Wednesday, May 13, 2009
WHAT IS OPERATION BOMBSHELL?
Operation Bombshell is the world's only burlesque school for military wives. Started by Lily Burana, herself an Army wife, Operation Bombshell aims to provide much needed entertainment and amusement for women whose husbands are deployed in the Global War on Terror.
Ms. Burana came up with the idea for Operation Bombshell after enduring her own "deployment blues." Her husband, then an Army Intelligence officer, was fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Burana longed for something to lift her spirits. Later, during a little "retail therapy" lingerie shopping, she found that the salesgirl was herself a sad, lonely military wife, and Burana wished she could offer her some cheer and healing distraction. In that instant, Operation Bombshell was born.
Operation Bombshell teaches classic burlesque moves in an easy, accessible way. This is NOT a striptease class and the class does not involve any nudity. Students are encouraged to wear workout gear and comfortable shoes to class—you can be sexy in a sweatsuit!
Ms. Burana does not charge a fee for her classes, and she schedules her classes at the wives' request. The class is choreographed by burlesque star Jo Weldon, founder of the New York School of Burlesque. Ms. Burana regrets that she can only teach on or near military installations in the continental United States.
If you are interested in having Operation Bombshell come to your post or base, please email Ms. Burana for more information: lily (dot) burana (at)gmail.com. Thank you!