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What is burlesque?
The definition of burlesque is ambiguous and can be defined in a variety of different ways. This is due to burlesques extensive history ranging from Aristophanes Greek comedies through to the contemporary with neo burlesque. House of Trixie Blue defines burlesque in the following ways:
Burlesque combines comedy, variety acts and striptease into individual or simultaneous performances
Burlesque is the art of the tease, which uses parody, satire and exaggeration to convey your performance
A performance art that celebrates the body and the individual no matter age/gender/ability
Burlesque champions the glitz and glamour of the showgirl and celebrates the individual by welcoming all ladies (and gents in our Blues Brothers classes) of any age, shape, size and ability to embrace its charms. It is fantastic for a giggle, build self-confidence and channel your inner burlesque goddess.
Who is Trixie Blue?
Trixie Blue (Kristi) is the Principal Enchantress at House of Trixie Blue. An international multi-award winning burlesque performer, Trixie has been involved with the performance art industry for over 30 years, 10 of these being dedicated to the art of the tease.
Trixie enchants audiences across Europe as a performer, produces her own burlesque shows in the North East and runs weekly burlesque classes for a bunch of fabulous ladies
Teamed with a weekly performance residencies and a monthly producing hotspot at Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Trixie gives back to her North East home by creating accessible and inclusive burlesque shows dedicated to new & existing burlesque talent.
Well respected within the industry, Trixie has offered her creative eye to various burlesque competition judges panels, such as, Tea Time Tassel Off 2017, Ecdysiast Encounters 2016 and Burlesque Noir Rising Star 2017.
Trixie is a PGCE qualified teacher, with a Masters of Research degree, specialising in burlesque and is currently undertaking a PhD titled: Traditions of Nostalgic Femininity within the Burlesque Subculture. Not only this, she has extensive qualifications within performing arts and fitness and uses her theoretical and practical knowledge, along with her infectious enthusiasm to deliver a burlesque experience you will never forget.
What should I wear to a burlesque class?
For any of our classes, all we ask is that you wear something you are comfortable in. You are more than welcome to dress casually, gym wear or dress to impress with burlesque.
Footware is encouraged to be comfortable, however, you are more than welcome to wear: trainers, ballet shoes, low heels or bare feet.
Most of our ladies wear comfortable clothes to the session and bring burlesque attire with them if they feel they would like to express themselves.
Where are our courses/workshops held?
We work within a variety of venues across the North East. We will always specify which venue on your confirmation email, however, our main home for our weekly courses is the fabulous:
Freelance Dance Studio
8 Brentwood Avenue
Newcastle Upon Tyne
The nearest metro is West Jesmond.
There is on street parking available outside the venue.
Please check out www.freelance-dance.co.uk for more information.
What do I need to bring?
Each of our burlesque workshops/courses require a few extra bits and bobs to really get the most out of the session. These are all optional and you do not have to take part with them all. Please also note, there is no nudity on any of the workshops/classes.
However, each item listed is not essential and we endeavour to provide as much as we can of each item suggested for the session to adhere to our ethos of accessible and inclusive burlesque.
Nipple Tassels (These do not require any nudity)
These are the staple garments we use throughout our House of Trixie Blue workshops/courses.
How do I book on a burlesque course/workshop?
As booking is essential for our workshops and classes, please register your interest by contacting us on:
To secure a space, your non-refundable/transferable course fees will be required to fully enrol you on the course (amount depending on the workshop/course). Please see below for payment options.
More details can be found on our dedicated 'How to Book' page here
How do I pay for burlesque workshops/courses?
There are a variety of ways to pay your course fees. We accept:
Internet banking directly to our business account (preferred)
PayPal (£1.65-£2.65 extra charge to pay by this method)
Please contact us and we can send you the details.
How old do I need to be for your workshop/courses and shows?
All burlesque workshops/courses/shows are 18+
Who are the HOTB performers?
House of Trixie Blue are ecstatic to represent some fabulous burlesque performers, who uphold our ethos of accessible and inclusive burlesque.
We have our Principal Enchantress, the founder and owner of House of Trixie Blue - Trixie Blue
Our beautiful and talented Enchantress - Scarlet Rose
Check them out here!
Our associate performers- Lil Auld Ladies
Our professional burlesque troupe - The Sapphire Whiskers
Our Professional Romancer - Utter Philth
Does hotb produce shows?
We certainly do!!! We produce The Periwinkle Pussycat - Burlesque and Cabaret, The History of Burlesque on Film (in collaboration with Tyneside Cinema) and Burluskers Delight: Buskers for Burlesque & Cabaret, Burlesque Revue & Vaudeville Vault (for Prohibition Cabaret Bar in Gateshead). We also work alongside some of the North Easts top businesses to create bespoke corporate/public events. Check out our event page here.