Upcoming Workshops


Old School Bump and Grind with the Rosebud Burlesque Academy

May 28th 7pm

Join us at the Rosebud Burlesque Academy for this one night only burlesque workshop with Headmistress Cheripop Purr and discover the joys of “old school” bump and grind!
Ever wonder what the roots of twerking are? Come find out in this fun class. Learn about the history of burlesque and get a great workout too!
No experience required! Age 19+

Class requirements:
Come dressed to move and work up a sweat. Break out the hot pants if you like or another outfit you feel good in!
Have a pair of heels or flats that are clean and not worn outside beforehand.

If you have a bump belt, fringed belt or coin belly dance belt please feel free to bring it!
If you have a fringed bra feel free to bring it!
NOTE* These items are not required but are fun if you have them and can help with getting into the techniques!

Workshop fee $15.00
Registration is required. Please send us your name and Etransfer along with the workshop title Bump and Grind to burlesque@sasktel.net to get yourself signed up.

Headmistress Cheripop Purr is a professionally trained dance artist with an H.B.A in choreography and dance from the University of Waterloo. She has taught classes for over a decade across Canada and the US and is the founder and director of the Rosebud Burlesque Club. Headmistress Purr has trained extensively with many of the living legends of burlesque and current burlesque stars. She founded the Free Flow Dance Centre which specializes in adult classes.

Headdress Making Workshop


June 8th 1-4pm

Headmistress Cheripop Purr shares hers tips on how to make an amazing showgirl headpiece in this hands on workshop.
Come learn how to make a headpiece that not only looks great on stage but also comes apart for easy packing! Perfect for the travelling showgirl!
Advance Registration and payment is required for this workshop.
Class fee $45
The fee includes the basic materials and supplies for creating the headpiece foundation.
You will make the base for your ultimate creation during the workshop under the direction of Headmistress Purr.

Participants are welcome to bring the following if they desire:
Gems, Rhinestones, jewellery pieces, trims, sequins and other decorative elements. Extra hot glue guns and glue, fabric or rhinestone glue (non-toxic only please as we will be indoors!) Feathers! and whatever other elements you may want to try to incorporate into your design. The Headmistress will be available to consult on your ideas and give advice.

Please note space is limited for this workshop.

Big Beautiful Boa Workshop

June 11th  7pm



Headmistress Cheripop Purr brings back her Big Beautiful Boa technique class in this one night only workshop.
Come learn how to really work that boa effectively on stage or in the bedroom!
This workshop is a 1 hour class that will focus on how to manipulate and move your boa in many sassy and classy ways and a few naughty ones too.
Registration is required.
Class fee $20
Payment is accepted by cash, paypal or etransfer.
Contact burlesque@sasktel.net for details

Headmistress Cheripop Purr is the founder and director of the Rosebud Burlesque Club and Academy of Burlesque. She has an HBA in dance and has studied with many of the living legends of burlesque. She brings a sexy sensibility to her structured classes with over a decade of teaching experience.
Newcomers welcome. No Experience required!

What to wear?
You can wear whatever outfit makes you feel sexy. Heels are suggested but not required. Please do not wear them outside prior to the class out of respect for the dance studio floor.
Bring a boa if you have one or borrow one from the Headmistress!


Brain Body Connection Professional Development Workshops June 23rd


Join us on Sunday June 23rd for two amazing professional development dance workshops at the Free Flow Dance Centre in Saskatoon.
Admission by donation- Suggested Donation $10-$20.

Workshop #1 with Newton Moraes – Toronto 1:00-2:15 pm
African- Brazilian Dance
Newton Moraes will teach elements of Samba, Capoeira, Batuque, Candomble and other Brazilian dance styles. Each student will gain some very valuable insights into Newton’s way of creating dance that incorporates elements of Brazilian, African, Native Brazilian dance.

Newton Moraes studied at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Moraes has developed a singular, mesmerizing style, which blends Brazilian dance with international dance traditions. Newton Moraes has more than 20 years experience teaching kids, youth and adults in. He has been invited to teach in some of the most prestigious places in Brazil, Colombia, USA, Canada, and Germany, including the Dance Department at Unicamp University in Campinas – Sao Paulo/Brazil, Dance Department at the Anhembi-Morumbi University in Sao Paulo/Brazil, Theatre Department at the Federal University in Porto Alegre -Brazil. In Canada Newton has invited to teach at the Pulse Conference for youth at the Dance Department at York University, Code Conference at OISE – University of Toronto, National Ballet of Canada, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Ballet Creole, COBA-Collective of Black Artists, Studio 303 in Montreal, Saskatoon. In Germany Newton Moraes has been invited every year to teach and perform with his company in many cities and Festivals including: Ritual Festival in Aub, Abraxas Theatre in Augusburg, Salon 77 in Wurzburg, Tanz fur Tolerance in Bonn, Audimax Theatre in Bielefeld, Music Department at the University of Bielefeld, Fabrik Postdam in Potsdam, Makal City Theatre in Stuttgart, Solo Dance Festival in Wurzburg, Theatre House in Dusseldorf.

Workshop #2 with Tessa Kuz – Toronto 2:30-3:45 pm
Presence in Motion
Participants will be guided through a series of improvisational movement ideas. Together we will practice listening to impulse, feeling sensation, and giving ourselves to the space and the people we share it with. A game of circumstance, thought, image, feeling, energy, and embodying it all. Using movement and physicality we crumble away the “untruth” and aim to see through the facade of pretense—what is expected, known, or familiar to our physical sense of self.

Tessa Kuz is a creator of all sorts. Photography, Film, Dance, and Writing have been her main outlets for creative expression. Most recently, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ryerson University majoring in Performance Dance. Her most recent solo performance, “Of Open Eyes: departure” was commissioned by Huronia Cultural Campus and performed alongside Canadian artists Margie Gillis and Heidi Strauss in Orillia, Ontario. She currently works closely with Kate Hilliard of Granite Motion Gallery. She is passionate about ensuring accessibility within Arts Education and using her work to link dance to individual growth and collective empowerment.