The Instructor who gets the most dancers into their Splits by Christmas (SPLITMAS!) will receive £200 cash on Christmas Eve, deposited into their bank account!
Our Instructors have been badly affected by lockdown and they need you to add a little sparkle back into their lives! Seeing your glowing faces when you achieve your splits is the BEST Christmas present you could give to your Instructor.
We will need photographic/video evidence please! So, when you hit your splits on the lead up to SPLITMAS send a picture to your instructor!
Flex It classes start next week across the UK!
All our Instructors have been busy training over the last week to open brand NEW Flex It classes, these one hour stretch classes are designed to train all our dancers into the SPLITS!
We’re offering Scissor Split & Box Split classes and we can’t wait to see you all both live & online in November!
Speak to your instructor today and join the waiting list for FLEX IT!
Pride in Sheffield are an amazing organisation, a committee elected by the community to deliver Pride and to provide wonderful support to the LGBTQ+ community in the glorious Steel City! Every year Pride In Sheffield is a huge event in the Summer, with amazing performances and of course the all important Pride parade!
Our fabulous Sheffield girls performed at the event last year…on a very wet and rainy Saturday. You may think that dampened our spirits but oh no! The rain drove a very big and noisy bunch of people right into the drag and burlesque tent, giving us the most amazing audience! Our girls dried themselves off and wowed the crowd with the most amazing performance of Burlesque Chair Dance classics! We couldn’t wait to come back this year until…coronavirus. Not that a global pandemic can stop the event organisers or Sheffield & Rotherham Burlesque Chair Dance!
Summer 2020 Pride In Sheffield is going digital! This Saturday 25th July at 6pm our fantastic Sheffield and Rotherham girls will be taking to their chairs to entertain you on Facebook live via the Pride In Sheffield Facebook page, as well as other fantastic performers such as singers and spoken word!
I’m so happy to introduce you to our amazing girls who will be joining me online at this event – Fanny Flamingo’d, Miss Roxy Dream, Sassy Delight, Lady Crystal and Emmie. All sassy, all sexy, all fabulous!
Hope you guys can make it! Keep an eye out for our videos coming up on Facebook!
Lotsa love and stay fabulous,
Midnight Blue xx
Have you always wanted to learn to do the splits? Have you struggled with your flexibility and never really found the time to work on them? Or have you been so close for so long and need an extra push?
We are teaching Splits Training sessions online throughout lockdown! Our aim is to get you all in the splits by the time we return to live classes! In the last 3-4 weeks we’ve already seen 30% of the class achieve their perfect splits! And YOU can too!
Splits Training classes are;
Our online classes cost ONLY £10 a month! That’s just £2.50 a week, and you can access 4 Burlesque Chair Dance Classes alongside your splits classes for FREE!
All you need is an electronic device & an internet connection. Contact us now to sign up – there’s no contract, no minimum term – it’s simply £10 every 4 weeks.
Call/text Bella Diamond (Donna) on 07891292659
We can’t wait to see you! xx
With the government having closed all pubs, clubs, leisure center’s and social gatherings for the foreseeable future, we’ve moved our Burlesque Chair Dance classes online! We estimate these government restrictions will be in place for at least 3 months (12 weeks minimum) so, you can all keep on dancing from home – we’re even welcoming new dancers!
All you need is a chair, a dance space of approximately 1.5-meter square and an electronic internet device (laptop/iPad/Phone).
Chair hire is available in certain areas at no extra cost; however, we do require a 12-week payment in advance (minimum £30) as we anticipate being unable to recover our chairs until the coronavirus debacle has passed. It’s first come first served for chair hire so please act quickly!
The cost of our online classes start from just £10 for 4 weeks and is unlimited! You can join as many classes as you choose from just £2.50 a week! We require payments in advance every 4 weeks, feel free to pay for a block of 4, 8 or 12 if you find it easier to budget.
As this is only a temporary situation there is NO CONTRACT, you sign up month by month with no sign up or cancellation fee!
To find out more, ask questions or to sign up please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us where you live so we can match you up with your local instructor, that way you can keep attending classes if you want to when the nation returns to normal!
Hello beautiful ladies…..I’m just popping on to say hi all the way from the beautiful Isle of Wight, we maybe a small island but by god we’ve taken it by storm! Let me share our news with you all……a few months ago the charity Wessex Cancer Trust announced their crisis appeal on the news, to raise £600,000 by 31st January or face closure…..Harry Rednapp jumped on board as an ambassador and publicly announced his promise to help with the campaign, as the charity is close to the heart of a lady who attends one of my classes we just had to do something! So we all rallied round and put together in a matter of weeks our second Burlesque-athon. Myself, Amanda Cooney and Vicky Fisher (instructors) organised the dancing aspect and the the amazing Jade Lawrence and Sarah Dann took the reins on the publicity side of things, arranging stalls, cakes etc, we even had our very own BCD®️ photographer Laura Holme who not only took part in the dancing but jumped in and out to take all the fantastic photos too! We had the fabulous Marilyn opening the event aka ‘Foxy Faux Fur’ Drag extraordinaire, Tony Dye our fabulous Butler in the Buff…. With approximately 40 ladies taking part it was certainly a day to remember…..and we raised a massive £2273.75 for Wessex Cancer Trust.
Lorraine the events manager for fundraising from Wessex thanked us all personally by attending our class so we could proudly present the cheque to her and the excitement did not stop there as she invited me as a special guest to go and meet Harry Redknapp at an exclusive Wessex meet and greet, so Harry could thank the fundraisers in person, only downside is I wish I could of taken all the girls but sadly this was not possible.
A BBC Radio Solent presenter paid one of my classes a visit recently as she was very intrigued as to what we get up to in class…..Melanie came and interviewed a few of our ladies and chatted to me then audio recorded some of the class in action, so hopefully I will be able to post the link up soon once she has released it.
And finally…..The Cabaret Team! I am very excited to announce that we have our very own Cabaret Team, after much stress and hair pulling under the expert guidance of Boss Lady Donna we have BCD®️ IOW Cabaret Team, with a blend of talented ladies who have shown true commitment, determination, sass and the ability to perform to a very high standard. So if you want to add something different to one of your events then give me a shout, available for bookings now, but be quick as 2020 diary is filling up!
Sending you all my love and sass xxx
Sarah Spillane (Mimi Vin Rouge)
Area Manager Isle of Wight
Our 2020 BURLESQUE-ATHON is confirmed!
Sponsorship Forms are ready to collect at classes next month
This is a FREE event for all our Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Sheffield, Retford & Worksop ladies! Dancers from other classes will be warmly welcomed too.
The UK’s one and only sponsored
6 hours of back2back, non-stop, sponsored Burlesque Chair Dance™ Classes! Your Doncaster Instructors will be putting you through their paces all in aid of the Lancaster Oncology Department! A staggering 3000+ calories will be burnt by each of you taking part; Getting Fit has never been this much FUN or Rewarding!
Sunday 31st May 2020
Parklands Sports & Social Club, Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster DN2 4LT
10am start – 4pm finish
Every single penny raised at our BURLESQUE-ATHON is being donated to the Lancaster Oncology Department. Boss Ladies Dad John started fundraising last year whilst having treatment for Pancreatic Cancer, he raised £3000 and now we’re finishing off his quest – we’re aiming to raise £10,000 by Christmas 2020!
All help, support & assistance in reaching this goal will be gratefully received 🙏😊
No previous experience or qualifications are required to become a Burlesque Chair Dance Instructor. Simply a passion for dance and a basic level of health & fitness to begin with and we will teach you everything you need to know to succeed. One of the best things about being an Instructor is the flexibility around your lifestyle, whether you open one class a week to top up your current income or several as a new career move you are in full control of your working hours. Our aim is to inspire women across the UK to Get Fit, Lose Weight, Build Confidence and Have FUN!
Burlesque Chair Dance™ was founded in 2009 and quickly gained popularity in the Yorkshire region, we created our Instructor Training Courses in 2014 and since then we have expanded rapidly across the UK; Wiltshire, Cambridge, Liverpool, Derby, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Scotland, Humberside and many other locations.
Our next Instructor Training Courses take place on;
2020 Course Dates:
• Doncaster, Yorkshire – Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2020
• Glasgow, Scotland – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020
• Berkshire – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020
• Southampton – dates TBC
• Doncaster, Yorkshire – Saturday 31st & Sunday 1st November 2020
• Berkshire – Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th December 2020
We are happy to offer a payment plan to spread the cost of the course over the months leading up to your arrival and a deposit of £100 is all that is required to secure your place.
Our Training Venues:
The Hideaway, 60-62 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh EH6 5QG
The Studio, The Church View Centre, Church View, Doncaster DN1 1AF
DNC Studios, 459 Bath Road Great Britain Slough, Berkshire SL1 6AA
Dance Glasgow/West End Studios, 37 Ruthven Lane (just off Byres Road), Glasgow G12 9BG
Day One (Saturday): 10am-6pm Practical Training
You will be learning your first Burlesque Chair Dance routine to ‘Lady Marmalade’ from Moulin Rouge. You will learn how to break down the routine to teach your class, the warm-up and cool down exercises and the components of fitness. Please bring suitable clothing; vest top and leggings are an ideal choice, we dance barefoot.
Day Two (Sunday): 10am-6pm Final Assessments, Sign Up & Certificates!
There is a written assessment for which an 85% pass rate is required. The written assessment covers health & safety, risk assessment, health screening, the muscle groups and components of fitness. Adequate support is provided to every learner and there is no re-sit fee.
Instructor Dance Kit Provided:
Personalized Instructor Dancewear; Hooded Zip Sweatshirt, Leggings, Leotard, Fishnet Tights, Personalized Dance Pants, Hot Pants & Vest Top.
Each Burlesque Chair Dance routine is taught for 4 consecutive weeks meaning that new choreography is only needed once a month. Every month you will login to our website using your own personal details, to access a new Instructor Tutorial and learn your next routine from the comfort of your own home whenever it suits you. Your music, instructor paperwork and everything you need to succeed is provided for you also within this area.
Your training will be booked and confirmed after we receive the initial £285 training fee or a simple £100 deposit. You set your own payment plan and decide when and how much to pay off your course, all we ask is that your course is paid for in full by the 1st of the month in which the course is taking place. There is a monthly fee of £35 per month thereafter via standing order for a minimum term of 12 months, the date of payment is chosen by you. This fee is for your license to teach, your music, your choreography, administration materials and advertising on our company website & social media sites. This payment is to be continued thereafter by standing order on the same day for every calendar month that you operate Burlesque Chair Dance™ classes.
Once payment is received, we will send you email confirmation and give you access to our Online Training Area where you can start to learn your first ever Burlesque Chair Dance routine from the comfort of your own home!
If you have what it takes to inspire women across the UK to Get Fit, Build Confidence & Self Esteem whilst having FUN then we want you to join our team!
Please do not hesitate in contacting us if you have any further queries on 07891292659 or email; info:burlesquechairdance.co.uk