Let your sparkly journey begin!  


B1-5 Graduates Program

Shimmy and shake your way through our Graduates Program! Upon successful completion of Burlesque 1-5, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, a chance to perform in our Student Showcase, and earn the esteemed title of Twin Cities Burlesque Academy Graduate. The Graduates Program now has a SPRING and FALL start with a celebratory Student Showcase at the end of the season. Students are not required to perform to gain their certificate. To complete the program, register for each level individually.

B1  Burlesque Beginnings | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Fleur De Lita

Welcome to burlesque! This 4-week series is an inviting introduction to the world of burlesque and is geared toward all levels. You'll learn vocabulary, classic burlesque moves, a bit about burlesque history, its legendary women, and even create your own stage name! This course provides a modern context for burlesque and is the foundation for all other classes we offer. No dance experience necessary. No prerequisite. Register in advance and save!

B2  Tease Techniques | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Bettie Beware

Explore burlesque techniques as you continue your journey in this series. Strut, shimmy, bump-n-grind, and much more! No dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable dance clothes and bring high heels.

B3  Props & Special Skills | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Scarlette Revolver / Dahlia Dulce / Ophelia Flame

Build on your foundational studies in this 4-week sampler platter of burlesque goodies. Each week will explore a special skill or prop, including, fans, chairs, feather boas and so much more! No dance experience necessary. Props will be announced each week. Wear comfortable dance clothes and bring high heels to every class. Register in advance and save!

B4  Peeling & Revealing | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Nadi A’marena

No matter if your goal is to amuse, shock, or titillate, the way you choose to conceal and reveal can make or break your act. The goal of this class is to build knowledge and confidence in artful disrobing. In this 4-week series, you will learn a burlesque number from beginning to end, with an intensive focus on peeling and revealing. We will discuss intention, transitions, building suspense, showing off the layers of your costume, methods for smooth disrobing. 

What to wear: Short or long dress with zipper down the back, bra with a back fastener, high heels, and pasties (available for sale). Clothing can be fancy or plain. Boas & gloves are available in class, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will be disrobing in this class but is not required. Register in advance and save! 

B5  Solo For Stage & Boudoir | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Ophelia Flame

Do you yearn for the limelight? Starting your very first solo act? Revisiting an unfinished piece or one that didn't quite work?  Well then, it's showtime for you! In this 10-week session, you will develop a solo act from start to finish. No matter where you are in the creative process, this 10-week intensive series is the perfect place for you to get the guidance you need in a supportive environment. 

Ophelia Flame offers expertise and inspiration, helping you better understand your direction, what needs attention, and how to make decisions. We'll discuss the process from start to finish, including concept, music selection, costuming, choreography, stage presence and more. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a notebook and a pair of heels. At the end of your series, students will be eligible to perform in the student showcase held in June 2018.  Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged. 


Dance for Everybody | Saturdays 3:30-4:30 | Queenie Von Curves

Love the body you have and make it work for YOU! Join the incomparable QUEENIE VON CURVES for a dance class with a little burlesque sass. The series incorporates fun, fitness, and several dance forms, including jazz, ballet, modern, and more. All levels are welcome in this nurturing environment. This dance class is for EVERY BODY! Register in advance and you'll save $20! Wear fitness clothes & athletic shoes. Walk-ins welcome. 

$90 advance / $120 day of class for 8-weeks / $15 single class

Self Care & Body Aware | Sundays 12:00-12:55 | Dr Pedi Bourgeois

Taking care of YOU is incredibly sexy!!! DR. PEDI BOURGEOIS gentle, restorative class is great for improving flexibility, posture, and balance, managing pain and performance anxiety, and feeling at ease in your own skin. Drawing on Awareness Through Movement® lessons and meditative techniques, you’ll come away feeling confident, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world. No experience necessary--all are welcome!

$90 advance / $120 day of class for 8-weeks / $15 single class

Chair Flow | Sundays 1:30-2:30 | Kinsey S. Kale

Come discover the magic of chair dance skills and learn what this simple apparatus can do to amp up your choreo and performances. Kinsey S. Kale will lead you through eight separate lessons on how bodies of all sizes and dances of all styles can benefit from chair dynamics. Each class will be one part skills and one part chair flow to a different style of music each week. Great for beginners or experienced performers.


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Ready, set, TEASE! Bachelorettes and burlesque are a perfect combination! The bride-to-be and friends will learn sultry, sassy burlesque moves in this fun-filled lesson. Feather boas, long gloves, and classic burlesque music are provided during the party.Celebrate with us! Email info@playfulpeacock.com to schedule your special event!



Private lessons are specifically designed for those who want personal attention and constructive feedback on any aspect of performance. CLICK HERE for more information, or schedule your lessons directly with the instructor of your choice! 

Gina Louise: gina@playfulpeacock.com

Ophelia Flame: ophelia@playfulpeacock.com


Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

EMAIL: info@playfulpeacock.com

WEBSITE: www.playfulpeacock.com


Twin Cities Burlesque Academy

at Straightline Dance Fitness

34 - 13th Avenue NE, Suite 104

Minneapolis, MN 55413


The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy is honored to partner with Straightline Dance Fitness. Please check their schedule for fantastic classes for Barre, Zumba, Yoga and more. http://www.straightlinedancefitness.com




Classes are open to everyone, age 18 and up. Classes are 50-­minutes long unless otherwise stated. We reserve the right to cancel classes for any reason. Every effort will be made to notify students of a canceled class well in advance, but this is not always possible. If we cancel a class you will receive a full refund of the class fee. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. There are no credits or refunds unless the class is canceled. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy and its instructors are not liable for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted by the student while attending the school. Dance classes involve moderate to high energy exercise. It is recommended that students know their health status and any limitations on their ability to safely participate in classes.

The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy promotes artistic originality. Through our instruction, students learn to recognize the differences between inspiration and plagiarism and its negative effects on the performance community. The academy owns its curriculum, teaching methods, written materials, group choreography, and costumes. Students agree not to use TCBA intellectual property for their own performance or teaching. The academy guides student performers to create unique, personalized acts. Therefore, all solo costumes and acts developed at The Twin Cities Burlesque Academy belong solely to the individual performer. Students are free to call the act their own and perform it wherever they please.