Announcing the Great Canadian Burlesque Academy!

I’m excited to share with everyone a new and exciting source for workshopping your burlesque, basics and beyond! Some of my fellow members of Great Canadian Burlesque have been cooking this up for quite awhile, and with our friend and sister-in-sparkles Miss Cadence moving to Toronto, this is finally becoming realized.

Check out the new site which will be continually updated in the coming weeks.

I’m really excited about the logo, which cheekily combines inspiration from collegiate crests and feminine funbags! Incase you were wondering, the tagline means “Dance Without Shame.”


Christmas Cheer

Yay! I got really excited about the fact that there were so many toys donated at last night’s Tits For Tots. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported!

The show was really great, a lot of fun. Sesame Street last month was fun too but the screen backstage wasn’t working so we didn’t get to watch. I was glad it was on this time otherwise I would have missed Marianne Cheesecake. Damn, that girl is spot on. There’s nothing I love more than a girl who does 1920’s proper.

Our other out of town guests Daisy Deville (Ab) & Conrad Fusion (Sk) were great too… I mean everybody was great, but it’s always a treat when Mysterion hooks us up with a few little tastes of morsels from beyond T.O. I danced to a mix of Charo’s version of Feliz Navidad (as seen on the Peewee’s Playhouse xmas special) and Billy May’s Rudolph. I was tickled pinker than my cheeks at the various compliments I received, although I’m still not very good at accepting them gracefully.

We also had some amusing post-performance mixmatch steez going on…me in my Cowgirl Christmas outfit (my sweater has a cowboy Santa), Mysterion in his Jewish Pimp Mr. Rogers getup, and Fionna Flauntit lookinf like a dream in Green Glamour (which made me laugh because the second she got home she tore it off and was like “Jeezis, I hate dresses, so uncomfortable! I’m a rock n roll girl, y’know?”).And then there was Mitzy Cream, who found a new friend under the mistletoe…..Mhm…

And there it was, another show come and gone! I will be performing again next week with Red Herring and Obskyura at Cleo Femi’s Birthday Bash, and am very excited. But until then, I want to wish everyone who I’ve worked with in the past year, and everyone who has come out to support the burlesque community this year a very Merry Christmas.

xox, Dolly

Meet me under the mistletoe?

Here’s a small taste of who will be unwrapping themselves for you tonight at Tits For Tots;

STOS's Tanya Cheex
Red Herring
Glamour Puss' Rubie Laframboise
Yours Truly, from GCB with love
GCB's Mitzy Cream
GCB's Fionna Flauntit
UK Superstar Marianne Cheesecake (HUBBA!)

More burlesque, more variety and we’re doing it for the kids! Tonight at 10pm it goes down @ the Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. W.)

Hope to see you there wearing your ugly Xmas sweater!