Beginners Burlesque tips – Fay Loren
How to Begin in Burlesque
Tips by Amsterdam Burlesque Star
Go watch a lot of shows
Don’t only go to burlesque shows, also go to theatre plays, opera, dance performances etc.
Read about the history of burlesque
Start learning as much as you can about burlesque, this will also help you develop your own style.
Take burlesque lessons and/or workshops
Look for a burlesque school or take workshops. Besides learning burlesque you will meet likeminded people.
Find your own signature style in burlesque
There are so many different burlesque styles. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
I’m specialized in classic burlesque. But there is so much more to do!
Use your special skill
Can you already sing, tap-dance or have any other skill? Use it at burlesque!
Start as a stage kitten
A stage kitten is someone who prepares the stage for the next performer and cleans it again after. It’s a great way to learn about performing and getting to know other burlesque artists. I also worked as a stage kitten when I just started!
Invest in your costumes
Invest time and money into creating your costumes. Make them yourself or buy something you can adjust to your own size and style. Make them stand out and unique!
Don’t expect a very high payment when you’re just starting
At most events there are special fees for beginners and headliners.
The most important is that you have fun and feel confident.
Fay Loren xxx
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