Interview with Shannon, Belles Burlesque student


Shannon’s Interview

How long have you been doing burlesque for?
Since Feb 2017.

Why did you originally join ?
I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone and prove to myself that I could try something I’d never done before. Plus the glamour & flair of burlesque has always appealed to me so I thought why not give it a go.

Did you have any dance background ?
Zero dance background.

What makes you carry on ?
It’s really good fun, our Monday classes are a great way to kickstart my week and I love how inclusive burlesque is – it’s not about looking a certain stereotypical way, it’s about exuding confidence, embracing your own beauty and wanting to show that off to the world.


How did you feel the first time you stepped on stage ?
I was incredibly nervous until the music started. Then everything fell into place & I felt like I was in my element!

What has been your favourite burlesque moment so far ?
The first show I performed at because not only did I get to perform two fabulous routines with my friends but we got to watch the gorgeous solo performances which gave me something new to aspire to. Also we had a brilliant time picking our burlesque names & outfits!

Would you recommend burlesque to others ?
100%. It can seem daunting when you first look into it but don’t let that stop you. It’s easy to pick up with a little practise, a genuinely fun workout & makes you feel fabulous about yourself. Plus how many other opportunities will you get to dress up with glitter, sequins & feathers – go for it!


Has burlesque helped you feel more confident ?
Absolutely. If you can get on stage and take your clothes off in front of strangers you can do literally anything.


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