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I Am a Burlesque Dancer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 34 People

    When I Was Much Young

    I started working at a burlesque when I was 19. My parents lived in Murray Hill and I took the trolley or bus over to the Upper East Side to the club. My parents were old-fashioned so I told them I was selling flowers. The club did some dirty business, but I stayed out of that...
    rumspringa01 rumspringa01 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    So I Asked If There Was Anything I Could Do to Help...

    OK... little bit of back story... I moved in with my husband (fiance at the time) in early 2004.  I moved to a completely different city where I didn't know anyone and had left all my friends behind.  a few months later, I got pregnant and found one other pregnant woman...
    frontier frontier 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2007

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    I'm a brand new burlesque dancer in training!

    I have an amazing supportive troupe, and I can't wait to perform!
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Im Going To Be A Burlesque Dancer

    Once there was a little girl who loved the feathers and exotic costumes of her mothers friend the ******** who worked in Soho's Cabaret bars. But her mothe looked at her indisgust when she told the teachers she also wanted to be a ******** when she grew up! She loved...
    Cuckoobella Cuckoobella 41-45 1 Response Aug 10, 2010

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    Same Thing?

    Is this the same as a ********? Because I used to do that in my younger days
    goodnplenti goodnplenti 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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    1. I live in NYC 2. I live with my mom and puppy, Toto :) 3. My dad left when I was 7 and started a new life with a new family 4. I've been a dancer ever since I was 2 and started...
    Sweetheart126 Sweetheart126 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    1. I got my name 'Alise' from my deceased aunt Lisa (who my mom thinks I am the reincarnation of...lol) 2. I am the youngest child and the only girl 3. I want a bunch of tattoos! 4...
    lirez92 lirez92 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Be my dancer, your partnerLet us hold close together.I miss those loving arms....In quietness of your charm.So take me like it's our first and last dance,Let's take this rare...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Being able to walk in my moms footsteps as a dancer helped me to feel a closer bond. Dancing at PIFA, schools and assemblies definitely shaped me to become a better dancer. The art...
    Itsizzi Itsizzi 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    i am not good at this. never really have been. but i thought about maybe sharing one of my reoccurring dreams. the night was cold and the candle had nearly burned to it's end as i...
    animewhitewolfgirl animewhitewolfgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i play the drums for belly dancers and it still is amazing to watch her do her stuff
    tommygun522 tommygun522 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Crystals - M-O-O-N If you're a dancer, this is a sick song.
    sunafterstorm sunafterstorm 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I love dancing. I've been dancing since I was three. I've done all types but my favorite is hip-hop/street dancing. Everybody tells me that's what I and the best at. Dancing is my...
    skylerfaye skylerfaye 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I love ballet. I'm pretty good at it 😄 I'm hoping to get an apprenticeship next year with a company! My ultimate dream is to become a principal dancer at the Pacific Northwest...
    LyndieLainey LyndieLainey 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Since my very first time seeing a commercial for pantyhose in the early 70's my admiration for L'eggs products has been the mainstay choice for my pantyhose needs. The commercials...
    iahoseman iahoseman 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    i am singer,dancer and Bike stunter x)
    LonAnmol LonAnmol 18-21, M a week ago

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    T. Rex - Cosmic dancer
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    (Sorry this is so long) I'm a freak who can't dress right, my hair is too short, I'm way too fat, I have social anxiety, I'm dying inside but for all these years all I can do is...
    purplepumpkin17 purplepumpkin17 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    After a feverish choreography session I finished my newest number! Now for the hard part... Costuming. Any Gogol Bordello fans? This will be right up your alley!
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming 22-25, F Jul 20

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    Have you ever just sat around and what is your purpose and why hasn't it been filled. Well that is how I stumble upon feminism. The craziest thing was sometimes life forces your...
    rae120 rae120 22-25, F Jul 20

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    heartIs relative and vague.Every manifested word that pass my lips comes straight from the choice opted of, and is of the voice of my soul alone out of my souls mouth and its only...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I dance salsa, merengue and bachata! I'm currently working on improving my twerking game!
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M Jul 19

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    Sometimes I like cheesy romantic things - like Frank Sinatra. (Don't tell anybody or I'll lose my tough-chick credentials.) . These Foolish Things . A cigarette that bears a...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    There's a burlesque show tonight - local dancers - looking forward to it! Most performances happen in Dallas, not Fort Worth.
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M Jul 18

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    Try this, it's hilarious! I was at club femme nu in Hawaii, a ***** club, I gave the dancers Monopoly money and she complained saying that's not real, and I pointed at her boobs...
    Crdrinker Crdrinker 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Magic Mike XXL! Oh what a fun time my colleagues and I had tonight. Who cares if it didn't have much of a plot? It would have been a distraction. Oh man!!! Now I know what I'll be...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    All those Chip N Dale dancers in Vegas....
    alleycat66 alleycat66 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm a dancer, with a love of art, music, and writing! Anyone want to chat? ❤️
    Amongthecomets Amongthecomets 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I won't judge a fellow A short man.. Skin of yellow A black dude or he with his cross Who am I .....am not the boss Woman who breaks the scale The gay all white and pale The...
    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M Jul 15

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    I won't judge a fellow A short man.. Skin of yellow A black dude or he with his cross Who am I .....am not the boss Woman who breaks the scale The gay all white and pale The...
    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M Jul 15

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    I won't judge a fellow A short man.. Skin of yellow A black dude or he with his cross Who am I .....am not the boss Woman who breaks the scale The gay all white and pale The...
    1chuck2 1chuck2 31-35, M Jul 15

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    I have an audition for a dance company next weekend! Here is a picture of me
    giathedancer giathedancer 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    Why the hell not. 1. I'm 17. 2. I am a Geordie... 3. I love Caity Lotz. 4. I'm a television lover. 5. I'm bisexual& proud. 6. I am in love with someone I shouldn't love. 7. I am...
    SarahLou98 SarahLou98 16-17, F Jul 15

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    I just keep ******* screaming and screaming at him and I know he's just seething waiting for the perfect opportunity to get away from me. he just doesn't want me to hurt myself and...
    justtellinthetruth justtellinthetruth 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Untitled, 11th Installment~ |Resurrection| I find it ironic that this happens to be the eleventh installment - the number eleven has always held great significance to me, and...
    hallowedground hallowedground 16-17, F Jul 13

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    I have something to confess, I am very hard working at school and out of school. A lot of people who knows or been knowing think I'm all serious but once they got to know me even...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F Jul 12

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    I now work at show girls Melbourne! Please come visit if you know where that is ! I now work as a waitress/dancer !
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 12

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    I danced for 15 years. it was my life. or that's what I told people. That's what I pretended it was. I was trained since I was three and was the best in my school. I was going...
    LoverOfTheLight121 LoverOfTheLight121 18-21, F Jul 11

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    I've always loved being in plays These are the amount of plays I was in: 1. Cinderella - Step Sister (Anastasia, I think) 2. Beauty and the Beast - Mrs. Potts 3. The Wizard of Oz...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I"m from "the streets" and I remember hearing about this right after it happened. This was the work of that sicko Tina Fey, who is now a regular on Sesame Street. Tina Fey, you...
    meltyfawn meltyfawn 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    i hooked up with a girlfriend i hadn't seen for a while last night..she took me to a her favorite ***** club, the crystal dophin... we had her fav dancer Devine and her lover lap...
    Jmichellebeckley Jmichellebeckley 46-50, F Jul 9

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