The Rouge Revue turns 5 today!

It’s our 5th birthday today! As I look back on 5 years, I am truly grateful for every women who has stepped into my classes. For each brave soul who dared allow herself an hour a week, in which to celebrate her beauty, her sexuality and her body. I am grateful for all the friendships…

The Art of Sexy – By Maiden D’nude

THE ART OF SEXY!! by Maiden D’nude The most interesting part of developing your burlesque character is watching your character form. In the beginning you can watch performers and decide that your character will be a sexy, smouldering siren, and then before you know it you are dancing around the stage in a strawberry clad…

Peekaboo Pointe and Lady Magnolia make the paper

Hosting Peekaboo Pointe was an amazing experience and one that I will treasure. Peek arrived a stranger, and left as a friend.  We had an amazing interview with Karen from the Tatler and she wrote a really lovely article. Hope you enjoy it and here’s to that revolving door!

Special gifts for the burlesque goddess in your life! By Lady Magnolia

If you’ve ever wondered what to get the burlesque dancer in your life… Here are a few ideas for you! Consumables – inexpensive gifts that we can’t get enough of! Anyone who’s ever been to see a burlesque show will know that we go through kilograms of glitter each time we perform, so a beautiful…

Preparing for our next show, Our Enchanted Garden – by Lady Magnolia

One of the most exciting things about preparing for a new burlesque show is the night that the Rougettes and Lady Magnolia’s Bevy of beauties audition their new solo and duet acts. It’s something that I look forward to from moment we decide on a theme for the show. Last Wednesday, I had the privilege…

Casual Harry, Cape Town Drag King, on gender bending

I often look back and wonder what the hell made me decide to call up my best guy friend that day and ask him if I could come over and try on his clothes. True, I had been standing in front of my mirror with duct tape strapping down my breast and searching through my…

The Rouge Revue TripTease Burlesque Road Show

The Rouge Revue burlesque Troupe set out on a 5 town, 6 show tour of the Garden Route in Dec 2013. We were hosted by the following fabulous venues: Bloo Bistro, Knysna. The Bush lapa, Heroldsbay. The Barn, Mosselbay. The Barn, Plett. The Potters Place, Jeffreysbay. It was the first time that Burlesque has been…