Athens School of Burlesque


With great support of the local women’s community, Dolly created The Athens School of Burlesque where she teaches a series of classes and workshops called The ABC’s of Tease. The classes cover burlesque movement and costuming and are open to open to women looking to be introduced to the dazzling world of burlesque.

Below is a listing of the current class curriculum. Contact Dolly for more information about class schedules and registration.

Burlesque 101

Come find out what burlesque is all about in this exciting intro class led by Dolly Derringer. Students will explore the history of burlesque through classic burlesque movement, including the walk, bump, grind and shimmy, all while getting a great workout.

Burlesque 101 is a 5 week class series that offers a fun & sexy workout in a comfortable and relaxed environment. (Women Only)

Spring Session: April 16 – May 14, 2012
8:00-9:00pm
ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio
$25.00

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Burlesque 102

Further your burlesque education with this class led by Dolly Derringer. Students will build on classic moves learned in Burlesque 101, explore more advanced movements, and learn choreography incorporating props such as gloves, boas and stockings.

Burlesque 102 is a 5 week class series that offers a fun & sexy workout in a comfortable and relaxed environment. (Women only)

Spring Session: April 16 – May 14, 2012
6:45-7:45pm
ARTS/West in Athens, Ohio
$25.00

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Performance 101

Designed for the student looking to take tease beyond the classroom, this class led by Dolly Derringer explores advanced choreography, act development, music, costuming and performance.

Students in this class will develop an act and perform in a student showcase upon completion of the class.


Pastie Making & Tassel Twirling

Students will learn how to make, apply, and use tasseled pasties. You will learn several techniques for twirling and come away from the day with your own pair of pasties to surprise that special someone.

This is class is ladies only so bring your girlfriends, and learn fun twirling techniques in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. The workshop fee is $25 and includes supplies, burlesque instruction & refreshments.

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