Dance studio owner Jessica Rae runs the Rae Agency in San Francisco, and said the style is all about revealing what’s within.READ MORE: Hertl’s Hat Trick Leads Sharks Past Flames, 5-3
“In Burlesque, it doesn’t really matter what style body you are, it’s all about the attitude, and the persona. You get to put on this alter ego, and alter character that you might have inside of you,” Rae told KCBS.
During a lesson at the San Francisco studio, Rae showed off her alter ego in the process.
“You get the gloves on. Whatever you want to make you feel sassy,” Rae said.READ MORE: COVID: High Demand For Vaccines, Boosters Strains Staffing At San Mateo Clinic
Dancer Natasha Kim offered a tip before the lesson.
“It’s just having fun, and feeling sexy in your own skin,” Kim said.
It takes four weeks of once-a-week lessons to learn an entire burlesque routine, which is then recorded onto video to be shared with someone special.MORE NEWS: Firm Once Owned By 'Pharma Bro' Shkreli To Pay $40 Million To Settle Price Gouging Lawsuit
“They showcase to their husband, to their kids, and say, ‘look, see, mom can do cool stuff, too,’” Kim said.