School of Burlesque

The Garter Girls School of Burlesque

Burlesque Intensive Level One

Register Now for Level One

Sunday’s at 6 PM held at CounterPointe Dance Studio Marda Loop
3425 22 St SW #318, Calgary, AB T2T 2C8

Classes begin April 28th and run until July 7th

10 weeks of classes
$350 for all ten weeks or Drop-in available ($20/class)

General Syllabus:

Sundays – 6:00 – 7:30pm (1.5 hrs)

April 28: Intros, course objectives, body love, burlesque history
May 5: Walks, boas, gloves, stockings
May 12: Latin choreo basics, choreo combos
May 26: Tassel twirling, transitions, review poise, posture
June 2: Connecting movement and emotion
June 9: Costuming
June 16: Make-up
June 23: Rehearsal & Feedback
June 30: Rehearsal & Feedback
July 7: Photoshoot

Dress comfortably and bring a water bottle and dance shoes if available (ballroom, jazz, ballet etc.) Please bring stocking and gloves for May 5th.

Full semester payments due April 28th.


Bea Lissima’s BIPOC Burlesque Mentorship and Intensive Class

Open to Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour Only

Sunday’s at 5 PM held at CounterPointe Dance Studio Marda Loop
3425 22 St SW #318, Calgary, AB T2T 2C8

Classes begin May 5th and run until July 7th


Sundays – 5:00 – 6:00pm (1 hr) for $50.00

Please email to book a Sunday with Bea for a lesson.

Each lesson is tailored to the student’s wants/needs

Please contact The Garter Girls after registration for pricing information for this class.


Register Now for BIPOC Intensive

By clicking Register Now or finishing your agreed upon payment plan, you accept our Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions for The Garter Girls Inc. School Courses:

FORCE MAJEURE: If either party is delayed or interrupted from the classes of its obligations hereunder by reason of an act of God, fire, flood, war, public disaster, strikes or labour difficulties, governmental enactment, regulation or order, emergency, or any other cause beyond its control, such party shall not be liable to the other therefore and the parties shall, if each so desires and where feasible, make such further arrangements as are mutually satisfactory to the parties to carry out the purpose and intent of this agreement.
The Garter Girls Inc. school fees are used to pay non-refundable costs (ie. rent, liability insurance, materials, production fees, Paypal fees etc), therefore, The Garter Girls Inc. school fees are non-refundable. Course cancellation depend on registration. If the course is cancelled before the start date, a full refund will be issued. The Garter Girls Inc. reserve the right to cancel any and all classes without notice. In the event of a cancellation by The Garter Girls Inc. after the start date, partial refunds will be issued on a case by case basis.

20 thoughts on “School of Burlesque

  1. Hello! Any “vocal skills” or musical ability or dance experience or coordination (haha) needed to join the school? Or do you accept good old fashion spirit and a willingness to learn?

    • Hi Amy!
      Your enthusiasm and commitment to learning is all we require for our burlesque jazz and level one intensive courses. Only the level two intermediate class requires some previous experience! Hope to see you in the studio.


  2. Hi 🙂
    Are you still offering school of burlesque level 1?? or has it shifted into individual classes?
    Also is it possible to register for both fan and chair performance choreo? (They each sound so interesting) … Or are they similar classes just different dates…
    And finally (haha) How do they differ from the original level 1 classes that was previously offered?
    Thank you 🙂 🙂

    • Hi Krystal,
      We are shifting to individual workshops and performance choreography classes! You are most definitely able to register for both the fan and chair choreography classes. The Intensive classes we usually offer focus on fostering you as a solo performer, where we would teach you burlesque basics and beyond for you to craft and choreograph your own routine. With these two new classes, you’ll learn two routines–one with a chair and the other with a large feather fan! They are unique classes and are taught by different instructors. Hope this answers your questions, and we hope to see you in the studio!


  3. Hi, sorry if you get this twice, it didn’t seem to be posted. I 2 requests:

    Could you please put me on the wait list for the Jazz Brulesque? I’m super excited about this and I hope I get to make it.

    Are you open for a private session for stagette?

    Thanks much!

  4. Hi there,

    Can you give me more details on your Classic Showgirl Movement session next Friday? I was looking for something fun to do for a friends 40th bday.

  5. Hey!

    I’m moving to Calgary in January and would love to take classes from you. I have no experience before but I can keep pretty good rhythm lol what does your beginner class entail and how much would it cost?

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