Friday, September 4, 2009

Burlesque!

I joined a local burlesque troupe and our workshop started last night. It takes place over the next 4 Thursday nights and I'm terrified! I am not the dancer type, but I love love love burlesque. Who knows if I can do it or not, but I'm going to try!

One thing I wasn't aware of is how close it is to stripping. Not in the taking your clothes off for money part, just the taking your clothes off part. The difference though is in burlesque, you take your clothes off in a very classy way. It's the classical strip tease, where it's more tease than strip. Apparently, burlesque dancing died with the birth of strip dancing, which is all stripping and no tease.

So. Yeah. I soon can add 'burlesque dancing' to my resume. Hrm. What Fortune 500 company wouldn't want a tattooed, pierced, burlesque dancing derby girl?

23 comments:

areyoukiddingme said...

That's awesome! I think you'll be great at it.

Dot said...

That is so cool ! You are going to freakin rock it girl !! It is all about the attitude !

Just curious as to how the hubby feels about this ?

jill said...

Haha! Wow that is completely awesome! How does one even find a burlesque troop to join?

Kristin said...

You are my hero Nancy!

Poltzie said...

Wow Nancy, you are amazing! I totally would not have expected this from you though. You seem so bad ass and burlesque seems so ...Idon't know? The opposite of badass?

Anyways, I would love to do it too but would also be scared. I can't really do it because of my profession (imagine your home study social worker walking in and you realize that you saw her last night jumping around in her pasties LOL) but maybe one day!

You have to keep us updated; i'm totally cheering you on!!

Jenera said...

I love burlesque too though I definitely do not have it in me to actually do it. If you were a stock portfolio, you'd be very diversified!

Misty Dawn said...

LOL That is cool! How did Tom take it? Was he cool with it? Let us know how it goes!

Sara said...

I love it!! You are going to have so much fun!

Must share pictures :)

Lisa said...

Sounds like fun! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Christina said...

I had a post a few weeks ago about burlesque dancing and how much I wanted to do it! Of course, I need to lose the baby weight after I have the baby but once I do I want to take classes too!

Sarah R said...

Never heard of it, but it sounds sassy and fun!

Robin said...

That sounds so fun! I would love to learn how to do something like that. I can't even do the standard stripper strip without looking and feeling like a big dork. DH would love it if I could at least attempt to look sexy.

Lavender Luz said...

You are, I think, the bravest woman I know.

I would definitely come see you practice your new craft.

Kaci said...

Oh how fun! LOL - Of course you can do it!

Melis.sa said...

ooo you'll have to let us know how much fun it is!!!

jenn said...

That is just awesome! You have to get some videos & pictures. You freaking rock woman!

sacredandscarred said...

I can't wait to hear all about it. Burlesque is on my list of stuff to do when the kids are older. There's a place nearby that runs classes in burlesque, pole dancing, and lap dancing.

MrsDrink said...

Sweet!

Just wanted to drop by and say hi! New blog, by the way. :)

xo

Heather said...

Very very cool! Nancy, Nancy you're my hero!

Jen said...

You are so brave! That is something that I don't think I could ever do. Then again, maybe this is something I should be learning to do. ha ha...

You will have to let me know how it turns out for you.

I bet you are going to rock at this!!

chicklet said...

That freaking rocks. And you can use it for husband later... ;-)

theclam said...

I think you'd make a HAWT burlesque chick :)

WAY to go!!!

Liz said...

That is awesome. I am way too chicken shit to do something like that.