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Posted 8th February, 2016 by

Published February 2nd 2016 Packed cheek to cheek in the West Australian Spiegeltent on a sweaty Saturday night is as far from Paris as you can get, but once the stage lights rise, and Sugar Blue Burlesque’s first kitten struts into view, you wouldn’t know much difference! This is Silhouette. Now in their sixth sexy sequined year, Sugar Blue attempts to bring us something, well,... • read more •

Your Burlesque New Year Resolutions – 15 Tips for a Glittering 2016!

Posted 4th January, 2016 by

Ruby Slippers draws on her journey from student, to solo performer, to teacher, to winner of Miss Burlesque Western Australia 2015 to put together this easily digestible list of pointers for students and amateur performers looking to push themselves further in 2016. The first class I ever taught! Giving Jailbird Sass at the July Fresh Faced Follies Grad Show in 2013. Photography by John Leonard.... • read more •

Our Hens nights on The Urban List!

Posted 23rd December, 2015 by

We are thrilled to be listed as ‘6 of Perth’s Best Non-Tacky Hen’s Party Ideas’ on The Urban List! Check out the full post here! We have 4 great themes for our hens nights in Perth & Melbourne: Burlesque, 1960’s Go-Go, 1920’s Charleston and Vintage Cabaret. You can see all the details about our hens night here! • read more •

Self-doubt and the burlesque stage: Are we our own harshest critics?

Posted 24th September, 2015 by

Musings by Monet Petite… I’m going to start by admitting one very pertinent thing: I am writing about this topic because I am one of the worst Monet Petite by John Leonard offenders – Ask any Perth performer who has spent a considerable amount of time with me talking about burlesque. I have been known to deflect praise, respond to compliments with “Oh, but I... • read more •

Burlesque Bible sold in Australia here!

Posted 14th May, 2015 by

Sugar Blue Burlesque is now selling the Famous Burlesque Bible Magazine. We are only stockists in Australia, so get them on the Sugar Blue online store to avoid paying the international postage fees! We will only send to Australian customers and the postage cost is part of the price. Get to know the so sexy Roxi DLite who reveals it all in our exclusive interview.... • read more •

Nothing Grows in Shadows

Posted 11th September, 2014 by

Being a new-comer in a foreign land and attempting to find a place in a new community without pissing people off or contributing to saturation was always going to be difficult. What I never considered was the new perspective gained from exiting a functional and impressively ethical community and entering a new and unknown one. Delilah Dynamite (Photo by Agatha Frisky)   Studying psychology for... • read more •

My wonderful students!

Posted 19th December, 2013 by

Sugar Blue classes attract a variety of lovelies – ladies AND gents, tall and short, wide and narrow (in varying places), young and not quite so young. Very often, new students are seeking a way to feel glamorous, sexy, learn new dance moves, wear gorgeous costumes, meet new people. For some ladies, it’s a tentative experiment to see what their bodies can still do, their... • read more •

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 •
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