Fun Stuff

So much great stuff has been going on around the studio and at shows, it’s time for an update. Over the weekend, we had Living Legend of Burlesque, Isis Starr, present her take on burlesque in a workshop entitled “The Spirit of Burlesque.” On Monday, several students made their performance debuts at the Uptown Tavern in Oakland for the Hubba Hubba Revue‘s Burlesqueteer Night. Congratulations, ladies!

I am very excited to announce the first Luxury Edition Pinup Workshop in San Francisco! That’s right, the acclaimed Bombshell Betty Pinup Workshops have been upgraded at no additional cost to participants, and now take place in a posh suite of a luxury hotel, providing multiple beautiful sets as a backdrop for your transformation and photo shoot. Experience a day of pampering and girly fun in a supportive, body positive environment!

I am also excited about the upcoming Burlesque Choreography series that will include live musical accompaniment by Fromagique, my burlesque jazz band, and I’d like to officially welcome MJ Paul back as aspecialty dance instructor here at the Bombshell Betty Dance studio. Keep reading for more details on all of these great developments!



– 3/15: Luxury Edition Pinup Workshop in SF!
– 3/2: Burlesque Choreography with Fromagique
– 3/12: “Fosse-esque” Burlesque Jazz with MJ Paul



The first Luxury Edition Pinup Workshop in SF takes place on March 15, 3:00-9:00pm, at the Hotel Frank on Union Square, in a newly renovated suite – “A bold new style in a striking palette of black, white andemerald green. Houndstooth-patterned carpet, tufted faux crocodile headboards, sleek leather couches and custom hand-blown glass light fixtures. Stylish bathrooms outfitted in floor-to-ceiling carrera marble.” What a perfect setting for a pinup shoot!

Want to attend a Luxury Edition Pinup Workshop, but you don’t live in San Francisco? The 2009 Pinup Workshop Tour is going to cities such as LA, Seattle, Portland, London, Leeds, Chicago, Boston, NYC, Washington DC, and many more!


With live accompaniment by Fromagique, the burlesque jazz band!

In this special burlesque choreography session, we will be focusing entirely on the choreography for the Burlesquercise acts that are performed with Bombshell Betty’s burlesque band, Fromagique! The band will play the music for the last class in the series, so that you can get some experience performing with a live band. It’s exhilarating and VERY different from performing to a CD. You won’t find another class like this anywhere!

All participants in the Burlesque Choreography series are invited to perform these acts with Fromagique at upcoming shows around the BayArea!

Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm
March 2, 9, 16 & 23

To sign up, go to:



Starting in March, we are once again offering “Fosse-esque” burlesque jazz classes at the studio, taught by MJ Paul! He is also training to take over teaching the Cardio Can-Can classes! We here at the studio are excited to have MJ back at the studio, teaching his own brand of fun classes with lively choreography. MJ Paul can be found teaching various workshops and master classes throughout California. He is the long-time assistant to Emmy award winner Suzy Miller and has been dance director/resident choreographer for the SF Boylesque performance troupe for the past 18 months. His varied theatre background has included working on productions such as: Cabaret, Damn Yankees, A Christmas Carol with the renowned Gilbert Reed Ballet, 12 Days of Christmas with Ballet Theatre of SLO, Kathy Mata Ballet, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, and Fieldwork at Shotwell Studios.

To find out about MJ Paul’s classes, go to:


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One response to “Fun Stuff

  1. That does sound like a lot of fun stuff! Congrats on all the cool new goings-on.

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