Lady Velvet Cabaret

Express your self in our next LVC Burlesque Series short course. Join Miss Boujee B for a six week chair dance course with a routine inspired by the hit movie “Burlesque”! Whether you’re new to burlesque like the character Ali, or a burlesque veteran like Cher’s character Tess, Miss Boujee B will guide you through everything needed to channel your inner Christina onstage – from creating and embodying your burlesque […]

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Discover the empowering art of bellydance with our incredible specialist Wild Kat. Discover new isolations, beautiful techniques, and challenging exercises, plus build on to your unique choreography every week. This course is open to dancers of all backgrounds and abilities. Students have the option to perform live onstage at a real cabaret show at the end of this five week course! Classes run 8.15-9.15pm on: Tuesday 31 August, and 7, […]

Cece Desist reviews the Classic Red Set Lipstick + Lipgloss by club kid icon, Amanda Lepore! Watch Cece unbox this collection as she gives you her first impressions and brutally honest review. Cece Desist is a make up extraordinaire who has long modelled her signature red glossy lip after New York club legend Amanda Lepore. So when Amanda released her own line of red lipstick and lipgloss, it was a […]

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Today we get the low down on rhinestones with our very own cabaret queen, Cece Desist! Find out what she loves about stoning items, and get some insider tips in our brand new video tutorial. It’s no secret that Cece Desist sparkles wherever she goes, but wouldn’t you love to know her secret sparkly tips? In today’s video, Cece shows us the process of fully rhinestoning a pair of dance […]

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Looking to improve your home practice space, or get started learning via a virtual classroom? Check out some of our tips and suggestions for setting up a home learning space that’s fun, functional and encourages learning. 1. Know your Online Resources If you are learning a particular curriculum from home, for example our studio’s Virtual Class system, ensure you have access to your required apps, have a login ready (ideally […]

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We sat down with Jessica, the creative force behind Tempest Eve. You may remember some of the beautiful Tempest Eve pieces that we posed with at our popular Disneybounding pinup workshop, or perhaps you’ve seen them onstage around Perth! To celebrate Jessica returning to the studio on April 5 2020 for our GODDESS pinup workshop, we asked her a few questions to find out more about her work…   Tell […]

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We are loving this quick, fun and easy brow blocking tutorial from our own cabaret diva, Cece Desist! Take the mystery out of this common drag and cosplay technique, with Cece’s entertaining quick guide. WHAT YOU NEED: – A washable glue stick Cece recommends Elmer’s Washable Glue Sticks, available from Spotlight – A translucent powder – A mascara wand – A powder puff – A damp beauty sponge – A […]

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We sat down with one of our newest Lady Velvet Cabaret starlets to find out find out about her journey to Paris, and her life dancing at the most famous cabaret in the world. In July 2016 the Moulin Rouge were doing an audition tour around Australia. When I heard they were coming to Perth my friends and I decided to go to the audition on our day off from […]

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Neo-burlesque, while technically referring to any contemporary burlesque created as part of the revival, has come to mean different things to current performers. Today we explore what makes “Neo” unique, and get your creative juices flowing, just in time for Sugar du Joure’s upcoming course: THIS IS NEO BURLESQUE. 1. Exploring contemporary themes Burlesque is such a wonderful way to create art in response to contemporary themes, events and attitudes. […]

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It is so exciting to be a fresh performer just getting established on the stage, or a more experienced artist ready to take the plunge and apply for festivals, events, or troupes… Want to level up your Burlesque prowess? Experienced producers or directors have a keen eye for the fine details, so sometimes a small change to your performance style can make all the difference when going “pro”. The following […]

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So, you’ve fallen in love with burlesque and think you’re ready to become a striptease sensation yourself? WAIT! Before you quit your day job and spend 3 days maxing out your credit card at Spotlight, there are a number of things you need to consider. Having been in the industry for the past 10 years, Lady Velvet Cabaret has seen its fair share of aspiring burlesque performers come and go. […]

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Hot off the heels of our Enter The Boudoir Pinup Workshop announcement, our dream team comprising instructor Sugar du Joure and photographer Claire Alexander share their top tips for first-time pinups. Perfect for those who are thinking of joining our Enter The Boudoir session, or anyone looking to boost their posing prowess in any pinup-style shoot! Claire Alexander’s Top Tips:   Claire Alexander, photographer, has worked with entertainers from all […]

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Sugar du Joure has a brand new six week CATWALK Burlesque Series course coming up, and to celebrate, she’s sharing her top tips for looking (and feeling) runway ready every day, whether it’s onstage, at work, or nipping into the supermarket. Discover how you can serve some Catwalk Burlesque realness every single day… So you’ve watched a few Victoria’s Secret shows. Stared longingly up at their angel wings with stars […]

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The third instalment of Lola Moore’s Burlesque on a Budget series is hot off the presses. Find out how to shop like the best of them, without breaking the burly bank! So you’ve op-shopped your little heart out, canvassed your horde of fabric and other sparkly stuff but there are still some things you need. What is a budget burlesquer to do now? Well… Burlesque on a Budget: Bargains instore! […]

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Today we’re tackling a frequently asked question in our voice and musical theatre classes. Have you always wondered what your ‘head voice’ is and how to find it? Read some of Lucinda Panties‘ tips for beginners below, or book a time to visit one of our instrumental voice specialists!   What is the difference between your Chest Voice and your Head Voice? The terms ‘chest’ and ‘head’ voice refer to […]

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Sugar Du Joure sits down with part-time journalist/long –time burlesque fan Laura Young to discuss what to expect in her next 6 week course Robo-A-Gogo at Lady Velvet Cabaret.     Sugar Du Joure’s perfume is a mixture of confusion and arousal. It is the smell of buttery popcorn and a hint of mint that I just can’t put my finger on. She is wearing several large ponytails and is […]

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Fresh from an acclaimed season of her one woman show ‘Underemployment’ at Fringe World 2019, Miss Lola Moore threw herself into preparations for WA’s most hotly anticipated burly contest: Miss Burlesque WA. A wonderful platform for established performers, Lola embraced the opportunity to tackle this challenge on a budget… Hello internet, Lola Moore here. I hope this finds you well and preferably with your favourite snack and/or beverage. (I may […]

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Join Lady Velvet Cabaret for a 2 week intensive combining modern tap dance with sizzling burlesque! Learn unique and fierce tap dance choreography (suitable for beginner to intermediate level tap dancers), plus you’ll get the opportunity to perform at a real burlesque show! Not sure how Tap Dance and Burlesque fit together? Check out 3 reasons why we love combining these two styles below: 3 Reasons why Burlesque and Tap […]

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Want to improve your flexibility? Scroll down to read our top five tips on working on flexibility at home, or find out more about our upcoming open workshop where all are welcome. We are thrilled to announce a special one off workshop for students looking to achieve and utilize their splits! In this fun workshop you will be working on left, right, and middle splits, including fun variations and new […]

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  You’ve read Sugar du Joure’s Top 5 Expensive Burlesque Costume ‘Worth-it’s, so now it’s time to embrace the cheap and cheerful DIY side to burlesque costuming that ANYONE can try at home!   It’s no secret that Burlesque is an expensive profession. Yet I find myself constantly amazed when I am backstage staring slack-jawed at a performe’rs gorgeous garment, and they lean in toward me to whisper: “Did you […]

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Life Drawing doesn’t always involve nudity – sometimes a character or costume can create the perfect spectacle to inspire artists of all ages! September 7th saw Bambi la Belle and Lola Moore don their burlesque finery for a very special set of workshops at Shenton College. In two sessions, teens and adults got to draw Lola & Bambi in special life drawing workshops with guest artist Andy Quilty. Both performers […]

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Performing burlesque can be an expensive habit, but sometimes it’s worth splashing out on big-ticket items – Sugar du Joure dishes on what’s worth spending big on. If you’re on a budget, check out our Top 5 tips on saving money by DIYing here!   It’s an expensive investment to involve yourself in the creative world of Burlesque. I have often heard woeful tales of new performers declining to participate […]

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Our hard-working director Stella Hui has been named by Inside Small Business as one of Australia’s Top 50 Small Business Leaders! We would like to congratulate Stella on her amazing achievement, and thank her for her for continuing to inspire her staff, students, clients, and members of Perth’s performing arts community. We are very proud of Stella’s contributions to Perth’s performing arts and entertainment industries, and are thrilled that she […]

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  Whether you consider yourself a competitive person or not, participating in comps, pageants or events can be a great experience – here are Sugar du Joure‘s top reasons to try competing!   I discovered Burlesque back in 2011, around the same time I was discovering the person I wanted to be in life. However unlike many people my passion for burlesque didn’t start the moment I gazed upon the […]

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Sugar du Joure dishes on her recent trip to the Bordeaux Burlesque Festival in France!   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! […]

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Our director, award-winning businesswoman Stella Hui was recently interviewed by the team at MyBusiness.com.au. Check out the full article here or below, for some tips on growing creative businesses, and to gain an insight into Stella’s world!   To mark International Women’s Day, Businesswoman of the Year at the Optus My Business Awards and director of three companies, Stella Hui, shares her secrets to success in business, and in life. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 to Stella and all her hard work over the past six years. We also want to thank each and every one of our performers, students, […]

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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!    

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Nail your stage make up with some easy tips for beginners, with Sugar du Joure! 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!

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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 […]

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We love to celebrate the achievements of our students and fellow community members – today we’re congratulating a very special lady on a huge achievement. 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 […]

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We love having exciting news to share, and this is just about the biggest news we could hope for… 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. Over the past years she has grown from a gorgeous baby bombshell to a full-blown international performer. Her vivacious […]

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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 […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret’s Pinup workshops have taken Perth by storm, proving to be the perfect way to grow your portfolio, or just try something new! We are thrilled to share some gorgeous sneak peeks from the Garden Party Pinup Shoot held 18th September. Check out the snaps below! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to find out when the next shoot is scheduled. As usual all these shots are […]

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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, […]

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Bambi la Belle has recently returned from Spain where she participated in an inspiring Dance Master Class intensive course, find out more: 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 […]

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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.

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Check out some sneak peeks from the Pinup Boudoir workshop… 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!  

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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Warming things up with Winter Sweethearts Pinup Workshop! We had an absolute ball at the Winter Sweethearts vintage pinup one day workshop! The sold out workshop was so much fun and it was so wonderful to see girls swapping stories, tips, props and making connections (hello our growing instagram following list!). Sugar du Joure was so warm and friendly – by the end of the workshop all participants were well […]

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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 the […]

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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 […]

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Huge news for LVC and our friends at Azure Entertainment and EPW Wrestling: 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 […]

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Have you heard the news? It’s true! Lady Velvet Cabaret Academy of Burlesque and Pinup has been nominated in two categories for the 2011 Eros “Shine” Awards! These awards are administered annually to recognize excellence in the Australian Adult Industry.t We’ve been nominated for both the “Best Australian Performance Artist” and “Best Australian Sexy Fitness Company” awards. We would absolutely love it if our supporters can click on the link […]

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We are very excited to be a part of the Perth Fringe Festival in 2012! This jaw-dropping event will take place from January 25th until February 18th 2012 and will showcase Perth’s finest performers from a range of entertainment genres. Lady Velvet Cabaret is thrilled to be among them with our performers gracing the stage for three shows (details TBA) For more information about the Perth Fringe Festival, please visit […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret is thrilled to announce our next burlesque graduation show featuring the graduates from our dance courses will take place Sunday November 20 at Ya-Ya’s (147 James Street, Northbridge WA)! At 7pm! Be dazzled by the newest sirens of the dance performance scene as students from our Burlesque Starlet, Bump n’ Mix, Dancing with Props, Cabaret Showgirl, Sexy Stiletto and Shake it Like the Sixties courses take the […]

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We are pleased to announce that our courses that commenced in May of this year have been highly successful and great fun! We are currently in the middle of our August term of dance classes and we are extremely proud of the graduating students from our last two terms! The students from our July term will be showcasing their newfound talents at our next graduation show on August 25 entitled […]

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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, […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret is very proud of our own Lady Lace who was invited to perform in the Baby Bombshells Competition at the Australian Burlesque Festival in Melbourne on June 9. We were thrilled to have one of our exceptionally talented performers representing our troupe at the festival. We have had amazingly positive feedback from many people who saw her performance and from what she’s told us, she had a […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret was honoured (and frankly a little star struck) to meet 2010’s winner of Miss Burlesque Australia, Rita Fontaine during her short stay in Perth in early June. Rita helped us out at our Candyland show on Friday June 3 by transforming into her alter-ego, Johnny Castrati, to host the show for us. She also performed two breath-taking acts at our Lucha Royale show the very next night […]

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Following the success of the first Lucha Royale show in March this year, Lady Velvet Cabaret had a fantastic time performing at the second instalment on Saturday June 4 at the WA Italian Club in North Perth. EPW wrestlers battled it out in the ring in between saucy performances from Lady Velvet Cabaret’s burlesque, circus, hip hop and Samba performers. Our special guest performers for the evening included the reigning […]

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On Friday June 3, Lady Velvet Cabaret held an intimate show at Manhattans Bar in Victoria Park. The theme for this event was ‘Candyland’ as it boasted a number of sweet and tasty performances from our performers including a memorable ‘Boylesque’ act from Chet Broadway entitled “I Love Rocky Road”. Lady Velvet Cabaret artistes Vita Flame, Lady Lace, Monet Petite, D’Arcy Treasure, Sugar Du Joure, Ella Mystique and Lola Moore […]

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This year’s SEXPO (Sexuality and Lifestyle Exhibition) was held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday May 26 until Sunday May 29. Lady Velvet Cabaret had a stall on display where visitors could sign up to our mailing list, receive information about our performers, upcoming shows and classes, and purchase items such as top hats, fascinators, corsets, and robes and other accessories. Four of our performers (Vita Flame, […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret Academy of Cabaret and Burlesque presents…..CANDYLAND! LADIES & GENTS…..Join us for a delicious Friday night of Cabaret with saucy Burlesque acts, fire performances, dancing, sizzling boylesque, sweet music, comedy and loads more! ONLY $10 for a fun night of entertainment, plus Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory will be playing on the big screen in the background! The show and the movie will start at 8:30pm sharp. […]

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Thank you to everyone who have emailed us in regards to booking a class so far! We will respond to all of you, however we are getting an enormous amount of enrolments so we may not get back to everyone straight away. We are getting through the emails as fast as we can. We thank you for your patience and we are really looking forward to seeing you all in […]

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The LUCHA ROYALE is a crazy, action-packed show, where Luchadores (Mexican-style Masked wrestlers) fight, flip and fly, performing breathtaking acrobatic feats while battling each other. Mix this with a pinata explosion of extravagant Burlesque, raucous Circus acts, Drag, music, comedy and whatever crazy entertainment we decide to throw into each show – the Lucha Royale is set to blow your minds away! Lady Velvet Cabaret is super excited to be […]

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lvcgroup,300 Due to popular demand we have decided to bring out some exciting dance, performance and cabaret classes so you too can dance with us! The Lady Velvet Academy of Dance and Cabaret now offers a number of amazing courses for those with an itch to perform, or those who just want to learn how to! Courses offered are: ~ “Cabaret Showgirl Dance Course” (Tues 7:30pm South Perth or Wed […]

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The LUCHA ROYALE is a crazy, action-packed show, where Luchadores (Mexican-style Masked wrestlers) fight, flip and fly, performing breathtaking acrobatic feats while battling each other. Mix this with a pinata explosion of extravagant Burlesque, raucous Circus acts, Drag, music, comedy and whatever crazy entertainment we decide to throw into each show – the Lucha Royale is set to blow your minds away! Lady Velvet Cabaret is super excited to be […]

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We are very proud to have not one, but THREE of our fabulous performers selected as Western Australian state finalists for Miss Burlesque Australia 2012!! Congratulations to Monet Petite, Sugar Du Joure and Bella Bowtie who will compete against seven other talented burlesque performers for title of Miss Burlesque Western Australia! Lady Velvet Cabaret is proud to have the three of you representing the troupe in such an exciting competition […]

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Greetings everyone! We hope you’ve all had a wonderful new year so far! We certainly have! 🙂 2010 was certainly a memorable year for LVC filled with crazy performance schedules, late night costume-making, fantastic shows and a bevy of wonderful clients! We consider ourselves very lucky to have your support and are truly looking forward to an even better and more exciting 2011! What better way to start the year […]

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Lady Velvet Cabaret & “Azure Entertainment” proudly presents our next Cabaret show – FANTASY PARIS! Join us for a fantasy evening of French Cabaret, stunning Circus Arts, Parisian dancers, soothing songbirds, sensual Burlesque, crazy Boylesque & MUCH MUCH MORE! As Perth’s leading producer of true Cabaret Variety Shows, our next show is set to impress once again. With a line-up of some of the city’s finest performers, you’ll be seduced, […]

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We are very excited with this new look and we’ve made it a lot more user-friendly! It will be a constant work in progress as we continue to update the site with more pictures, events, news and services for your entertainment pleasure. Please do not hesitate to drop us an email and let us know what you want to see here or any services you want us to offer! Love […]

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