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The Shimmy Shake Berlin Burlesque School hosts a wide variety of exciting burlesque workshops. Each class is focused on a different style or skill, to cover all facets of burlesque performance. After each term students have the opportunity to perform the choreography they learned at our graduation event, the Shimmy Shake Show. Whether you are interested in classic Bump and Grind, Costuming, Neo, Characterization, Movement, Striptease or Styling, with our ever-changing roster and exciting list of guest teachers we have something for everyone. The teachers of the school are also able to offer special private classes for those wanting to hone existing skills or that prefer to start learning in a private environment.

Mail shimmyshakeberlin@gmail.com for any additional information.


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Shimmy Shake Special Workshops


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Date Teacher Theme Time Day
26.3.22 La Viola Vixen BEGINNER 12.00-13.30 Saturday
HP Loveshaft Makeup 13.45-15.45 Saturday
21.5.22 Scarlett O’Honey BEGINNER 12.00-13.30 Saturday
Chiqui Love Advanced Floor 13.45-15.45 Saturday
16.7.22 Lindsey Dunn BEGINNER 12.00-13.30 Saturday
HP Loveshaft Afro Burlesqu 13.45-15.45 Saturday
23.9.22 La Viola Vixen BEGINNER 12.00-13.30 Saturday
Lindsey Dunn 1920’s Burlesque 13.45-15.45 Saturday
8.10.22 FOXGLOVE Stageglam Makeup 16.00-18.00 Saturday
HP Loveshaft Drag King inc Makeup 13.45-15.45 Saturday
5.11.22 I am MIA &
La Viola Vixen
Burlesque Photoshoot 13.00-17.00 Saturday
19.11.22 La Viola Vixen BEGINNER 12.00-13.30 Saturday
Lolita Va Voom Holiday Themed 13.45-15.45

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Learn the basics of burlesque in our 90 minute teaser workshop!

You will learn the tips for perfect pinup posing, classic burlesque dance moves, character basics, warm-up exercises and have a short burlesque history & costume discussion to get you started!

Dates: All Dates

Time: 12.00 -13.30

Price: 35€ class

Regular students or “Bring a Friend” and pay 25€ for each student!

Level: Open

Language: English & German

Bring: Water, Dance heels if you have them, and clothing which are comfortable to dance in. Work out wear for example.



Calling aspiring drag kings, princes, casanovas, cowboys, manly men and dandy fops! HP Loveshaft leads an introductory workshop on embodied masculinity, with a focus on movement. We will practice a wide range of common masculine postures and walks, popular dance choreography through the ages, and develop our own individual drag king personas. Finally, a quick makeup practice to complete the illusion & you’re ready to infiltrate & conquer the so-called Man’s World. 


HP Loveshaft fell in love with drag as a teenager, watching legendary LA queen Dolly Levi shadowcast at the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Since his debut in 2006, he has been exploring masculinity both publicly and privately. In 2012 he founded Pangaea, a monthly queer cabaret, which served as the birthplace of a myriad drag kings including Lance Ass, Phyl A Show, Clit Eatswood, Creepo Suave, Jack Emoff, Neil N Begfort, and many others. In 2018, HP relocated to Europe, where he toured all over the UK as well as in France, Netherlands, and Brussels, before settling in Berlin, where he now works and studies. A founding member of Venus Boys, HP is a current resident of the House of Presents and Queerdos collective. 

Please bring: Comfortable clothing to move in. In case of long hair, a hair-tie & hairpins.

If available: Makeup: brushes & sponges, foundation, countour, highlight, mascara, eyeliner, primer, setting powder, anything colorful.

a masculine costume: “men’s” clothes & shoes, chest compression (a good sports bra can work), packer (a clean pair of socks), men’s briefs

Date: 8.10.22

Zeit: 13.45-15.45

Preis: 45€ Einzelworkshop, 35€ für reguläre Schüler & 70€ für 2 Spezialworkshops

Sprache: Englisch & Deutsch


**STAGE-GLAM Makeup-Workshop with FOXGLOVE**

Elevate your stage mug and give ’em the old razzle-dazzle!

Your local Drag fae princexx Foxglove leads an in-depth step-by-step tutorial to follow along with. We will do a full-face HIGH-GLAM makeup look, cover how to achieve that “airbrush-style” contour and highlight, striking eye-makeup and the lip shape that is right for you. We’ll also have time for individual questions and tips!

Foxglove is a Berlin based Drag performer and self-taught makeup artist with over 15 years of experience.

Suggested products to bring: Brushes & sponges, primer, foundation, contouring sticks/powder, setting powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, highlighter, lipstick/-liner, anything glittery and whatever feels right!

*All skill levels welcome*

Date: 8.10.22

Zeit: 16.00-18.00

Preis: 45€ Einzelworkshop, 35€ für reguläre Schüler & 70€ für 2 Spezialworkshops




Shimmy Shake is also collaborating with Hamburgs renowned burlesque, alternative, queer, fashion, art and body positivity photographer I AM MIA to offer a special burlesque shoot this November

The Shimmy team will help you with your hair and makeup, styling and props for the shoot. La Viola Vixen will instruct you on all the classic pin-up & sexy poses to bring out your burlesque best in front of the camera!

Whether you need promotional photos, or just want a keepsake of yourself looking gorgeous, this photoshoot is a great opportunity for new and experienced beauties to have a fun time modeling and create fabulous images of themselves. 

*Book now as we are offering very limited spaces!


Date: 5th November

Time: 13.00-17.00

Price: 120€

Location: Imago Tanzstudio

Theme: Burlesque & Body Confidence 

Package: 3 edited photos included. 

Extra photos: 20 Euros

Limit: 8 people


13.00-13.30 Hair, Makeup, costume selection (Mia set lights & sets)

13.30-14.00 Posing workshop with me (Mia set lights & sets)

14.00-17.00 Photo Shooting with props, styling and direction by Mia and Viola(as needed)

2 Outfits/Looks per person suggested.





Time: 13.45-15.45

Prices: 45€ Single Workshop, 35€ for regular students & 70€ two special workshops

Language: English & German

Bring: Please check individual workshop info.


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Shimmy Shake School

Location: Imago Tanzstudio

Address: Straßmannstraße 18, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain

Anmeldung oder Rückfragen bitte per Mail an shimmyshakeberlin@gmail.com schreiben.



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Mail shimmyshakeberlin@gmail.com to register to any classes!
**limited places**
Shimmy Shake School
Location: Imago Tanzstudio
Address: Straßmannstraße 18, 10249 Berlin-Friedrichshain

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