Burlesque Sunday in Rotterdam – every first Sunday

When I started my burlesque journey in 2008 there was not yet much information on how to create a burlesque act, such as what is suitable and what is not.

After visiting local burlesque shows (some of which had international performers) and reviewing every available video on the internet, I still thirsted to know more.

In 2011 I decided to visit the biggest burlesque event on Earth – “Burlesque Hall of Fame” – and it was an amazing educational experience. I was able to get plenty of new information by meeting a lot of talented international performers and attending masterclasses with the pioneers of burlesque – Marinka, Joan Arline, and Tiffanie Carter.

Throughout all those years, I was still looking for my place in burlesque. Sometimes I would lose my way, trying out styles that didn’t suit me, but usually finding my path again quickly.

I was lucky enough to be able to take some burlesque classes from the talented Michelle L’amour, Russel Brunner and Bonnie Fox.   I have also drawn a great deal of inspiration from belly dance, as it is a very feminine art. My belly dance teachers taught me not only dancing techniques, but also how to flirt on stage and enjoy every moment of being in a feminine body. Thank you Fifi Abdou, Sadie Marquardt and my friend Nadya for helping me on my journey.

These days, I’m beginning to realize that I’ve reached a point where I’m now able to share my knowledge with other women who would like to learn the amazing art of classic burlesque.

Every first Sunday of the month I now organize “Burlersque Sunday in Rotterdam.”

During these events, burlesque lovers come together to share knowledge and experiences. Each event has two masterclasses and every month has a different theme. Once every three months there is a guest teacher. It’s also possible to book a 1 hour private class/coaching (maximum 2 persons).

Below an overview of the events.

If you wish to participate in one of the classes send an email to info@madameromanova.com with a note including the masterclass name and date.

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2 December, 2018

“Intro to Burlesque” by M’me Romanova (a repetition of the November class)
Doors open: 12:30
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height.)
Cost: 20,00 €.
“Posing Like a Model” by M’me Romanova
Doors open: 14:00
Time: 14:30-16:00
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height), tight black clothes.
Cost: 30,00 €.

6 January, 2019

“Intro to Burlesque” by M’me Romanova (a repetition of the November class)
Doors open: 12:30
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height.)
Cost: 20,00 €.
“Sensual Burlesque 2” by M’me Romanova
Doors open: 14:00
Time: 14:30-16:00
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height), evening/opera gloves, shawl/boa, lingerie set (bra, panty), suspender belt, stockings, pasties.
Cost: 30,00 €.

3 February, 2019

“Face expressions” by M’me Romanova
Doors open: 12:30
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Dress code: no
Cost: 20,00 €.
“Strip techniques” by  Sarah Dries
Doors open: 14:00
Time 14:30-16:00
Dress code: will be announced.
Cost: 30,00 €.

3 March, 2019

Face Expressions” by M’me Romanova (a repetition of the February class)
Doors open: 12:30
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Dress code: no
Cost: 20,00 €.
“Posing Like a Model” by M’me Romanova (a repetition of the December class)
Doors open: 14:00
Time 14:30-16:00
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height), tight black clothes.
Cost: 30,00 €.

7 April, 2019

“Sensual Burlesque 1” by M’me Romanova (a repetition of the November class)
Doors open: 12:30
Time: 13:00-14:30
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height), evening/opera gloves, shawl/boa, lingerie set (bra,panty), suspender belt, stockings, pasties.
Cost: 30,00 €.
“Feather Fan dancing” by M’me Romanova
Doors open: 14:30
Time: 15:00-16:30
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height), tight black clothes, feather fans.
Costs: 30,00 €.

5 May, 2019

“Sensual Burlesque 2” by M’me Romanova (a repetition of the January class)
Doors open: 12:30
Time: 13:00-14:30
Dress code: high-heeled shoes (comfortable height).
Cost: 30,00 €.
“Bumps & Grinds” by Natsumi Scarlett
Doors open: 14:30
Time: 15:00-16:30
Dress code: will be announced.
Costs: 30,00 €.