We’re Opening Our Very Own Studio and We Need Your Help

July 7, 2014Comment


We’re so thrilled to finally announce the launch of the Delinquent Debutantes Kickstarter! When I started the school back in 2010, it was mostly just me in an empty studio, with one or two students brave enough to see what this burlesque dance was. Slowly, with nearly all word-of-mouth marketing, I grew from a one woman show offering one class a week to a three instructor strong, five class a week school. And now it’s time to grow again. We’ve been subleasing space from our local dance studios, but we’re ready to be out on our own, offering classes, workshops, and uncensored shows all under one roof. The new studio will truly be our home in Nashville.

Our goal is $6,000 in order to cover our base costs, and our rewards are discounted classes, workshop, show season passes, and exclusive posters and prints. We’ve depended on our community before, and you’ve always come through.

Find out more and Pledge to the Delinquent Debutantes Kickstarter

Thank you for supporting local arts and body positivity!

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You are Formally Invited to the Cotillion on June 28

June 23, 2014Comment

Founded in 2010, Delinquent Debutantes is dedicated to bringing the best in burlesque education to Nashville. From bachelorette parties to world-class workshops, Delinquent Debutantes encourages women of all shapes, sizes and abilities to find strength in their sexy. Now, we’re going full time, expanding our small class offering to a full blown studio, with classes every night and shows every other weekend! But we can’t do it without you! The Delinquent Debutantes Cotillion is an intimate uncensored show where all proceeds will go to use rehabbing our new home. There are only 60 tickets available, so help out your local burlesque scene and come see a great show!

Starring Delinquent Debutantes Graduates:
Shan de Leers
Brooklyn
Ava Dahl
Dolly Bootiful
Riveting Rosie
Bouncy Bouncy
One Chance Fancy
ViVi Vendetta
Delilah Demure

Hosted by Headmistress Freya West.

General seated: 20$
VIP Seating (front row) with Swag Bag by Tatyana Boutique: 30$
Saturday, June 28
Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm



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Chair Moves Workshop and Secret Surprises!

May 6, 2014Comment

Thanks for joining us for our Slink into Spring 101 semester! We’re taking a brief break from classes for some show intensives and plotting to bring you the best in burlesque education!

If you’re needing some more moves for May, Freya is teaching her signature Chair Moves workshop for the very first time at Delinquent Debutantes on May 18! Go to Classes and Workshops to find out more and sign up online!

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Workshops with Michelle L’Amour, Talloolah Love, and Shan de Leers

January 31, 2014Comment

We’ve got a bevy of workshops cooked up in the next few months, including three all level classes by world renowned teacher and performer, Michelle L’Amour! We’ve also got classes to work your booty, your boa, your hair, and your style!

Check out our Workshops Page for more info and to sign up!

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Frequently Asked Questions

January 12, 2014Comment

Happy 2014!

We’re a super small shop, and we love spending most of our time choreographing and dancing with you, but we know you have questions, and we have answers! Below find some of your most burning questions, answered. Still got questions? Email us!

1. I want to sign up for the next round of classes, but it’s not on the website yet!
We’re so excited you want to shimmy with us! If it’s not on the website yet, that means we’re still working out the schedule with our studio. We always send semester announcements via our newsletter, so if you want to be in the very first round of people to know, sign up here.

2. I have no dance experience/am out of shape/have an injury. Can I still take the class?
Absolutely no dance experience is required to take our classes, and if you’re going to get in shape, why not dance and have fun while doing it!? In fact, burlesque dance style is very different from modern or ballet or even swing, so even if other students do have experience, everyone is on even footing! If you’re working with an injury, please make sure you’re cleared from your doctor, but if you are, we’ll do our best to modify the choreography for your movement needs.

3. Can I come and watch a class?
The short answer is no. The better answer is that because we’re putting on heels and strutting our stuff, we only allow participants in classes. While you can’t watch, you are totally welcome to purchase a drop in class at $15 and try it out. No commitment, just dance.

4. Do I have to get on stage?
Only if you want to! There is no performance for our 101, 201, or workshops, just you and your classmates. The only class that culminates in a stage performance is 301, and even then you may opt to take the class without performing.

5. I want to hire Freya, Shan and the Debs for an event!
Thank you! We’d love to be involved in making your party, corporate retreat, bachelorette or shindig more excellent. Email us, and I will check to make sure the date is available for myself/your requested performers and email you back lickity split!

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Blue Christmas Minimester: Dec. 1 – 18

November 15, 2013Comment

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It’s that time of year again! Time for another quick and dirty Christmas Burlesque routine! This time, we’re working a brand new choreography for Elvis’ “Blue Christmas.”

Also, we hear you! Due to request, we’ve added a weekend session for you to get your weekly bump n’ grind.

Find out more and sign up today!

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Black Cat BOOlesque Workshop

October 1, 2013Comment

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Want a little sexy act just in time for Halloween? Freya will lead this two hour workshop with a full choreography as a sweet and naughty kitten! We’ll put together a quick and dirty act with glove peels, a swingin’ tail, and ears to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell on You.” This is a one time workshop and space is limited!
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 – 4 p.m.
Cost:$30
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Fall into Slow Grinds: Burlesque 101 September Classes

August 4, 2013Comment

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Back by popular demand, our September burlesque classes will bring back our chair and stocking show! Over the course of six weeks, master the art of the slow tease, sexy stocking peels, and how to work the chair! All abilities, shapes and sizes are welcome! There’s no better time to feel great and learn some new moves than now! Class size is limited, and our semesters have sold out all year, so reserve your spot now!

Cost: $90
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm: Aug 27 – Oct 1 (instructor: Freya) SOLD OUT
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm: Aug 28 – Oct 2 (instructor: Shan)
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Tango Cabaret Tease with Ruby Joule!

July 16, 2013Comment

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Tango Cabaret Tease with Ruby Joule

Have you ever been moved by the passion of tango music? Have you ever witnessed the seduction of a couple’s tango performance and thought, I want to do that! But how? This class explores ways to bring the elegance and drama of Argentine tango to a solo performance, no partner required! You will learn to make the world your paramour through every movement from footwork to posture and prop work.
Day & Time: Sunday, July 21
Cost: $20
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Student Body Burlesque Showcase!! June 21!

June 14, 2013Comment

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Come see our newest grinduates in action!

Introducing:
Bo Hemia
Dolly Bootiful
Eleanor Titsby
Fawn Fatale
Ginger Rabbit
Kitana Louise
Magenta Sweet
Vergie Vargas

With performances by booty coach Shan de Leers, co-founder Bianca 13, and hosted by headmistress Freya West!

Doors at 8pm
Show at 9pm
Tickets $10 adv

Limited Tickets are available now:

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