I Love Burlesque

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 338 People

    Maybe "Like" Is a Better Word.

    It's not all about the striptease either.  It wasn't always associated with striptease, that was actually added later and eventually took over, it seems.
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT
    31-35
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009

    My mom used to dance burlesque,

    but gave it up when we were young. She passed the love of it - and the talent for it - on to my two sisters, though.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    Spinning Ribbons

    Burlesque is becoming a lost art, but it is oh so fun.  I love that it is always different and it is way better than ****.  I enjoy song, dance, and interesting costumes.  The place we go to is in the basement of a clocktower and was redone to look like a 1940's...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2008

    I Am Becoming Burlesque!

    This is pretty funny... I have never actually been to a real, live burlesque show. However, as part of my plan to come to peace with my body, I am now taking a "Becoming Burlesque" course. This is an 8 week course that teaches you everything about being a burlesque dancer, and...
    CallipygianVenus CallipygianVenus
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 6, 2008

    Regularly Go To See Burlesque Shows

    My wife and I discovered from a friend that regularly there was a Burlesque show in our town. We went and it was everything we could have expected. The place is small, in a basement, with no more than 100 spectators. The show is a mix of Burlesque acts, songs, comedy. What we...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    Nov 10, 2012

    Burlesque

    I've done it with a troupe a few times and it can be a lot of fun and great to bond with other cool women as well. I love the costumes and themes and dressing up and dancing .. so much fun to be sexy and perform and act and be a little daring and naughty.
    BrokenDoll BrokenDoll
    26-30, F
    Mar 16, 2010

    Berlesque Is A Part Of Me

    Berlesque is a beautiful, invigorating, form of art. Its erotic, sexually appealing and has captured my attention in great depth. Sometimes I feel I belong in the world of Berlesque. I have always wanted to express my sexuality in creative, and passionate ways. I'm a wild...
    libraqueen16 libraqueen16
    16-17, F
    Jun 12, 2011

    I want to join this world of burlesque

    or create it for someone. I love everything about it! I see my future within it
    vivienne4 vivienne4
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014

    Burlesque Is a Alive and Well and Kicking!

    Burlesque has been back in various forms for almost a decade already. The Pussycat Dolls both in Las Vegas and LA Dita Von Teese The Fourty Deuce club in LA which has become popular with celebs Miss Exotic World competititons which have been going on for longer than a decade...
    Seanachai Seanachai
    36-40, F
    5 Responses May 13, 2009

    I Need Your Help

    Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am an aspiring author.  I like to write short stories.  My usual genre is crime fiction in a 1930' - 40's hard boiled detective.  I would like to write about a burlesque dancer but I know very little about it.  I...
    Leon246 Leon246
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2009

    Love Burlesque

    I love burlesque! It is a timeless art and part of my life. I love the fashion and the attitude I enjoy.
    QueenSabrina QueenSabrina
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2011

    Tassles , Garters, Feathers & Glitter

    There's something friendlier and more sensual about burlesque as opposed to your average ***** club atmosphere. Sexy, "real" women playing bashful or sassy........I'm hooked!! Almost obsessed Maybe one day I'll have the courage to strut my stuff. Unil then, I'm...
    Heathery Heathery
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 23, 2009

    Beauties of Burlesque That I Look Up to

    Lilly St Cyr Dixie Evans (the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque)   Blaze Starr     Tempest Storm and Bettie Page
    Seanachai Seanachai
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2009

    Coming Out Of My Shell!

    Hello!  I am 42, married for 21 years and in middle of a difficult time in my life and my marriage.  Things are much better than a year ago. I am coming out of a deep depression and coming out of my shell!  I have tried for years to be a "good" wife, mom, daughter...
    estheragnus estheragnus
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2010

    I was raised by older parents

    and my childhood was influenced by my time helping my mother in a ballroom. I love the whole lifestyle and thank my parents for giving me all these amazing experiences !!
    mrgrey70 mrgrey70
    46-50, M
    Jan 24, 2015

    I love to *perform* burlesque!

    I was part of a troupe when I was in Canada and it was AWESOME!
    jojokarel jojokarel
    26-30, F
    Apr 20, 2014

    I just got booked for my first big event,

    there's going to be hundreds of people! I've only been dancing since April, I can't believe it.
    DreamingDreamingDreaming DreamingDreamingDreaming
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    Burlesque Is Unique

    Sexy, fun, feminine and classic... I'm thinking of becoming a burlesque dancer ;)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    Frills and Chills

    Little known fact: Famed Burlesque dancer/comedienne Gypsy Rose Lee is one of my idols.  Still to this day I am amazed by TRUE Burlesque the spawn of Vaudeville and the birth of sex into modern entertainment.  Today there is a rebirth of the Burlesque movement going on...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jun 12, 2009

    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, 2015

    I found this quote yesterday,

    and I believe it resumes quite well why I like this type of act. “Erotica is using a feather; *********** is using the whole chicken.” Isabel Allende. Anyone who has seen a burlesque artist using feather fans will certainly agree like I do.
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    Feb 3, 2014

    It's Business Time

    I just came back from a Burlesque show in which one person performed to Flight of the Conchords "It's Business Time". I think I'm in love.
    IPaintMyCheeks IPaintMyCheeks
    22-25
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2009

    Luscious

    Those burlesque girls are so beautiful! I'd give anything to look like one of them. So unique and classy. Artsy enough to be tasteful and still sexy. Just lovely.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Oct 24, 2010
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