Founded in 2011, Belles Burlesque is a professional school teaching the art of tease, to any ladies wanting to have some fun and gain confidence or to those wishing to take their first steps on the road to a burlesque career.
Our aim is to empower women through dance classes, whatever their age, size and dance abilities
Belles Burlesque, a local group of amateur burlesque performer (…) stole the spotlight (…) with their determined slogan ‘Killing it’ at any size. This group of woman (…) strutted their stuff and showed that they could command the stage at any size, age or level of experience
Stratford Herald – February 2019
NEW FOR 2021: From group classes, 1-on-1 sessions, teacher training to events such as life drawing sessions, boudoir photoshoots, book club, pottery and much more... all with a body confidence twist, we have something for everyone.
What a wonderful afternoon we’ve had on Saturday 26th June 2021 with our very first but certainly not last boudoir photoshoot! It was incredible! There were treats to eat, fruits to bath in and Elvis Presley to sing to us. From a bath photo session, to pinup picures in and outside the house, a boudoir Read more about Boudoir Photoshoot[…]
Tea or Coffee Ma’am… or if you are like me (still a kid at heart when it comes to food and drinks), pour yourself a cold cup of milk and enjoy! Order yours here
Fancy making your own costume for a burlesque routine ? Join us in November for a tulle boa making workshop, followed by a burlesque class using your new accessory. Spend a couple of hours with a bunch of lovely ladies and get your own handmade tulle boa for nearly half the cost of one you Read more about Tulle Boa Workshop + 3-week tulle boa burlesque class[…]
As well as empowering ladies through dance classes and workshops, we believe in empowering messages that once on your wall, will help change your day to day life, and the way you perceive yourself. Those women empowerment posters will adorn your walls today. Browse our collection of designs for yourself or to inspire someone else. Read more about Empowering Posters[…]
My lovely ladies from our current solo course have been discovering new performers, studying their routines finding out what makes them unique and entertaining, yet sexy and empowering. The list of inspiring burlesque artists is endless but I thought I would share with you some of the awesome performers we have been studying. In no particular order… Read more about Burlesque Inspiration[…]
Run your own Burlesque classes, inspire your students and make a living from it! Become a burlesque teacher, boost your students self-esteem whilst promoting the art of tease. Whether you’re looking for a career change or to add some extra classes to your existing calendar whilst ladies feel more confident with their own body, becoming Read more about Become a burlesque teacher[…]
Owner of Belles Burlesque and former editor of Burlesque Bible Magazine, Body Confidence takes an important part in my life. Inspired by some amazing artists and friends of mine, incredible students and life in general, I started doodling and came up with what I believe to be some empowering illustrations. Whatever it is for you Read more about Body Confidence Through Art[…]
Shannon’s Interivew How long have you been doing burlesque for? Since Feb 2017. Why did you originally join ? I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone and prove to myself that I could try something I’d never done before. Plus the glamour & flair of burlesque has always appealed to me Read more about Interview with Shannon, Belles Burlesque student[…]
Promote the burlesque community and parade with pride when wearing your tshirt. Wear it with a pair of jeans, get sophisticated with your tshirt and a skirt or keep it safe in your burlesque bag, ready to shimmy when attending classes. Sizes available: S to 2XLVarious colours available too Order yours here
Burlesque is a unique, dramatic, and sexy fashion statement. While the exact elements of burlesque can vary, no outfit is complete without the burlesque gloves. Whereas they are satin, lace or fishnet and have wrist length, elbow length or full length gloves, you can find your pair on eBay. Don’t spend too much…even better, spend as less as possible… Read more about Where to get your burlesque gloves[…]