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Inspirations within Burlesque

Posted 5th December, 2013 by

I draw inspiration from all genres of dance and fellow artists. From the revolutionary women of the day who started it all, through to the revival with Dita Von Teese. Some of the most recent performances that I have had the privilege to watch up close and personal from side of stage, would have to be Perle Noire and Miss Betsy Rose. Truly breathe taking... • read more •

Too old to dance? Think again!!

Posted 19th September, 2013 by

Bologna – the Italian province and city made famous by its delicious spaghetti sauce – at a swing dance camp, is where I first encountered Frankie Manning in person. He shuffled into the hall, leaning on a cane, put down his walking aid and taught a dance class to 5 dozen enthusiastic lindy – hoppers. He was 93 years old. His son, Chazz Young, a... • read more •

The Inimitable Chester Whitmore.

Posted 16th September, 2013 by

This year was the first year in five that I was not able to make it to the Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. This is an extraordinary event that takes place in a tiny town outside of Stockholm. It is essentially a ‘swing dance’ camp which encompasses everything that comes under that umbrella term, and no, this does not in any way refer to the... • read more •

Kitty Littéur’s inspirations!!

Posted 14th September, 2013 by

Hello everyone!!! Wow!! My very first blog entry, it’s great to say hello and welcome everyone to our wonderful Sugar Blue blog!!! Burlesque is one of my great joys in life, both performing and watching (and yes, even staying up all night sewing for!) and I wanted to share a bit of why I love it so much and some of my greatest inspirations. I... • read more •

Boardwalk Beauties, A Budding Burlesque Starlet’s account

Posted 25th August, 2013 by

They say that anticipation makes things all the sweeter and it must be true because my debut into a BIG Sugar Blue show was oh so delicious. Boardwalk Beauties was a 1920’s themed show held at the Fly By Night in Fremantle, WA on the 24th August 2013, taking a stroll along a 1920’s boardwalk and through the myriad delights that it had to offer.... • read more •

Youtube is your best friend!

Posted 4th August, 2013 by

As a burlesque performer, YouTube is your best friend! It’s a never ending, ever growing resource of information, techniques and ideas 🙂 Don’t know how to perfect a certain move? You may find a jazz dancer in the US to help you. Don’t know how to apply to perfect pout? There are a thousand ladies (& gents) at your finger tips ready to show you... • read more •
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