Glitter Crash 2019

‘Um’…the forbidden word. The word I say too much. But ‘Um’ is a good word to describe the weekend. “Um, what just happened?” “Um, what do I do now?” “Um, how do I get more of that in my life?” As the ‘Um’s’ start to build it’s easy to get overwhelmed by …Glitter Crash–the feeling you get after an entire weekend of “Um, that was amazing, sparkly, and everything I …

Bursting with Pride!

The BurlyBoard is so very impressed with each and every one of you. Thank you for your kindness of spirit, enthusiasm, encouragement of one another, and support of BurlyCon and burlesque as an art form. We were all amazed at how well you handled personal issues by asking for help, speaking directly to one another, and remembering to take care of yourselves during our long weekend of learning. We are …

BurlyCon Glitter Crash Hangover Kit

Everything you need to get through the weeks after BurlyCon! Still feeling that tassel-twirling high emotional high from attending BurlyCon? You worked hard, danced hard and played hard. You deserve the time to absorb, reflect and allow all that learning to integrate into your being.  The BurlyCon Team gives you full permission to take the day off! We declare a day of rest. Looking for inspiration on how to spend your …

Photos! Awesome Fun at Cons Past

There’s a reason why people compare BurlyCon to a giant burlesque slumber party. Sure, we work hard in athletic dance classes, technical marketing workshops, and eye-opening history lessons. But more than anything else, BurlyCon is fun. Thigh-slapping, side-splitting, awesome fun. (I mean, what else would you expect from a hotel full of clowning, stripping burlesque performers?) With the event a little over one week away, we thought we’d share a few crazy …

Photo Retrospective: BurlyCon Dance Parties

Over the years, the BurlyCon Friday night dance party has grown to be an extremely popular event. We can’t wait for this year’s dance. The theme? Mystical Menagerie. Prepare to be unicorned. New in 2015! For the first time in BurlyCon history, tickets can be purchased for the dance only, or for all the evening events. Now your lover, companion, or BFF can attend the fabulous social events without needing to buy a full …

Photos! Burlesque Finery at the Vintage Meet-and-Greet

Each year, BurlyCon kicks off its festivities with a meet-and-greet worthy of the glitzy, glamorous burlesquers that join us here in Seattle. What better way to get in the mood for a raucous, social weekend of burlesque classes than by playing dress up? Here is a selection of some of our fancy guests in fancy vintage threads from past years!         Passes to BurlyCon 2015 are on …

Photos! Guess Who’s Coming Back to Teach at BurlyCon 2015

Every year, BurlyCon brings some of the world’s top burlesque talent to the sparkly, drizzled town of Seattle. Now that the 2015 Class Schedule has been released, we thought we’d show you a few of the fabulous burly-Q stars coming back to teach this year! The inimitable Bic Carroll is coming back to BurlyCon! Not only will he be presenting his incredible costuming classes, but also a course on comedy in burlesque. …

BurlyCon Releases Ultra-Fierce, First-Ever Music Video

It seems like only yesterday we were glittering up the hallways and rehearsal spaces of BurlyCon 2014, getting our sparkly art on. For anyone out there in Internet Land who’s experiencing BurlyCon withdrawal, we invite you to relive a bit of the magic by checking out our very first music video!

This little slice of burlesque education features a flock of gorgeous ecdysiasts cutting a rug to Beyonce’s “Girls,” while conference attendees watch and cheer. Participants in the video had only three short sessions to learn and polish the choreography before they performed for their peers on Sunday, the closing day of BurlyCon.

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