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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Check out our new TSA Summer Course Timetable featuring courses in charleston, 60’s go go dancing, jive and NEW Showgirl Samba!:


Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Just 4 places left on our NEW Charleston & Swing 6 Week Course
Commencing Monday 21st October 7 – 8pm at Wilder Street Studios, Bristol BS2 8QA

Places can be booked here:


Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

New showgirl workout dance fitness class every Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am with Claire at Bubalu, Gloucester Road, Bristol.

A fun, upbeat vintage dance fitness class covering a selection of unique styles including showgirl, charleston, swing, jive, 60’s go go, disco, can-can!

Suitable for ladies of all ages and abilities looking to have fun and improve fitness and flexibility.

For booking and info please visit Bubalu:


Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


21/10 – 25/11 Mondays 6 – 7pm at Wilder Street Studios, Bristol

For info and booking please visit the Classes page.

Performance Opportunities at The Showgirl Academy

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013


Performers & students wanted to perform at Dursley Festival and Coco Club Dursley on Saturday 29th June.
Festival Performance – 4pm
Coco Club Performance – 8.30pm

If you know the following routines and would like to perform (we can share cars) please email us:

– Burlesque Posing
– Charleston routine ‘Chicago’
– The Jailhouse Rock Jive

The Flaming Feathers Presents Burlesque!

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The Flaming Feathers

An unforgettable evening not to be missed! The Flaming Feathers Present Burlesque!

Friday 22nd March 2013. Doors 7.30pm.
The Barn Theatre, 5 Beeches Road, Cirencester, GL7 1BN

The Flaming Feathers, the UK’s top professional troupe bring their sell out show to The Barn Theatre for an unforgettable evening of burlesque, dancing and vintage cabaret at its very best.


‘The Flaming Feathers are by a considerable leap and bound, the most slick, the most engaging and the most professional dance troupe who evoke the authentic styles of loved by by-gone eras. They are a joy to watch and also a delight to book, adding distinctive flair to any event.’

A petite platinum blonde with a passion for vintage dance styles and music, Miss Dolly Rose performs burlesque inspired by the sweethearts and sirens of early Hollywood, recreating the allure of silver screen starlets and good time dancing girls.

Poetry and performance by our witty compere for the evening.
‘Hysterically funny, and brilliantly written – to get those two elements together is just fantastic. Muriel is just so talented..what a great night!’

A professional actress and singer, this gorgeous lady has many talents on stage and has performed all over the UK. A voice to die for.

Limited seats available. Seated tickets are £15.00.
To book your tickets please visit:

NEW classes for 2013 at The Showgirl Academy..

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Looking for a NY’s resolution? Why not make a Vintage dance class at The Showgirl Academy just that..

From a master-class in Burlesque Balloon Popping to Solo Jive, we are bound to have something on offer that suits you!

Learn the beautiful art of Burlesque..
Discover your alter-ego as you explore the glamorous world of burlesque and burly-cabaret. You will learn the staples of posing, peeling, teasing, characterisation, prop work and of course the fine art of tassel twirling! You will pose like Marilyn, peel like Gypsy Rose Lee, tease like Immodesty and discover that inner diva, femme fatale, comedian or ‘bad girl’ – all in a day’s work for a budding burlesque artist!

Improve your Jive technique or expand on your existing dance repertoire as you learn the retro style of Jive dancing..
Learn the fast paced flicks, kicks and twists of the original style of jive dancing from the 50’s (as seen on Strictly Come Dancing). No partner needed!

Fancy a little cheeky Charleston..
Take a trip back to the roaring 1920’s as you learn the vintage dance moves that were once danced by the immoral flappers! The ragtime-jazz music is infectious and you won’t be able to stop smiling as you learn the quirky and witty Charleston steps, including grannies knee caps, the hitchhiker and the shoe shine!

What to learn more about these dance classes? Visit our timetable here

If you have any questions we’ll be more than happy to answer them:

Make 2013 a good NEW YEAR and a NEW YOU!

“The Showgirl Academy classes are a great way to let out your alter ego, gain a real sense of prosperity and are also a great way to meet new people and have a lot of fun! I like the fact that all the teachers are approachable, fun and professional.”
Francesca James

Charleston Flappers at The Showgirl Academy

The Showgirl Academy offers performance opportunities to all of its students. Join a class today and get dancing!

Christmas Charleston at the Spiegeltent..

Monday, December 10th, 2012

The Showgirl Academy students perform a cheeky Charleston number to ‘Chicago’ at the Spiegeltent in Bristol on Saturday 1st December..

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NEW – Burlesque Balloon Popping MasterClass with Miss Dolly Rose..

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Miss Dolly Rose performing her fabulous and fruity Burlesque balloon popping routine!

EXCLUSIVE to The Showgirl Academy!

Learn a fun, unique style of burlesque dancing that is Balloon Popping taught by Burlesque artist and professional dancer Miss Dolly Rose.

A burlesque artist in high demand, Miss Dolly Rose is a resident performer at some of London’s top cabaret venues; with acts that range from sweet cheesecake to dark, hypnotizing glamour, she has performed at prestigious events throughout the country, and delighted audiences across the UK with her charming take on classic burlesque. She has over 2 years of experience in Balloon Popping.

No previous dance/burlesque experience required to take part – everyone is welcome!

Suitable for ladies looking for a unique, fun afternoon or dancers looking to expand their repertoire.

Saturday 23rd February 2 – 4pm £20.00
Wilder Street Studios, 27-29 Wilder Street, Bristol BS2 8QA
Places are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

To book your place, please visit the website:

Our vision is to give people a happier healthier and more confident life through professional
dance classes accessible to all…

Last Chance to BOGOF!!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Christmas is only around the corner and with the festive season drawing in on us we all want to make sure we are in top shape for those festivities! That’s why we, The Showgirl Academy are offering all of its members a Xmas Special of.. Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

Buy one showgirl course and get the second one free OR take a friend for free to the same one!

Offer applies to the below courses on bookings made between Monday 5th November – Monday 19th November – Hurry times nearly running out!!!

NEW Disco Course £25.00
Monday 26th November – Monday 17th December
Wilder St Studios, Bristol

Santa Baby Burlesque £25.00
Monday 26th November – Monday 17th December
Wilder St Studios, Bristol

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us on the details below:
0117 9232358