The Shimmy Shake Berlin Burlesque School hosts a wide variety of exciting burlesque classes. 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, Characterisation, 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.

*Our classes are suited to all levels of fitness and experience.


Shimmy Shake DROP-INS 2022

Teacher rotations in Level 1 & 2
from March – December
*Summer Pause 15.6.22 – 5.9.22
All our Drop-in classes will include learning a routine which can be performed at one of our graduation events for students interested participating in shows. Joining classes just for fun and not performing with us is also totally welcome!

APRIL 8th – Easter
JUNE 17th – Summer
OCTOBER 21st – Halloween
DECEMBER 16th – Holidays

LEVEL 1 – MONDAY *18.30 – 19.30
– Beginner Burlesque. In this class we cover all of the classic burlesque movements, walks, poses, touch on history, costumes, expression and posture.
What we learn in this class will be built in to a themed routine. Perfect for those wanting to start burlesque or brush up on the basics!
LEVEL 2 TUESDAY *18.30 – 19.30
– Special Focus. In Level 2 classes we focus on a theme, prop, style or discipline and explore its use further. Level 2 classes are aimed to build skills using a specific technique.
Examples of Level 2 themes: Boas, Striptease, Neo Burlesque, Boylesque, Floorwork etc.
*We recommend previous experience or minimum 1 x Level 1 course before enrolling in a Level 2 course.




*Lvl 1 Monday’s 7.3.22 – 4.4.22 with LA VIOLA VIXEN

*Lvl 2 Tuesday’s 8.3.22 – 5.4.22 with LA LOBA LUCIA

~ROTATION 2  Apr-May

*Lvl 1 Monday’s 11.4.22 – 9.5.22 with DOTTI MOSCATI

*Lvl 2 Tuesday’s 12.4.22 – 10.5.22 with LOTTI LIEBLICH

~ROTATION 3~ May-Jun

*Lvl 1 Monday’s 16.5.22 – 13.6.22 with CHIQUI LOVE

*Lvl 2 Tuesday’s 17.5.22-14.6.22 with LOLITA VA VOOM

~ROTATION 4~ Sep – Oct

*Lvl 1 Monday’s 5.9.22 – 3.10.22 with LA VIOLA VIXEN

*Lvl 2 Tuesday’s 4.10.22-4.10.22 with LUNA TIKTOK

~ROTATION 5~ Oct-Nov

*Lvl 1 Monday’s 10.10.22 – 7.11.22 with DOTTI MOSCATI

*Lvl 2 Tuesday’s 11.10.22 – 8.11.22 with LOLITA VA VOOM

~ROTATION 6~ Nov-Dec

*Lvl 1 Monday’s 14.11.22 – 12.12.22 with LOTTI LIEBLICH

*Lvl 2 Tuesday’s 15.11.22 – 13.12.2 with LUNA TIKTOK

Trial: 10€
1 Class: 25€
4 Class Pass 75 €
6 Class Pass 110€

Shimmy Shake ACT CREATION courses 2022


**ACT CREATION COURSE with La Viola Vixen

19.30 – 21.00 TUESDAYS

ROTATION 1 – 3.5.22-7.6.22

ROTATION 2 –  4.10.22-8.11.22

Want to make your own solo show? Or even work on a duo or trio number?
La Viola Vixen will help you to create your own signature act or re-vamp an older act in this 5-week course! Focusing on choreography, character, theme, costume, music and styling, you will walk away with a polished solo number ready for stage. We recommend coming to class as prepared as possible for best results!

Price: 150€ 6 class pass
40€ Drop-in (Only if spaces are available. Full course bookings prioritised)
Language: English
Level: Open
Class Limit: 6
Bring: Pen and paper and anything you have for your show idea i.e music, costume, props etc.

*Private sessions for Act Creation and consultation are also available year round. Please email to inquire on availability and prices.


~Shimmy Shake DAYTIME Classes 2022~

We are now offering on Thursday mornings a Wakeup Warmup & a Stretch & Flex class! Taught by Drag sensation HP LOVESHAFT & Broadway dancer LINDSEY DUNN!




Weekday Wakeup Warmup

**10.00-11.00** with HP LOVESHAFT 

Join HP Loveshaft for movement-related endorphins set to a mix of 90s, showtunes & occasional profanity.

A low-pressure workout for all body types & fitness levels. All exercises can be modified, please listen to your body & go at your own pace.

We start with dynamic stretches, rotating each part of the body gently to warm up. Cardio warmup follows, with some toe taps & light kickboxing. Once we’re hot we move to strength exercises like press ups, squats & mountain climbers, varying things to keep from getting bored. After we’re exhausted, we finish with plank muscle conditioning followed by deep stretching and a gentle warm-down.

Bring: clothes you can move & sweat in, support garments for boobs & testes, a water bottle, an after-workout snack.

Disclaimer: HP Loveshaft is not a certified anything & knows shit about fuck. Weekday Wake Up Warm Up is intended as entertainment & is not a substitute for a supervised fitness regimen.


~Stretch/Fexibility/Splits Training~

**11.00-12.00** with LINDSEY DUNN –

In this guided stretch we will start off with a brief cardio to warm up the body before lengthening and stretching the muscles needed to achieve “ the splits “. Every class will have a major focus on the hamstrings, lengthening your hip flexors, and culminate with finding both side and center split. Perfect for those wanting to add some impressive flexibility into their burlesque act.

*For those who can already achieve the splits, please bring a yoga block and we will work on over splits.

Bring: Clothing you can move & stretch in & water


Trial: 10€
1 Class: 25€
4 Class Pass 75 €
6 Class Pass 110€


Pay by donation possible.

All of our Drop-in classes are suited to all levels of experience! Perfect for those wanting to try burlesque for the first time or more experienced performers and students who would like to learn some new skills.

Location: Imago Tanzstudio
Address: Straßmannstraße 18, 10249 Berlin – Friedrichshain

*2G – Vaccinated with proof and/or negative test

**limited places**

Viola & Co xo

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