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Burlesque is a widely inclusive cabaret styled dance which includes optional strip tease! If you love feathers, glitter and glamour then this is the club for you. Watch your confidence rocket as you learn routines and practise free style dance amongst an inspiring team of Trent Tigerlilies!

Club information

NTU Burlesque is a strong-minded group of empowering individuals with varied dance abilities. You do not have to have any previous dance experience to join us and we do not hold auditions, the club prides itself on its inclusiveness and is open to everyone! Burlesque is a cabaret styled dance which includes optional strip teases.

Join us to learn a variety of routines including traditional burlesque, sassy and rocky numbers. Learn how to freestyle and techniques such as glove and stocking peeling, performing with an amazing group of people whilst watching your confidence rocket! We hold 3 shows a year, usually around Christmas, Valentines and our big May show, however these shows are optional for participation! We also hold fantastic social events such as Ocean Wednesdays, boat ball, sports tour and activities such as bowling and quiz nights etc.

This year our club hit over 100 members for the first time in history and it just keeps growing! We hope you will join our Trent Tigerlilies family! You can find us at Clifton Freshers Fair and City Freshers Fair on Freshers’ Week at the start of every academic year or alternatively contact us on any of our social media platforms/email.

President Welcome

Hello I am Joanna, this year's President. I'm a third year Health and Social Care student and I'm also a member of Thai Boxing! I joined Burlesque in my first year at NTU and it was the best decision I've ever made, it gave me so much confidence! Getting up on stage with all my friends, that first time is something I will never forget and I can't wait to see new members have that experience too. I'm excited for our club to grow even further and spread the inclusiveness and empowering feeling of body positivity that makes Burlesque so special.


We have two committed coaches from Nottingham Dance and Fitness who teach us.

Practice / meeting schedule

Tuesdays:  19:15pm-20:15pm in the City Campus SU Dance Studio (coach led)
20.15pm-21.15pm in the City Campus SU Dance Studio (committee led)

Wednesdays: 18.15pm-19.00pm in the City Campus SU Dance Studio (committee led)
19.00pm-20.00pm in the City Campus SU Dance Studio (coach led)
20.00-21.15 in the City Campus SU Dance Studio (committee led)

Thursdays:  18.15pm-19.15pm in the City Campus SU Dance Studio.

All classes must be booked through the NTU Sport App and can be found under the bus icon 'Sports clubs trips and bookings'.

Taster sessions

We hold taster sessions at the start of every academic year, to find out about these please follow our social media accounts @ntuburlesque or come find us at the Freshers Fair during Freshers Week, just drop us a message to find out more information!

How to join

You can join at any point throughout the academic year. You can do this by going to the NTU Sport app and clicking the T-shirt 'sports clubs' icon. Fees are £75 for the year.

Sports kit information

To class you can wear any clothes you feel comfortable in, something flexible that you can move in, most people wear leggings and a T-shirt.

Most kit is provided such as corsets and larger costume pieces however we do ask you to provide yourself with items of clothing that we do not share for example gloves, hosiery, high heels and underwear.

Committee Members

President - Joanna Cropper 
Secretary - Leah Swallow
Events and Marketing Officer  - Bethany Freere 
Treasurer - Hannah Cripps-Rainford
Social and Wellbeing Officer - Chloe Duggan 
Social and Wellbeing Officer - Kirsty Massey
Costume Coordinator - Hannah McDonald

Twitter: @NTUBurlesque

Instagram: @NTUBurlesque

Snapchat: @ntuburlesque

You may also be interested in: Our sister club @NTUBellydance

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418