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2018 Semester 1 NOW OPEN!


The Austin Academy of Burlesque is thrilled to present the first semester of 2018. Full tuition and gift certificates for this semester include Sunday classes on January 28th, February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and March 4th . This 6 week semester culminates in an optional showcase on Tuesday, March 6th at the Sterling Event Center.

Class passes are available for introductory, intermediate, advanced, Manlesque (male/male identified burlesque students semester) and continuing education semesters.

Noon-2:20   Introductory courses

2:30-3:30pm     Introductory workshop

3:40-5:40pm     Intermediate/advanced courses

5:50-6:50pm     Intermediate/advanced workshop OR Ensemble Rehearsal

7-8pm     Continuing Education courses/Manlesque courses

8-9pm     Continuing Education courses/Manlesque courses

9-10pm   Manlesque Workshop

We’re very sorry but refunds are not available.

Enrollment is also available on our Mindbody app.

Winter Intensive

Here’s what last semester looks like for a reference. Intensive classes and scheduling are similar but not identical from intensive to intensive. 


November 19th

12pm Introduction to Burlesque – Coco Lectric
1pm Yass Bish! – Nikki DaVaughn
2pm Workshop
3pm Motivation and Intention in Burlesque Storytelling – Queertini Time
4pm Bombastic Classic – Coco Lectric
5pm Workshop
6pm Workshop
7pm Burlesque Basic Movement – Coco Lectric OR Chorus Choreo – Anastasia Arsenic
8pm Entrances and Across the Floor Movement – Coco Lectric
9pm Workshop

November 26th

12pm Orgins of the Bump and Grind – Coco Lectric
1:10pm Creativity Cultivation — Roxie Moxie
2:20pm Workshop
3:30pm Big Bad Boa — Coco Lectric
4:40pm Sassy Street Jazz – Anastasia Arsenic
5:50pm Workshop
7pm Drag History and Movement — Alexander The Great and Mad Max OR Kicks and Spins — Coco Lectric
8pm Ballet Strengthening and Stretching — Blaise
9pm Workshops

December 3rd

12pm Stockings and Gloves — Coco Lectric
1:10pm Lay it on the Line: Storytelling with Costuming — JD Hickcock
2:20pm Workshop
3:30pm Feather Fans and Veil Fans — Coco Lectric
4:40pm Basic Acrobatics and Flexibility — Ginger Snapps
5:50pm Workshop
7pm Burlesque v Performance Art — Coco Lectric
8pm “Masculine” Makeup & Body Alteration — Alexander and Max OR Jazzlesque — Coco Lectric
9pm Workshop

December 10th
12pm Whats in Coco’s Closet? — Coco Lectric
1:10pm Pastie Making and Twirling — Coco Lectric
2:20pm Workshop
3:30pm Chairwork – Coco Lectric
4:40pm Bootylesque — Zaftigg von BonBon
5:50pm Ensemble – Nikki OR Workshop – Coco Lectric
7pm Acting — Coco Lectric
8pm Choreography v. Improv — Coco Lectric
9pm Workshop

December 17th

12pm Preparing for the Big Show — Coco Lectric
1:10pm Act Mapping and Planning — Coco Lectric
2:20pm Workshops
3:30pm Props and Play — Coco Lectric
4:40pm Costuming — Kitty Irreverent
5:50pm Ensemble – Nikki OR Workshop – Coco Lectric
7pm Makeup — Ginger Snaps OR  Theatrical Movement — Alexander The Great
8pm Makeup — Ginger Snaps OR  Hats and Canes — Coco Lectric
9pm Workshop

January 7th

12pm Entrances and Exits — Coco Lectric
1:10pm Polish Your Act — Coco Lectric
2:20pm Workshop (Dress Rehearsal)
3:30pm Stillness and Smolder — Coco Lectric
4:40pm Costume Hacks — Coco Lectric
5:50pm Ensemble – Nikki OR Workshop – Coco Lectric (Dress Rehearsal)
7pm Improv in Burlesque — Sasha Doll
8pm Burlesque Roulette — Coco Lectric
9pm Workshop (Dress Rehearsal)