Burlesque Dance Style

Burlesque Dancing

Burlesque Dancing

Burlesque dancing originated in the Vaudeville times, where shows would consist of a mix of singing, dancing, acting, comedy, mime, and striptease. Burlesque is racy, rather crude, but always apt to amuse and titillate the audiences.

1930's Burlesque dancers and strippers like Gypsy Lee Rose are the forerunners of modern day seductresses like Dita Von Tease, who can be seen performing her own world-famous Burlesque acts all around the globe.

Burlesque has been making a comeback in recent years, and there are many Burlesque troops that routinely perform and hold auditions to become part of the shows. Often times these Burlesque troops will also hold workshops for the public, where anyone can learn the bump n' grind art form. Even Christina Aguilera and Cher are co-staring in an up and coming movie entitled 'Burlesque,' giving modern day credence to the sultry art. Some pole dancing studios also offer Burlesque in addition to other exotic dances.

To dance Burlesque, you must throw your insecurities out the window, and be incredibly outgoing as well as sensual to pull off the boudoir satire. Playfulness, cuteness, and sexuality are a must. The videos included on this page are examples of old-fashioned Burlesque, as well as kinds of Burlesque dancing you might see today.