Welcome

The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (or B.A.B.E. for short) is the educational arm of BeauTease Burlesque. We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops in many different burlesque skills and burlesque-related arts. Our classes offer something for everyone, whether you're an experienced dancer looking to add something new to your repertoire or if you've never danced before. 

Expose yourself to a whole new way of thinking about your body and your sexuality.

I want to thank you again for such a wonderful experience. It was by far the highlight of [the year] for me!”

— Estefania E., Lima, Peru

Learn from The Headmistress – even when you aren't in class! 

  • Her blog, Oh The Glamourous LIfe has tantalizing looks at burlesque backstage as well as useful tips every week.  
  • Miss Mina  Murray's Little Book of Burlesque Costuming, Vol. 1: The Foundations can be purchased at B.A.B.E. or on-line
  • Bite-Sized Burlesque Lessons on YouTube are quick lessons in burlesque essentials.
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Upcoming Classes

Introduction to Burlesque #3

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Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This four-week course teaches all the basics of burlesque: dance moves, striptease fundamentals, and so much more fun stuff. This week's move is The Shimmy, how to quiver and shake to the delight of your audience. We'll continue to build up our movement vocabulary that now includes both bumps and grinds. Week Three's striptease lesson is all about Stockings. Please have a pair of thigh-high stockings or tall socks. We'll practice the provocative stocking remove and some Floorwork to highlight your lovely legs.

$35 drop-in, $30 pre-registered. Please note: pre-registration ends 24 hours prior to class. The drop-in price is payable at the door.

Introduction to Burlesque #4

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Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This four-week course teaches all the basics of burlesque: dance moves, striptease fundamentals, and so much more fun stuff. This week's move is Tassel Twirling -- the ultimate burlesque trick! The striptease lesson is Removing a Bra and The Big Reveal. For extra fun, we'll be playing with Feather Boas, that quintessential burlesque accessory.

$35 drop-in, $30 pre-registered. Please note: pre-registration ends 24 hours prior to class. The drop-in price is payable at the door.

Introduction to Burlesque #1

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Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

This four-week course teaches all the basics of burlesque: dance moves, striptease fundamentals, and so much more fun stuff. Start things off right in class #1 with some Burlesque Basics. You'll learn that classic burlesque move, The Bump, plus how to turn your everyday steps in struts and slinky walks. For the striptease lesson, you'll be learning how to remove Long Gloves.

$35 drop-in, $30 pre-registered, $115 for all 4 classes, $99 Early Bird (ends one week before course starts). Please note: pre-registration ends 24 hours prior to class. The drop-in price is payable at the door.

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