Monday, April 11, 2011

Burlesque me no questions

If you knew me quite well, you would find it at least a little weird that I started taking burlesque classes. I know that I think it's totally fucking weird. I went into this not knowing very much about burlesque. I guess that it's basically classy stripping. But more positive, and more fun.

I don't REALLY know though, because I've never been to a burlesque show, and I kind of doubt that I ever will go to one...Who knows though, because I never, not even in a month of Sundays, ever thought that I would be taking a class like this.

AND NO, I do not get naked in this class. EW.

It's basically learning a few moves like sexy walking and 'bumping', 'grinding', and 'shimmying', all of which I can barely do (and some of which I can't do AT ALL [seriously]), in case you were curious. But being out of my element is kind of fun. And thinking about burlesque in the olden days makes me feel all black-and-white-movie about myself. So, that's pretty cool.

The only thing is that you're supposed to be all bouncy about everything that you do, and I've spent the best part of my life trying to NOT be bouncy. Eh, I just hate to jiggle, it doesn't feel awesome. I think that's normal behavior, but I'm being forced to go against the norm.

The only other real problem that I have in this class is the mirror. I know that's totally stereotypical (but also, not really), you see, every time that I'm trying to be serious about my skillz I end up glancing at my stupid face in the mirror, then turn into a ham. I can't keep a straight face to save my life.

But, sometimes you just gotta change it up bitchez.
Everyone should probably take some weird class that they wouldn't normally be interested in.
And that's my advice for the day.


  1. I have a group of friends that put on a burlesque show here in MO. They don't get completely nude, only down to panties and pasties. But they are very popular and open for bands and such. And every one of them is a curvy woman.

  2. Lol.. this is fantastic! I've always really wanted to take a pole dancing class, but don't want to be with the typical "pole dancing class" crowd.
    You are an inspiration to us all.

  3. lulz to death. the world should be wishing that there was a reality tv show about me for this would be on comedy central and would be a sleeper hit...

  4. I've been wanting to take burlesque classes but I just can't find anyone to go with me. I mean its totally classy! Why not, right?

  5. I tried cardio circuit.

    And let me just say, burlesque classes are probably a bad idea. <--- that's me!