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The Space Dance & Arts Centre

Melbourne Burlesque Workshops - 30/3/24

Join Gina Stirling in Melbourne for Burlesque workshops on Saturday 30th March! There are three beginner friendly workshops throughout the day you can try, but don't be shy to join all of them. Burlesque Fundamentals, Step Up Your Strip and Silk Fans for Burlesque - there's a style for everyone.

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Melbourne Burlesque Workshops - 30/3/24
Melbourne Burlesque Workshops - 30/3/24

Time & Location

30 Mar 2024, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm AEDT

The Space Dance & Arts Centre, 318 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

About the event

I'm excited to be back in Melbourne offering my Burlesque workshops for you all. Get ready, as I have all new songs, styles and choreography. There are three workshops to choose from, but don't be shy to try all of them. The classes are designed to all follow on from each other, so you get a full day of Burlesque creativity and styles. 


The Space Dance & Arts Centre - Theatre Room 

318 Chapel Street, Prahran 3181


Saturday 30th March 2024

Burlesque Fundamentals

Time: 10:45am - 12:15pm

Have you always been curious about Burlesque but haven't been sure where to start? Then this class is for you! For those who love the glamour of Classic Burlesque and showgirl sparkles, this is a great introduction to the empowering art form. Together we will delve into the rich history of Burlesque and learn the foundations that will leave you wanting more. You'll come away with new moves, tease technique and learn a show stopping group choreography that you can practise at home. This workshop is also useful for anyone wanting to go back to foundations!

What this workshop covers:

  • Build your self- esteem and confidence in Burlesque
  • Pose, posture, walk
  • Bumbs, grinds, shimmies 
  • Improve body awareness, line and extension
  • How to tease and seduce

Step Up Your Strip

Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The perfect follow up to Burlesque Fundamentals. We're stepping it up a notch to release your inner vixen. Learn how to captivate your audience using the art of the tease and commanding stage presence.  Exploring both classic and neo Burlesque moves so you can taste different ways of teasing and find your own flavour of Burlesque. Master the art of Glove peels, how they can add a powerful layer to storytelling and parody. Together we will channel the femme fatales of days gone by and feel powerful in our bodies in a jaw dropping group choreography

What this workshop covers:

  • Glove peel technique
  • Classic and Neo moves
  • Character development
  • Commanding the stage and audience
  • Empowering group choreography

Gloves are provided, but you're more than welcome to bring your own.

Silk Fans for Burlesque

Time: 2:15pm - 3:45pm

Silk Fans are a beautiful prop borrowed from belly dancing, with a long history within many exotic dance forms. Props are an exciting addition to enhance your Burlesque routine and stage presence. In this class we will explore everything from how we hold and open the fans, classic moves, flowing between transitions and unconventional ways to work with silk fans. We will develop ways to incorporate the tease element in a Burlesque routine, how to conceal and reveal with silks and how to be dynamic with fast & slow movements to build suspense and momentum.  

What this workshop covers:

  • How to hold and open silk fans
  • Working with a prop for Burlesque
  • Conceal and reveal with silks
  • How to build suspense
  • Use silks in an unconventional way
  • Choreography with silks

Silk Fans are provided for the workshop, but you're more than welcome to bring your own. 

My Mission

The thing that I have always loved about Burlesque is that it has been a safe space for me to explore my creativity, my body and sexuality. I love providing that feeling for others, and so being able to share this time with you feels so special to me. Whether you are new to dance or have some experience, my workshops are open to all levels and I encourage everyone to learn at their own pace. My workshops are beginner friendly, body positive, open to all genders, bodies, identities, individuals of all backgrounds, skill levels and are sex positive. Ultimately my aim is to empower you and to hype you in the celebration of who you are, through the art of Burlesque.

What to wear and bring

It’s important to me that you feel confident and sexy during my workshops, so wear clothing that is comfortable, easy to move in and makes you feel empowered. Often people wear leggings, crops, sports bras, singlets or shorts. For shoes you can wear heels, jazz shoes, sneakers, flat dance shoes or you can do barefoot. Please bring knee pads if we are doing floor work together. Don’t forget your water and if you want to bring a notepad and pen to take notes you’re more than welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or rescheduling requests can be sent to:

Please review my cancellation policy below for more details:

  • Cancel 7+ days before workshop: Full refund.
  • Cancel 3-6 days before workshop: 50% refund.
  • Cancel within 48 hours: No refund.

I would like to acknowledge that I live, work and play on the lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and recognise their continued connection with the land in which I operate. I pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


  • Burlesque Fundamentals

    10:45am - 12:15pm (1.5 hour long)

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  • Step Up Your Strip

    12:30pm - 2:00pm (1.5 hour long)

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  • Silk Fans for Burlesque

    2:15pm - 3:45pm (1.5 hour long)

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