SAMM’s Silhouettes, The Burghley Club, 7 Burghley Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 2QA
I joined my first Burlesque Chair Dance class in Peterborough in December 2017 with some trepidation but truly needn’t have worried as I was warmly welcomed by my instructor and became instantly hooked! BCD was like nothing I’d ever done before.
I had been spreading myself quite thinly as a mum to teenage children; working full-time; running, kickboxing, keeping chickens and getting greased up with my motorbike. None of these were particularly glamourous and so discovering BCD became a space for ME to celebrate femininity and embrace my womanhood. I have always loved dancing and dabbled with a little salsa and jive a few years ago but I found that with BCD what you get out is just what YOU put in; it is not dependent upon a dance partner. You can flourish with your own flair in your own fabulous little feathery-fan world; not even noticing that you are getting an all-over workout.
Through BCD I have been able to dismiss years of self-doubt and nurture my self-confidence. I loved creating my alter-ego (choosing a burlesque name is all part of the fun!) I love being a part of something that celebrates women; for all our looks, likes, bodies, shapes and sizes, we are Ladies; we can do amazing things with our bodies and we are all more than Good Enough! Let’s dim our light no longer!!
I can’t wait to meet you!
Miss Guilty Pleasures xx