Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I book a casual class?
We have a whole booking section devoted to "Drop-In Classes" on our enrolment page. Head to https://www.maisonburlesque.com.au/class-enrolments and click on the "Drop-Ins" tab at the top of the Bookeo block. You can also book and pay in person during our reception hours (Mon-Thurs 4:30-8:30), or over the phone at 0480 120 082.
Do you offer payment plans?
Deposits can be made to secure a spot in any Maison Burlesque 8 week course only up until 14 days prior to the commencement of term. After this time only full payments will be accepted.
A minimum $75 deposit is required to make a booking. This can be done via email, phone or in person and can be paid via cash, card or bank transfer (a receipt of your transfer must be emailed to us so we can follow up on the transaction on our end).
All balance payments must be paid at least 10 days prior to the commencement of the term. Failure to pay in full by this date will result in the booking being terminated and any deposit payments will be kept as class credit that can be used towards any future class booking.
All class payments are strictly non-refundable. Deposit plans are not available for 4 week courses or workshops.
What should I wear/bring?
Each class requires different dance wear. Most classes just require you to wear comfy form-fitting clothes you can move in and a short dance heel. This could mean you feel most comfortable in exercise gear, or fun stretchy pin-up lingerie! Please check the "what to bring" section of your class description to ensure you have the right equipment to start your course.
If you are participating in a Showcase class, you will be required to source your own costume with the guidance from your instructor. This will be explained in class.
Which class is best for me?
That is completely suggestive! We recommend you read the disclaimers for each class carefully as some do include strip tease, are gender based, and/or are physically intensive.
Do you offer private lessons?
All of our teachers mentor privately, so feel free to contact the teacher of your choice to organise private lessons. However, we do recommend you begin with group classes as we have an incredibly strong burlesque community here in Melbourne and we wish to feed it. Private consults are usually held at Maison Burlesque at times when classes are not scheduled, and are to be organised through the teacher.
How old do I have to be to do burlesque?
We cater for all ages! Our evening classes and events are 18+, however minors are free to sign up for our special workshops as long as a guardian joins them in the learning experience. No mater what your age we have a class for you!
Are your classes for women only?
Many of our classes are open to all genders and experience levels, however we also offer "Boylesque" classes periodically throughout the year.
Our "Open Gender" Classes include:
Roaring 20s Burlesque
Rock, Sweat and Rears
Fan Dance Technique
Burlesque in Heels
Chair Dance Technique
Ballet for Burlesque
Low and Limber
Strut and Tease
Lyrical Flow Burlesque
Fit & Fierce
Slow & Sensual
I have a back/knee/shoulder injury, can I still join classes?
Students are responsible for ensuring that they are physically and medically fit for the course/class that they are participating in. If in doubt of your suitability for the class please do not hesitate to contact us. During the class students must take care at all times for their own personal safety and must inform the teacher of any physical limitations, current or ongoing injuries or medical conditions they have prior to the commencement of the class. If for any reason you become injured or feel any pain or discomfort during your class you must stop your participation and inform your instructor immediately.
I am going away for part of the term, can I still join a course?
If possible, please advise your instructor if you are unable to attend your class on any given week. For showcase classes, we recommend students attend 75% of the classes (6 out of 8 weeks) within the schedule to ensure they can keep up with the choreography and blocking. If a student is aware they are going to miss more than 2 classes, then we highly recommend they organise a private tutorial with their teacher to catch up.
My class falls on a public holiday, is it still on?
Yes! All classes run as per usual on public holidays, unless otherwise specified.
I have signed up for multiple classes - is there a "loyalty program?
Yes! For students enrolled in an 8 week Showcase course you are eligible to receive a $10 discount on all subsequent 4-8 week courses within the same term.
Discounts can only be applied by our reception staff and cannot be applied once you have already booked - contact or phone us or pop into reception during our opening hours to book in person.