th August - 29th September

6:00-7:00pm

Last Tap Dance in Springfield – Teacher: BB le Buff

Tapa-Tapa-Tapa… Inspired by a tango film, Lisa Simpson signs up for dance lessons but the teacher, ex-child star Vicki Valentine, specializes in tap dance. Don’t miss their graduation performance on “The Spaceship Lollipop”. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

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

Suitable for: Dancers with Previous Tap Dance Experience; Beginners OK

 

Wednesday 11th August - 29th September

7:00-8:00pm

**FULLY BOOKED**

Space Cowboys - Teacher: Atlas Grey

Giddy up Space Cowboys! It’s an exploration of a new, lawless frontier…Space, the final frontier!  Saddle your robotic steed and get ready to hustle the house down swing your tassels! All Levels Neo-Burlesque. Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October. 

Song – All night by Brothers Osborne - https://youtu.be/MvaXV3Q6pN0

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Wednesday 11th August - 29th September

8:00-9:00pm

Intermediate Classic Burlesque – Full Moon Boas - Teacher: Atlas Grey

Create your own luxurious fabric (vegan) boa and team it with a glamorous gown to slink your way out of. Classic Burlesque amped up to the next level! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

Song: Fly me to the moon by Frank Sinatra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEcqHA7dbwM&ab_channel=FrankSinatra-Topic

8-week Term: $170  **This includes $20 towards costumes & props
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 12th August - 30th September

6:00–7:00pm

Matrix Boylesque – Teacher: BB le Buff

It’s the Matrix Reloaded! Agent Smith has learnt how to copy himself and is wreaking havoc on Neo and his band of do-gooder humans. But why be good, when it’s Oh-So-Good to be BAD! Optional performance opportunity at CaBBaret on Saturday 2nd October.

Songs: Rob Dougan - Clubbed To Death - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxY7O4eFHRk&t=131s&ab_channel=gremlin133  

Black Strobe - I'm A Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e68c6whsO_E&ab_channel=oMgmAooNmanNe  

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Thursday 12th August - 30th September

7:00–8:00pm

**FULLY BOOKED**

LED Veil Poi – Teacher: BB le Buff

LED veil poi is a symbiosis of poi and Silk Veil Fans. We’ll be creating a dreamy galactic themed routine; move your Celestial body and learn new tricks and skills to use with your stage props.

8-week Term: $170  **This includes $20 towards costumes & props
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Thursday 12th August - 30th September

8:00-9:30pm

**FULLY BOOKED**
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 3 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 2nd 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: $220
4-week workshop: $115
2-week workshop: $65
Casual Class: $35

 

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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