Catching up with former students – Sissi Emerald

We’re really looking forward to the Autumn/Winter Burlesque course at the House of Burlesque. There is going to be a rebooted programme of study and it’s going to be very exciting. We’ve been catching up with some Luscious graduates to find out what they are doing now and what impact the course had on them. The course has been going for longer than Little Lady Luscious cares to admit to, but she is always pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the students and the acts that they create. So whether you are a seasoned professional dancer, an enthusiastic cabaret lover, a complete beginner with no idea of what burlesque is (!), or a total lay person who would like to develop their confidence through a fun and low pressure dance class – this course is probably for you.
This week we’re catching up with Sissi Emerald who is an actress as her day job and found that the course gave her more confidence in her performance and her day to day life.
Why did you decide to do the Luscious Burlesque course?
Burlesque is something that always was in the back of my mind and I never had the dare to do, that is why when my friend Momo said she was joining the course I quickly jumped in! 
Describe the course in 3 words.
Fun, fun, fun… for real!
What did you learn from doing the course?
There is more in burlesque than taking clothes off and to enjoy and love my body as it is.
What was the best thing about it?
Apart from the amazing Emily that helped us every step of the way, the people I met during the course is the best thing, being all of us from different backgrounds is an amazing experience to learn and discover burlesque through someonelse’s eyes.
Tell us about the first time you performed. How did you feel?
I felt like a turkey the day before thanksgiving! But thanks to everyone there, the feeling ended up being like an astronaut watching down to earth. Unbelievable amazing!!!!!!
Have you performed since the luscious debut show?
I have performed with some friends in a show but it was not really burlesque, although I was taking my clothes off. Being on the course helped me a lot for that performance as I was feeling more confident with myself and I think that translated on my performance. 
Who would you recommend the course to?
Everybody!!
Do you use any of the skills you learned in every day life?
Well… lets say I am more cheeky now that before…  
If you think the course sounds like it might be for you, you can check out the programme of study here and book your place.
The new course starts on 20th September – we can’t wait to see you there xx
You bring yourself and we’ll provide the feathers!
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