• What should I wear?         Ideally, you should wear something that you are able to comfortable move in. This may include clothes that are also appropriate for yoga or going to the gym. If you would like to wear something underneath (or over!) your clothes that make you feel confident and sexy, such as movement-friendly lingerie, you are more than welcome to!

  • Do I need specific shoes?           We prefer our students to wear non-marking, indoor shoes or dance in bare feet. For this class, most students prefer bare feet. Our studio has a lovely hardwood floor that is very sensitive to high heels and other “aggressive” shoes. This is why we ask that you use non-marking, clean shoes for class. (Exception is the heels class as it is run from a different location. Clean indoor heels are accepted for this class)

  • Do I need to take everything off?   Absolutely not! The comfort of our students is our top priority. Our classes may feature stocking peels, glove peels, and bra peels; however, you are welcome to wear these items on top of your clothes.

  • Will there be a performance at the end of the class?       At the end of the Level 2 group performance class and Level 3 Solo/Duet class, there is a performance scheduled at a local burlesque show. This performance is completely optional. You are welcome to “opt out” if you are not comfortable performing!  

  • I am a mature/curvy/trans student... can I take these classes?                                                 Of course! We firmly believe that ANYONE can do burlesque and other forms of dance! We have had students of all ages, shapes, sizes, gender identities, and abilities take our classes. We are committed to making our students feel comfortable and safe while they are with us. If there are any questions we can do to help you feel welcome in our classes, please let us know!

Private Lessons, Parties, and General Questions

  • We offer Private Lessons in Burlesque, Belly Dance and Strip Tease! Contact us for our rates

  • We offer Bachelorette and Birthday party experiences, fun for the whole gang. Contact about times and rates

  • You can request a private lesson with any of our instructors

  • I’m not able to pay for my registration all at once. Can I pay in installments?


Yes! While we try to price our classes to make them as accessible as possible, we understand that it’s not always easy to pay for them all at once. We are happy to divide the full payment for your class into two or three installments! We have done this for many students- so don’t worry about being the only one! Just contact us if you need to make use of this option.

  • Refund Policy:    There are no refunds or credits given for missed classes or for cancelling once a session has started. If you cancel 24 hours before the first class, a refund will be given minus a $50 deposit

  • Interested in booking any of our instructors or The Rougettes or Saintly Sinners for a performance at your event? We are able to perform a wide variety of burlesque and dance styles in all kinds of settings. Contact us for our individual rates 

  • Drop-ins available for Tuesday Night Tease, Belly Dance, Floor Work and Heels for $20 in cash

340 MacLaren Street, Ottawa



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Photo Credit to: Zac Emery, Kidd Gloves, Shuttered Moments, and Richard Whitebread

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