The sun is shining as we write and we can’t wait for the next round of fun and fabulousness of the Luscious Burlesque Course. We’ve been catching up with some Luscious graduates to find out what they are doing now and what impact the course had on them. The course has been going for longer than Little Lady Luscious cares to admit to, but she loves the diversity of the students and the acts that they create. So whether you are a seasoned professional dancer, an enthusiastic cabaret lover, a complete beginner with no idea of what burlesque is (!), or a total lay person who would like to develop their confidence through a fun and low pressure dance class – this course is probably for you.
This week we’re catching up with Sissi Emerald who is an actress as her day job and found that the course gave her more confidence in her performance and her day to day life.
Why did you decide to do the Luscious Burlesque course?
As an actor I have had massive body confidence issues and after seeing one of my friends performing and just wanted to give a try to gain some confidence
Also the universe of cabaret and burlesque has always fascinated me and it is a skill that I always wanted to have
Describe the course in 3 words.
Friendly, liberating, Chill
What did you learn from doing the course?
I learned that being sexy is not about your body type but more a state of mind. The size doesn’t matter. All women an men have the sexy side in them. You just need to own it
What was the best thing about it?
My confidence is so much higher now. I feel better in my skin. You are also surrounded by other people that support you and sometimes they become your friends.
Tell us about the first time you performed. How did you feel?
Before going on Stage, I was shaking. Once on it though, I felt in control and it was so empowering. I didn’t want to leave the stage! Being cheered by the audience is also a big plus. No judgement, just fun and pleasure.
Have you performed since the luscious debut show?
Yes, I performed a second time with Luscious cabaret and also had my first performance at the Edinburgh fringe. I will perform again in October
Who would you recommend the course to?
I would advise every girls or guys who has confidence issue or has difficulty to look at themselves as sexy, to do this course.
You will leave this class with a changed and more positive opinion of yourself
Do you use any of the skills you learned in every day life?
I use it a lot in my actor life, for audition, I walk with confidence in the room.
Sisi’s experience inspired us to begin the Advanced Course. If you’ve taken a course of burlesque you can now continue your burlesque journey, where you can continue to grow and soar.
Check out our Workshops and Classes page to find out more. The next beginners course starts Wednesday 1st May. Bring yourself and we’ll provide the feathers and fun!