Burleshhh….the art of seduction in Stafford!

Gemma Miller

You know the Groove Academy right? They join us every August for The Summer of Vintage Festival at Uttoxeter Racecourse teaching us all some super cool lindy hop moves, but did you know that they also hold 5 week Burlesque courses at the Northfield Centre in Stafford? Now you all know I love a bit of vintage glamour so the lovely Kate Beauchamp invited me along to join Ruby Rich & her burly girlies to see what all the fuss was about!

Groove Academy Dance School Class Burlesque Stafford Ruby Rich

As a self confessed non dancer (I have 2 left feet unless I’m jumping up & down in a mosh pit) & with zero body confidence I must admit that I approached the class with a certain amount of trepidation but I honestly needed not to have worried about that. The classes are made up of real women of all shapes & sizes & abilities & we laughed! We laughed a lot! We went the wrong way, some of us could wiggle our bums better than others & the opportunity to freestyle even had ME busting’ some pretty smooth moves! I was exhausted at the end of an hour & the next day I felt muscles ache that I didn’t even know I had, what better way to shape & tone than to have a giggle with a great group of girls & learn some Burlesque skills you didn’t even know you had?!

Ruby is a fabulous teacher with many years dance experience who also performs & curates her own Burlesque events throughout Staffordshire. She’s down to earth & understands that people learn at different paces & the routines are taught in little bite sized pieces so you’re confident in your steps & ready to move on to the next piece. If you’re not, just yell & everyone is happy to go back over the steps.

Groove Academy Stafford Dance Class School Ruby Rich Burlesque

The next Burlesque course starts on Tuesday May 3rd in Stafford at 7pm & it’s just £49 for the course including your very own set of long silky gloves & a plush feather boa. So even if you don’t plan on using your new found skills to seduce your man, see it as a way of boosting your fitness & your body confidence. Check out the Groove Academy website HERE & get yourself signed up in time for Tuesday!

Much Vintage Love,

Gemma xx

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