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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BurlyCon 2012 Sets World Record for Largest Fan Dance!


On November 2, 2012, BurlyCon made history! We successfully set a Guinness World Record for “Largest Fan Dance.” 252 dancers, clad in traditional burlesque costume, held 504 fans as they simultaneously performed a fan dance to Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” for five minutes. The dancers met the Guinness requirements for setting a record on the first attempt! Just for good measure (and further evidence), the dancers then completed a second successful attempt. The package of evidence (data, witness statement, photos, and videos) went to Guinness for official confirmation. We kept our fingers crossed as we awaited Guinness’s decision. Our patience and hard work paid off! BurlyCon heard back from Guinness: We’d set the world record!guinness