Free Yourself

Tone up & get fit with this unique fitness dance class with a burlesque twist!

Calgary Burlesquercise Classes

All classes are for ages 18+.

Intro to Burlesquercise (Level 1)

*Yoga mat and feather boa required. Use your own or purchase boas for $45 during checkout. Boas are pink or black, 5.5 ft long, 180grams. Yoga mats are available for $40 during checkout.

Tone up and get fit with this unique fitness dance class with a burlesque twist! Develop your core strength with principles used from jazz, ballet, latin and pilates and gain body awareness through some basic dance exercises and drills. Learn all the basic walks, struts, kicks and turns as well as the all important "boa basics" to get you well on your way to being a diva! Go home with a mini-routine that will leave you both gigglin' and feeling HOT HOT HOT!! Women of all ages, shapes and sizes welcome. Heels are required for some portions of the class. No dance experience necessary.

Tuesdays, July 22–August 26

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Sundays, September 14–October 19

Time: 10am–11:30am

Location: DC Dance Club

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Sundays, November 9–December 14

Time: 10am–11:30am

Location: DC Dance Club

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

**NEW SPECIALTY COURSE** Sugar Blues Freedom Intensive (Suitable for level 2 and up)

Boost your physical conditioning and your theatre skills through this rare Workshop Intensive! This low impact body sculpt class will develop long lean muscles and a core of steel. Assisted by retired rhythmic gymnast and Canadian Latin Semi-finalist Stephanie Jurkova, conditioning will consist of a 20 minute "ballet bar", a 20 minute "Brazilian Booty Blast" followed by a 20 minute "Stretch & Release". Miss Di will then take you through the concepts of "Free Energy" movement and will build you a mini BLUES routine that will get you out of the box and organizational mind. Let your hair down, let go and experience fluidity and freedom! Performance skill exercises will include energetic linkage, key words, 5 rhythms and character projection. Bare feet a must and a prize will be given at the end of the course for best dressed dancer...headbands, ripped shirts, belts, leg warmers, skirts, etc...long live Flashdance fashion!

Yoga mat and gloves required

Tuesdays, July 22–August 26

Time: 7pm–9pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Di & Miss Stephanie

Price: $240 / 6 weeks (12 hours)

Bollywood Burlesque (Level 2/3)

Join Miss Annick in this Bollywood inspired number incorporating the principles of Samba, Belly Dance, Bollywood and Burlesque. Strut your stuff in this fun and rhythmical choreography while dancing with a large chiffon veil scarf. Participants are committing to performing in the Show Dance category at the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix on Friday October 24. Entry Fee included. Event ticket NOT included (ranges from $45-$60). Deadline for registration: August 19. *Please note that all Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix prep courses have a 15 minute warm up.

Required prop: Chiffon veil scarf (available for purchase at checkout)

Tuesdays, September 2–October 21

Time: 7:30pm–9pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Annick

Price: $255 / 8 weeks (12 hours)

Chairtease (Suitable for levels 2 & 3)

Now that you are well on your way to being Sexified, it's time to get a little more naughty! Warm up will include basic body toning and isolations, flashdance cardio and pilates by combining the use of a chair and your body weight. Each week Miss Leslie will choose a new piece of music and teach a short section of choreography...sometimes naughty and sometimes nice. Expect some great fitness results as well as discovering a side to yourself you didn't know you had!

Sundays, September 14–October 19

Hollywood Diva Visualize old Hollywood...sultry, sophisticated and outlandishly Diva-licious. A tribute to the fabulous music and era of the 1940s and 50s.

Time: 11:30am–1pm

Location: DC Dance Club

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Sundays, November 9–December 14

Pussy Cat Diva A tribute to the music video generation! Expect some hard hitting moves using elements of Jazz, Hip Hop along with some Poppin' & Lockin' to old and new hits from the MTV generation. A great option for all dancers who want to improve on hip hop movement and bold performance skills. The best dressed dancer throughout the course will be awarded a prize by Miss Leslie on the last class...we wanna see leg warmers, head bands, cut shirts etc...long live Flashdance fashion!

Time: 11:30am–1pm

Location: DC Dance Club

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

TRIPLE XXX Diva Body Sculpt (Levels 2–5)

Join Miss Kim in this triple threat Xtreme experience where you will blast your body into shape! Class includes interval training incorporating Xtreme cardio, Xtreme conditioning & Xtreme stretching...just in time for Christmas!

Tuesdays, November 4–December 9

Time: 6pm–7pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $120 / 6 weeks (6 hours)

The Hell Cats (Level 3)

Join Miss Kim in her version of a 1950s bad girl! Using the principles of swing and jive, you will tell the story of a rebellious all-girl gang. Visualize...tight black pants, off the shoulder shirt, big belt and big hair...like Sandra from Grease! Lots of sass and tricky footwork and even a "swing-off" between the gang members. Cigarettes and gum chewing all part of the character. Participants are committing to performing in the Show Dance category at the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix on Friday October 24. Entry Fee included. Event ticket NOT included (ranges form $45-$60). Swing experience required. Deadline for registration: August 19. *Please note that all Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix prep courses have a 15 minute warm up.

Tuesdays, September 2–October 21

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $255 / 8 weeks (12 hours)

**Specialty Course** - The Gatsby Girls (Level 3)

Choreographed by 15-time Canadian Ballroom Champion and SYTYCD judge Jean-Marc Genereux, this fun showpiece is a tribute to the Great Gatsby era and the rebellious flapper girls of that generation! Based on Charleston and Quickstep, this show will be the opening act at the Saturday Night Red Carpet Gala at the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix on October 25. Expect lots of fast footwork and flashy jazz hands!

Jean-Marc has summoned 30 vixens for his vision and yes he will be teaching one of these classes! ( if his television schedule permits) and Miss di will be teaching his choreography. This guarantees to be an amazing experience as you share the stage with some of the best dancers in North America!

Costume (not included) will be your choice of a black fringe flapper dress, long black gloves and a red feather boa. Saturday event ticket NOT included (ranges from $60-$95). Costume and ticket information will be discussed at 1st class. Gastby Girl headdress and accessories included.

Required prop: Red feather boa. Deadline for registration: August 19. *Please note that all Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix prep courses have a 15 minute warm up.

Please note that the last class will be on Thursday October 24th from 6:30-7:30pm

Sundays, September 7–October 19

Time: 1pm–3pm

Location: DC Dance Club

Instructress: Miss Di

Price: $300 / 7 weeks (15 hours)

Christmas Specialty Course "SANTA BABY" (Level 3+)

Join Miss Annick in a tribute to Santa & his sexy helpers! Start off with some Christmas cookie conditioning and then find out who is naughty and who is nice in this vintage old school burlesque number.

Required prop: feather boa and small feather fan

Tuesdays, November 4–December 9

Time: 7pm–8:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Annick

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Thriller (Level 4)

Join the crazy Miss Kim in this Sexified Cha Cha Cha Zombie style! Visualize ripped clothing including dresses, leggings, fishnets, gloves, boots, back combed hair and vampire make up! Participants will be committing to performing in the Show Dance Category at the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix on Friday October 24, 2014. Entry fee included. Event ticket NOT included (ranges from $45-$60).Please note due to the nature of the costuming, this show will be one of the last in the line up at the event to allow for you to participate in other shows.

Deadline for registration: August 19. *Please note that all Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix prep courses have a 15 minute warm up.

Mondays, September 8–October 20

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $225 / 7 weeks (10.5 hours)

Whiskey Wenches Re-stage (Level 5)

Join Miss Kim in this shortened and re-staged version of one of our most popular shows ever! Capture the gypsy soul and spirit as you dance in bare feet and a long gypsy skirt! Participants are committing to performing in the Show Dance Category at the Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix on Friday October 24th, Entry fee included. Event ticket NOT included (ranges from $45 -$60).

This show opportunity is extended to previous Whiskey Wenches ONLY unless approved by Miss di. Please contact Miss di for requirements and preparation if you have not done this routine but are interested. Acceptance not guaranteed.

Deadline for registration: August 19. *Please note that all Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix prep courses have a 15 minute warm up.

Mondays, September 8–October 20

Time: 7:30pm–9pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $225 / 7 weeks (10.5 hours)

BOY-lesquercise Dance Fitness

Open to all men who wish to tone up and get fit while learning how to dance. Using elements from ballet, jazz, hip hop, pilates and latin... you will learn body isolations and body rhythm through basic dance skills and drills. Expect simple yet dynamic choreography to increase both your body awareness and confidence. Suitable for all levels. Yoga mat required.

"BOY-lesquercise for Divas"
Finally boys you can discover your alter ego! Tone up with some pilates/ballet core strengthening and gain body awareness through some basic dance exercises and drills. Learn all the basic walks, struts, kicks and turns as well as the all important "boa basics" to get you well on your way to being a diva! New & Delicious choreography every session. No dance experience required.
Heels encouraged for those who dare! Yoga mat and feather boa required.


Class dates to be announced

Burlesquercise For The Plus Size Woman

Brought to you by request, this class covers all the basics but allows for more consideration of your fitness level. Tone up and build body confidence in this light hearted atmosphere. Don't forget your boa!

Heels are required for some portions of the class. Yoga mat and feather boa required. Use your own or purchase boas for $45 during checkout. Boas are pink or black, 5.5 ft long, 180grams. Yoga mats are available for $35 during checkout.

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