Meeting ‘Mr. Burlesque’!!!

"Why... Hello there, Gorgeous!"

One day after class a few weeks ago, I noticed a video playing on the studio’s television that was so incredible, I was stopped right in my tracks and got glued to the screen: It was a video of Rodney James, aka ‘Mr Burlesque’ dancing in a chair routine!


Aside from the fact that I haven’t seen very many men doing burlesque chair performances, (actually, none at all) Rodney also happened to be wearing an outfit that would put a Pussycat Doll to shame: little sparkly tie, hot pants, gloves, killer high-heeled boots, and an adorable black busboy hat. And very little else.

As I stood transfixed, I realized that not only was the way he moved deliberately, unnervingly, sexy, but I also couldn’t stop watching his face! The man dances with the most smoldering come-hither (and come-f*ck-me!) expression I’ve seen this side of Britney Spears.

“Want to sign up for his workshop?” asked the receptionist, whipping out a brochure. “He’s coming, you know.”

I glanced back at the screen and watched him roll buns of steel in the most excruciatingly sexy hip circle.


So I signed up for two of his workshops: Burlesque Bonanza Party Time, and Choreography & Artistry. Cos if anyone’s teaching burlesque and artistry, I want to learn it from him!


Fast forward to today:

I just attended Rodney’s Burlesque Bonanza workshop, and it was awesome! Not only is Rodney absolutely Super-fking-Fabulous in person, he’s warm, friendly and funny too.

He spent 90 minutes not just teaching us 2 mini routines, but also making sure we worked the right attitude into them. And what fun it all was!

Tomorrow the Choreography & Artistry workshop happens, along with his famous Chair Challenge workshop, aka ‘Class for the Ass’ which the other girls whom I did today’s workshop with are goading me into signing up for too. But we’ll see how it goes tomorrow, and if I have enough energy to get through it.

Wish me luck!

About Chwenny

Body, soul, and pole!
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3 Responses to Meeting ‘Mr. Burlesque’!!!

  1. Queenie says:

    Hi! Saw u last night. Hope the interview with rodney went well. Wish I could have joined u girls. Keep in touch! See u around at bobbi’s? Nice blog. Queenie (the one with the kid 🙂

  2. Lori says:

    Now you’re a Rodney Girl! Woohoooo!!!!!!

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