You just can't take the Show out of the Girl!
Having studied dance and theatre for many years, I found the pressures around body image to be repressive and creatively crushing. I began choreographing and performing in burlesque and cabaret shows in Toronto, Canada in 2004 and haven't looked back since! Creative freedom, body positivity and skills with sequins and a glue gun that you never thought possible, are just a few of the life-changing benefits that burlesque brought to my life. After a hiatus in which I moved, had a baby and experienced a variety of life's ups and downs, I realised how much I missed burlesque and how passionately I wanted to bring that sense of self affirmation and fun to others! I started Leg Up Dance and Entertainment in 2019 and love teaching, and seeing my students building self - confidence and having fun. I also host events and provide entertainment for hen-do's , birthdays, girl's nights - any reason is a good reason to get glittery and shimmy our cares away!
I am a qualified Exercise to Music L2 Instructor and fully Insured.
Beginners burlesque classes! Learn to shimmy and shake, strut and sashay. Feel good about yourself just as you are in an inclusive, relaxed environment. A great way to ease into physical activity or just to try something new!
Make that first dance of wedded bliss extra special! I will tailor a unique dance in whichever style you want, to your chosen song. I also can choreograph wedding party dances!
Have a complimentary glass of fizz, bring your gal pals or come solo and make some new friends! I'll be your hostess with the mostest at my themed events where you learn a routine, create a burlesque character, and have a laugh or three! You also get a little accessory to keep, courtesy of yours truly.💖
Emma is such an amazing and talented lady! And a great teacher! She's fun, patient, creative and so down to earth! Her valentine's workshop was a blast! I can't wait for the next one! She fills you with confidence no matter how nervous you may be, you leave feeling on top of the world! I would and already have recommended her classes to everyone!