Welcome to Bottoms Up!
Australia’s Most Fierce School of Burlesque and Pole Dancing!
Established in 2008 Bottoms Up! provides Melbourne with the most comprehensive courses, classes and workshops in Burlesque and Pole Dancing. We have two Victorian locations, Bottoms Up! HQ is our Brunswick studio and we have a brand new studio now open in Gisborne!
The burlesque classes, designed by Melbourne based performer and actor Miss Willow J Conway, covers Burlesque, Fan Dancing, Classic Burlesque Tease, Neo Burlesque, Chair Dancing and Solo Performance Development.
Co-founder, Jacquie Thomas (aka Sparkarella), has meticulously created the Pole Dancing classes to suit all levels of fitness and ability, ranging from beginners through to professional performance level.
You can also join us for classes, courses and workshops in Stretch and Flex, The Charleston, Hula Hoop Tease, Booty Dance, 80′s Cardio, Adult Ballet and Fly Gym.
You can also see our students and teachers perform at Burlesque and Pole events across Melbourne. For details on all upcoming performances please visit our events page.
Bottoms Up! is a vibrant and creative studio where every lady’s femme fatale can celebrate and come out to play!
Want to hear what other students have said about Bottoms Up? Check out our customer reviews!
We look forward to seeing YOU at Bottoms Up! xx
BURLEXERCISE is Bottoms Up’s newest dance craze! Join this class for an hour of high energy fitness and fun. Bump n Grind, shimmy and shake your way through a dynamic class incorporating cardio fitness with Burlesque moves and disco grooves designed to condition and tone your body while burning those calories away. A great way to improve your fitness level, get your heart rate pumping and have a good old workout filled with FUN!
AVAILABLE AT BRUNSWICK AND GISBORNE!
Burlesque and Pole Dance has arrived in Gisborne!
The brand new Bottoms Up! Gisborne is now open! See the full TERM 1 Timtable for the Gisborne Studio here.
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The Freak and Showgirl come to Melbourne!
We are thrilled that the incredibly loveable international Super Star duo Julie Atlas Muz (Burlesque Hall of Fame/Miss Exotic World 2006) and Mat Fraser (of TV Series American Horror Story – FREAKS) will be joining Bottoms Up! Brunswick for specialised workshops on Sunday March the 22nd.
4 week Teasers – starting soon!
Our 4 week Burlesque and Pole Dance teasers and the ideal way to check out the Bottoms Up! Studios, meet our instructors and see if Burlesque or Pole Dance is right for you. Teasers are the perfect starting spot for new beginners, whether you just want to have fun learning some moves or are keen to continue on with our 8 week courses next term! More info
Drop in for a Casual Class
Our term one courses are now underway, but it’s not too late to join us. Drop in for one of our weekly casual classes – no bookings needed, just drop in. Our casual classes are great for dancers of all levels. Whether you need some dance fitness, a really good stretch or just a bit of fun! More on Casual Classes
TERM 2 TIMETABLES
7th APRIL > 1ST JUNE 2015
For the absolute burlesque virgin! Bump and grind, peel and pose your way through this 8-week course. Learn the history and the foundations of Burlesque through playful poses, shimmies and shakes, hip and chest isolations, undulations, glove peeling and Burlesque struts. While learning technique and moves you will be guided through a choreographed group routine giving you the tools needed to develop body awareness and confidence, along with a cheeky and seductive burlesque attitude! More on Burlesque
BEGINNER POLE DANCE
Designed for ALL women: all ages (adult), all genres, all shapes & sizes and all walks of life.
Beginner Pole Dance introduces you to your new love affair with the pole! Combining basic pole moves, sassy spins, poses & burlesque dance moves. By the end of 8-weeks you’ll be spinning, climbing and be Bottoms Up! on the pole. More on Pole Dance
NEW! Abs, Butts and Legs casual workout class
Join current Victorian Pole Champ Lisa D for her Abs, Butts and Legs workout – a 45 minute toning, strengthening and stretch session to whip your lower half into shape!
Tuesdays 5.30pm. Perfect for students of all levels.
$20 Casual or $120 for Term One (8 weeks).