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Enrollment for this workshop series has closed! Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified about future shows and classes :) 


xplore the world of Burlesque performance! In this five-class workshop series, Lillian will give students an intro to this performance art in a low-key, stress-free environment. You'll learn the basics of Burlesque history, stage presence and theatricality, different styles of burlesque, how to make your costumes sparkle, how to harness your body language, and more!

Participants will have the opportunity to attend shows together as a group with Lillian (optional, extra cover charges may apply) and perform in a class show at the end of the workshop! Performance in the class presentation is optional, but encouraged. 

Lillian has six years of Burlesque performance experience, 20 years of theater and improv experience, and has spoken and taught workshops across the country. She's excited to bring this class to Jersey City! 

Class details: 

5 Sundays

Sept 9, 16, 23

Oct 7, 14


Grassroots Community Space 

54 Coles St, Downtown Jersey City, NJ

Grassroots is on the ground floor with one step into the space, and has one single-stall gender neutral restroom. 

Please note: the 33-JSQ PATH will be closed on weekends thru Oct, so if you're coming from NYC, you'll need to use the WTC trains to the Grove st stop. 

18 and up (21 and up to perform in the student show as it will be in a bar setting)

Open to 12 students 


Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis, please email lillianbustle at gmail dot com for more information. People of Color, LGBTQIA, folks in Othered bodies will be given priority for these scholarships. Payment plans are available as well, email Lillian to discuss.


Once you've sent payment, please send an email to Lillian with a short introduction. Be sure to include what you'd like to be called, your pronouns, a short description of your performance experience, and confirm that you are over 18. You'll receive a welcome email shortly after. 

*Class show date and venue tba, but likely end of October or early November. 

*Open to all genders and all bodies

*One make-up class will be available to students who need to miss one class. 

*This is not a dance/choreography class. Lillian recommends that all students have some kind of performance experience. If you have no movement experience and would like to explore that, please check out the upcoming Burlesque Essentials class with the New York School of Burlesque. 



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