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Performance Course


**APRIL/MAY: Course begins on Tuesday 2nd April  and continues every Tues from 7pm - 9pm until the 7th May with the performance showcase on Sunday 5th May (all day) and a professional development session on the 27th Nov  (7-9pm). 

NEXT GRADUATION SHOW: Sunday 25th November 7.30pm at Rolling Stock, Shoreditch - if you wish to come please email info@houseofburlesque.co.uk for details.

Ruby Corkscrew House of Burlesque 2015 Graduation Show
 HOB Performance Course Graduation Feb 2015

HOB Performance Course Graduation Feb 2015

**PLEASE NOTE: This course is not suitable for beginners, you must have completed at minimum a beginners course either with us, or another school, and also have a good knowledge of live burlesque performance. The course will move quickly and students will be expected to work on their acts outside of class and be able to invest in their own costuming etc.  If you want advice on whether you are ready for the course or to ask any questions then please email us at info@houseofburlesque.co.uk to see if the course will be suitable for you or to ask any questions.




A 6 week course ending with a performance showcase,  and professional development session, designed for those who are either creating their first act or those already performing and looking to perfect and take their work to a new level.

Do you ever wonder what makes an act go from OK to Wow! Why are some acts more successful then others? And once you have an act what are the expectations of professional bookers? In this practical course The House of Burlesque will take you step by step through the process of putting together your very own act from start to finish in six weeks. Beginning with just your concept each week you will add to your act, learn tips to help you, receive feedback and at the end have a showcase opportunity to show your work. The course will also cover what goes on backstage and give valuable information about what is expected of you off stage in a professional development advice session that takes place the week after the show to help you on the next step of your journey. This course is suitable for all styles of burlesque and looks to develop the artist's individuality.

The course will cover:

Music Choices and Research

Act Structures


Make up and Costuming Advice

Stage Craft and Presence

Audience Engagement

Professional Etiquette

Students will be asked to come to the course with a concept in mind and develop their act in realtime as the course progresses. The course is also suitable for artists wishing to rework and redevelop acts already in their repertoire.  

**Price includes video/ pictures of your final performance and after show professional development advice session.

VENUE: CLEAN BREAK, 2 Patshull RoaD, NW5 2LB

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our graduates

The HOB Performance course was launched in 2015 and already many our graduates have gone on to perform in shows both in and outside London, as well as becoming heat winners and finalists at The Neo-Burlesque Awards, Infinitease, and Burlesque Idol with Ruby Corkscrew coming 2nd Place in the Burlesque Idol Grand Final 2015 and Syd La Rose winning Best Newcomer at Brighton Burlesque Festival.

‘I can say that coming to the HOB for my performance course was surely the best decision to enter the world of burlesque. Not only did I get lessons, advice and encouragement from a professionals, I also made such great friends and discovered a whole community. Having Tempest and House of Burlesque as my mentor was really the best thing I could have done to start out my burly life.’ Syd La Rose

 ‘HOB academy taught me the key ingredients of putting together a winning act, as well as what to never do. Attending the classes from beginners through to performance I feel my love of burlesque was transformed into so much more, it became an understanding and appreciation of the art of burlesque, with teachers who’s talent and success work to inspire you throughout the journey.’ Ruby Corkscrew