After the success of our last short Bellydance course, we’re back with a full 10 week term of classes for adults! Join passionate bellydancer, performer, and award-winning photographer Wild Kat for a fun course covering technique, choreography, and props – plus you will have the option to perform at our end of year showcase! The course starts on the 10th of October and runs all the way through to the […]
Join 1st runner up Miss Burlesque Australia 2016 Sugar Du Joure and Lady Velvet Cabaret for a three week burlesque bootcamp with a difference! Take a walk on the dark side and explore a new approach to burlesque – whether you want to explore a dark and sensuous side of yourself, or discover how to channel character and comedy for almost any theme; don’t miss a valuable opportunity to work […]
Join Miss Burlesque WA Sugar Du Joure and Wild Kat Photography on Sunday the 27th of August for an afternoon of fun and glamour at the Queens of Pinup workshop! Share tips and learn tricks for the perfect vintage hair and makeup, with help from Sugar, a professional plus size stylist and one of Perth’s favourite pinup girls. Sugar will also provide guidance for posing and working in front of […]
Join Lady Velvet Cabaret and Miss Burlesque Australia Runner Up, Sugar Du Joure, for our special GO-GO FEMBOTS workshop – guaranteed to get your tail feathers shakin’! This energetic dance craze started in the 1960’s, with hip twisting go-go dancers revolutionising the dance scene. Learn how to shimmy and shake just like the traditional 60’s go-go girls in this special one off workshop! With no dance experience necessary, GO-GO FEMBOTS […]
Join the agents of Lady Velvet Cabaret for an evening of secrecy and seduction at The Rosemount Hotel. Featuring tantalising burlesque, soulful song, and saucy dance, Espionage and Décolletage brings together award-winning artistes as well as graduates of the Lady Velvet Academy for one wild night. Enjoy performances from international women of mystery, delicious food and drinks available to order from the Rosemount kitchen, as well as prizes for best […]
There is something pretty magical about travelling the world, doing what you love. A few months ago a friend and producer asked me if I would consider travelling to France to perform at the 1st Annual Bordeaux Burlesque Festival. I absolutely saw it as an opportunity of a lifetime and said a resounding OUI! The three day festival took place in the picturesque city of Bordeaux. Amongst street musicians on […]
Sugar Du Joure is heading to the Bordeaux Festival Burlesque and we want to send her off in style! Lady Velvet Cabaret is throwing a party to celebrate reigning WA’s reigning Queen of Burlesque performing in the land of brie, baguettes and berets. Featuring music, spot prizes, and a line-up of Perth’s best and brightest burlesque stars, BON-BON VOYAGE is set to be a huge evening of laughing, dancing and […]
Our director, award-winning businesswoman Stella Hui was recently interviewed by the team at MyBusiness.com.au. Check out the full article here for some tips on growing creative businesses, and to gain an insight into Stella’s world!
Step back in time with Lady Velvet Cabaret and enter the world of stars, glamour and classic style with the SILVER SCREEN SIRENS six week course! Taught by Miss Burlesque Western Australia (and National 1st Runner Up Sugar Du Joure), this brand new six week course will help you channel your favourite classic cinema starlets and learn all the tricks of the trade to bring the glam onstage in a […]
Get inspired and join us for the first Vintage Pinup Workshop of 2017! Hosted by Sugar du Joure and shot by Wild Kat Photography, this workshop is the first chance you have to rub shoulders with two of Perth’s best award-winning artists. Today we are sharing some outfit inspiration to help get you excited about this fantastic workshop. Celebrate all the glamour and fun of summer, but in air […]
Big thanks to Christopher from TheMusic.com.au for his review of our Symphonies of Sensuality production at Fringe World 2017. The shows were a sell-out success, and it was a thrill to have our finale performance at the beautiful and historic Fremantle Town Hall. Thanks so much to Freo Royale and to The Ellington Jazz Club for having us. “Seasons change. World leaders come and go. But one thing remains constant […]
We are thrilled to be participating in Perth’s Fringe World festival once again in 2017! Catch us performing the following shows, plus our artists are also involved in a number of guest spots around the festival: Symphonies of Sensuality Ah, classical music. Nothing is quite as sophisticated, graceful, or passionate. Symphonies of Sensuality sees Perth’s Lady Velvet Cabaret pay homage to the greatest composers of all time: Tchaikovs-tease, Rimsky-Corsetoff, Babehoven […]
Well done to all our amazing students for a fantastic 2016. We are so proud of all the progress you’ve made in classes, and we’d like to congratulate those of you who performed at the end of year concert. Featuring ballet, jazz, tap, classic burlesque, modern cabaret, hip hop, contemporary, voice and musical theatre and more, the concert was not only entertaining, but a fantastic chance for you all to […]
So, you’re stuck at work, home, or otherwise unable to attend a show this weekend – that doesn’t mean you have to be any less fabulous! Here are some tips to glam up your weekend… Dress to feel the part – underneath! You may be stuck at work but there’s no reason not to feel sexy in secret! Dress codes may apply but nobody really knows what lies beneath. Wearing amazing […]
We are outrageously proud of our hard-working founder and director Stella Hui, who has been named 2016’s Optus MyBusiness Businesswoman of the Year! It is so thrilling to have an arts and entertainment-based entrepreneur recognised at such a prestigious national level. We are endlessly grateful not only to Stella and all her hard work over the past six years, but to each and every one of our performers, students, entertainment […]
Join Lucinda Panties for a trip down memory lane, as she describes her fondest memories of onstage disasters! Whether it’s sickness, overenthusiastic crowds, or unexpected hitches in the programme, she has a solution. Were you there for one of these hairy moments? Let us know!
Following on from her Perfect Pinup Make Up Tutorial, check out her tips for making sure your face stays right where you put it – even when performing onstage under harsh, hot lighting! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more tips, tutorials and interviews with LVC performers!
A professional MC with a personality as big as their mouth is truly an asset to Burlesque shows and producers the world over – but why are they so often overlooked? We set our own resident ‘Mistress of Ceremonies’ Lucinda Panties the task of nailing down just why she should keep her job… every burlesque show needs to make sure they have a compere without compare! She kindly offered to […]
Lady Velvet Cabaret presents… FEATHERED FOLLIES! A Special Six Week Burlesque Course! Join Sugar Du Joure, Miss Burlesque WA 2016, and take a walk on the wildside to discover your burlesque spirit animal! Join professional burlesque artiste and Miss Burlesque Western Australia 2016, Sugar Du Joure, as she helps you explore the art of classic burlesque dance in a fresh and fun way, starting from character and costume creation all […]
We would like to congratulate the lovely Lexi Heart on winning the Pinup Doll Australia competition! Lexi has spent the last few months tirelessly preparing for the pageant, including in private talent lessons with Sugar du Joure to polish her technique. It’s been fantastic watching her development and preparation for such a huge event. We’re so pleased to hear that Lexi WON the entire competition – congratulations gorgeous girl! Lexi […]
Congratulations to all the staff, students and special guests who performed at WERK IT last night at the Rosemount Hotel. We packed the room out with burlesque fans and you absolutely brought the house down. It was a thrill to see so many brave student soloists (and so many pasties!), along with ridiculous new games and chaos from MC Lucinda Panties. Congrats to our winners and Best Dressed, and thank […]
HUGE Congratulations to our own Sugar du Joure who has just taken out 1st Runner up at the Miss Burlesque Australia National Finals! We are so endlessly proud of this wonderful performer, who, over the past few years with Lady Velvet Cabaret has grown from a gorgeous baby bombshell to a full-blown international performer. Her vivacious personality, ongoing support for all members of the community, and constant focus on improving […]
Here at Lady Velvet Cabaret we are lucky enough to be part of a team headed by not only a gorgeous and talented performer, but a savy and supportive businesswoman! We are thrilled to announce that our founder and director Stella Hui aka Miss Vita Flame has been nominated for the Optus MyBusiness Businesswoman of the Year award! This is a national competition recognising the hard-working and successful business owners […]
We are thrilled to share some gorgeous sneak peeks from the Garden Party Pinup Shoot held 18th September. Check out the snaps below and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to find out when the next shoot is scheduled! As usual all these shots are by Wild Kat Photography, who’s also available to be booked with us for private parties, hens nights, and even photobooths!
We are thrilled to announce that Sugar du Joure has been crowned the new Miss Burlesque Western Australian for 2016! To a packed crowd at the Astor Theatre, Sugar performed her Classic, Neo and Unique acts during the state finals. Judged by leaders of the burlesque community, including our own director Stella aka Miss Vita Flame, the event showcased some of Perth’s best performers. We’d like to congratulate all performers, […]
Bambi la Belle on her recent dance trip to Spain! Thank you Bambi la Belle for sitting down to tell us all about her recent trip to Spain – read below to find out more about this invigorating experience: I was very lucky to get accepted earlier this year into a fantastic Summer dance intensive, run by Dance Master Class, a fantastic international company with incredible faculty. My program was […]
Ladies and gents, prepare to be dazzled by Lady Velvet Cabaret’s DIVAS! Taking to the stage at the Rosemount once again, the entire troupe and academy will be celebrating the end of another therm the only way they know how – by putting on one huge night of entertainment for you! Expect performances from your favourite Lady Velvet Cabaret artists, their beginner and advanced students, special guest artists, and plenty […]
Lady Velvet Cabaret presents… SNOW BUNNIES! A one day vintage pinup workshop and photo shoot! Help us transform our studio into a winter wonderland with a day of pinup glam with Lady Velvet Cabaret! Join Sugar Du Joure and Wild Kat Photography for an afternoon of fun and glamour at the Snow Bunnies vintage pinup workshop. Share tips and learn tricks for the perfect vintage hair and makeup, with help […]
You’ve experienced burlesque before, but not quite like this! Taking inspiration from the last centuries’ greatest divas, MATERIAL GIRLS is set to make a splash. Join Sugar Du Joure for six weeks covering the basics of character, burlesque persona, the art of the tease, and choreography – all within the exciting frame of neo burlesque – a fresh new take on a classic form of entertainment. Low impact exercise but […]
The All That Glitters showcase packed out the Rosemount on 1st May with a fantastic show featuring our star performers, special guests, and graduating students! Hosted by Lucinda Panties (who also belted out a sexy number backed by our Advanced Cabaret girls) and photographed by the Memphis Belles team at Della Photography, the show went off and we’re sure there are a number of guests who are sporting hoarse voices […]
Lady Velvet Cabaret presents – Pinups in Uniform! A one day vintage pinup workshop and photo shoot. Channel your inner pinup with a day filled with glitz and glamour with Lady Velvet Cabaret! Join Sugar Du Joure and Wild Kat Photography for an afternoon of fun and glamour at the Pinups in Uniform vintage pinup workshop. Share tips and learn tricks for the perfect vintage hair and makeup, with […]
Here’s a snapshot from The Post newspapers this week! Spot our gorgeous performers and catch them onstage on May 1st at The Rosemount Hotel.
Our Pinup Boudoir vintage pinup workshop was a roaring success – the girls absolutely stunned us with their technique and as per usual, Wild Kat Photography’s shots are incredible! Here are a few sneaky peeks from the shoot – be sure to follow @theonlywildkat on instagram for more pinup goodness!
Lady Velvet Cabaret director Miss Vita Flame has been nominated as a Perth International Burlesque Festival delegate for 2016! PIBF is taking on board some format changes this year which include panel discussions and a more ‘convention’ type atmosphere for some events. Perth burlesque fans (and fanatics) are invited to nominate members of the community they feel represent the burlesque community to participate in these events. We are thrilled that […]
We were thrilled to have three of our gorgeous performers participating in the Busselton Fringe Festival over the weekend! Lucinda Panties, Lola Moore, and Sugar du Joure were all featured in the Burlesque @ Busselton show, which was produced by our own Lady Pussyfoot! The girls took to the stage for the first time on 11th March to a full house at the historic Weld Theatre, and absolutely rocked it! […]
A six week burlesque course with a twist! Lady Velvet Cabaret is reviving the popular Comedy Series burlesque course once again! The Comedy Series Part II is suitable for first timers, or for established burlesque artists who want to broaden their repertoire and perform some fresh new ensemble choreography. Learn from Perth burlesque queen Sugar du Joure, known for her sharp and witty mix of comedy and burlesque over six […]
What a monumental Fringe World season it has been! Our girls have been participating in an unprecedented number of events across the Fringe World programme – so many that we can only include a few highlights for you here: Alice in Wonderland: Off With His Head The official LVC production for 2016, Alice in Wonderland was a sell-out season with four shows in the Big Top packed out! Check out […]
Check out our latest newsletter for May here for the latest updates and info about Lady Velvet Cabaret, including: – our newest 6 Week Burlesque Series course – the Comedy series.. – our latest Vintage Pinup session, the Winter Sweethearts workshop on 7th June.. – snaps from Sugar du Joure’s debut at the London Burlesque Festival.. – your invite to Hit92.9’s Purple Brala event, featuring performances from LVC artists..
We are so excited for Sugar du Joure‘s fundraiser show! With special guest performers being announced daily on our Facebook event, the show is shaping up to be a wonderful event! Serving up a slice of Perth’s best burlesque, boylesque, circus, dance and cabaret performers, we are looking forward to raising funds for Sugar to perform in the London Burlesque Festival in May. Sugar is one of just two WA […]
What an amazing start to 2015! We were thrilled to participate once again in Perth’s Fringe World Festival, one of Australia’s most rapidly growing festivals, and definitely one of the country’s most popular Fringe events. We have participated in the festival since 2012, when we hosted the Burlesque Garden show, and teamed up with Azure Entertainment and EPW Wrestling to produce the Lucha Royale (which ended up taking out […]
Are you attending any Perth International Burlesque Festival (PIBF) events? Be sure to catch some of our wonderful artists as they wow crowds across the PIBF calendar! You can catch: The voluptuous wonder Sugar du Joure at the PIBF Opening Party 10th July! Starry eyed seductress Monet Petite at the PIBF Closing Party on 12th July! and Sultry diva Lola Moore at the Peep Show, alongside Retro Markets on 13th […]
Lady Velvet Cabaret and The WA Performance School present The Ultimate Showgirl workshop with special guest Georgina Charteris! Join Georgina Charteris (AKA Miss Gigi Glamoure), Melbourne-based professional cabaret dancer for a special one-off Ultimate Showgirl workshop! Touring W.A. presenting specialist dance workshops, Georgina will teach the arts of Chair, Cabaret and Showgirl dance styles at The WA Performance School Subiaco studio on Saturday 19th July from 10am-11.30am. This workshop is […]
You read right, Sugar du Joure is taking over! She’s conquering Australia one city at a time. Click here to read our latest e-newsletter and find out whether Sugar’s heading to a town or city near you soon (hint: if you’re in WA’s Wheatbelt, or South Australia’s capital Adelaide, you’re in luck!).
Oh how time flies, one minute man is painting on cave walls, the next it’s already the end of another Lady Velvet Cabaret course term and time for another graduation cabaret extravaganza! On July 20, Lady Velvet Cabaret’s artists and academy students will present to you a history lesson unlike any other!* Learn about the roots of the Art of the Tease – who discovered it? Who perfected it? What […]
It’s that time of year again! You know Easter is around the corner when hot cross buns have been on sale for approximately four months.. so why not celebrate in style with Lady Velvet Cabaret’s EASTER TEASERS Graduation Show! Join us for an evening of song & dance, cabaret, burlesque and general frisky festivity, with buns, bunnies and sweet treats all round! Among the performers joining us for this special […]
Our own beautiful burlesque dancer Monet Petite is getting ready to take RAW Perth by storm! A featured artist at March’s MOSAIC event, Monet will take the stage amongst some of Perth’s most talented artists of all disciplines. You can pick up tickets to the event from her artist profile page but be quick, they’ll sell out!
Congratulations to all our wonderful performers and partners at Kinetica for our sell-out season at Fringe World! Each and every show was packed out with enthusiastic crowds! Check out the full wrap up on our blog.
It’s nearly the end of Term 4! The year has just flown by, especially with so many talented students joining us and performing with us throughout the year! If you’re itching to learn dance, burlesque, pinup or more next year, why not join our mailing list? You’ll be kept up to date with the latest developments at Lady Velvet Cabaret, and you’ll be the first to know when our 2014 timetable […]
Ladies and gentlemen, that time of the year approaches once again! That’s right, it’s time to start preparing for Perth’s Fringe Festival! 2014 sees Lady Velvet Cabaret teaming up with our good friends Kinetica – masters of circus, theatre and dance – to present a cheeky cabaret exploring just how well you know the people around you. Don’t miss out on this strictly limited show – you can keep up […]
We hope you all had an amazing Melbourne Cup Day! If you were at Purl Bar in Subiaco, you may have spotted our lovely burlesque performer Lady Lace twirling in her signature martini glass! Purl’s party rocked on all day through to 1am! Perhaps if you were enjoying a sumptuous afternoon at C Restaurant in the sky, you caught a glimpse of our handsome MC Cameron as he ran the […]
Don’t miss your chance to sign up for our CIRLESQUE workshop! We’ve joined forces withKinetica Circus to hold this exciting one-off workshop with Kinetica’s Dion Del Pino and our very own Sugar du Joure! Places are limited and time is running out – so book in today!
Our final rounds of dance classes, burlesque and pinup are commencing this week! Join us from Monday 14th October for fresh new terms in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Pinup Bootcamp, Commercial, Contemporary, Jazz/Hip Hop/Funk, Jazz, Tap, and Burlesque Starlet! This is your last chance to be a part of our end of year performances (including our graduation show and a large scale performance too!), so don’t miss out! Email us […]
We can’t believe it’s over! Our four day residency at 246 William Street as part of On William’s Makeshift festival was a fantastic success! Check out our Facebook album to see some happy snaps from the weekend’s events, including sneak peeks from our Curves to Kill, Vintage Pinup and Great Gatsby photoshoots. We have so many people to thank for helping make our involvement in 2013’s Perth Fashion Festival a […]
We’re very excited to announce our involvement in OnWilliam’s MAKESHIFT events as part of the Perth Fashion Festival! We will be adding a touch of vintage glamour to the festival with an extended weekend of exciting parties, high teas, workshops and markets. Visit our page to find out more, or browse more MAKESHIFT happenings on the official website. Places for Lady Velvet Cabaret workshops are limited – so make sure you book today!
Phwoar! Check out these gorgeous Cabaret Showgirl students who performed for Foxtel’s show The Couch! Check them out on Friday (today!) at 4pm and Sunday at 8pm on the Aurora Channel! Want performance opportunities with Lady Velvet Cabaret? Sign up for our mailing list to be kept up to date with our classes and courses!
Hear from Lady Velvet Cabaret’s curvaceous temptress Sugar du Joure over at our blog. Sugar has written a saucy account of her involvement in the Perth International Burlesque Festival’s Opening Night party, as well as some of her favourite memories from the festival’s events, including the fabulous shows and retro markets! Head over to our blog page to read Sugar’s take on Perth’s fabulous new festival.
Have you been enjoying the glitz and glamour of the Perth International Burlesque Festival (PIBF!)? Our gorgeous Sugar Du Joure was amongst the performers who entertained crowds at the official opening party, plus our lovely Monet Petite will be entertaining at the Retro Market THIS SUNDAY at the Fly By Night Club in Fremantle. Come along for family-friendly fun, plus the chance to fossick through vintage treasures and trinkets. We […]
Don’t miss the BIGGEST event on the burlesque calendar for 2013, The Perth International Burlesque Festival! Running from June 24 – July 6, the Perth International Burlesque Festival brings world-class international, interstate and local Burlesque acts to the Perth audience. Headlined by international superstars of the burlesque scene including Miss Indigo Blue, Perle Noire and Banbury Cross, this two-week extravaganza includes four days of workshops, tantalising shows, late night parties […]
Lady Velvet Cabaret is proud to announce that our fabulous Cabaret/Modern Burlesque students will be making their stunning television debut! You can catch the girls performing their spicy new routine on Foxtel’s Aurora Channel THIS Saturday June 15. Stay tuned for more details!
We are teaming up with Red Leopard Photography to bring this special Pinup Essentials workshop to Busselton in July! Unfortunately the Saturday workshop is fully booked out, however due to overwhelming demand a Sunday workshop is now available! Contact Red Leopard today to reserve your spot – They’re filling up fast! To register, email:email@example.com Workshop participants will learn top pinup tips from Miss Perfect Pinup 2011/12 Lady Lace, plus they’ll […]
Lady Velvet Cabaret students are reminded that classes run throughout public holidays, including the Easter break! We’ll see you at class this long weekend!
Grab your copy of the Sunday Times today and catch Monet Petite, Bambi La Belle and Nuevo Freemanos along with a great write-up about the upcoming Lucha Royale show! If you can’t get your hands on a copy, why not check out the article online at PerthNow? Don’t forget to grab your tickets online at Ticketek!
Another year, another exciting state heat of the Miss Burlesque Australia competition!! Here at Lady Velvet Cabaret we were so excited to have not one, not two, but three finalists in this year’s WA heats. We are so lucky to have so much talent in one troupe! For the full story, and list of winners, click “HERE” and visit our blog!
We are proud to announce that our Lucha Royale show has won the Perth Now People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Perth Fringe World festival!! Big thanks to Fringe World, EPW Perth, and to the wide range of talented Lady Velvet Cabaret and Azure Entertainment performers who participated in the show’s sell-out season. Thanks especially to our supportive audience members who voted for Lucha Royale as their favourite Fringe World […]
The biggest competition in the Australian burlesque world took place on Saturday June 11 as nine hopefuls battled it out for the title of Miss Burlesque Western Australia at Fremantle Town Hall. Miss Vita Flame (director and performer for Lady Velvet Cabaret) was one of the judges of the competition and our very own burlesque beauties Lady Lace and Bella Bowtie competed against the likes of Agatha Frisky, Odile Divine, […]