All posts by Tease! Bang! Boom!

  • Burlesque Burnout: How to Cope When Performing Isn’t Lighting Your Fire

    For many performers, there are times when performing stops feeling excitingly electric and starts to feel more like drudgery. Sometimes life outside of burlesque gets crazy, and there’s no energy left for burlesque. Sometimes it can feel...

    • Posted September 6, 2016
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  • Burlesque Warm Up: How to Loosen Your Shimmy Muscles and Avoid Injuries

    In the Tease! Bang! Boom! Burlesque Mentoring Program, members can ask our mentors any questions about the art or business of burlesque performance. Here’s a Q&A from one of our recent mentoring sessions… Q: Do you have...

    • Posted August 9, 2016
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  • Is the Burlesque Scene Too Cliquey?

    It’s a common complaint. Let’s say you’re putting together great burlesque acts and doing all the right things to get booked, but you just aren’t getting booked as often as you’d like or in the particular shows...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • Have you ever walked off stage cringing in shame? What to do when you embarrass yourself on stage!

    If you’ve ever felt the need to apologize to a show producer for a bad performance, if you’ve ever wanted to kick yourself as you left the stage, or if an act has ever gone so wrong that it...

    • Posted July 18, 2016
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  • Real Talk with Burlesque Producers: How to Get Booked for More Shows!

    The best way to improve as a performer is to get as much stage time as possible. However, this can be difficult for new performers who are still developing their skills or who are intimidated by the...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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  • Burlesque VS the Morality Police

    One of the things many performers love the most about burlesque is that it offers performers a space to explore and express their own physicality, sexuality, humor, intelligence, and everything they are with full agency. “For myself...

    • Posted August 2, 2015
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  • Burlesque Scene Saturation Is a Myth

    I regularly hear performers complain about how saturated the burlesque scene has become and how much harder it is now to get gigs or bring in an audience than a few years ago. It’s very true that...

    • Posted July 15, 2015
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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Burlesque Choreography

    Creating choreography can be one of the most intimidating things for brand new performers, especially if they don’t have a lot of dance training. At my burlesque school, students often have no problem working on persona and...

    • Posted July 5, 2015
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  • Burlesque Brand Building 101 with Viva Valezz

    If you are in burlesque, and you are interested in selling yourself, you have to be able to look at yourself like a product. And part of the success of you as a performer and being able...

    • Posted July 5, 2015
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  • Going Pro: How To Get Private and Corporate Clients

    Most burlesque classes teach you how to perform burlesque, but they don’t tell you what to do to develop your career after you’ve been performing for a while. If you can afford to go to burlesque festivals...

    • Posted July 4, 2015
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