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Welcome to Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque

The Seattle based Academy of Burlesque was founded in 2003 by Miss Indigo Blue and offers courses in basic through intermediate Burlesque Arts. The Academy is the only institution of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The courses are fun and informative, providing students with rich experiential knowledge about Burlesque history and culture. The practical application of the strip- and the -tease have transformed students’ experience of their own bodies, and has launched some into semi professional performance. Courses are offered year- round, with parts of summer off during the busy Burlesque performance circuit.

“Since taking this class, I feel totally comfortable about my body…
and trust me, I would never have said this 6 weeks ago!”

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DANCE & PERFORMANCE CLASSES All classes are held at Oddfellows Building unless otherwise stated For schedule of all classes, see “Calendar“ LIVING SOCIAL PARTICIPANTS: The classes listed on this page are not part of the Living Social voucher. Please refer to the page “One Day Classes” to find the classes your voucher is good for: Basic Bump …

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One Day Classes

ONE-NIGHT WONDERS! All classes are held at Oddfellows Building unless otherwise stated For schedule of all classes, see “Calendar“ BACHELORETTE & BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Our instructors are available year-round for performances and classes. Find out about our special offerings HERE! Pick and choose the curriculum, and let’s have a party! Contact us at parties at academyofburlesque dot com for …

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Visiting Instructors

The Academy of Burlesque is thrilled to offer guest instructors.  Past guest instructors have included Miss Astrid/Kate Valentine, Michelle L’amour, CoCo Lectric, Catherine D’Lish, Jo Boobs, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Pyra Sutra, Peekaboo Pointe, Tigger!, and more.  If you know of someone who you would like brought to Seattle for a class, …

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Workshops & Lectures

In addition to teaching regular classes in the Seattle area (see the Curriculum page for more information), our Headmistress Miss Indigo Blue is a sought after lecturer and workshop teacher and facilitator. In addition to any topic from her regular curriculum, the lecture and workshop topics listed to the left are available to be taught as fun, …

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Payment forms accepted: Paypal (add 7% Paypal Fee) send to paypal at twirlygirl dot net Credit Card (add 5% charge card fee) Check to TwirlyGirl LLC Cash Non-refundable deposits guarantee your space in class, and are priced as stated on each individual event purchase page. See calendar and curriculum pages for information on deposit and …

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How to Register

First, check out the curriculum and calendar pages to see what class(es) you want to register for. Each course will have a registration link as soon as registration opens for that class. Click on the link to complete the registration process. For a complete list of registrations for upcoming and on-going classes and events, visit the Academy’s Brown …

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Burlesque 101 Fall 2014 Starts September 8th!

Learn to create your very own Burlesque routine under the tutelage of Academy Instructors! The famed Burlesque 101 6-week course has been seen in “A Wink and A Smile”, available on DVD and Netflix! Students will learn the fundamentals of Burlesque history and style, develop a character and persona, and create, costume, and choreograph their …

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Register for BurlyCon: Oct 9-12, 2014

Have you registered for BurlyCon 2014? BurlyCon is for Burlesque performers, fans, and aficionados coming together to celebrate our vibrant Burlesque community! This year’s activities are scheduled for October 9th-12th.  BurlyCon is an annual Burlesque Educational convention that provides educational offerings, professional growth and in-person social networking for the Burlesque Community. Our aim is to further …

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