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YES YOU CAN CAN CAN!
Looking for the perfect way to banish those post-Christmas blues and shape up for the new year? Following the phenomenal success of the burlesque workshops in the run up to Christmas, World Jungle has teamed up again with The Showgirl Academy to deliver a one-day spectacular workshop to learn the Can Can!

Meet The Flaming Feathers longest serving showgirl…

Having performed over 110 shows with The Flaming Feathers we get to know one of the troupes longest serving showgirls…Katie Bunting..

 

When and how did you start dancing?
I started dancing when I was 11 year’s old. I had auditioned for the Wyvern Theatre Summer Youth Project but with no dance training or singing experience (apart from the school choir) I didn’t get in. Rather than give up I joined a local dance school and started singing lessons, the next year I auditioned and got in! Dancing has been a huge part of my life ever since.

 

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What made you want to be part of The Flaming Feathers?
I love to perform and I’m always looking for a new challenge. When Claire set up the Flaming Feathers I was inspired by their characterful routines packed with energy and just wanted to be part of the fun!

 

What has been the highlight of the past 4 years performing?
This is a tricky one, having performed in over 100 shows with the Feathers there are so many amazing memories. Two highlights that stand out are getting to perform in the incredible Blackpool Tower Ballroom and dancing Candyman for the Royal Navy!

 

Most embarrassing moment on stage?
Easy – both my tassels falling off on stage in one of my early shows! To make things worse my parents were in the audience at the time. I’ve got much better at taping my costume since then!

 

Favourite routine?
Hmmmm it’s a close one between Candyman and Swing, both high energy, fun routines that I love to perform!

 

What are people’s reaction when they come to see you perform?
They love it! My work colleagues came to watch last year and I think they got to see a lot more of me than they perhaps expected, but they were dazzled by the glitz, glamour and high-kicking fun.

 

Do you have an icon?
I tend to get inspiration from lots of different people rather than have one icon but I love Jasmine Meakin’s choreography and you can’t fault Beyonce. I love how she is so committed to her performance and gives everything every time you see her dance.

 

What are your goals/aspirations for this year?
I always like to challenge myself and push myself to get that little bit better and give a little bit more. This year I want to particularly focus on my technique and flexibility. A few years ago I tore my hamstring and it’s taken a long time to get it back to full strength but now that it has I’m excited to be able to challenge myself again.

 

Any advice to a budding dancer/performer?
Don’t give up. Listen to any advice you’re given and practice practice practice. Watch and try lots of different styles as it will help you to become a more rounded performer. And most of all enjoy it! Shake off those nerves and love every second you are on stage because then the audience will love it with you!

 

See The Flaming Feathers next cabaret show at Chapel Arts Centre Bath on 11th June….

http://www.chapelarts.org/index.php?main_page=product_ticket_info&cPath=8&products_id=776


The Flaming Feathers Christmas Show in Bath

The Flaming Feathers return to Chapel Arts Centre in Bath on Saturday 5th December 2015 with their sell our vintage cabaret show..

Featuring….

* THE FLAMING FEATHERS – SHOWGIRL DANCE TROUPE
‘They are by far the most versatile showgirl dance troupe I have seen. From sock hop to can can and Rio to go go they wowed us all evening. Go see them you won’t be disappointed’

* ABIGAIL COLLINS – COMPERE, COMEDY & CIRCUS
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
‘An absolute star… the highest quality. A pleasure’
‘Multi-talented… sharp as a whip… cabaret’s triple threat’

* GRIFFIN & JONES – SLAPDASH MAGICIANS
‘Dirty Sanchez meets Derren Brown’
‘Incredible magicians with the banter and chemistry of a punk rock Morecambe & Wise’

TICKETS: £20.00 : http://www.chapelarts.org/Dec 5th A4 2.SMALL


The Flaming Feathers Christmas Cabaret

The Flaming Feathers return to Bristol this christmas for their unforgettable vintage burlesque and cabaret show at the newly furbished and super impressive Ansom Rooms, in Bristol on Saturday 19th December.

Dec 19th A4 3-SMALL

Featuring special guest acts Kiki Lovechild and Peggy De Lune – DONT MISS IT!

Limited tickets: www.theflamingfeathers.co.uk


Spring Special – BOGOF Offer!

***SPECIAL SPRING BOGOF OFFER AT THE SHOWGIRL ACADEMY***

Buy One Course Get One Course Free!

**This offer is applicable to the below courses only**:

*Feather Fan Dancing Course 6pm at Studio 5, Kingswood Estate Bristol, Commencing Thursday 16th April.

*Moulin Rouge Dance Course 7pm at Studio 5, Kingswood Estate Bristol, Commencing Thursday 16th April.

To book your place please visit:

http://www.theshowgirlacademy.co.uk/classes/

LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE ON THIS OFFER!FlamingFeathers-471


The Flaming Feathers SHOWGIRL SPECTACULAR!

A delicious evening of dancing, variety & cabaret by the finest performers on the circuit.

Saturday 14th March 2015
Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm
Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol BS2 0NW

Featuring….

* The Flaming Feathers – ‘They are by far the most versatile dance troupe I have seen. From sock hop to can can and Rio to go go they wowed us all evening. Go see them you won’t be disappointed’

* Peggy de Lune – ‘Delightfully silly’ (The Stage)

“Peggy’s a charmer, and it’s certainly a compelling sight. Watch that woman.” (This is Cabaret)

* Talulah Blue – This burlesque darling has graced stages across the world, starting her journey on the Britains Got Talent stage, she has since performed
at cabaret clubs in Hong Kong, Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi and various other middle Eastern and European destinations.

Over 18’s. Dress To Impress.

Tickets: £15.00 – www.theflamingfeathers.co.uk


FREE TASTER LESSONS at The Showgirl Academy

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Due to popular demand The Showgirl Academy are bringing their unique vintage dance courses to Kingswood, East Bristol on Thursday evenings, starting with FREE TASTER CLASSES!!

Taught by professionals and dancers of The Flaming feathers troupe – Claire Phipps and Victoria Hole.

Thursday 26th February 2015

6.00pm – 7.00pm – FREE TASTER SESSION 1

7.00 – 8.00pm – FREE TASTER SESSION 2

Venue: Studio 5, The Kingswood Estate, 20 Old School House, Britannia Road, Bristol BS15 8DB (FREE Parking onsite)

Teaching a mixture of burlesque, charleston, swing, jive and can-can – come and experience why The Showgirl Academy courses are so popular!

Everyone is welcome.

LIMITED PLACES REMAINING.

To confirm your place on either taster sessions please email us at :-

info@theshowgirlacademy.co.uk


The Flaming Feathers Christmas Cabaret 20.12.14

A spectacular evening of old time cabaret, dancing & burlesque!

Saturday 20th December 2014. Doors 7.30pm.

Chapel Arts Centre, Lower Borough Walls, Bath BA1 1QR

Featuring…

*THE FLAMING FEATHERS – Vintage Showgirls

The UK’s top vintage dance troupe performing classics such as The Copa Cabana, The French Can-Can, the 20’s Charleston, 50’s Jive and brand new acts.

*ABIGAIL COLLINS – Compere & Comedian

Well known on the cabaret circuit for her mix of comedy, circus and ability to push the envelope well past its sticking point.

Abigail’s work is skillful, sexy and very, very silly. The physique of an athlete and the mouth of Joan Rivers.

*DOLLY ROSE – Burlesque

A petite platinum blonde, Miss Dolly Rose is a resident performer at some of London’s top cabaret venues; with acts that range from sweet cheesecake to dark,
hypnotising glamour, she has appeared at prestigious events throughout the country, and has delighted audiences across the UK with her charming, elegant take on classic burlesque.

Over 18’s Only. Dress to Impress!

Tickets £15.00 (Limited available) – www.chapelarts.org


The Flaming Feathers Christmas Cabaret 13.12.14

A fabulous evening of old time cabaret, dancing & burlesque!

Saturday 13th December 2014. Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm

Trinity Arts Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW

Featuring…

THE VERY BEST FROM THE UK CABARET CIRCUIT!

*THE FLAMING FEATHERS – Vintage Showgirls

The UK’s top vintage dance troupe performing classics such as The Copa Cabana, The French Can-Can, the 20’s Charleston, 50’s Jive and brand new acts.

*MURIEL LAVENDER – Compere

A beard loving, witty poetrix and general show off, Muriel Lavender is certainly the hostess with the mostess and a whole lot more!

*THE MARIONETTES – Singers

The Marionettes are a stylish 1940’s 3 part harmony trio. With slick choreography and vintage harmonies, they’ll get your feet tapping in no time

*TABITHA TABOO – Burlesque

Vibrant! Vivacious! Flirtatious! Having performed across UK and Europe and winning at the London Burlesque Games Tabitha will take you on a thrilling journey full of mischief and pleasure.

Over 18’s Only. Dress to Impress!

NOW ON SALE: Tickets £15 – www.theflamingfeathers.co.uk


BATH CATS & DOGS HOME FUN DAY!

BIG THANKYOU to all the dancers that performed at the Bath Cats and Dogs Home Fun Day on 25th August!

Despite the rain, everyone did really well and the event was still well supported, raising lots of money with 20 reserves on animals needing homes.

I really enjoyed judging waggiest tail!


THE FLAMING FEATHERS CABARET: 14TH JUNE

A spectacular evening of old time cabaret, dancing & burlesque!

Saturday 14th June 2014. Doors 7.30pm, Show 8.00pm
Trinity Arts Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW

Featuring..

*THE FLAMING FEATHERS – Vintage Showgirls
The UK’s top vintage dance troupe performing classics such as The Copa Cabana, The French Can-Can, the 20’s Charleston, 50’s Jive, Chicago tributes and much more!

*OPHELIA BITZ – Compere
Ophelia Bitz is an award-winning emcee and producer “Bitz may have the voice of an angel but she also has the mouth of a filthy gutter-slut” TimeOut

*BILLY KIDD – Worldwide Magician
Billy Kidd is one of the few female magicians in the world. She has made appearances at Hollywood’s Magic Castle, BBC’s Xmas Lecture series, and presently stars in Discovery Channel’s show Breaking Magic.

*HAVANA HURRICANE – Burlesque
Inspired by the glamour of the Golden Age of burlesque and with a vivacious take on bump ‘n’ grind Havana Hurricane is one whirlwind you most certainly won’t want to miss!

Over 18’s Only. Dress to Impress!

Limited tickets £15 – www.theflamingfeathers.co.uk


NEW SUMMER TIMETABLE NOW UPDATED!

Check out our new TSA Summer Course Timetable featuring courses in charleston, 60’s go go dancing, jive and NEW Showgirl Samba!:

www.theshowgirlacademy.co.uk


4 PLACES LEFT ON OUR NEXT CHARLESTON & SWING COURSE!

Just 4 places left on our NEW Charleston & Swing 6 Week Course
Commencing Monday 21st October 7 – 8pm at Wilder Street Studios, Bristol BS2 8QA

Places can be booked here: http://www.theshowgirlacademy.co.uk/classes/


NEW SHOWGIRL WORKOUT CLASS AT BUBALU!

New showgirl workout dance fitness class every Tuesday 9.30am – 10.30am with Claire at Bubalu, Gloucester Road, Bristol.

A fun, upbeat vintage dance fitness class covering a selection of unique styles including showgirl, charleston, swing, jive, 60’s go go, disco, can-can!

Suitable for ladies of all ages and abilities looking to have fun and improve fitness and flexibility.

For booking and info please visit Bubalu: http://www.bubalu.co.uk/category/fitness/the-showgirl-experience/


NEW RIBBON DANCE COURSE

JUST 5 PLACES LEFT!

BRAND NEW 6 WEEK RIBBON DANCING FOR BEGINNERS
21/10 – 25/11 Mondays 6 – 7pm at Wilder Street Studios, Bristol

For info and booking please visit the Classes page.


Performance Opportunities at The Showgirl Academy

TSA NEEDS YOU!!

Performers & students wanted to perform at Dursley Festival and Coco Club Dursley on Saturday 29th June.
Festival Performance – 4pm
Coco Club Performance – 8.30pm

If you know the following routines and would like to perform (we can share cars) please email us:

– Burlesque Posing
– Charleston routine ‘Chicago’
– The Jailhouse Rock Jive

info@theshowgirlacademy.co.uk