Announcment coming soon!

 

Playful Peacock Scholarship Application: BEGINNING & ADVANCED STUDY! Thank you for your interest in our scholarship program! The Playful Peacock Academy will award TWO special scholarships for our 2018-2019 class season; one beginning and one advanced student will be able to study at the Academy at no cost. These scholarships are open to ALL burlesque students, performers, and aficionados! 

New student applicants are simply defined as someone who has never taken our program. These beginning students may have experience in burlesque or none at all. Advanced student applicants are defined as someone who has completed our full program and is a returning Alumni. 

SELECTION PROCESS
*Applications must be submitted before midnight on Sept 17, 2018.
*Application is open to ALL students, performers, and aficionados.  
*Applicants must be at least 21 years old. 
*Scholarship award winner will be announced online Oct 1, 2018.
*Recipient must be able to attend at least 80% of awarded classes
*Recipient will be selected without regard to race, ethnicity, physical ability, size, appearance, sex, gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, or organizational affiliation.

Applications will be reviewed by a scholarship selection committee, including Playful Peacock Academy staff and faculty.

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept 3:  Applications Open
Sept 17:  Applications Close
Sept 17-24:  Submissions Review
Oct 1:  Public announcement of recipients
October 13 & 14: Session begins

 

Toni Elling 2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..Congratulations to our FOUR Scholarship recipients,
Anytime Jones, Fenix Reign, JuJu C. Cummings & Tre Da Marc!
 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: 
* Admission to all Summer Extravaganza Events: $400 value!
* Act Review: Receive feedback from Toni Elling & Faculty!
* Parade, Pose & Peel Class with Toni Elling!
* The Peacock Cabaret Featuring Toni Elling & Local Luminaries!
* Toni Elling’s Storytelling Happy Hour!

Applications were reviewed by a committee of academy staff and independent adjudicators. We received numerous excellent applications, making the selection process extremely difficult. It is an honor to be part of such a knowledgeable community, and was truly moving to read all the thoughtful submissions. 

 

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Burlycon 2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..Congratulations to our Scholarship recipients,
CHAMPAGNE LORRAINE & MOXIE MOORE!
 

In an exciting and unexpected twist of events we had a tie during the selection process and decided to award TWO Scholarships to Burlycon 2018. Applications were reviewed by a committee of academy staff and independent adjudicators. We received numerous excellent applications, making the selection process extremely difficult. It is an honor to be part of such a knowledgeable community, and was truly moving to read all the thoughtful submissions. Both Moxie & Champagne's applications stood out among the high caliber candidates, and we're thrilled to offer this award to both of them!

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
* Full tuition Weekend Pass to BurlyCon, Nov 8-11, 2018
* Hotel accommodations at official BurlyCon hotel
* $1200 approximate value

Again, congratulations Champagne & Moxie! We look forward to higher learning
and dorm room shenanigans with you in Seattle this November! 

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PPA COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

We at the Playful Peacock are dedicated to inclusivity and community, and our scholarship programs are part of our mission. Every production of The Peacock Cabaret, our variety show, benefits our local burlesque community through scholarships and supportive programming sponsored by the Academy. The cast features special guest performers, seasoned and new, representing the entire Twin Cities cabaret scene. All performers are paid a fair rate, while our production team has opted to forego payment in order to pool our resources into innovative funding. Instead of tips, we collect donations throughout the evening to help fund these scholarships and programs. We appreciate the generous contributions and continued support of our audiences!

ABOUT THE PLAYFUL PEACOCK
The Playful Peacock Academy, the first school in the region specializing in the art of burlesque, was founded by Ophelia Flame and Gina Louise, who have been performing together since 2003 and teaching workshops since 2005. Their mission is to teach burlesque technique, performance, and history while encouraging self-expression and body confidence. The Academy welcomes adults of all backgrounds, ages, genders, body types, and experience. Students try burlesque just for fun, begin a path to the stage, or take their performance to the next level. The Playful Peacock offers performance opportunities, private lessons, custom events, bachelorette parties, and more!