Hey there ladies,
Ellie Etoile calling!
It’s been absolutely ages since I’ve blogged! It’s almost 5 years now since I became a BCD instructor – and I have absolutely NO regrets. Becoming an instructor has been one of the best decisions I have ever made – so if you’re toying with the idea of becoming one – I’d say don’t even hesitate. Just do it! Now!
I absolutely adore teaching my classes and look forward to seeing my ladies every week – as they do me. I have gained so much from these classes. The earnings are just a bonus! I now have the most WONDERFUL set of wonderful women who are supportive of one another and also of me. If you were to talk to all the other BCD instructors, they will refer to their ladies as their family – and that’s exactly what it’s like. We laugh and cry (and drink) together. We pick each other up, dust each other down, talk sense to each other and kick each other up the bum – if and when needed! There’s a camaraderie you simply won’t find anywhere else.
My Barnsley classes are going from strength to strength. I now have three classes, with a fourth imminent. Our numbers are growing week on week as the lovely ladies of Barnsley hear about, and come and try out (and love) our classes! What’s not to like? The company mission statement is Get Fit, Lose Weight, Build Confidence and Have Fun! We certainly do all that – and more!
From the classes our shows have grown. We’ve recently had our Halloween show, which went down an absolute storm! I love that these classes give ladies the courage to face their fears and allow them build enough confidence to say ‘I can’ and ‘I will’ Inhale confidence, exhale doubt – that’s my moto and what I teach my ladies to do!
I now have a large number of ladies who regularly perform – and they LOVE it! These are the same women, who adamantly denied that they would ever grace a stage when they first came to class – now I can’t get them off! It’s just fabulous to see! I like to work my magic – as I know inside each and every one of my ladies is a sassy, sexy diva waiting to emerge.
From the initial giggles and shyness in their first class, they soon embrace the routines. It’s not just about getting fit and losing weight, it’s about finding, re-discovering and embracing your femininity and owning it with panache! If you want a confidence boost – these classes are definitely for you! We couldn’t give a rat’s bum about your wobbly bits – we’ve all got them! Infact it’s all the more reason to come and shake them with us!
Here’s some lovely words from my ladies, some of who recently performed for the first time: –
‘Well Ellie, I’m just coming down from that there show. Never in a million years would I have thought you’d get me up on that stage, but you did, not just through persistence, but with giving me enough self confidence that I could do it. This family has boosted my self-confidence no end. If you’re thinking about coming to these classes, stop thinking and get your sassy asses down here!’ (Lil Nightmare)
‘I did it, I bloody well did it!!! Thanks Ellie for all your support and encouragement getting me up there I’m so glad I finally followed my heart and not my head this time. And yes you were right all along, I am hooked and I want to do it all again!’ (Sherry Delight)
‘A year ago I joined a Burlesque” keep fit” class, where over the year I have gained friendships like no other, and a woman who’s smile lights up the darkest days. She has given me a confidence I thought was buried and lost forever. We woman, as we grow older, loose really the woman we once were and become a mum, a career girl, a wife or partner, but inside is a sassy lady we let go…. Not for me, no Miss Ellie brought her back and my burlesque family wrap their arms around and believed, so tonight the sassy woman whom has butterflies in her tummy will fly and feel like a woman… ‘(Honey Ryder)
‘I’ve learned to love my body and accept myself for who I am and what I look and that is everything to me. I can’t thank you enough for the confidence I have gained over the year I’ve been doing burlesque.’ (Lady Black Widow)
Barnsley ladies. Want to come and join me and my clan? Your chair is waiting!
My classes are:
Monday 6pm and 7.15pm
All classes are held at Trades Club, Racecommon Road, Barnsley, S70 6AA.
See you at one of our classes soon.
Search burlesquechairdance.co.uk for your nearest class.
Love n boobie squeezes!
Ellie Etoile xx
Burlesque Chair Dance Barnsley