Do you want to learn fantastic burlesque & cabaret show style dance & performance with an award-winning choreographer & teacher?
Do you want a fun way to exercise but aren't keen on joining a gym or standard fitness classes?
Do you want to meet new friends in a safe and supportive atmosphere?
Beginners are more than welcome, and no previous dance experience is necessary.
'The Velvet Burlesque' are proud to be one of the largest, and the longest-running burlesque & cabaret dance classes in the U.K. Choreographer, Teacher & Performer; Lara Gothique - 'Hells Belle' was voted into the Top 5 'Best British Burlesque Performer' category by The Burlesque Awards, and The Velvet Burlesque show troupe won the award for 'Best British Burlesque Troupe'.
Lara is a well established, fully qualified, and highly respected Dance & Fitness Teacher, Choreographer, Personal Trainer, Performer, & Show Producer, with an excellent reputation in her field of business since 1991.
Lara runs all her sessions with absolute inclusivity in mind, and these dance classes have proved to be a fantastic social experience. If you ever feel that you are always one of those left out in any group environment; not here at The Velvet Burlesque - you will soon feel that you are a very welcome and valued member of the class group, and you will become more relaxed and confident to simply be yourself.
Lara's goal is to help you to gain a more healthy, confident attitude towards your body and how you use it, and these classes can really help to boost your body confidence/self-image.
Class members come in all ages (18+), shapes and sizes. You do not have to be fit, slim or 'buff' to attend classes - once you join, you will find that your fitness starts to improve week by week, and it's a fun way to keep fit and healthy.
You will learn to celebrate the body you have, let go of your inhibitions, and feel the absolute freedom that dance can give you!
Lara's teaching is set out in such a way that along with guidance and gentle encouragement; even non-dancers can become dancers! Our Thursday & Friday evening classes are ideal for beginners/newcomers onwards, and no previous dance experience is necessary.
Within classes, Lara teaches a very wide variety of burlesque, vaudeville, and cabaret show style dance routines ranging from classical burlesque; fan-dances; neo-burlesque; lap dance; chair dance; tap; jazz; contemporary; and 'slapstick' styles. There's a lot more to these genres of dancing than most people think, so be prepared for an energetic medley of fabulously choreographed dance routines!
Dance routines are broken down into small 'blocks' of choreography which is added to week-upon-week until the whole of the routine has been completed. Rest assured that no-one will be left behind in the class tuition, and careful repetition of each block of choreography will be mastered before the class progresses to the next block. It really doesn't matter if you've never danced in your life - just take the bull by the horns and come along! The sense of achievement you'll get once you master a routine or two is a great feeling!
On your own? Most of our class members come along on their own, so please don't worry - you will be made to feel very welcome, and any first-time nerves will soon disappear - we promise!
Full details: https://www.velvetburlesque.co.uk/danceclasses
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Price: £15.00 per session.
Venue: Chapeltown & Burncross Community Centre, Orchard Court, Burncross Road, Sheffield, S35 1TH.
Sportswear/leggings and a cool, comfy top are fine.
(Knee pads and long gloves are a great addition to your kit bag too, but are not essential.)
Bring a drink of water.
Feel free to contact Lara Gothique via VelvetBurlesque@aol.com regarding joining.
Please read all the following information regarding the re-opening of classes during the current pandemic:
COVID-19 STATEMENT: https://www.velvetburlesque.co.uk/classes#Covid19Statement
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Lara Gothique - 'Hells Belle'
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