Doe Demure's Glamour Ghoul School is a concoction of Fusion belly dance, Burlesque and spook. The name is a nod to goth icon Vampira, but inspiration is taken from all spooky royalty such as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, with her camp "Carry On" humour, aswell as ethereal creatures and spectres.
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Learn a BAD-ASS fusion belly dance and/or cutesy Christmas burlesque STRIPTEASE choreography, and perform with the Glamour Ghoul School on The Butterfly Boudoir stage at Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester (UK) Saturday 9th December!
Fusion Belly dancers will learn the 'Backstage' *ROCK*STAR* routine- seen first in the GothlaUK theatre show! Here's the music track.
Burlesque performers will learn the cutest 'Holly Jolly Christmas' striptease routine- you'll be peeling off gloves, stockings, & there's a corset removal too. This routine was created during the pandemic and performed online, it's time to give it it's on stage debut! Find the festive track here.
How it works?
Do I have to perform?- No, you can enjoy learning the choreographies without needing to perform. You can still book a ticket to watch the show if you wish :)
What level are the intensives?
BURLESQUE: The Burlesque intensive is open level, anyone can join. Doe suggests you have some prior stage experience, though it doesn't have to be in burlesque. This time it will be a strip tease routine, meaning you will remove clothing! You can do the full reveal to nipple tassels/pasties, or you can reveal just to a bra- up to you.
FUSION BELLY DANCE: You will need an understanding of belly dance as technique will not be broken down. However, there will be progression options for more or less advanced dancers. This time there'll be small amount of fast waacking style arms! But this technique will be explained.
-Fusion Bellydance choreography intensive (intermediate level)
Three Wednesdays: September 6th 13th & 20th, 7:30-8:30pm BST in Leicester at Create studio & on Zoom + recordings for all participants
-Burlesque choreography intensive (open level)
Three Wednesdays: October 11th, 18th & 25th, 7:30-8:30pm BST in Leicester at Create studio & on Zoom + recordings for all participants
-Saturday 9th December rehearsal day at Create Studio Leicester:
11am-12:30pm GMT Burlesque intensive rehearsal
-6pm GMT Stage rehearsals at Attenborough Arts Centre.
-8pm GMT The Butterfly Boudoir Christmas burlesque & belly dance show at Attenborough Arts Centre
What about costume?- Dancers need to provide their own costumes, guidance will be provided. We will endeavour to keep costs down and you can use items you already own if they fit the brief.
GGS Fusion belly dance intensive: £55*
GGS Burlesque Intensive: £55*
Book both GGS intensives for £95* (save £15)
*show ticket must be purchased additionally to take part in the performance, tickets are just £12 plus fees. Ticket holders will be able to sit and watch the show when not performing. Ticket booking link will be sent when the venue opens sales.
Create Studio Leicester: Create Studios (studio 5), Clarendon Park 120a Hartopp Road, Leicester, LE2 1WF & on Zoom + recordings
Travel info- There is no car park at the venue, but on street parking is usually available close by.
Attenborough Arts Centre: Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA
Travel info- https://attenborougharts.com/visit/