Vancouver Burlesque Co.
Spring Class Repertoire

We offer a mix each season of classes ranging from progressives leading up to a student showcase performance, to dance & burlesque skill building classes, to workout and dance conditioning classes. See full details of our Spring Repertoire below.


Burlesque: An Introduction

Instructor: Cherry OnTop
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Dates: Friday, July 26th, Saturday, July 27th, Sunday, July 28th
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm each night
Cost: $75

Join Cherry OnTop for a summery weekend of shimmy shaking goodtimes! Dip your toes into the sparkling world of Burlesque and the Art of the Tease. This 3 day course will introduce you to our sassy art form - starting with Burlesque’s history, classic movement and styling and moving through striptease peels & reveals. You will focus on poise & posture, walking in heels and some fun bump'n'grind movement, and will then layer our striptease skills on to this foundation. You will also learn a fun choreo along the way to help put our newfound tricks together.
Everyone welcome - whether you're brand new to burlesque or you're a burlesque student who wants to learn more - there will be something for each showgirl living inside you!

What to wear or bring: 
Class 1: Comfortable clothes and a pair of heels. Class 2 & 3: Comfortable clothes, a pair of heels and an extra bra and pair of panties. 

Pre-registration is required. Register below:

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Sweet Summertime: Drop-in Classes

Instructor: Cleo Victory
Location: 1000 Rivers Studios (54 East 4th)

Dates: Tuesdays July 16 and 30, August 13 and 27
Time: 5:45-7pm
Cost: $15 per class (payable by cash or PayPal button below)

Cleo Victory is bringing you some drop-ins this summer! Joinher for a sweet and sultry class celebrating bare feet, gooey movement and warm weather tunes. You can expect a combination of contemporary floor work, exotic dance flows and burlesque movement. Class will be taught at an intermediate level but everyone is plenty of modifications will be offered. Bring water, comfortable clothing and something to cover your knees.

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Classic Chair Cabaret: Level 1

Instructor: Chastity Twist
Location: One Thousand Rivers (54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC)

Progressive length: 10 weeks
Dates: Sundays April 28 - June 30
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Welcome to the world of chair dancing! Get ready for an immersion into the world of classic burlesque chair movement, pulling from 1920’s jazz, showgirl and vintage pin-up styles. Learn fun foundational chair tricks, build your core and upper body strength and learn safe and proper alignment so you can nail the move every time with reliable control! Dazzle your audience and sink into elegance and seduction as you tip your hat to the glitz and grit of that good old cabaret.

Each student has the option to perform the finished routine in the VBC’s July 4 2019 Student Showcase and to receive complimentary professional stage photos and video.

Bring: water, clothes you can move in (leggings and full length tops recommended), and heels you can dance in (preferably those with an ankle strap.)

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Neo Chair Cabaret: Level 2

Instructor: Chastity Twist
Location: One Thousand Rivers (54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC)

Progressive length: 10 weeks
Dates: Sundays April 28 - June 30
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $330

Release your inner sex kitten as we mix high-femme dance styles with chair inversions, floor work and partner work. This is for students who have mastered Chair Cabaret Level 1 and are comfortable inverting. Build strength, technique and polished consistency through a variety of extra AF chair tricks and transitions.

Each student has the option to perform the finished routine in the VBC’s July 4 2019 Student Showcase and to receive complimentary professional stage photos and video.

Bring: water, clothes you can move in (leggings recommended), and heels.

Pre-registration is required:

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Contemporary Burlesque: Level 1 and Level 2

Instructor: Cleo Victory
Dates: April 15 - June 24 (no class May 20)
Level 1: Monday 8pm - 9:15 pm
Level 2: Monday 8:45-10:00 PM
Location: The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street (Sharon Jandali Studio)
Cost: $265 per class

Join Cleo for 10 weeks of sensual movement and contemporary dance technique in a safe and supportive environment. Each class will include a full body warm up, an introduction to the technical foundations of contemporary dance, conditioning, floor work drills and a progressive piece of choreography. This course is ideal for students who love connecting with their sensual, feminine energy and want to refine their musicality, artistry, dance technique and stage presence. Expect slow jams, sexy beats, low lights and sultry good times. At the end of the session, students will showcase a choreographed piece that will include a pastie reveal.

Class will be split up into two levels this session:

Level 1: For beginner level students. We will break everything down and make sure everyone feels comfortable with the basics. You will learn introductory floor work, the foundations of musicality and how to count music in a dance context, and work on taking up space on stage. This level is recommended for students with no previous dance experience or who have only taken one session of Contemporary Burlesque.

Level 2: For intermediate level students. You can expect more challenging choreography taught at a quicker pace, and progressions on the foundations learned in Level 1. We will begin to work on shoulder rolls and inversions, so you will quickly begin to feel comfortable with your feet above your head. This level is recommended for students with a minimum of two sessions of Contemporary Burlesque or who have previous dance experience

Please note that Level 1 and Level 2 will each have their own block of time dedicated to choreography, but will have their 30 minute technique class together. Cleo will be offering Level 1 and Level 2 variations during tech class.

We’ll be performing our finished routines at the VBC’s July 4 2019 Student Showcase and will receive complimentary professional stage photos and video.

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Shake It To the Ground: Advanced

Instructor: Cherry OnTop
Location: The Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street (Judith R. Marcuse Studio)

Dates: Sundays, May 19 - June 30 (no class June 9)
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm
Cost: $175

Shake It To the Ground is back! And this time it’s a 6 week progressive leading to performance at the next VBC Student Showcase July 4 at the Rio Theatre. Come prepared to sweat, bounce, jiggle, pop that booty and throw down some bad-ass moves with Cherry OnTop. You'll get a workout using a mash-up of moves borrowed from Hip Hop, Dancehall, Brazilian styles and Exotic Dance while focusing on hips and the all-mighty ass-ass-ass, with a fierce helping of attitude. Expect to grind and whine your way down to the floor in each class for some low-down dirty floor moves, cause that floor ain't going to love itself! We'll be working on am intermediate level number for our next student showcase and Cherry is going to challenge your brain and your bodies. Be ready to get low, get wild, get a little scandalous and a lot fierce!


What to wear or bring: comfortable clothing, barefoot or sneakers, water

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Helvetica’s Follies SOLD OUT

Instructor: Ariel Helvetica
Location: One Thousand Rivers (54 E 4th Ave, Vancouver)

Dates: Sunday, May 12, (no class May 19) May 26, June 2, (no class June 9), 16, 23 + 30.
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
Cost: $180 SOLD OUT

Join international showgirl Ariel Helvetica in her 6-week progressive "Helvetica's Follies". In this class, students will embody all the grace and poise you see on stage the most fabulous Parisian and Las Vegas showgirls. Ariel will take you through her pre-show ritual which includes an accelerated pilates mat workout to elongate the spine, strengthen muscles and hone core stability. Students will then be taken through a series of poses and across the floor movements to embody the most fabulous, statuesque performers. Bring your heels and come ready channel the fabulous and feathery performers of the Lido, Moulin Rouge and Follies Bergère! In each class students will be learning an extravagant choreographed routine with the opportunity to perform at the VBC's July 4th Student Showcase at the Rio Theatre.

This class is great for all levels and performers who want to elevate their posture and poise in their stage performances.

What to bring/ wear: clothing you can move in and a pair of heels!

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*please note deposit is non-refundable

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