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DIY Burlesque: How to Make a Rhinestone Bra

DIY Burlesque: How to Make a Rhinestone Bra

I love being a burlesque babe, it’s fun, sassy, confidence-boosting and all-round wonderful. Aside from all of this, morphing into an all-singing, all-shimmying burlesque performer isn’t just about jumping on the stage and taking your clothes off, it’s about the whole vibe of your performance […]

4 Ways that Burlesque Challenges Body Image Stereotypes

4 Ways that Burlesque Challenges Body Image Stereotypes

The more you know about burlesque, the more you realise what a badass thing it really is – more so, you realise what a badass person YOU are. Burlesque is fiery, fun and frilly; but it also has a home in the body positive community […]

4 Ways You Can Boost Your Confidence & Take Centre Stage

4 Ways You Can Boost Your Confidence & Take Centre Stage

British burlesque performer, Immodesty Blaize, once said that “there’s no mystery to confidence, it’s just about self-knowledge”. This quote alone encompasses everything that burlesque stands for when it comes to self and body confidence – the secret to confidence, is that there is no secret. It’s all about self-knowledge, self-perception and self-belief. If, like me, you have struggled with your confidence in the past, yet dream of taking centre stage in a burlesque performance of your own, here are four fool-proof ways that you can do it… (more…)

Five of Our Favourite Burlesque Themes

Five of Our Favourite Burlesque Themes

One thing that you should know about burlesque, is that it is one of the most diverse and varied freedoms of expression out there. Whether you want to dance around in your frilliest knickers, sprinkle glitter  or let your inner vamp out to play, then […]

5 Ways Burlesque Boosts Your Confidence

5 Ways Burlesque Boosts Your Confidence

If you’re not too familiar with the art of burlesque, you may be forgiven for thinking that it consists only of sequins and shimmying 24/7. Although burlesque does encompass all things glittery and a large amount of shimmying does happen, it goes much further than […]

Burlesque Student Showcase Review

Burlesque Student Showcase Review

An aura of nervous anticipation filled the air of the performance space in the Half Moon pub for, eagerly waiting to take the stage for their solo showcase performances, were not seasoned burlesque performers but students of the wonderful Burlesque Jems. (more…)

Welcome to the Burlesque Jems Blog!

Welcome to the Burlesque Jems Blog!

  After much excitement and bum-shimmying anticipation, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Burlesque Jems blog!