School of Performance

Brisbane's Longest Running Burlesque & Variety School

2019 School of Performance dates:

** BBSOP 10th Birthday! Term 1, July-2009 - Term 3, July 2019 **

TERM 3 - Monday 10th June - Thursday 1st August

Decadent CaBBaret - 10th Birthday - Saturday 3rd August

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 3 Class Timetable

In Term 3 we are celebrating 10 Years of BB le Buff's School of Performance classes and our show Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP.

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 - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August, 2019. It will be our most Decadent show to date!


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 15th 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 for in cash in class.
 
All Burlesque & Fire classes are 18+ and open to women and men alike.

 

 
TERM 3 DISCOUNTS:

**you must quote the discount code when enrolling to be eligible**
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Pay your term fees in full by Saturday 8th June 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 Bad Guy Burlesque, Decadent Showgirls, Classic Bump’n’Grind, Balloon Pop-A-Palooza. 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 Open Tap Dance, Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels; Swinging 60s GoGo, Night Fever. 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**

 

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

 

Metro Community Hub – 22 Qualtrough Street, Woolloongabba

Monday 10th June – 29th July

6:00-7:30pm
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 our Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

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

 

Monday 10th June – 29th July

7:30-9:00pm
Hula Hoop Tricks – Teacher: Rachael Gibson & BB le Buff

Each week we’ll be playing with exciting ALL NEW tricks to add to your repertoire. With special guest circus hoops teacher Rachael Gibson to teach Hoop Splits & Circus Tricks. The tricks you learn each week will then be put into a routine to help build stamina with an optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

Week 1-3: Foundation Tricks for performance

Week 4-7: Hoop Splitting & Circus Tricks with Rachael Gibson

Week 8: Routine Rehearsal for Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

 

Brisbane Latvian Hall – 10 Bank Lane, Woolloongabba

TUESDAY

Tuesday 11th June – 30th July

6:00-7:30pm

Open Tap Dance – Teacher: BB le Buff

This term in tap we are celebrating the silver screen with a large scale tap dance number straight from a classic movie musical. This is for all levels of tap dance experience; Beginner-Advanced. Get ready for some seriously cute and sparkly vintage-style costumes. Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Tuesday 11th June – 30th July

7:30-9:00pm
Decadent Showgirls – Teacher: BB le Buff

Prime your showgirl strut for the glamour and extravagance of Las Vegas. This term we’ll be combining Showgirl chorus line technique and feather fan dancing. We’ll also be creating extravagant costumes and making feather backpacks. Get ready for Glitz, Glamour and Fabulous Feathers! Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

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

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday 12th June – 31st July

6:00-7:00pm

Classic Bump’n’Grind – Teacher: BB le Buff

Inspired by the red hot dames of the Golden Age of Burlesque like Tempest Storm and Crystal Starr. We’re going to Bump, Grind, Tease and Twirl. Classic costumes and vintage burlesque dance moves. Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Wednesday 12th June – 31st July

7:00-8:00pm

Balloon Pop-A-Palooza – Teacher: BB le Buff

It’s not a Birthday party without balloons! This will be the biggest balloon pop we’ve ever had on the CaBBaret stage. It will be a fun Neo-Burlesque routine with a few hidden surprises… Do not apply if you are Globophobic or easily startled! Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels

 

Wednesday 12th June – 31st July

8:00-9:00pm

Bad Guy Burlesque – Teacher: BB le Buff

I’m a Bad Guy, Duh! Taking Billie Eilish’s hit song and turning it into a Sultry, Sexy Burlesque routine. Taking influences from commercial dance styles, Broadway and the slinkiest, slickest group burlesque routines that like to strut on the dark side. Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

Check out the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDfgMOUjCI

8-week Term: $150 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: Previous Burlesque or Dance experience

 

 

 

Mount Gravatt Showgrounds – Memorial Hall

1644 Logan Rd, Mount Gravatt

Thursday 13th June – 18th July

6:00-7:00pm

Swinging 60s GoGo – Teacher: BB le Buff
It’s a GoGo Extravaganza! Step back into the sixties where the dance moves were groovy and the nightlife was hot! A high energy group routine will be taught in class. Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

6-week Term: $115 
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

Thursday 13th June – 18th July

7:00-8:00pm

Night Fever – Teacher: BB le Buff

Let the mirrorball light up your life! It’s 70s Disco Fever, you’re on the VIP guest list at Studio 54 and you’ve just stepped off the Soul Train. Do you feel the funk!? Are you ready to groove!? Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

6-week Term: $115
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

Thursday 13th June – 18th July

8:00-9:00pm

Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels – Teacher: BB le Buff

Werk that body! Clock your Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels! He’s the choreographer to the Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race; it’s Todrick Hall and he’s a dance music artist in his own right. Get ready to sashay and strut in this class! Optional performance opportunity at Decadent CaBBaret - Celebrating 10 Years of BBSOP - on Saturday 3rd August.

Music Video Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ04gPb4LlY

6-week Term: $115
Casual Class: $20

Suitable for: All Levels of Experience

 

 

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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Rachael Gibson

Rachael has been working as a circus trainer and freelance performer since 2003, specialising in acro balance, hula hooping, stilt walking and aerials such as cloud swing, tear drop, aerial ring, double trapeze and flying trapeze.


Rachael loves sharing her knowledge with others, and helping them to develop self-esteem, skills, and relationships within their communities.

 

Having also trained as a yoga teacher in recent years, Rachael combines this knowledge with her love of circus to create an open-hearted, creative and joyful learning environment.

 

 

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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