Advanced Burlesque Course

Are you ready to embark on a professional career in burlesque? This course is designed for people who already have a background in performance who want to create a unique burlesque character and routine. The course focuses on leading you through the process of creating your own solo routine – giving you the skills you need to develop a unique character, structure and choreograph a routine and then go on to launch yourself as a professional burlesque performer.

The course includes master classes on the art of strip tease, fan dance and comedy cabaret – before going on to teach you about the business of burlesque – including how to market yourself, sell your act and get booked by promoters. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to launch your professional career as a burlesque performer with a showcase at Finger in the Pie Cabaret at the world famous Madame JoJo’s in Soho as well as a profile on the entertainment agency.

Finger in The Pie have been at the forefront of UK Cabaret and Burlesque for over 10 years. Our back stage team have won a London Cabaret Award for their support of new talent. We know what makes a successful cabaret routine – and with our experience of creating award winning performance – we are ideally placed to help you develop and launch your new act.


Participants will complete the course with the following:

  • Individual routine
  • Understanding of creating a character for stage
  • Understanding of structure for a burlesque routine
  • Understanding of booking and selling your routine
  • Showcase Performance at Soho’s Madame JoJo’s
  • Profile on


12 x 2 hour sessions
Showcase performance at Madame JoJos