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Boas... twirling... chair dances and stockings! Since 2010, Headmistress Deanna Danger, voted "Best Burlesque Performer" by Style Weekly, has been teaching the art of burlesque dancing with sassy-ness, decadence, fabulousness and freedom. Her studio, Boom Boom Basics, is Virginia's only full-service burlesque and performing arts studio.
For Deanna, the experience can be distilled into one word: empowering. Participants learn to shimmy and strut in a self-confidence boosting experience. Deanna teaches participants to celebrate "flaws" and connect with their own unique outer and inner beauty.
No nudity, stripping or experience is required and all body types are celebrated. Students start with a burlesque history lesson and then go to learn the basic burlesque moves and grooves.
The studio space holds a maximum of 15 participants. For larger parties, the client can provide a larger location. Parties can take place in a private residence.
Organizers may provide their own food and refreshments with any caterer. Boom Boom Basics can provide buffet tables. Clean-up is responsibility of the organizers.
Elements to choose from when booking a party include stockings, chair moves, choreography lesson, burlesque makeup tutorial and a tassel twirling lesson with take-home tassels.
Party add-ons include a cabaret performance from the instructor. Accessory gift bags are available and come with boas, gloves, stockings and pasties.
The minimum age to participate is 18.
Burlesque 101 class (boas, gloves, shimmy's, bumps & grinds).
Burlesque 101 class (boas, gloves, shimmy's, bumps & grinds) + one of the following options:
2- Hour Party
Burlesque 101 class (boas, gloves, shimmy's, bumps & grinds) + two of the following options:
Chair Choreography: 1.5-hour party
Chair Choreography class: students learn a chair dance routine.
Crafting Party: 2-hour party
Pastie making & tassel twirling lesson: students make, learn how to twirl and take home their own set of pasties.
Note: Due to a rigorous performance schedule, Deanna Danger may sometimes take slightly more than 2 days to reply. Thank you for your patience.
Send a message through PartyRVA and with the purchase of any standard 10-person party package, 5 additional attendees may participate for free. Value is up to $175 and excludes include makeup & crafting lessons.
Parties start at $250 for a one-hour "Burlesque 101" party for 10 attendees. Each additional attendee is $25.
Hour-and-a-half parties are $300 for 10 people with each additional attendee $30. A two-hour party is $350 for 10 people with each additional attendee $35.
2-hour crafting parties are $400 plus a $10/pp materials fee. They include pastie making and tassel twirling lessons.
Travel fees apply to parties outside of the studio.
Add-on options include:
30-minute "Empowerment & Spirituality of Burlesque" class, $50
Basic gift bag: boa, gloves, $30
Full gift bag: boa, gloves, stockings $35
VIP gift bag: boa, gloves, stockings, pasties $50
Burlesque or cabaret performance from instructor: priced by routine/instructor
"Because of this class, I can now walk around in heels and short shorts...in...public. GASP. It really is freeing and you will learn absolute confidence. Deanna is awesome in that she gives you examples, advice from experience, and makes you feel welcomed and unashamed. I know it did wonders for me and my soul. Thank you Deanna Danger and Boom Boom Basics, you have brought me a wonderful life experience." -Lilly Von Grimm
"Deanna Danger is a fantastic dancer and teacher. The environment is open and friendly so no need to feel intimidated or nervous about taking classes here even if you've never taken a dance class before! Would definitely recommend this to anyone interested!" - Scarlet Starlet,