Playful Peacock Academy

Class Schedule 2018


Welcome to the Playful Peacock Academy! Enroll in any course with no prerequisite, or complete levels B1-B5 to earn an official certificate and graduate status. Graduates receive our special Alumni Discount for all refresher courses from B1-B5. Let your sparkly journey begin!


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GroupTease  |  Saturdays 2:00-3:30

Power in numbers, no experience required! Learn a saucy group number for all levels to enjoy. Group-Tease is an excellent precursor to creating a solo, building skills, confidence, and community. Those who choose to perform in our Student Showcase simply register for rehearsals before the big event! Bring heels & long gloves. $170 adv /$200 day of.

Winter Group-Tease : Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 3, Mar 10 (no class Feb 17)

Spring Group-Tease : Mar 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28

Showcase Rehearsals : May 5, 12, 19, June 9 (4 weeks: $85 adv / $115 day of)


Winter Workshops  |  Saturdays 3:30-5:00

Join Gina Louise for a different workshop every Saturday! Choose your favorite topics from the list below, and follow the link for more information and to register in advance & save.

JAN 13:  How To Make a Unique Headpiece | Create Your Own Fascinator

JAN 20:  Act Review | Workshop a New Act or Fine Tune an Existing Piece

JAN 27:  Command the Stage | Finding Presence & Stillness

FEB 3:  How To Rhinestone Like a Boss | Bring Your Own Project to Sparkle

FEB 10:  Valentine Tassels | Make Your Own Heart-Shaped Pasties

FEB 24:  Expression | Using Your Eyes, Face & Hands

MAR 3:  Choreography Made Easy | Simple Solutions to Get Un-Stuck

MAR 10:  Costume Genius | Design, Budget, and Embellish


Teasercise  |  Sundays 12:00-1:00  

Tone your muscles & increase your fitness in this burlesque inspired workout for all levels. 8 weeks: $80 adv / $15 walk-in.

Winter Teasercise:  Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25

Spring Teasercise:  Mar 4, 18, 25, Apr 8, 15, 29, May 6, June 10



Celebrate with us! Email to schedule your special event!



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

Gina Louise:

Ophelia Flame:


B1  Burlesque Beginnings  | Sundays 1:00-2:30

Welcome to burlesque! This series is an inviting introduction to the world of burlesque and is geared toward all levels. You'll learn vocabulary, classic moves, a bit of history, 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. 4 weeks:  $85 adv / $115 day of. Fall:  Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5


B2  Tease Techniques  | Sundays 1:00-2:30

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. 4 weeks: $85 advance / $115 day of. Fall/Winter:  Nov 19, 26, Dec 3, 10


B3  Props & Special Skills  | Sundays 1:00-2:30

Build on your foundational studies in this 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. Wear comfortable dance clothes and bring heels to every class. 4 weeks: $85 adv / $115 day of. Winter:  Jan 7, 14, 21, 28


B4  Peeling & Revealing  | Sundays 1:00-2:30

Build knowledge and confidence in artful disrobing. In this series, you’ll learn a burlesque number from beginning to end, with a focus on peeling and revealing. We’ll discuss intention, transitions, building suspense, showing off costume layers, and methods for smooth disrobing. Bring a dress with a back zipper, bra with back fastener, heels, and pasties. Boas & gloves are available in class, or you’re welcome to bring your own. There will be disrobing in this class, but it isn’t required.  4 weeks: $85 adv / $115 day of. Winter:  Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 


B5  Solo For Stage & Boudoir  |  Sundays 1:00-2:30

Yearn for the limelight? Starting your first solo or revisiting one that didn't quite work? Then this class is for you! In this series you’ll develop a solo from start to finish with the supportive guidance you need. No matter where you are in the creative process, you’ll hone your concept, music selection, costuming, choreography, and more. Upon completion, you’ll be eligible to perform in the Student Showcase! Space is limited, so advance registration is strongly encouraged. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a notebook and a pair of heels to every class. 10 weeks: $195 adv /$250 day of. Spring:  Mar 4, 18, 25, Apr 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20, June 10


Graduates Program

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 May, with a celebratory Student Showcase in June. Students are not required to perform to gain their certificate. To complete the program, register for each level individually.



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





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.




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.