With a huge increase of interest and requests for Fire Performing from all our dancers and instructors, we’ve designed our own Burlesque Chair Dance ‘Fans & Fire Course’ to teach you all everything you need to know to perform safely with Fire.
Our aim is to create safe, confident, skilled Fire Performers for shows, events and those just wanting to learn a new hobby.
You can’t learn all the fire skills (body burning/fire eating/licking/breathing) safely within one class. Fire performing is a dangerous art and our lessons are broken down and taught safely and gradually over a period of 3 x 3 hour lessons within a secure, indoors environment. Fire Breathing is the most dangerous of these skills and this will be taught at lesson 3, after 6 hours of learning the basics over the first two classes.
Are we dancing?
Yes of course we are! We are a ‘dance’ company, so we’re combining these classes with learning a Fans & Fire routine! You may have seen the routine at this years Annual Shows & Miss Burlesque UK Competitions; ‘Rule The World’ by Lordes (Dracula soundtrack). Bella Diamond performed the routine herself and is excited to start teaching it to all our dancers from next month. With the course taking place over 3 lessons – one third of the routine will be taught at each class. All our dancers will have the opportunity to perform the routine LIVE in costume on Parkland’s stage, with our photographer to capture them in all their glory showcasing their new skills.
The Course: Lessons 1, 2 & 3
Learning the first section of the routine:
* Health & Safety
* Medical Questionnaires
* Ostrich Feather Fans
* Body Burning
Learning the second section of the routine (including a full recap of lesson 1):
* Fire Eating
* Fire Licking
* Advanced Body Burning
Learning the last section of the routine (including a full recap of lessons 1 & 2):
* Fire Breathing
* Full Routine
* Performing the routine on stage
* Risk Assessment Completion
Learning a new skill can be expensive, however we’ve decided to keep our prices reasonable and charge only £35 per each 3 hour class. The price includes the use of all props, fuels, fans, fire sticks and everything required to master your new skills during classes.
HOW TO BOOK:
Booking on to our course is easy, visit our Facebook page ‘Burlesque Chair Dance South Yorkshire’ click on ‘events’ and pick the course dates that suit you best. Contact us direct either via the page, by email email@example.com or call/text Donna on 07891292659. Payment can be made in cash during classes or via bank transfer, account details will be released on request.
Full payment is required at the point of booking to secure your place for each course individually (pay per course one lesson at a time). You’ll be emailed, posted or given in person (if booking during normal weekly classes) a medical questionnaire which must be returned at least 48 hours prior to the course date.
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Q: How much does it cost?
A: Learning a new skill can be expensive, however we’ve decided to keep our prices reasonable and charge only £35 per each 3 hour class. The price includes the use of all props, fuels, fans, fire sticks and everything required to master your new skills during classes.
The beauty of these classes is that they are ‘pay as you go’, everyone booking is entitled to chose when to book on to each lesson and a range of dates for each lesson will be offered. You are not required to attend all 3 classes within any timescale, and simply pay at the point of booking. Making the course affordable and flexible around any lifestyle or commitments.
Over 18’s only
Q: Can someone with a health condition take part?
A: At the point of booking, dancers will complete a medical questionnaire. Any dancers with skin conditions or respiratory diseases (and pregnant ladies) may be asked to seek advise from their doctor before starting our course. We take the health of our dancers very seriously and our Fire Instructors are both First Aid qualified.
Q: Can my class book a lesson together?
A: Yes, but we can only take 10 people per class (including your Instructor). When we light up sticks we split into two groups and offer 1:2:1 then group supervised fire practice. Larger groups cannot be safely supervised.
Q: Can I chose just lesson 2 or 3?
A: No. Although we appreciate some of you may have already learnt these skills before, or are maybe looking to add Fire Eating or Breathing to your already existing skills – this course acts as a risk assessment to perform fire at BCD shows & events. Therefore lessons must be booked and attended in order 1, 2 & 3 and all participants must start at the beginning with lesson 1.
Retford and Worksop held there very first Burlesque-Athon on the 29th September!
We raised £2,104.75 for Versus Arthritis this was through sponsorship money and money raised on the day with our tombola and cake stall.
A lot of the ladies decided to take home the cakes for family and friends, as they burned over 3,000 calories during the 6 hours of back to back BCD®️ classes!
This is a charity that is very close to my heart. Me and the ladies of Retford and Worksop will be working very closely with this charity next year with plenty of exciting things planned!
Nottinghamshire is also hosting they’re very first showcase on Saturday 14th December at our Retford venue (The Elms Hotel) this is an event for the ladies who take part in classes every week to show their friends and families what they have been up to this year, and it’s also the chance for us all to get together for a great big Christmas knees up!
Hello ladies of Southport and surrounding areas I am Felicity Diamond a.k.a Stephanie the Southport Instructor.
Burlesque Chair Dance UK has had such an amazing impact on me mentally, emotionally and physically since having my twin daughters 10 months ago. Burlesque Chair Dance has even had a positive effect on my relationship with my Husband.
When I first started attending classes before I became an instructor, I was really shy. It was my husband who found the classes advertised on facebook, he knew I had always wanted to dance but never had the confidence. He told me I had to go to a class, I tried to make excuses for not going to the first class, but he lovingly kicked me out the door and off I went to Mimi Vin Rouges (Isle of wight Instructor) class.
Since having my twins 10 months ago I found becoming a mum really hard on my mental, physical and emotional well being. I felt like I lost my identity, that I was now just a mum, no longer a woman. I craved the old me, the woman who had friends, who danced for fun. I love being a mum more than anything and I would not change it for the world I just needed a bit of me time, away from 2 babies who just seemed to scream at me day and night. When I started back dancing, I felt so much happier and I even noticed a difference in my twins, it was as if they sensed I was less stressed and happier and they in turn became happier babies themselves. I felt like the old me again. I felt I became a better mum with having an hour sometimes even just half an hour of dancing to myself.
After having a c section dancing really helped my core muscles. Dancing has also helped rebuild my self confidence, so much so that I now embrace the stretch marks on my breasts from exclusively breastfeeding my twins which I still am 10 months in. I’ve embraced my mum tum with stretch marks and the cellulite on my bum and thighs that developed since having my daughters.
Every woman needs to practice self care and that is exactly what you get from Burlesque Chair Dance, you always leave class with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and feel like the sexy woman that you all are. I cannot wait to see you all at class. This class is for all you single ladies wanting to have fun, it’s for all of you busy mums who just want 5 minutes of peace and quiet to yourselves and for all of you ladies wanting to get fit, lose weight and build confidence.
You will find no judgement at these classes, just come and leave your worries at the door for an hour.
Beat Box Studio, Southport, 190A Sussex Road.
Wednesday – 20:15-21:15pm
Tarleton Rugby Club (dates to be confirmed soon)
Burlesque Chair Dance UK is more than a fitness class it is a family of
women who strive to build each other up and show you that no matter who you
are everyone should love the skin they are in. Join us and “Get Fit, LOSE Weight, Build Confidence and have FUN”
Felicity Diamond BCD Southport and Tarleton Instructor.
This is an event not to be missed
The ladies of Nottinghamshire are putting on a fabulous Christmas show for you all
It’s a ticket only event
Tickets are just £10 each
There is of course a bar to get Merry we also have the lovely kelv offering some Christmas shots
We would love for you to come and join us and show you what we have been working on all year
We have our group class dances , Miss Burlesque, Miss choreography, Miss variety and not forgetting Miss instructor
Tickets available through Miniature Bliss or Bella Diamond x
An Afternoon of Burlesque at The Queens Crafthouse! What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than beer, gin & BURLESQUE!
Our talented troupe of variety performers are waiting for you with NEW Acts & Burlesque Mischief!
* Bar Dancing * Fire Performers * Aerial Hoop Artistes * LIVE Burlesque Singers * Variety Acts & more!
Our performers are preparing for the biggest night of the year ‘Open Stage Night’ and they’ll be giving you all a sneak peak of their competition acts!
So come on down and join us for some afternoon delight, dancing, singing, games & more.
On Sunday the 13th October this year we host Sheffield & Rotherham’s 1st;
6 hours of back2back, non-stop Burlesque Chair Dance™ Classes! Our Sheffield & Rotherham Instructors will be putting our dancers through their paces all in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. A staggering 3000+ calories will be burnt by every dancer taking part; Getting Fit has never been this much FUN or Rewarding!
All proceeds are being donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to help sick children in need.
All sponsorship money is to be collected prior to the event and brought in person on the day please. Hand in your donations with this sponsorship form in a labelled envelope with your name, class and instructor.
THE THEME: Disney! Fancy Dress Optional!
TO TAKE PART: Collect your sponsorship forms from any Burlesque
Chair Dance Class in Sheffield & Rotherham
And yes, we are off to the pub afterwards!
This is the event of year, the night new Burlesque Talent is found and crowned! We have 7 amazing categories with dancers from across South Yorkshire competing for our Miss Burlesque UK 2019 Awards
Awards & Prizes for the Best Acts of each category, Comedian Host and drinks offers all night, games, prizes and so much more!
And we are welcoming dancers and instructors from all across South Yorkshire (Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffied, Barnsley, Retford, Harworth & Worksop) to this event so whether you are performing or simply coming along to support your classmates, you are in for a treat! Hidden Burlesque Talent is always found first at Open Stage Night!
And the theme? ROCKY HORROR! Fancy Dress optional of course, but there’s some wicked prizes for Best Dressed Male & Female!
*Miss Burlesque Chair Dance Level 1*
*Miss Burlesque Chair Dance Level 2*
(These categories are by ‘Instructor Choice’ your instructor will chose one dancer from their classes to put forward into these categories)
*Miss Choreography (Newcomers & Star Performers)*
*Miss Classic (Newcomers & Star Performers)*
* BURLYESQUE!* NEW for 2019!!
Applications are being taken by EMAIL ONLY please; firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, burlesque name, song choice & category please!
ONE performance ONLY per dancer please!
TO SECURE YOUR SLOT: you must purchase 5 tickets within 24hrs of booking your slot, these tickets you sell to friends/family/class mates and redeem your cash. This takes the pressure off your instructors and we are here to help you sell your tickets – don’t panic!
Our other classes from across the UK will be hosting their own ‘Talent Shows’ and from next year we’ll be introducing 2 Open Stage Night events in November so we can include the whole family!
Tickets are on sale NOW! £10 each
Text 07891292659 or collect from any BCD class
Saturday the 16th of November
Doors Open 7pm, show starts 7:30pm-Midnight!
Ladies of Berkshire and surrounding areas: Learn to teach ladies Burlesque Fitness Classes in your home town! Simply book on our course and we’ll teach you everything you need to know to succeed.
*Saturdays the 30th November & 7th December*
DNC Studios, 459 Bath Road Great Britain Slough, Berkshire SL1 6AA
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.
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.
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.
If you have what it takes to inspire women to; Get Fit, Lose Weight, Build Confidence & Have FUN – we want to hear from YOU!
Email us for more information! email@example.com
Professional, experienced and fully insured Burlesque Performers are taking your bookings now! Bella Diamond and The Burlesque Chair Dance Cabaret Troupe are able to provide a variety of acts to add some glitz and glamour to your special event. It’s all tease no sleaze; Stunning Costumes, Ostrich Feather Fan Dancers, Fire Breathers, Fire Performers and Acrobatics collide to deliver an unforgettable experience!
We cover Weddings, Pubs & Clubs, Birthday & Hen Parties, Gala’s, Festivals & a whole host of other events & occasions.
To get a quote for your big day contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org