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Gold Coast Workshops


Sunday 8th, October 2023





Ferri Maya

Workshop 2


11:40am to 1:10pm

Bookings Open Soon

About Workshop

Burlyrock is all about Rock N’ Roll attitude!

Unleash your rock’n’roll showgirl while building your dance confidence and strengthening technique with Burlyrock!

Ferri Maya will teach you exercises and movement that you can use in your own routines or daily life as well as a Rocking routine so you can walk away feeling strong and confident
Burlyrock will involve a small amount of floor work, and will be adjusted to everyone’s needs. Ferri Maya believes that safety comes first, so she’ll be bringing her bag of leg waves.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced dancers.





Who Is This Workshop For?

Absolutely Everybody

What Attendees Need To Bring/Wear?

Water Bottle, Knee Pads, Heels & Fabulous You

About Ferri

Ferri Maya is the longest raining Miss Burlesque Melbourne, 2019-2022, and Miss Burlesque Australia’s most Innovative 2019-2021.

She’s also been internationally crowned New York golden pastie winner for the wild child 2019.

Ferri Maya has over 20 years of dance and theatre training and is currently teaching and mentoring through Bottoms Up dance in Melbourne.

Lyra la Belle

Workshop 1

Big Bad Boa

10:00am to 11:30am

Bookings Open Soon

About Workshop

Learn to work your boa like it is a lover.

Big Bad Boa is a workshop that will teach you how to hide, reveal and tease with one of burlesque’s favourite props.

Bumps, grinds and floor flow will be incorporated into this slinky and sexy workshop.




Boa as a prop, not just a costume piece. Focusing on tease and reveal. Floor work technique.

Who Is This Workshop For?

Absolutely Everybody

What Attendees Need To Bring/Wear?

Fitted clothing or lingerie best.

Will need to provide their own boa (though I may have enough dependent on numbers)

About Lyra

Lyra la Belle runs Hot Sauce Burlesque School in Adelaide!

The school just turned 6 years old and has more than 250 students every term!

Big Bad Boa is Hot Sause Burlesque’s best selling course. Lyra loves the art of using your boa for true tease and reveal, working it like a lover and incorporating it into professional routines.

This workshop will help you gain confidence working with a boa as a prop, not just a costume piece and will allow you to access your sensual side – personally and for performance.


Workshop 4

Can CanCan!

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Bookings Open Soon

About Workshop

A dance workshop for people keen on learning the cancan, a lively risqué dance of French or Algerian origin that was first performed in Parisian dance halls in the 1830s and in modern times is usually performed on stage by a chorus line of female dancers.

In this workshop we will focus on signature cancan moves (yes, there will be high kicks, energetic balletic running and lots of strategic screaming.) You will also learn a fun cancan choreography.




The workshop is focused on dance and high-energy movement associated with the cancan.

There will also be screaming and a lot of noise!

Who Is This Workshop For?

Absolutely Everybody

What Attendees Need To Bring/Wear?

Attendees are encouraged to comfortable exercise clothes that enable them to kick and turn with ease; a circle skirt or petticoat if you have one.

You can wear dance heels, ballet flats or bare feet – whatever is most comfortable.

About Rainbow

Rainbow is an award-winning burlesque artist based in Newcastle, Australia.

She often incorporates fan veils into her award-winning solo burlesque work.

Known for her stage presence, originality and technique, Rainbow has quickly become a sought after performer at local and national events and is a headliner with this year’s Australian Burlesque Festival.

Tash York

Workshop 3

Emcee like you mean it!

1:20pm to 2:50pm

Bookings Open Soon

About Workshop

It may seem like the most daunting job in the world but as Tash has discovered it is the most valuable. Ever wanted to try out some of your excellent (dad) jokes and lead an audience through a night of fun and frivolity… well Wilkoment, Bienvenue.. Welcome!

In this workshop discover what it means to develop your own Emcee persona either based on a character or ramp up your own onstage confidence to get yourself onto the mic. Schticks, tricks and the ability to transfix will be covered as you delve into the world of what it means to make the “Show go on ”. The mistress of fun and master of the mic Tash York has always had an uncanny knack for making people pay attention with her bold voice and glamorous costumes – but it’s her ability to connect with audience and performers alike that really seals the deal in making her one of australia’s most sort out Emcee’s.

Everything including Mic technique, preshow prep, audience connection, persona profiling and show safety will be covered in this session.




Hosting Shows

Who Is This Workshop For?

Aspiring Emcees

What Attendees Need To Bring/Wear?

Laptop and Dad Jokes

About Tash

With her matchless brand of comedy-cabaret and incredible vocals, Tash York is full of exuberance, outrageous behaviour – She’s drag, she’s cabaret and she’s probably had a few wines. Think Meow Meow meets Bianca Del Rio… on budget! You’ll find her at almost every major festival performing her solo comedy cabaret shows or onstage as the resident host of The Australian Burlesque Festival, Briefs:Sweatshop and The After Hours Cabaret Club.

ABF prides itself on providing a safe and inclusive space for our teachers and students. We do not tolerate harassment, bullying, racism, homophobia, sexism or any kind of disrespect towards our teachers, students and staff.

Anyone found to be engaging in the above behaviour will be asked to leave the workshops immediately.

Refund Policy

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason including but not limited to:
• change of mind
• missing part or all of an Australian Burlesque Festival event due to late arrival
• unable to attend due to medical/personal reasons*
*Refunds will only be considered due to extenuating circumstances related to Covid-19 – specifically where the Australian Federal and/or State Government authorities mandate an official change/upgrade in regulations and restrictions regarding social distancing and/or large event and large group gatherings.

Please arrive 10 minutes before class commences and quietly wait outside until the workshop prior is complete. Do not enter the studio if there is a workshop.

All students are responsible for ensuring they are medically fit to attend the class. ABF is not responsible for injury. Please let the instructor know if you have an injury or medical condition.

Instructors retain copyright for all content taught in the workshops. Cannot be used for commercial or public use without the instructors consent.

ABF is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Please make sure you take all items with you after the workshop.

Please leave promptly when the workshop finishes as there are other workshops immediately after.

No photos are allowed during the workshops unless the instructor has approved the shot. All students will be encouraged to join in the group shot at the end of the workshop.

If an instructor is unable to attend the workshop then a suitable substitute teacher may fill in that workshop. If not the workshop fee, excluding credit card/booking fee will be refunded.

All workshops will incur a booking fee (credit card, Paypal). No bank transfer available.