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The Cheek of It! was founded in 2007 by Zoe Charles (Lady Cheek if you catch her on stage!). The Cheek of It! run a variety of burlesque courses, hen parties and workshops in London, across the UK, Barcelona, Turin, Belgrade, Zagreb and NYC, including the famous Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden.

Our hen parties are fun, fabulous and very cheeky – we can do anything from teaching your party the glamorous moves of burlesque to a whole day with a bespoke party theme.

The Cheek of It! Courses can take you from a complete beginner to a confident performer with your own burlesque act to take to the stage, we also work with experienced performers who would like to create a new act or perfect/develop an existing one.

We believe in the theatre of burlesque and always offer the opportunity to perform as part of your hen party or course at a popular London or regional burlesque club!

Our students and graduates are performing across the Globe, including: Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Jersey, Paris, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA (and plenty more air miles to come!).

You can see The Cheek of It! Students and graduates perform in many established venues and nights including, The London Burlesque Festival, Madam Jo Jo’s, Scala, Duckie, Finger in the Pie Cabaret, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, The Glitter Room, The Tournament of Tease, Volupte, The Lollipop Lounge, Time for Tease, Boom Boom, A Evening of Burlesque Tour, Burlesque Idol, Proud Cabaret and Soulful Variatia, Italy. The New York Burlesque Festival, Café De Paris, The Pilgalle Club, Barcelona Festival, The Blue Stocking , Celler Door, Burlesque Idol, Poetical cabaret to name but a few.

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The Cheek of It! School of Burlesque and Cabaret training courses

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BEGINNERS BURLESQUE - Camden, Brixton, Shoreditch

An 8 week beginners course including opportunity to perform! Got the Burlesque Bug or want to start a fabulous adventure. Perfect for those who want to start their burlesque career or simply want to have fun and feel confident.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Part time evening
Spotlight Advanced Burlesque Course

A 12 week advanced course with the opportunity to perform solo! Is your spotlight calling?? Are you ready to launch yourself onto the UK burlesque scene with your own Burlesque Persona and solo act or to develop your art of Burlesque performance? then the Spotlight course is for you. Having produced some of the best performers on the UK scene including London Burlesque Week 2011 winners Tabitha Taboo and Shirley Windmill, this is one of the only courses in the UK which gives you the skills and direction to create your own act or troupe piece complete with a showcase at a well known London burlesque or theatre venue.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: 12 weeks
  • Study mode: Part time evening