Burlesque is marked by its seductive style and irreverent humor, as opposed to burlapse, recognized as an itchy and slow-moving form of entertainment. Embrace the flirtatious side of fitness with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a 10-class package from Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp in Chelsea (a $99 value). The creative choreographers at Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp aim to tone, strengthen, and empower movers and shakers of all experience levels in their fusion fitness classes. Each hour-long session combines aerobic, dance, and yoga movements to elevate heart rates, burn calories, and educate students in the ancient burlesque art of the tease. Learn spicy routines ideal for impromptu subway numbers or particularly elaborate restaurant orders. Be sure to check out the information page for the schedule, helpful hints on what to bring to class, and tips on dressing for sultry success.
While there aren't yet many online reviews for Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp, the company has provided testimonials from their loyal clientele:
- I love the combo of sexy dancing and getting a great work-out. I love that the class had a great sense of humor- I will definitely be back. – Sara R.
Burlesque Bikini Boot Camp
Sally Blenkey-Tchassova (alias Lady Chardonnay) had a singular vision when she founded Burlesque Bikini Boot Camp: empower women and free them from being overly critical of their bodies. "The essence of burlesque dancing is to have fun, to play a character, and to … express yourself in a different way," she explained in a segment on the Today Show. Her innovative burlesque dancing is grounded in the rigorous technicality of ballet, largely due to her partner Teresa Kliokis (alias Pink Champagne), an acclaimed ballerina, as well as her collection of spinning tops. The two teach sultry moves to female students, blending the duo's diverse backgrounds into a new burlesque dance. The classes are suitable for dancers of all skill levels, and they often end with yogic stretching to relax muscles post workout.