WELCOME TO THE Playful Peacock Academy!


Let your sparkly journey begin! 


B1-5 Graduates Program:  October 2018 - May 2019 | Saturdays 2:00-3:30

Shimmy and shake your way through our Graduates Program! Upon successful completion of Burlesque 1-5, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, a chance to perform in our Student Showcase, and earn the esteemed title of Playful Peacock Graduate. The Graduates Program is October through June, with a celebratory Student Showcase at the end of the season. Students are not required to perform to gain their certificate. To complete the program, register for each level individually.

B1  Burlesque Beginnings | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Oct 13 - Nov 3

Welcome to burlesque! This 4-week series is an inviting introduction to the world of burlesque and is geared toward all levels. You'll learn vocabulary, classic burlesque moves, a bit about burlesque history, its legendary women, and even create your own stage name! This course provides a modern context for burlesque and is the foundation for all other classes we offer. No dance experience necessary. No prerequisite. Register in advance and save!

Instructor: Fleur De Lita
Date: Saturdays - Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm (90 min)
Cost: $100 advance online registration or $140 register & pay at the first class


B2  Tease Techniques | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Nov 17 - Dec 8

Explore burlesque techniques as you continue your journey in this series. Strut, shimmy, bump-n-grind, and much more! No dance experience necessary. Wear comfortable dance clothes and bring high heels.

Instructor: Bettie Beware
Date: Sundays - Nov 17, 24, Dec 1, 8
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm (90 min)
Cost: $100 advance online registration or $140 register & pay at the first class



B3  Props & Special Skills | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Jan 5-26

Build on your foundational studies in this 4-week sampler platter of burlesque goodies. Each week will explore a special skill or prop, including, fans, chairs, feather boas and so much more! No dance experience necessary. Props will be announced each week. Wear comfortable dance clothes and bring high heels to every class. Register in advance and save!

Instructor: Scarlette Revolver
Date: Sundays - Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $100 advance online registration or $140 register & pay at the first class



B4  Peeling & Revealing | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Feb 2-23

No matter if your goal is to amuse, shock, or titillate, the way you choose to conceal and reveal can make or break your act. The goal of this class is to build knowledge and confidence in artful disrobing. In this 4-week series, you will learn a burlesque number from beginning to end, with an intensive focus on peeling and revealing. We will discuss intention, transitions, building suspense, showing off the layers of your costume, methods for smooth disrobing. 

What to wear: Short or long dress with zipper down the back, bra with a back fastener, high heels, and pasties (available for sale). Clothing can be fancy or plain. Boas & gloves are available in class, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will be disrobing in this class but is not required. Register in advance and save!

Instructor: Nadi A'marena
Date: Sundays Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm (90 min)
Cost: $100 advance online registration or $140 register & pay at the first class



B5  Solo For Stage & Boudoir | Saturdays 2:00-3:30 | Mar 2 - June 8

Do you yearn for the limelight? Starting your very first solo act? Revisiting an unfinished piece or one that didn't quite work?  Well then, it's showtime for you! In this 10-week session, you will develop a solo act from start to finish. No matter where you are in the creative process, this 10-week intensive series is the perfect place for you to get the guidance you need in a supportive environment. 

Ophelia Flame offers expertise and inspiration, helping you better understand your direction, what needs attention, and how to make decisions. We'll discuss the process from start to finish, including concept, music selection, costuming, choreography, stage presence and more. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a notebook and a pair of heels. At the end of your series, students will be eligible to perform in the student showcase held in June 2018.  Space is limited; advance registration is strongly encouraged. 

Instructor: Headmistress, Ophelia Flame
Date: Saturdays - Mar 2, 9, 23, April 6, 13, 20, May 4, 18, June 1, 8
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $250 advance online registration or $350 register & pay at the first class



Dance for Everybody | Saturdays 4:00-5:00

Love the body you have and make it work for YOU! Join the incomparable QUEENIE VON CURVES for a dance class with a little burlesque sass. The series incorporates fun, fitness, and several dance forms, including jazz, ballet, modern, and more. All levels are welcome in this nurturing environment. This dance class is for EVERY BODY! Register in advance and you'll save $20! Wear fitness clothes & athletic shoes. Walk-ins welcome. 

$90 advance registration / $120 day of class for 8-weeks or $15 single class

FALL: Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8

WINTER:  Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 | REGISTER

SPRING: Mar 2, 9, 23, April 6, 13, 20, May 4, 18 | REGISTER


Stretch & Strut | Sundays 12:00-12:55

First, stretch. Then, strut! MARANDA WRIGHT'S fun and welcoming class encourages flexibility, proper alignment, increased muscle tone, and self-confidence! Beginning with gentle, full body stretching, class builds toward combining fun, dynamic movements inspired by the iconic struts of classic burlesque superstars. All are welcome in this burlesque infused workout.

$90 advance registration / $120 day of class for 8-weeks or $15 single class

       FALL: Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9

WINTER: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 | REGISTER

SPRING: Mar 3, 10, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 28, May 5 | REGISTER


Burlesque Intensives | Sundays 1:00-2:00

Specialized topics for those who want more! Delve into Glamour, Neo-Burlesque, and Nerdlesque in these burlesque intensives presented by guest instructors who are experts in their respective subjects.

FALL: Glamour | Anytime Jones | Oct 14-Dec 9

WINTER: Neo-Burlesque | Pedi Bourgeois | Jan 6-Feb 24

SPRING: Nerdlesque | Mona Montague | Mar 3-May 5


Glamour Intensive | Anytime Jones | Sundays 1:00-2:00

Glam it up! Enrich your burlesque education with a lesson in glamour from past to present. This intensive course focuses on how to achieve elevated vintage and modern looks using ingenuity, local and online resources. Glamour queen Anytime Jones will teach you about costuming, hair, wigs, makeup, corsetry, and much more!

8 weeks: Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9

$190 series | $30 walk-in


Neo-Burlesque Intensive | Pedi Bourgeois | Sundays 1:00-2:00

What is neo-burlesque, and how does it compare with classic burlesque? Do I have to choose one or the other? Dr. Pedi Bourgeois will address these questions and more in this intensive course. Get creative and philosophical in this clever class!

8-weeks: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

$190 series | $30 walk-in



Nerdlesque Intensive | Mona Montague | Sundays 1:00-2:00

That’s right, it’s nerdy burlesque! Nerdlesque encomapsses sci-fi, geek culture, comics, gaming, history, literature, and more! Get your nerd on with expert Mona Montague, who will show you how to create a nerdlesque act without alienating those who aren’t familiar with the reference material. (Alien-ating, get it?)

8 weeks: Mar 3, 10, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 28, May 5

$190 series | $30 walk-in



GroupTease 1-3 | Gina Louise | Sundays 2:00-3:30

Let's move together! Learn a fun group burlesque number from veteran instructor Gina Louise, who specializes in ensemble choreography for all levels to enjoy. No experience required! GroupTease is divided into three secitons that cover choreography, costume creation, and stage readiness. All students who complete the G1-3 series are welcome to perform in our Student Showcase if they choose. This series is an excellent precursor to creating a solo act, and the goal is to build dance skills, confidence, and community. Wear comfortable dance clothing. Bring heels and long gloves to G1. All persons are welcome!

G1 | Group Choreography | Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 | $190 series

G2 | Costume Creation | Mar 3, 10, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28, May 5 | $190 series

G3 | Get Stage Ready | May 19, June 2, 9 | $70 series

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Ready, set, TEASE! Bachelorettes and burlesque are a perfect combination! The bride-to-be and friends will learn sultry, sassy burlesque moves in this fun-filled lesson. Feather boas, long gloves, and classic burlesque music are provided during the party.Celebrate with us! Email info@playfulpeacock.com to schedule your special event!



Private lessons are specifically designed for those who want personal attention and constructive feedback on any aspect of performance. CLICK HERE for more information, or schedule your lessons directly with the instructor of your choice! 

Gina Louise: gina@playfulpeacock.com

Ophelia Flame: ophelia@playfulpeacock.com


Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

EMAIL: info@playfulpeacock.com

WEBSITE: www.playfulpeacock.com



at Straightline Dance Fitness

34 - 13th Avenue NE, Suite 104

Minneapolis, MN 55413


The Playful Peacock Academy is honored to partner with Straightline Dance Fitness. Please check their schedule for fantastic classes for Barre, Zumba, Yoga and more. http://www.straightlinedancefitness.com




Classes are open to everyone, age 18 and up. Classes are 50-­minutes long unless otherwise stated. We reserve the right to cancel classes for any reason. Every effort will be made to notify students of a canceled class well in advance, but this is not always possible. If we cancel a class you will receive a full refund of the class fee. Fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable. There are no credits or refunds unless the class is canceled. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. The Playful Peacock Academy and its instructors are not liable for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted by the student while attending the school. Dance classes involve moderate to high energy exercise. It is recommended that students know their health status and any limitations on their ability to safely participate in classes.

The Playful Peacock promotes artistic originality. Through our instruction, students learn to recognize the differences between inspiration and plagiarism and its negative effects on the performance community. The academy owns its curriculum, teaching methods, written materials, group choreography, and costumes. Students agree not to use PPA intellectual property for their own performance or teaching. The academy guides student performers to create unique, personalized acts. Therefore, all solo costumes and acts developed at The Playful Peacock belong solely to the individual performer. Students are free to call the act their own and perform it wherever they please.