Burlesque film boosts interest

ITS fans describe burlesque as the sensual expression of a woman’s femininity. Others say it is “striptease without the strip”.

Now classes in the seductive cabaret art are making a comeback at the Ipswich Pole Gym in the CBD after a flurry of inquiries from women keen to unleash their inner diva.

Gym owner Monique Meier said interest in classes had been boosted by the release of the film Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.

“Burlesque gives women a little bit of freedom,” Mrs Meier said.

“It shows them that it is okay to feel sexy.”

She said classes last year had attracted women ranging in age from 18 through to their 60s.

“It attracts women of all ages and different sizes,” Mrs Meier said.

“They want to experience something a bit unique and fun.

“Many of the girls had taken pole classes, so they were familiar with being a little sexy.

“This is more about the feminine shape and learning to move like a woman.”

Mrs Meier said the classes, which involved a tantalising line-up of slow movements to music, feather boas and killer heels, helped boost women’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as their fitness and flexibility.

For 20-year-old Mallory Campbell, who took classes last year, the techniques were easy to pick up.

“Once you relax into it, you just feel the music and go with it,” she said.

The Booval resident loved putting on the costumes and strutting her stuff to the routines.

“I thought it would be a good way to build my self-confidence, plus it makes me feel really good,” she said. “I feel really sexy.”

Classes start on March 1 at 6pm.

For more information, contact visit www.thepolegym.com or contact 3281 0991.



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