SparkPeople Burlesque Babes Team Messageboard Have an interest in Burlesque? Come join us! We are all about BurlyQ! SparkPeople Burlesque Babes Team Messageboard San Diego Accountability Buddies Hello! I may not be new to Sparkpeople but since I keep forgetting it exists and keep forgetting to stay on track here I am again. Although I would like to take my goal setting offline as much as possible. Spending everyday doing a bunch of health accounting is not something I plan on doing. But I will be doing some basics like tracking my weight, measurements and feelings each week overall and as I get motivated to do more I will. I find I get stuck down internet rabbit holes and get distrac... Tue, 24 May 2016 18:06:37 EST CAN WE GET THIS TEAM GOING? Who is interested in getting this team active again? Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:46:43 EST Hello OH! I have always loved burlesque but have never even considered being able to do it myself. What a wonderful idea! I'm open to learning and making new friends :-) Thu, 10 May 2012 09:23:14 EST Favorite Place to Shop For Burlesque Clothing I love looking at websites that are loaded with sexy burlesque clothing. One of my favorites is<BR>allery.asp?ProductCode=LA%2D86354. Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:14:49 EST Burlesque classes in NYC? dying to take some! Where are they? <em>212</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 13:15:42 EST Salutations Dolls! I'm a burly-q gal here in NYC and I've been putting on some weight so it's back to the drawing board. Being a dancer and a professional performer means being aware of your body and doing what feels right so here I am! :) Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:39:57 EST Hello to all Members I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself to those of you with whom I haven't spoke to before. I recently came on as team leader for this group since I have such a big passion for both burlesque AND spark people :) I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:50:48 EST Help? Can someone explain or show me an example of the team goal for practicing shimmies, bumps and grinds? Wed, 6 Jul 2011 21:50:54 EST Team Newbie! Hello dancers! Looking for some spark friends and a group to really be involved with!! <BR> <BR> I'm from a small town central New York and I'm new to burlesque since January 2011. I'm currently taking a class at a local studio and love it! <BR> Besides burlesque I dance/teach hip-hop and also belly dance. :) <BR> I'm also interested in learning fire dancing (not really offered around here). lol <BR> <BR> Anyone know some good Burlesque DVD's I can look into as well?? Thu, 12 May 2011 11:11:26 EST Hi All! Just wanted to say hello. I used to be a go-go dancer for one of the the former incarnations of Hubba Hubba Revue here in San Francisco. <BR> I would love to rebuild my self-confidence and get back into burlesque. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:26:48 EST hi everyone my name is Bree im a 21 year old college student, mom to a 19 month old and a wife of 2 years. i took dance for 17 years and i wish i could go back. i have always had problems with my weight but after i had my son it just got out of control. when i started spark on monday i was 245lbs and now am 241. i am doing the special k diet, walking on nights that i dont have school, taking adipex, and working out to 2 video that i bought a while back. My husband and I are wanting to have another baby ... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 12:05:14 EST April Challenge: Calories and Confidence! Hey ladies! <BR> <BR> What better way to get a team back on track than with a nice challenge? <BR> <BR> This challenge will be held from April 10 to April 30 <BR> <BR> Rules are simple: <BR> <BR> 1. Track your calories eaten EVERYDAY <BR> 2. Stay within your caloric range <BR> 3. Once a week, weigh yourself and post on the message board how much you have lost since the challenge began (starting weight and current weight) <BR> 4. Include a list of three things that you find beautiful ab... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 19:50:15 EST Hello Ladies! Hey girls! I'm new to Spark and am so happy to have found a Burlesque group! I've never done Burlesque, but I've seen some on T.V. with Dita von Teese etc. I've always loved the era of pin-up and was just telling my mother that if I wasn't such a corporate drone I would dress in the 40s style all the time. But alas, being in outside sales isn't condusive to Bettie Page bangs and pencil skirts :) Have a great week Thu, 3 Mar 2011 00:55:47 EST Afternoon Sunshines! Hey Everyone! <BR> My name is Stacy. I live in Colorado Springs, CO, and starting net month, I'll begin performing with our local burlesque troop. I am on SP to help get down in weight and eventually to help myself get more toned. I will be honest, I am horrid at intro paragraphs, soooo I just hope to get to know y'all a lot better :) Wed, 2 Feb 2011 18:04:49 EST Heyla to all the B.Babes!!! I got burlesque beat for Christmas from my mates mum, Euphrates. It's amazing! I absolutely love it! And burlesque! So, yes, I'm new to the stage. But I hope to keep it up for a while yet!!! ^_^ So yea, Hi! <BR> <em>224</em> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:26:25 EST Greetings And Salutations Hi there! Heather here, but most know me as Banshee. Long-time lover of the Burlesque scene. I'm hoping to get to the point where I'm comfortable enough with my body to actually take a more active role in this interest. ;) Mon, 10 Jan 2011 21:47:11 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Alyssa and I'm a 24 year old desert rat. I love belly dancing and burlesque, and hope to become proficient in both. I am looking forward to regaining my luscious curves over the next year. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:23:28 EST New Chick Here! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Kristen. I'm a 23 year old mom of an almost one year old little boy who sure keeps me on my toes! I am also getting married next June! <BR> <BR> I have never done burlesque but I do really want to take a class. The nearest classes to where I live are an hour away and that kinda makes it hard but I love the style of dance and am willing to learn from home! <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting my fellow team mates! <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> -Kristen- Sat, 4 Dec 2010 14:09:41 EST Cher & Christina: Burlesque Movie I am a Cher fan, but I think this is more like a cross between La Cage Aux Folles and American Idol than Burlesque. Or Cabaret and Moulin Rouge. Hey I love glitz and false eyelashes, but I have never seen a burlesque lady belt out a contemporary power pop tune. Fan dance, anyone? Then there was Gypsy, but the Mama Rose character had all the good songs, and she kept her clothes on. <BR> <BR> Hope to see it in the theater and suspend belief and enjoy it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.burlesquethemovi... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:07:23 EST Hello there! My name is Jess and I've been interested in burlesque for a very long time. Its not the all consuming obsession that belly dance is, but its there. I'm recently getting back into it. I love the music, the costumes. Its all so awesome. I'm glad I found a spark team about it. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:58:37 EST Burlesque Music I'd love to hear about what you ladies like to dance to! I'm looking to mix things up a little. <BR> <BR> I'm into 60's surf-rock and sultry soul tunes of that era as well. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 14:27:33 EST Just dropping by to say 'ello! Hi there lovely ladies! I am brand new to Spark and am super impressed so far by this site! I perform in a Burlesque show in Louisiana and have about 20 pounds to lose before I will REALLY feel comfortable shimmying for a crowd! Looking forward to getting to know all of you glamour girls! <em>334</em> Sun, 24 Oct 2010 16:21:54 EST New Admin Hi everyone! I'm the new admin of this here group. It made me sad to see it inactive, so I wanted to try and see if I could get some activities going! The ladies who have been inactive on the site as of late will still remain admins if they shall choose to return. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned for some team goals and activities in the works! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:55:53 EST Hi Ladies!! I am new to the team!!! wanted to say hello.. I was introduced to Burlesque by PCD. Love it and it sure does may you break a sweat dancing in high heals Tue, 22 Jun 2010 10:16:33 EST Heya! Hi, I just joined today and thought I'd say hello! I've been on SP for about 3 months and have gotten rid of about 1/3 of the weight I'd like to lose. I'm a recovering couch potato who's starting to like exercise. Part of my training includes bellydance...but I'd love to find a bulesque class and am considering getting a video. I was thrilled to to see you gals here! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:36:51 EST Hi sexy ladies! I'm the new girl! Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. I was so excited to find a burlesque group on SPARK. I'm new to burlesque and obsessed with it. It is one of my goals for losing weight. Can't wait to learn! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 23:14:44 EST Burlesquer from Idaho Hey! Signed up for SP a while ago, but I'm new to ACTUALLY USING it. :) I perform here in Boise, ID. Looking for buddies/like-minded friends to help keep me accountable. Shoot me an email? <BR> <BR> Loves. Good luck to all. Tue, 23 Feb 2010 01:10:44 EST Greetings! Hello, all! I'm new to SP and looking forward to meeting like-minded inviduals. Burlesque is something I'm interested in learning more about and thought this Team would be fun to join. <BR> <BR> I see there hasn't been much activity of late... Hoping things pick up! Mon, 7 Dec 2009 18:18:56 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:26:54 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:26:51 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to introduce myself, hope y'all have a great week! Mon, 3 Aug 2009 23:26:43 EST Dita Von Teese <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? <BR> <BR> I have her book, it was a gift. Sun, 2 Aug 2009 16:16:40 EST Hello from a former Burlesque dancer Hi All. <BR> <BR> Is this team still active at all? <BR> <BR> I danced burlesque in the late 70s and 80s for 8 years. I have no idea how many times I performed. I would guess well over 5000 times. I was known for my cape and fan shows. <BR> <BR> I find it amusing that now it is a fitness craze when I recall having to keep it a secret to avoid being looked down on. <BR> <BR> I'm an old bag now and haven't danced in years. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I've been doing belly dancing for about 6 y... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 06:55:41 EST Hi Everyone! I'm Amanda. My alter ego is Legs L'amour. I'm the founder of The Dazzling Dames in Providence, RI. I'm excited to see that there is a burlesque team on here! I have been doing burlesque for 2 years now. Unfortunately, I started gaining weight about 4 or 5 years ago, and haven't lost it yet. I hope that this site helps me stay motivated. : ) I'm planning to lose about 20-25 pounds. I'm looking forward to meeting others on this team. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 23:57:22 EST happy to see you! One of my many goals for myself is to do burlesque. So, I am happy to see this group! Especially since I am slowly creeping toward my fitness and weight loss goals...I won't have much to stop me after that :) Sun, 19 Oct 2008 00:52:49 EST If any of you live in Indianapolis Or plan on being around here in October, You should come check out the burlesque show in which I perform! We do some really funny stuff (I am going to do a clown striptease to circus music, Last year one of the girls did marge simpson LOL, some classics like fan dancing, and just some fun stuff and all the money goes to a local breast cancer charity! <BR> <BR> I will post the flier as soon as we get it made if anyone is interested. <BR> xoxo <BR> <BR> you can check out our site (which thoug... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:36:31 EST Hello There! Hey ladies! Its nice to see BABES coming together to help and support. Can't wait to meet you all <em>18</em> Rock on! Sat, 23 Aug 2008 16:37:59 EST BulryQ Wannabe Hi. I am so excited to lose a lot of pounds and gain confidence so I can be on the stage with my beautiful Burlesque friends. It's been a goal of mine for years, but I just recently made a commitment to myself to take classes, buy the books, and do the work. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the group! <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2008 18:42:47 EST Go-Go Robics!!! Just wanted to throw this out to all you lovelies!!! <BR> <BR><BR>II.html <BR> <BR> Its a Super way to Sweat!!! Tue, 8 Jul 2008 17:45:58 EST Burly-Q books & films Inspired by the success of Patti Lupone in Gypsy, I decided to look online to my library for books and films that include subject of burlesque. I did see the play on Broadway starring Tyne Daily. <BR> <BR> I saw 1945 film Doll Face, the movie, based on a book by Rose Louise Hovick, aka Gypsy Rose Lee. The cast: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda. <BR> <BR> I also was able to get the book The G-String Murders, also by Gypsy Rose Lee. I have not read it yet, but it's ne... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 23:22:00 EST Where is everyone? No one has posted in a while. Where is everyone???? Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:43:03 EST Hello How is everybody doing? I am new! Mon, 26 May 2008 12:07:24 EST How's everyone doing? Hi all! I haven't checked in here in a few days, so how is everyone doing? My workouts are coming along nicely. I am managing to fit in some cardio almost every day. I am starting to work in some more strenght training as well. <BR> On the burlesque front I am working on another act to use soon and I will be performing this friday and again on the 30th. I need to go buy more body glitter sometime this week. <BR> <BR> Happy shimmying everyone! Wed, 21 May 2008 12:57:52 EST What do you like about burlesque? SO, in hopes of getting more posting going on here, what is it you like about burlesque??? <BR> <BR> Personally, I love the sense of empowerment that comes with performing. I also like the having the excuse to cover myself in glitter and run away from mommy duties for the evening! LOL Fri, 9 May 2008 10:50:34 EST Hi.. I am Nicole I just joined spark people a few days ago... found this message board... and here I am. <BR> <BR> I don't burlesque dance now... but would love to learn. Currently I am taking ballroom dance classes... and am loving it tremendously. I am hoping to find a place to teach me burlesque when I reach one of my goals... I hope you don't mind me hanging out here till I do so? Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:14:47 EST Hey Hey Hey! Man was I excited to find this! My name is Jess and I am currently taking burlesque lessons from the founder of one of our local troupes. We have a public recital in a week and a half! Yikes! I'm excited but nervous at the same time. I am trying to finish my costume, work on my act and find just the right color of glitter! LOL I am hoping to join the troupe sometime in the future! <em>30</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2008 20:03:10 EST Hey! Hi. I don't burlesque right now, but I did in the past. I do get involved with retro themed events and style. <BR> <BR> I used to perform in a few groups that had a Las Vegas "rat pack" flair and it was loads of fun. I live in NY and I see Dirty Martini and *BOB* socially a few times a year. <BR> <BR> I encourage everyone to try it and have fun! Sat, 8 Mar 2008 19:58:30 EST Hello :) Hi everyone! My name is Jessica and I've been doing burlesque/pole dancing for about 6 months now. I started learning for a show that I was doing last September and really fell in love with it. My dance background has been mostly in jazz and ballet,so learning about burlesque has been a lot of fun for me. I look forward to talking with you all soon <em>212</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2008 13:24:00 EST I have returned! Thanks Queeniebee for taking charge of the group! You are doing a great job! Keep it up! I am sorry for the lengthy absence from the group. Part of it was my neglect and the other part of it was my recovery from my surgery in December took longer than I expected. In short, I've gained weight again and am starting over. I can do it with the help of you all! :) Let's get dancing! Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:27:04 EST Any one out there? Hey girls! who's out there and active? <BR> <BR> I'm happy to see this community let's get it hopping! <BR> Sun, 25 Nov 2007 21:56:27 EST Any one out there? Hey girls! who's out there and active? <BR> <BR> I'm happy to see this community let's get it hopping! <BR> Sun, 25 Nov 2007 21:49:34 EST What music do you use? Hey girls! So what music do you use to dance to? I currently have songs by Pink going through my head. I know it is not traditional but I think it would work! Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:25:01 EST Do you burlesque? I just wanted to know how many here actually do burlesque. In your home still counts! I do a little but I am still so shy about it that I only practice when alone. Tue, 6 Nov 2007 14:20:38 EST Hellooooooo, Nurse! Hi! I'm Karla, also known here as "Boo Mom", most everywhere else online as "Karlaboo". I'm a member of White Lightnin' Burlesque, in Knoxville Tn. My stage name is The Switchblade Sweetheart. <BR> <BR> I just found this team today while noodling around on here. <BR> <BR> YAY, FRINGE! <BR> YAY, SEQUINS! <BR> YAY, FEATHERS! <BR> <BR> :) Sat, 20 Oct 2007 22:57:11 EST Burlesque Quotes " Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly." Gypsy Rose Lee <BR> <BR> "I advocate glamour. Every day. Every minute." Dita Von Teese <BR> <BR> “It doesn't matter what size or shape you are. Burlesque is about feeling positive about who you are, about knowing how to shake what you have and being proud of it.” Baby Doe <BR> <BR> “There's an old joke that strippers work for money and burlesque dancers work for applause. For many of them, it's not the way they make a living - they just do it ... Wed, 26 Sep 2007 10:45:09 EST Welcome Queeniebee! I just wanted to give Queeniebee a warm welcome! She is a new administrator! THANKS QUEENIEBEE! Fri, 21 Sep 2007 15:34:34 EST hi there ladies! my name is christie and i started a burlesque troop in the indy area 4 years ago! i ran it for two years and participated last year, i have been so busy this year that i havent had time to work on it but it was an awesome experience! i have belly dancing and comedy experience :) i am actually hoping to lose 47 lbs by february to participate in a dr. sketchy event in indy :) wish me luck <BR> <BR> xoxo <BR> christiebelle Sun, 16 Sep 2007 17:03:01 EST Burlesque Workshop - Should I go for it? <BR> <BR> Dunno. Seen these before, it seems like a helluva lot of cash (£75 = $150 US) for not an awful lot..... <BR> <BR> Anyone here tried any burlesque dancing themselves? If so, what can I expect? <BR> <BR> <BR> Sho x Mon, 6 Aug 2007 07:29:53 EST administrato r.........up for grabs! Hey if anyone wants to be administrator of this team........let me know! It's yours! I have 3 kids and am not on the puter as much as an administrator should be to run a group. THANKS! <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jun 2007 03:24:48 EST