Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret

Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret (ABC) has been delivering classes and workshops in burlesque, showgirl and cabaret styles at Dance Base since 2005.  

The creative team behind ABC, Gypsy Charms (whose PhD subject is striptease) and Viva Misadventure (a former showgirl) have been credited with leading the burlesque revolution in Scotland.  

Their classes and workshops focus on the performance aspect of these styles, with an emphasis on drama as well as dance. ABC choreography for burlesque and striptease artists, deliver masterclasses in burlesque/ striptease styles across Europe, and manage the French Fling Showgirl/cancan troupe. They also run hen parties through both ABC and their Charm School brand.  


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