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Burlesque

Ideally, you should wear something that you are able to comfortable move in. This may include clothes that are also appropriate for yoga or going to the gym. If you would like to wear something underneath (or over!) your clothes that make you feel confident and sexy, such as movement-friendly lingerie, you are more than welcome to!

We prefer our students to wear non-marking, indoor shoes or dance in bare feet. For this class, most students prefer bare feet.

Our studio has a lovely hardwood floor that is very sensitive to high heels and other “aggressive” shoes. This is why we ask that you use non-marking, clean shoes for class.

Absolutely not! The comfort of our students is our top priority. Our classes may feature stocking peels, glove peels, and bra peels; however, you are welcome to wear these items on top of your clothes.

At the end of the Level 2 Performance class, there is a performance scheduled at a local burlesque show. This performance is completely optional. You are welcome to “opt out” if you are not comfortable performing!
Additionally, Dance With Alana hosts two to three Burlesque Socials every year. These are low-cost shows open to women & female-identifying audience members only. The Socials feature group performances from our level 2 students, solo or duet performances from our level 3 students, performances by our teachers, and performances from guest artists! These socials are a great opportunity for students who may not feel comfortable performing in front of a mixed audience. However, this performance is also completely optional.

Of course! We firmly believe that ANYONE can do burlesque! We have had students of all ages, shapes, sizes, gender identities, and abilities take our burlesque classes.

We make an effort to host one Ladies-Only class and one All-Genders Beginner Burlesque class every session. We are committed to making our students feel comfortable and safe while they are with us. If there are any questions we can answer for you, or anything we can do to help you feel welcome in our classes, please let us know!

Swing

We prefer our students to wear non-marking, indoor shoes.

Our studio has a lovely hardwood floor that is very sensitive to high heels and other “aggressive” shoes. This is why we ask that you use non-marking, clean shoes for class.

We teach a combination of East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop styles.

Tap

We recommend looking at Malabar and Brio. However, you may find tap shoes at most dance stores (and the occasional shoe store)!

Private Lessons

Our rate for private lessons is $80.00 per hour. We offer lessons in Burlesque, Swing, Zumba, Tap, and Blues!

Yes! You can find more information on our “Wedding” page! We recommend between six and ten lessons to create and solidify a nice routine.

You can take a lesson with Alana or with any one of the teachers at our school!

General

Yes! While we try to price our classes to make them as accessible as possible, we understand that it’s not always easy to pay for them all at once. We are happy to divide the full payment for your class into two or three installments! We have done this for many students- so don’t worry about being the only one! Just contact us if you need to make use of this option.