10 Tips for Choreographing A Burlesque Performance

Creating choreography can be one of the most intimidating things for brand new performers, especially if they don’t have a lot of dance training.


     If you’re performing a burlesque striptease, your act already has a built in framework to begin with: Start with little reveals and build toward your finale!

  • You’ll also want to think about what other forms of spectacle you’ll include in your act. For instance, will you be using props? Will you incorporate humor or character reveals?

  • If you’re just starting out keep it simple

  • Get up and move during the choreography process so that you can get out of your own head and body.

  • Pick a couple songs! Try them all out before settling on one.

  • You don’t need to create a new outfit for every performance, mix-and-match!

  • Pay attention to transitions in the song, make sure to hit the beats.

  • Always practice and make sure you are having fun!


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