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The Art Of Tease Returns To Manawatu

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The Art Of Tease Returns To Manawatu

By The Ballet School Dropouts

6 July 2017

Palmerston North, NZ – A new burlesque school is opening in Palmerston North this month. Classes available to women over the age of 18 will begin on July 20th and run weekly. There will be a number of short courses on offer covering over 100 years of burlesque history, posture and posing, walking in heels, body confidence and eventually the art of striptease.

Corps (pronounced Core) de Burlesque – School of Seduction is founded by “New Zealand’s favourite burlesque duet”, The Ballet School Dropouts. The courses are designed to create “a safe space for women to learn to love themselves. To embrace their femininity, their sexuality and celebrate everything that’s good about being a woman”. Corps de Burlesque will also be offering performance coaching for those looking to take to the stage and join the ever expanding burlesque industry in New Zealand. Burlesque is all about being inclusive – there is no such thing as too old, wrong body shape or can’t dance. Anyone may enjoy and take part in burlesque.

The first 6 week course will be held on July 20th at the dance studio in Square Edge Community Arts Centre. Full course descriptions and registration forms can be found

The Ballet School Dropouts are internationally renowned, multi award winning dancers Dahlia Dangerous (Manawatu) and Trillian (Rangitikei). Aside from their many years of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance training they are both graduates of Red Delicious Burlesque Academy formerly located in Palmerston North. Dahlia and Trillian have been performing together since 2013 and have graced stages alongside the best in the business in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada. Both have won the title of Queen of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Opening Corps de Burlesque – School of Seduction is their way of giving back to the burlesque industry in New Zealand having travelled and taken classes all over the world and also an effort to keep the traditions alive and share the love for this beautiful art form that is burlesque.

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