Take a burlesque break with B.A.B.E.! We're teaching a series of one-hour workshops on a variety of topics. Learn some new burlesque skills or polish your existing ones! 

All workshops are taught via Zoom and registration is on a pay what you can basis. We suggest $10, but please pay whatever you can afford. We are accepting payment through PayPal or Venmo (@studyburlesque). Please specify which workshop you are registering for and make sure we have your email, so we can send you the Zoom meeting information! 

Meeting login information will be sent out 1 hour before the workshop starts.

Who's Who in Classic Burlesque
Thursday, May 21, 6:00PM Eastern
Know your roots! Burlesque historian Miss Mina introduces you to the women who shaped the Golden Age of burlesque and inspired the stars of today.  This informative and entertaining multi-media presentation and talk is a lively trip through our shared history, highlighting the influential performers in burlesque from the Victorian Era to the 1960s.
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Boa Technique
Tuesday, May 26, 6:00PM Eastern
In this workshop you'll learn classic moves with a boa. No  boa? Use a long scarf! You can apply these moves to your own dance or join us for Boa Routine on Thursday!
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Boa Routine
Thursday, May 28, 6:00PM Eastern
In this workshop you'll learn a complete burlesque routine using a boa! No  boa? Use a long scarf or whatever you've got!
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Past and future workshops
Chair Dance Technique
In this workshop you'll learn burlesque dance moves done on and with a chair. Ideally you want a chair without wheels or arms, but we'll make do with whatever you have. You can apply these moves to your own dance or join us for Chair Dance Routine!

Chair Dance Routine
In this workshop you'll learn a complete striptease routine using classic moves on and with a chair. You will need a sturdy chair, preferably without wheels and without arms, long gloves, stockings, and a shirt with buttons.

Fan Dance Technique
In this workshop you'll learn the foundations of fan dance. You can use small fans, big fans, paper fans, even pieces of cardboard. Whatever you've got! You can apply these moves to your own dance or join us for Fan Dance Routine on Thursday!

Fan Dance Routine 
Students will learn a complete fan dance incorporating the moves learned in Fan Dance Technique. You can use small fans, big fans, paper fans, even pieces of cardboard. Whatever you've got! 

Achieving Closure
Thursday, May 19, 6:00PM Eastern
Nothing can ruin a stripteaser's day faster than a closure which opens too soon...or won't open at all. Closures range from the simple to the esoteric, and each one has an ideal use. Master costumer Miss Mina Murray teaches you the advantages and disadvantages of different types of costume closures, from adhesive to zippers. 
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Making Pasties
Burlesque wouldn't be burlesque without pasties! In this make-along workshop, Miss Mina guides you through her favorite method for making pasties, with modifications for what you have on hand. Start with raw materials and end with your very own personal pair of pasties! You'll learn all about how to make, decorate, and wear pasties. You'll even learn how to make your own tassels! A materials list will be provided.

Make a G-String
In this make-along workshop, Miss Mina guides you through making a classic burlesque undergarment that needs few materials and can be sewn entirely by hand! A pattern and materials list will be provided.