Showing posts from May, 2020

Sensual Glove Peel Tutorial (Burlesque Performance)

I love playing with gloves so much! I could do a new class on it every day for a month and never run out of material. This is a three-minute glimpse into some of my favorite techniques for a slow, teasing peel. I'm using stretch satin opera gloves here, which are inexpensive and readily available. However, you can do glove peels with any kind of glove, from mittens to nitrile safety gloves. I'm teaching a full class on glove peeling, from erotic to comic, on June 16 2020 on Zoom. For more details and registration, visit: Feel free to post about your favorite gloves or your own glove peels in the comments below!

Five-Minute Pasties (Burlesque Costume)

This video is for beginners who may not be very crafty! It's also designed to reduce purchases and waste during the pandemic. My idea is to massively simplify the process of shopping for and making pasties that are usable for beginner practice. I want students to have to spend the least amount of money for the quickest results, since this is more about learning the twirling technique than the crafting technique. When you're just getting started, you want to just get started! Get these made, sign up for a class, and let's have a twirling party at the New York School of Burlesque! You can join scheduled group classes online now at, book a private lesson, or you can schedule a zoom party for you and your friends. Ingredients: Glitter foam craft paper Rayon chainette tassels (3 inches with a 1 inch loop, in this case) Tacky glue (MagnaTac or FabriTac, for instance) Large bobby pins Compass with pencil Scissors I cover my crafting area with wax p

Jo Weldon is Adding a New Series and A Book Club at the School of Burlesque! Begins May 30 2020

The Burlesque Handbook turns 10 in 2020! It’s kicked off many an international performing career. It’s currently used all over the world by beginners and intermediates to build and improve burlesque routines. Many call it the Burlesque Bible. The School of Burlesque Book Club is free on Zoom. Email with the words "School Of Burlesque Book Club" in your subject line for this week's invitation. Every week she'll talk about a different book. On special occasions she'll interview the author, or have a guest come on to talk about one of their favorite books. Saturday, May 30 2020 Saturday, 4 pm EST (free, but registration required): Re-Introducing The Burlesque Handbook Jo will discuss how she came to create and publish The Burlesque Handbook, and will talk about Dixie Evans and Jennie Lee, the founders of The Burlesque Hall of Fame, to whom the book is dedicated. Interactive, with QNA (only for questions related to her talk). T