08
Mar
17

Empower! Elevate! Excite! Spring Burlesque Semester Starts April 4th!

Greetings to you on this, International Women’s Day!

 

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio seeks to empower, seeks to elevate, and seeks to excite. We offer a comprehensive Beginners Burlesque educational course, as well as community support and development programming for the burlesque student of every experience level. Whether you aim to connect with your inner-goddess or have your sights set on stage lights, Boom Boom Basics is here to help you shine! And our Spring Semester is just around the corner, starting on April 4th, to help you meet your burlesque goals, and inspire your daily life along the way. Not sure if it’s right for you yet? We’ve got our first Student Recital of 2017 this Saturday for you to witness this sexy empowerment in action (and pssst…there may or may not be a coupon in this blog for being an awesome subscriber to our newsletter)!

 

 

Check out our 3-level Beginners Burlesque Series below, along with our spring events! Discounts available for early bird registration, and package pricing for multiple workshops! We’ve got a tease level just right for you!

 

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR OUR STUDENT RECITAL HERE!

 

 

 

BEGINNERS BURLESQUE WORKSHOP SERIES:
Tuesdays, April 4th – May 20th

Click here to register online!
Click here to see the full class calendar!

Three separate courses, each level building upon the last, working the continuing education burlesque student to stage readiness. The workshop series is designed to give students a complete beginners burlesque education, with attention to act & character development as well as technique & movement training, behind the scenes etiquette, costuming, history and so much more. The program is set at a once-a-week, comfortable pace to allow for hands-on understanding and integration of the art form in real time practice. Each level includes individual student attention & mentoring, with options for those that just want to try out “The Art of the Tease” for fun or exercise! The workshop is open to all genders and body types, and no experience is necessary!

 

 

Beginners 101 Workshop:

The first step into the journey of “The Art of the Tease!” The Burlesque 101 workshop is a self empowering, confidence building 7-week, basic dip into the world of Burlesque. Students will learn classic burlesque moves such as shimmies, bumps & grinds, boa work, glove & stocking peels, makeup, pastie making & tassel twirling, a short historical & cultural lesson, and will learn a group routine for (optional) recital performance. All experience levels welcome, emphasis in learning placed on comfortability of movement, self…and fun!

Burlesque 101 Workshop registration is $250 in advance (register by 3/28). Registration fee is $275 thereafter. Limited space available. Payment breakdown options available, please email for more info!

 

 

Beginners 102 Workshop:

Level II of our Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series, with 6-weeks of character & act creation classes, stage-readying and behind-the-scenes etiquette classes, developing the student towards their first burlesque solo. Students must have completed the 101 program or equivalent program to register for this course. Emphasis in learning is on successful act creation and preparation for burlesque beyond the classroom. Includes (optional) recital performance on 5/19/17.

Burlesque 102 Workshop Series registration is $200 in advance (register by 3/28). Registration fee is $225 thereafter. Discount offered for 101 + 102 Workshop registration in advance for $425 (must complete payment prior to first class date). Limited space available. Payment breakdown options available, please email for more info!

 

 

Beginners 201 Workshop:

The third and final level of our Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series, with performing on the showgirl stage in mind! Students will round out their introductory level burlesque education with industry etiquette, movement & skill refinement, in-depth costuming, personal polish classes and more. Students must have completed the 101 and 102 programs to register for this course. This series will give students a “behind the curtains” perspective of “the Art of the Tease,” as it relates to their personal creativity, journey, and goals. Includes recital performance on 5/19/17.

Burlesque 102 Workshop Series registration is $200 in advance (register by 1/3). Registration fee is $225 thereafter. Discount offered for 101 + 102 + 201 Workshop registration in advance for $525 (must complete payment prior to first class date of 102 series). Limited space available. Payment breakdown options available, please email for more info!

 

 

Peer Review, Act Critique Sessions Spring Schedule:

3/22, 7pm
4/26, 7pm
5/24, 7pm

Boom Boom Basics also offers monthly peer review, critique workshops and social events open to all, and an on-line community group for ongoing support and free resources to our student base. Please subscribe to our events feed on facebook for notifications of all our upcoming events.

 

 

 

Congrats to Venessa Chevelle!

Congratulations to student Venessa Chevelle for being the first recipient of the Boom Boom Basics BurlyCon Scholarship Award! Through money raised via each of our Student Recital raffles, we are able to financially assist students to attend the world’s only burlesque educational convention, BurlyCon! To support our Scholarship, please email us about raffle prize donation, or just spread the word about our recitals! Every little bit helps our students better reach their burlesque goals!

 

And here’s a little incentive to find out more about what all this “burlesque” thing is about (hint, hint, it’s fun, sexy, liberating and a quality evening of live entertainment).

 

Subscribe to the Deanna Danger Productions blog for even more shows & events across Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia!

 

See you in the studio students!

In glitter & light,
-Headmastress Deanna Danger

28
Dec
16

Winter Burlesque Semester at Boom Boom Basics Starts January 10th!

 

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Ready for a “new you” for the new year? Its time to empower your inner-diva to shine in #20savageteen! The Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio Winter Burlesque Semester starts January 10th! Three levels of workshops for the budding dancer who wants to “Empower! Elevate! Excite!

 

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REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

 

The Beginners Burlesque Workshop series teaches students introductory levels of  “The Art of the Tease!” Students will gain a basic understanding of the term “burlesque,” as well as classic movement technique, terminology, and oh so much more!  The series is broken into three levels:

 

Burlesque 101:
$250 if registered by 1/3, $275 thereafter

The first step into the journey of “the Art of the Tease”! The Burlesque 101 workshop series is a self empowering, confidence building 7-week, basic dip into the world of Burlesque. Students will learn a basic historical lesson, classic burlesque moves such as shimmies, bumps & grinds, makeup, pastie making & tassel twirling, and will learn a group routine for (optional) recital performance. All experience levels welcome, emphasis in learning placed on comfortability of movement, self…and fun! 

 

Burlesque 102:
$200 if registered by 1/3, $225 thereafter

Level II of our Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series, with character & act development classes, other etiquette and artistic development classes. Students must have completed the 101 program to register for this course. For students who wish to perform burlesque beyond their Burlesque 101 recital, the 6-week 102 series prepares students to create their first solo routine for recital performance. 

 

Burlesque 201:
$200 if registered by 1/3, $225 thereafter

The third and final level of our Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series, 6-weeks of classes preparing for the showgirl stage! Students will round out their introductory level burlesque education with business ettiquette, skill refinement, personal polish classes and more, and will prepare for “burlesque in the real world.” Students must have completed the 101 and 102 programs to register for this course. This series will give students a “behind the curtains” perspective of “the Art of the Tease,” and a superior quality edge for future bookings. Absolutely recommended to every student that wants to make a “go” at their own burlesque journey! 

 

Each level builds upon the last, working the continuing education burlesque student to stage readiness. Open to all body sizes & gender identities because…

 

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Online registration is steps away at this link, payment plans are also available, just shoot us an email for info! All class dates & times on our website calendar!

 

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Perhaps we’ll be introducing YOU at our next Student Recital!

xo!
-Headmastress Deanna Danger & Twerking Teacher Lottie Ellington-

03
Nov
16

Boom Boom Basics Fall Student Recital Saturday!

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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS!

 

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio presents our fall Student Recital! Join Headmastress Deanna Danger and Instructor, Lottie Ellington as they indoctrinate 8 first timers, and 1 brand new soloist, and 3 returning students into the world of burlesque, Saturday, November 5th at Gallery5!

 

Starring:

Alice de Winter
Eithne BonBon
Jae Harlowe
Lil’ Edie Pill
Mama Kanti
Merry Mimosa
Rayna DeMae Gogh
Violet Deveraux

Featuring:

Cate Currentc
Cate Hysteria
Caza Blanca
Rugby Jones

w/ Special Guest Scarlet Starlet!

 

Raffle prizes, vendors & more!

Doors 8pm, show 9pm
Ages 18+

 

$10 advance, $15 door
Purchase pre-sale here!

 

Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.
RVA

 

www.boomboombasics.com
www.deannadanger.com
www.gallery5arts.org

03
Aug
16

The Art of the Tease, If You Please! Beginners Burlesque Workshop & Fall Studio Events

Greetings current and future burlesque students! Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio is gearing up for quite a fall here in Richmond, VA. Our next Beginners Burlesque Workshop session is just around the corner, and we’re pleased to announce the return of (and a revamped upgrade of) the Peer Review! Boom Boom Basics is all about giving students the tools they need to make the biggest of tassel twirls out in the burlesque world…so if you’re interested to start or further develop your own burlesque journey, check out what we’ve got coming up this fall!

 

Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series

REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

A 3-semester workshop starting September 6th with a **NEWLY RE-DEVELOPED** class structure, designed to give students an even fuller burlesque education, with more attention to act & character development and technique & movement training, all set at a comfortable pace, with individual student attention & mentoring, with options for those that just want to try out “the Art of the Tease for fun!

 

Photo by Nihile Photography

 

Burlesque 101:
7-weeks, visit our schedule for class dates & times
$250 early bird (register by 8/30), $275 registration thereafter
Register online here!

 

The first step into the journey of “the Art of the Tease”! The Burlesque 101 workshop series is a self empowering, confidence building 7-week, basic dip into the world of Burlesque. Students will learn a basic historical lesson, classic burlesque moves such as shimmies, bumps & grinds, makeup, pastie making & tassel twirling, and will learn a group routine for (optional) recital performance. All experience levels welcome, emphasis in learning placed on comfortability of movement, self…and fun! Payment plans available, email boomboombasics@gmail.com for info!

 

Photo by Nihile Photography

 

Burlesque 102:
6-weeks, visit our schedule for class dates & times
$200 early bird (register by 8/30), $225 registration thereafter
Register online here!

 

Level II of our Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series, with character & act development classes, other etiquette and artistic development classes. Students must have completed the 101 program to register for this course. For students who wish to perform burlesque beyond their Burlesque 101 recital, the 102 series prepares students to create their first solo routine for recital performance. Payment plans available, email boomboombasics@gmail.com for info!

 

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Burlesque 201:
6-weeks, visit our schedule for class dates & times
$200 early bird (register by 8/30), $225 registration thereafter
Register online here!

 

The third and final level of our Beginners Burlesque Workshop Series, with performing on the showgirl stage in mind! Students will round out their introductory level burlesque education with business etiquette, skill refinement, personal polish classes and more, and will prepare for “burlesque in the real world.” Students must have completed the 101 and 102 programs to register for this course. This series will give students a “behind the curtains” perspective of “the Art of the Tease,” and a superior quality edge for future bookings. Absolutely recommended to every student that wants to make a “go” at their own burlesque journey! Payment plans available, email boomboombasics@gmail.com for info!

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Peer Review: Act Critique Sessions

Fall Peer Review Schedule:
8/27, 3-5pm
9/21, 6:30-8pm
10/25, 7:30-8:30pm
11/16, 6:30-8pm
12/14, 6:30-8pm

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio is pleased to announce the return of MONTHLY Act Critique Sessions aka the “Peer Review,” with a revitalized and revamped open format!

Aimed to help presenters gain priceless feedback to apply to their own artistic editing processes, AND to give presenters the tools to critique themselves solo better at home. The new open format invites all attendees to share feedback with each presenter, in a curated process lead and moderated by Boom Boom Basics Headmastress Deanna Danger and staff instructor Lottie Ellington. Open to all burlesque and variety performers of all genres and all experience levels. Presenting sign up is first come first serve, and space is limited. Email boomboombasics@gmail.com to sign up.

Peer Review’s are FREE to attend/participate, however DONATIONS are graciously accepted, with 100% of the funds collected donated to support Gallery 5, who has been generous enough to offer space to the Richmond burlesque & variety scenes to better their art. PLEASE NO LURKERS! This is not a “show,” attendees should be burlesque or variety performers themselves. Lurkers will be asked to leave, as we aim to provide a safe, supportive, inspiring, comfortable studio classroom atmosphere to receive thoughtful & experienced feedback from your local instructors, producers and peers!

Participants should bring their own music on ipod or mobile playing device, bring as much or as little costuming or props as needed to show the routine (the more the routine can be shown in full, the more effective feedback can be given)!

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**New Show!**

BUTCHERTOWN BURLESQUE

Step back in time, begin the beguine, with Butchertown Burlesque appearing LIVE in Richmond and Charlottesville! A vintage classic burlesque series featuring the live music stylings of house band, the Butchertown Cats Orchestra, along with a rotating cast of performers and bands playing classic jazz & blues of the 1920s – 1940s!

 

Next show dates:
8/6 in Richmond at TheatreLAB (click to purchase tickets!)
8/26 in Charlottesville at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall (click to purchase tickets!)

 

Visit Butchertown Burlesque on facebook to learn more about the Butchertown RVA story, performer & show information and more!

Find us on Instagram & Twitter too!

 

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RVA Cabaret

 

The benefit burlesque & variety showcase series, preserving and serving Richmond’s hub of Burlesque, Gallery 5 is back! Join us this fall as we tease, titillate and entertain all in support of Boom Boom Basics’ home venue! 100% of the proceeds go to help maintain the Gallery and improve the art experience for fans and artists alike!

Fall show dates:
8/19
9/16
12/16

Visit the RVA Cabaret on facebook to learn more and for show info & ticket links!

 

Stay tuned for more news & announcements coming this fall!
In glitter & light,
Headmastress Deanna Danger

27
Jul
16

Boom Boom Basics Summer Student Recital Saturday at Gallery 5!

 

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PURCHASE TICKETS HERE BY 6PM FRIDAY FOR THE PRE-SALE DISCOUNT

 

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio presents our summer Student Recital! Join Headmistress Deanna Danger and “T.I.T.” (teacher in training), Lottie Ellington as they indoctrinate 3 first timers, and 5 brand new soloists, and 3 returning students into the world of burlesque, Saturday, July 30th at Gallery5!

 

Starring:
Dahlia Craven
Rosie ReBelle
Rugby Jones

 

Featuring:
Ada Mayfair
Caza Blanca
Collette Perkins
Evie Enigma
Fannie Brawne
Ruby Whipstitch

 

Raffle prizes, vendors & more!

 

Doors 8pm, show 9pm
Ages 18+

 

$10 advance, $15 door
Purchase pre-sale tickets here!

 

Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.
RVA

 

www.boomboombasics.com
www.deannadanger.com
www.gallery5arts.org

10
May
16

Boom Boom Basics Student Recital THIS SATURDAY!!

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PURCHASE $10 PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE!

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio presents our spring budding beginner burlesque babes, in their Student Recital debut! Join Headmistress Deanna Danger as she brings 7 brand new performers into the stage lights along with 4 special guest feature performers, Saturday, May 14th at Gallery 5!

Starring:

Ada Mayfair
Diablo Darling
Evie Enigma
Fannie Brawne
Nala Rouge
Ruby Whipstitch
Sweet Verbena

With Special Guest Features:

Lottie Ellington
Scarlet Starlet
Caza Blanca
Jo’Rie Tigerlily

Raffle prizes, vendors & more!

ALL RAFFLE PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE *BOOM BOOM BASICS BURLYCON SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM*!!!

Doors 8pm, show 9pm
Ages 18+

$10 advance, $15 door
Purchase pre-sale here!

Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.
RVA

05
Jan
16

New Location! New Year! And Announcing The New 12-Month “Boomettes” Illustrated Calendar!

 

Greetings everyone and a very Happy New Year to you!

 

Hope your 2016 is truly starting off with a BOOM! All things here around Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio are new, new, NEW! We’ve got some exciting things to tell you about today…lots of changes, additions and improvements in store for this year…starting off with…. OUR NEW LOCATION!

 

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WE HAVE MOVED! That’s right! We are pleased to announce that all of our classes will now be held at our wonderful home performance venue, Gallery 5, in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward, arts district! Gallery 5 has been the home and hub of burlesque in the River City since the first tassel twirl, and we could not be more ecstatic to nestle into it’s creative arms. Voted Richmond’s “Best Independent Arts Gallery” by Style Weeklythe past 4 years running, Gallery 5 not only has been the stage Headmistress Deanna Danger cut her rhinestone’d teeth on, but was the first place nearly all of our Beginner graduates performed “The Art of the Tease,” for the very first time! With more classroom space to move in, and set in a cozy, welcoming, supportive and artistically invigorating environment, students are sure to feel at home and inspired to grow as individuals and performers in our new location.

 

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200 W. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23220

 

We will be taking the first couple of months this year to get all setup in our new space, and our burlesque, dance and performance art classes will resume in March, starting with our first Beginners Burlesque Workshop of the year on March 22nd! Our Beginners program is also newly redeveloped, now a 3-level series of workshop sessions, designed to build upon the dancers knowledge and aim to perform on stage. With even more stage readying courses in solo act creation, character development, and industry-level knowledge, students will emerge from their Beginner Burlesque journey at Boom Boom Basics, glittering, splendid butterflies of bumps & grinds, ready to try their own shimmies & shakes into the world of burlesque!

 

Our Beginners Burlesque Workshop starting March 22nd is is open for registration! 

Click here to register!

 

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…And space tends to fill up! Be sure to visit our Workshops page for all class info and online registration. Classes are held on Tuesdays, starting at 7pm. Visit our Calendar page for class dates & times. Payment plans are also available! Just email us at boomboombasics@gmail.com for info!

 

For our second big announcement today…. WE NOW HAVE OUR OWN CALENDAR!!!!!!!

 

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Introducing the 12-month, illustrated calendar from Holly Sullivan – Prints & Illustration, featuring all original renderings of our beautiful studio dance troupe (and Headmistress), The Boomettes!!! Holly is a phenomenally talented artist, and each rendering is uniquely personalized to each troupe member herself! Holly worked one-on-one with each performer to create a spectacular representation of the performers favorite act, favorite costume, or something 100% brand new from scratch, such as this adoooorable heart-themed rendering of Headmistress Deanna Danger for her birthday month of February! Each illustration will also be available for purchase in Holly’s Etsy shop, and best of all…. a portion of the proceeds are donated to support the troupe! Holly is not only our beloved illustrator, but our very first studio sponsor!!! In purchasing and hanging this very sexy wall art, you not only can keep track of your schedule & burlesque classes here at Boom Boom Basics, but you help give much needed support to our troupe for costumes, travel expenses, props and more!

This is a women supporting women venture if there ever was one! 😉

 

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Be sure to follow us on facebook for updates and purchase links coming very soon! Prints and calendars will also be available for purchase at our shows!

 

Boom Boom Basics fanpage

Holly Sullivan – Prints & Illustration fanpage

 

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We’re going to have more announcements in the coming months for you burlesque students and fans! Lots of great things in the works for the studio and Deanna Danger Productions around RVA, Virginia and DC… staaaaaay tuned! 😉 #professionaltease

 

Happy Nude Year everyone!
xo!
-Deanna Danger-




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