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.

Saturdays, February 22–March 29

Time: Noon–1:30pm

Location: Vecova

Instructress: Miss Di

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Saturdays, April 5–May 31

No class: April 19, May 17

Time: Noon–1:30pm

Location: Vecova

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $210 / 7 weeks (10.5 hours)

Showgirl Bootcamp (Suitable for level 1 and 2)

Learn the grace and technique of basic dance skills such as walking, kicking and turning through the use of basic broadway and jazz fundamentals. Miss Kim will challenge your fitness and drill your basic skills bootcamp style to ensure you build some sexy muscle memory. Each week offers a new combination so you can build your confidence both inside and out!

Bring your heels, yoga mat and feather boa.

Tuesdays, January 28–February 25

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $150 / 5 weeks (7.5 hours)

Chairtease Basics (Level 2)

Now that you are well on your way to being Sexified, its 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 genre 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!

 

Yoga mat and Heels are required for some portions of the class.
Required prop: feather boa

Saturdays, April 5 –May 31

No class: April 19, May 17

Time: 10:30am–noon

Location: Vecova

Instructress: Miss Leslie

Price: $210 / 7 weeks (10.5 hours)

The Ginger Rogers Ballroom Blitz Intensive (Level 2 and Up)

Let Miss di boost your physical conditioning and your sophisticated elegance through this rare Workshop Intensive. Each week Miss di will introduce a dance, it's basic principles and will then use a small section of choreography to integrate body and soul. Warm up will include a 15 minute ballet floor bar, stretching and broadway dance drills to the music of artists like Michael Bubble! An important foundation course for new performance opportunities in September 2014. Dances include: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep & Charleston

Please bring your heels, yoga mat and feather boa.

Saturdays, February 22 –March 29

Time: 10:30am–noon

Location: Vecova

Instructress: Miss Di

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Sexy Swing Intensive (Levels 2-5)

Join us in this exciting introduction to the World of Swing! Experience and take a walk through American music and dance history from the East to the West Coast. Dances discussed are the Jitterbug, Jive, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing and West Coast Swing. Music will range from the sensational fast and furious to the slow, sexy and sultry blues. This course is a great pre-requisite to both "Buckin' Burlesque" and "Daisy Duke" and other upcoming choreography that will require fast feet and mastery of the triple step.

Tuesdays, March 4–April 22

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $240 / 8 weeks (12 hours)

Daisy Duke (Level 2/3)

Daisy Duke "These Boots are made for walking"

Mix a Frisky Farm girl with John Deere and his tractor and you get Miss Annick's version of a Stampedin' good time! Learn line dancing the sultry burlesque way by using the basic principles of Country line dancing and Two Step. Taught by one of North America's most decorated country dancers Miss Annick!

Participants have the option to perform at our Coyote Sexy Stampede Kick-off Party on June 26 at the infamous Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall. Deadline for participation is May 27. Tickets and Costume not included.

Costume required: Mini ruffle cowgirl skirt, tank top, country shirt and cowboy hat. Cowboy boots optional but highly recommended for the full cowgirl experience.

Tuesdays, May 6–June 24

Time: 7:30pm–9pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Annick

Price: $240 / 8 weeks (12 hours)

**Specialty Course** Tropicana Carnival Re-Stage (Level 3)

Join Miss di in this re-staged rendition of "Tropicana Carnival"!  Originally choreographed by SYTYCD judge Jean Marc Genereux and performed at the 2013 Red Carpet Gala at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix, Miss di will re-stage this show for the sexy stage at the Calgary International Salsa Congress on March 28th! Only 16 dancers accepted. Past Tropicana Showgirls invited as well as new members upon Miss di's approval. If you are interested, please email di at: info@burlesquercise.ca

Tropicana Headdress and Performer tickets not included. Tickets range from $49-$74 depending on your seating. Ticket info to be given out at fist class.

Tuesdays, February 18–March 25

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Di

Price: $180 / 6 weeks (9 hours)

Latina Showgirl Intensive (Suitable for level 3 and up)

Let Miss Kim boost your physical conditioning and your Latina spirit through this rare Workshop Intensive. Each week Miss Kim will introduce a dance, it's basic principles and will then use a small section of choreography to integrate body and soul. Expect lots of drills on hip action, body isolations, body rhythm, shimmying  and booty shakin! An important foundation course for new performance opportunities in September 2014. Dances include: Merengue, Samba, Cha Cha, Salsa and Rumba.

Tuesdays, January 28–February 25

Time: 7:30pm–9pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $150 / 5 weeks (7.5 hours)

Save a Horse Re-Stage (Level 4 & 5)

Join one of North America's top country dancers, Miss Annick as she sizzles up your cowgirl experience! Originally choreographed by burlesque celebrity Kaitlyn Regehr,this re-vamped cowgirl show will have you expressing the ways of a wild west vixen! Warm up will include a Brazilian Booty blast along with some Texan ab killer drills. (Bring knee pads or leg warmers as some floor work will be involved. Hee Haw!) Participants are committing to performing at Campfire Ball Dinner Show on April 26th at Canada's largest Country and Swing event, the Calgary Dance Stampede!

Required costume: jean shorts, dark nude fishnets or tights, long or short sleeved country shirt, be-dazzled spaghetti strap or tank top, cowboy boots optional but highly recommended to add that cowgirl flavour!
Required prop: Cowgirl Hat

Campfire Ball ticket IS included in course ($40 +gst). Showtime 8pm. Stay afterwards and enjoy dancing all night long. If you would like an upgraded ticket which includes dinner ($80) please let Miss Annick know in class by march 24th. You and your man, and your friends are also invited to take part in FREE BEGINNER FRIDAY on April 25th, 8 free classes to choose from!

Tuesdays, March 4–April 22

Time: 7:30pm–9pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Annick

Price: $285 / 8 weeks (12 hours)

Buckin' Burlesque (Level 4/5)

Get into a Stampedin' mood and learn line dancing the burlesque way. Join 2005 World Country Champion Miss Kim in her crazy creation of Buckin' Burlesque using the principles of classic Country line dancing moves and Two Step....Cowboy hat required...cowboy boots optional, but highly recommended to add that cowgirl flavour! Participants have the option to perform at our Coyote Sexy Stampede Kick-off Party on June 26 at the infamous Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall. Deadline for participation is May 27. Ticket & costume not included.

Costume required: jean shorts or skirt, nude fishnets, tank top, country shirt and vest

Required prop: Cowgirl Hat

Tuesdays, May 6–June 24

Time: 6pm–7:30pm

Location: Ballroom & Country

Instructress: Miss Kim

Price: $240 / 8 weeks (12 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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