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Welcome to Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret, the professionally-led school for all things burlesque, showgirl and cabaret.

We run glamorous and fun burlesque hen parties (or any-occasion parties) throughout the UK which are suitable for all ages and abilities. We also offer expert tuition in burlesque, can-can, fan dance and showgirl styles, with regular classes in various cities.

We’re also professional performers: our dance troupe, French Fling, specialises in burlesque, can-can and showgirl styles and is available to hire for your event.

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Our hen party dance classes are available nationwide and are a perfect way to give the bride-to-be a send-off to remember! With dance moves that you’ll want to continue practicing well into the night, plus slinks and struts that will have her walking down the aisle a whole different way, our hen party classes guarantee a great time for all.

Our teachers are professionally trained, fully insured and have years of performance and teaching experience. Brimming with personality, always friendly and approachable, and flexible enough to adapt to your class’s requirements, they will lead you through your class in a secure, fun environment.

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Burlesque hen parties (or any-occasion parties) where your group can learn to tease, pose and tassel-twirl.

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Showgirl hen parties where you’ll recreate the magic of the Moulin Rouge and take your place in your very own chorus line.

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Can-Can hen parties where we’ll turn your group into a high- (or not-so-high-) kicking can-can troupe.

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Fan Dance hen parties where you’ll become an expert teaser as you ‘hide and reveal’ with full size feather fans.


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Posing, peeling and teasing: find out where we hold regular burlesque classes, book in and join the fun!

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Find out if we’re running ad hoc burlesque and cabaret workshops and performance classes.

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From complete beginners, through improvers, to performance level, discover our class styles.

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Let our students tell you what to expect at an Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret dance class.

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Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret is the place to come for the ultimate burlesque learning experience, with expert tuition in burlesque and cabaret in cities across the UK.


You may also be interested in our sister site, Charm School for more fun hen party dance ideas – Dirty Dancing, 80s, Pussycat Dolls, Roaring 20s, Grease and Spice Girls.


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The bride-to-be loved it

Thank you to you and the instructor for an amazing class yesterday. The bride-to-be loved it and those who had been apprehensive about going to the class got really in to it and enjoyed it too. The instructor was amazing, very friendly, funny and good at making people feel at ease. The venue was perfect. Would love to do it again sometime.

Emma B, for burlesque hen party, Edinburgh

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2019-11-26T16:15:18+00:00

Emma B, for burlesque hen party, Edinburgh

Thank you to you and the instructor for an amazing class yesterday. The bride-to-be loved it and those who had been apprehensive about going to the class got really in to it and enjoyed it too. The instructor was amazing, very friendly, funny and good at making people feel at ease. The venue was perfect. Would love to do it again sometime.

We had such a giggle!!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a fantastic burlesque class in Cardiff on Saturday! The bride-to-be and all the hens loved it and we had such a giggle!! We took our moves onto the dance floor in the evening and dressed up for the occasion.

Jacqui W, for burlesque hen party, Cardiff

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2019-11-26T16:18:56+00:00

Jacqui W, for burlesque hen party, Cardiff

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a fantastic burlesque class in Cardiff on Saturday! The bride-to-be and all the hens loved it and we had such a giggle!! We took our moves onto the dance floor in the evening and dressed up for the occasion.

The instructor was amazing

I just wanted to pass on our thanks for a fabulous burlesque lesson! The instructor was amazing. All the girls had loads of fun and several were talking about further classes. My sister who was the hen especially enjoyed the day, despite feeling apprehensive beforehand.

Thanks again – Rosie W, for burlesque hen party, Moffat

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2019-11-26T16:19:39+00:00

Thanks again – Rosie W, for burlesque hen party, Moffat

I just wanted to pass on our thanks for a fabulous burlesque lesson! The instructor was amazing. All the girls had loads of fun and several were talking about further classes. My sister who was the hen especially enjoyed the day, despite feeling apprehensive beforehand.

We had a fantastic time at the dance lesson

Just to say thank you, we had a fantastic time at the dance lesson… the teacher was excellent and very patient. She was great fun and put everyone at ease – myself and my friends hadn’t laughed that much in a long time. The choice of music was brilliant. Please can you extend our thanks to the teacher. I really enjoyed the experience and will be recommending to friends. Very well organised so thank you.

Geraldine O, for burlesque hen party Belfast

2019-11-26T16:20:28+00:00

Geraldine O, for burlesque hen party Belfast

Just to say thank you, we had a fantastic time at the dance lesson… the teacher was excellent and very patient. She was great fun and put everyone at ease – myself and my friends hadn’t laughed that much in a long time. The choice of music was brilliant. Please can you extend our thanks to the teacher. I really enjoyed the experience and will be recommending to friends. Very well organised so thank you.

Every single one of us had a fantastic time

Every single one of us had a fantastic time on Saturday with our instructor. She was so friendly and down to earth which made everyone feel at ease and we have been talking about the class and practicing what we learnt ever since! Thanks so much.

Kerry O, for burlesque hen party, Sheffield

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2019-11-26T16:21:13+00:00

Kerry O, for burlesque hen party, Sheffield

Every single one of us had a fantastic time on Saturday with our instructor. She was so friendly and down to earth which made everyone feel at ease and we have been talking about the class and practicing what we learnt ever since! Thanks so much.

It was a truly remarkable and memorable time

Thank you so much for organising the fan dancing experience for us. It was a truly remarkable and memorable time had by us all – the hen (and her mother-in-law-to-be) were extremely impressed and chuffed to bits, they haven’t stopped saying how unique an experience it was! The instructor was absolutely brilliant! I can’t really put into words how comfortable she made us all feel and how much fun she helped us have – could you please thank her for me.

Clare O, for fan dance hen party Aberdeen

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2019-11-26T16:22:05+00:00

Clare O, for fan dance hen party Aberdeen

Thank you so much for organising the fan dancing experience for us. It was a truly remarkable and memorable time had by us all – the hen (and her mother-in-law-to-be) were extremely impressed and chuffed to bits, they haven’t stopped saying how unique an experience it was! The instructor was absolutely brilliant! I can’t really put into words how comfortable she made us all feel and how much fun she helped us have – could you please thank her for me.

The instructor was brilliant!

Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a fantastic time we had on Saturday.    A couple of the girls were a bit nervous, not really knowing what to expect, but she put everyone at ease and we all had great fun!   I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret.

Jo T, for burlesque 50th birthday party, Slough

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2019-11-26T16:22:39+00:00

Jo T, for burlesque 50th birthday party, Slough

Just wanted to drop you a line to say what a fantastic time we had on Saturday.    A couple of the girls were a bit nervous, not really knowing what to expect, but she put everyone at ease and we all had great fun!   I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Academy of Burlesque and Cabaret.

An absolute barrel of laughs from start to finish

Our can-can party on was such a success, what a fantastic time we all had. The instructor was great, really helped us relax, had a great sense of humour, let us laugh at ourselves and was very complimentary even though a couple of us felt a bit embarrassed to start off with. Come the end of the session we were all drenched in sweat, whooping and yipping with the best of them and everyone involved had a brilliant time. The routine was easy to pick up and fun to perform. I would highly, highly recommend others give it a try; perfect for a hen weekend or a birthday party, it was an absolute barrel of laughs from start to finish. I shall be looking for an excuse to book another party as soon as I can I think. Thanks again.

Gemma K, for can-can hen party, Bournemouth

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2019-11-26T16:23:21+00:00

Gemma K, for can-can hen party, Bournemouth

Our can-can party on was such a success, what a fantastic time we all had. The instructor was great, really helped us relax, had a great sense of humour, let us laugh at ourselves and was very complimentary even though a couple of us felt a bit embarrassed to start off with. Come the end of the session we were all drenched in sweat, whooping and yipping with the best of them and everyone involved had a brilliant time. The routine was easy to pick up and fun to perform. I would highly, highly recommend others give it a try; perfect for a hen weekend or a birthday party, it was an absolute barrel of laughs from start to finish. I shall be looking for an excuse to book another party as soon as I can I think. Thanks again.

Would 100% recommend

Just wanted to say thank you so much for our burlesque hen party in Edinburgh! We had the best time from start to finish, and you’ve been so helpful and friendly. The venue was great and our teacher was fantastic, she did everything to make sure we got the most out of our time, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed, even the shy girls! The bride-to-be loved every second and even wants to continue lessons now! Would 100% recommend to any groups of girls! Once again thank you!

Kirsty H, for burlesque hen party Edinburgh

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2019-11-26T16:24:07+00:00

Kirsty H, for burlesque hen party Edinburgh

Just wanted to say thank you so much for our burlesque hen party in Edinburgh! We had the best time from start to finish, and you’ve been so helpful and friendly. The venue was great and our teacher was fantastic, she did everything to make sure we got the most out of our time, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed, even the shy girls! The bride-to-be loved every second and even wants to continue lessons now! Would 100% recommend to any groups of girls! Once again thank you!

The right mix of naughty fun and silliness

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the burlesque class on Saturday in Dorchester – the instructor was fantastic, just the right mix of naughty fun and silliness, but there was no pressure for anyone to do anything they weren’t sure about so no-one was embarrassed at any point. Top marks! Thanks for your help organising it all.

Elli C, for burlesque hen party Dorchester

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2019-11-26T16:24:47+00:00

Elli C, for burlesque hen party Dorchester

Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the burlesque class on Saturday in Dorchester – the instructor was fantastic, just the right mix of naughty fun and silliness, but there was no pressure for anyone to do anything they weren’t sure about so no-one was embarrassed at any point. Top marks! Thanks for your help organising it all.
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High quality burlesque and cabaret entertainment for events across the UK.

With bases in Edinburgh and Cardiff and a team of London-based performers, we provide entertainment throughout Scotland, England and Wales.

Specialising in burlesque, cabaret and showgirl styles, we work with professionally trained dancers and choreographers to create entertainment par excellence for any event.

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French Fling, our troupe of professional dancers who specialise in showgirl, can-can, burlesque & cabaret style entertainment.

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Our repertoire! Showgirls, can-can, feather fan dance, classic burlesque, balloon pops, Charleston, and our glass act – guaranteed to cause a splash at any event!

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Come and see us perform! If we’ve got shows coming up, here’s the place to find out about them. Come and cheer us on!

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Take a look at some of our favourite photos from our shows, classes and hen parties