Burlesque Initiation

Create Your First Solo Act

In ShowGirl Temple we dance free of shame and step into our most glittering manifestations -- shining our light for all, including ourselves. ShowGirl Temple is Body Positive and welcomes performers of varied skill levels, all backgrounds and gender identities.

If you're new to Burlesque our BodyMagick Burlesque Initiation will take you through the foundations of creating a Solo Act in a loving space, and prepare you for performing in our online or live showcases and applying to other productions.  

If you've already completed a beginning solo or Burlesque 101 series, you may prefer the Polish That Pastie Act Development Series for support creating a new act, or the Monthly Babe Membership for rehearsing and building performance skills. 

Your BodyMagick Initiation Includes:

  • Foundation Videos

    Storytelling & Choreo; Costuming; Stage Makeup; Posing & Facial Expressions; Selecting a Stage Name; Professionalism in Burlesque; Avoiding Appropriation; & Video Vixen: Look Great On Video

  • Dance Technique Videos

    Basic Burlesque Moves Warmup; 3 P’s & Peeling Demo; Hot Tips; The Right Touch; And We Strut; Tassel Twirling; Stretching; Slink Sauce Dance, +more

  • Becoming Babelicious High Points Video

    For on building confidence and BodyMagick off stage

  • Access to ever expanding list of Burlesque Resources for costuming, additional learning and inspiration

  • Private Online Classroom for course materials and ongoing Q&A

  • Access to FriYAY Burlesque Movement classes during Initiation Period (join live or receive the recording)

  • Quarterly Burlesque Brunch Zoom Q&A with one of our High Priestesses and ShowGirl networking

  • 3 Private Act Development Sessions

    1 with Eva to determine act focus and storyline, 1 to workshop choreography with Eva; and 1 more with the High Priestess of your choice. Additional private sessions are available for a discounted rate of $40/hour.

  • Glam Shot Online Photoshoot with Vanity Thorn

     Includes pre-shoot consult and 3 finished digital promo images 

  • Instruction on lighting and camera set up for photos and video

Upon completing the Initiation you're eligible to perform in a ShowGirl Temple Showcase either online (public or private according to your preference), and in person when we can safely gather.  In person showcases happen in Portland, OR. 

If you cannot come to Portland, we will do our best to help you apply to Burlesque shows in your local area (we can't promise bookings from other producers, but we'll help you through the process and share with them why we recommend you).

Join any time; Initiation period is 3 months.  Following the Initiation you're invited to join our Monthly Babe Membership to continue building your skills.

Pricing Tiers

I offer two pricing tiers for greater financial accessibility -- please join at the highest level available to you to that respects this offering and ensures you will show up for yourself.  Contributing at a higher level allows me to offer scholarships and share this even farther.  Thank you in advance for building a community devoted to spreading love and respect for all.

BodyMagick Facilitator

$220/mo

Being a BodyMagick Facilitator Supports Additional Members!

One-Time Payment of $660 or three monthly payments of $220/mo

BodyMagick Patron

$294/mo

BodyMagick Patrons help sponsor and support other  Members! 

One-Time Payment of $880 or three monthly payments of $294/mo


Needed for Class:

  • Makeup Kit (own or as recommended by Vanity Thorn)

  • Performance Costume

  • Bluetooth photo remote (optional, but makes selfies much easier)

  • Rehearsal space of some sort

  • Time set aside each week for watching the videos, and for act development, costume work, makeup & hair play

  • Willingness to take risks and have fun in a new way!

Your Instructors

Eva D'Luscious

High Priestess of Tease

High Priestess of Tease and International Burlesque Performer Eva D’Luscious covers act development, including storytelling through dance, principles of musicality, choreography and stage presence, how to break down music and her 3Ps of Striptease.

Luna Phaze

High Priestess of Fluff

Hailing from the sexy side of the moon, Luna Phaze mystifies audiences wherever she goes. Luna has always had a passion for self-improvement and building confidence from within. She loves to help women tap into their inner confidence, overcome self-doubt and find their personal brand of shine. 

Vanity Thorn

High Priestess of Glam

As the High Priestess of Glam for Showgirl Temple, Vanity Thorn brings 10+ years of work in the beauty and fashion industry to create workshops accessible to all levels of learners. Her focus is the demystification of high glamour, so that all students may adopt the knowledge of their innate sexuality. 

Ri Ri SynCyr

High Priestess of Glam

Known as the Mayor of Chubbytown, Portland-based performer RiRi SynCyr has been shaking her glittering gams across the U.S. since 2003. This plus sized Puerto Rican cutie learned her love of performing from her parents. Her Papi was a salsa musician, and her mother is a professional classical bassoonist.

 

*** Reminder that material taught in class and course notes are the creative property of the instructors and may not be shared publicly without their prior written consent. Thank you for respecting Artists!

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