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Welcome to Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque

Hi There!  I founded the Academy of Burlesque in 2003 by teaching workshops to eager students in my living room!  Since then, the Academy has become the first choice for budding Burlesquers to learn the basics.  We offer introductory and intermediate courses at studios all over Seattle.

Our classes are fun, saucy and informative.  Our teachers are engaging, supportive, and expert at their art.  We give  rich experiential knowledge of Burlesque’s history, culture, and practice. Learning the basics of the strip- and the -tease has transformed students’ experience of their own bodies, and has launched some into semi professional performance careers. Courses are offered year- round, with parts of summer off during the busy Burlesque performance circuit.

I welcome you to the Academy, and hope you will have fun taking classes with us!

Love & Tassels,

Miss Indigo Blue

“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 Studio Blue unless otherwise stated For schedule of all classes, see “Calendar“ BURLESQUE 101 6 WEEK PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP As seen in the film “A Wink And A Smile“! The famed original six-week workshop culminating in public student graduation recital. Includes weekly private lesson. Create your very own Burlesque …

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One Day Classes

ONE-NIGHT WONDERS! All classes are held at Studio Blue 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 …

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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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Boylesque Recital

Announcing Boylesque 101!

  Starting in January 2015! Learn to create your very own Boylesque routine under the tutelage of gender bending Boylesque sensation, Miss(ter) Waxie Moon and the Man, the Myth, the Mustache, Ernie Von Schmaltz! The same structure as Burlesque 101, but the curriculum is specialized for masculine/other gendered representations that Boylesque can be comprised of. Includes weekly private lesson. Create your …

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NEW Burlesque 101: Eastside Edition

  Burlesque 101: Eastside Edition begins January 10th at Harmony Ballroom in Bellevue. 6 saturday classes with a final recital in Seattle on Friday, February 20th. REGISTER NOW! Course fee includes six group lessons, five private lessons, class photo, and fully staffed graduation recital. Additional dance and makeup classes are available during the time of the …

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