Hi I’m Kate aka Mistress Sapphire Von Tazieff and I’m the Level 2 instructor for the Peterborough area, I’ve been dancing with BCD™ for nearly 3 years now and teaching for nearly 2! This is the best job ever! So much has happened in this time!
We have had an amazing 2 years; in November ‘17 two of our Pussycats Ruby Fantôme and Miss Roxy Amethyst took part in Open Stage Night in Miss Choreography section, making up their own routine between them and walking away with the title!
Then July ‘18 watching The Pussycats compete in their 2nd Annual show dancing a Level 2 routine in the first of the heats at the Annual Show in the Best Class Category. Up against some stiff competition and they absolutely nailed it and walked away the night’s winners! Returning back 2 weeks later in the finals. To make things fair as only one dancer goes forward to the finals, I gave my girls the vote! Winning the vote was the lovely Amy “Temptress D’Minx” who performed her first solo and did with style and grace and absolutely smashing it..
So what better way to tell you about us than by getting some of the Peterborough Pussycats to speak for themselves and tell you all about BCD ™ and what the impact has been on their lives!
“I first discovered BCD™ via a Facebook advert and thought it looked interesting. My friend jumped at trying it out with me, back in November 2016 and we haven’t looked back since!
Dancing with the Pussycats every week has made a huge impact on my life. I’m more confident and more centered – if I’m mardy, dancing helps chill me out. If I’m upset, it distracts me.
Being part of the team when we were declared winners of the group heat in the 2018 competition was amazing. It’s rare to see me cry, but there were tears on stage that night. When you dance as a group, it’s an unexplainable feeling, almost as if you cease being an individual for that dance and become a limb of the group.
Being selected to be the dancer for the Final was unreal. Never before would I have willing put myself up for a solo, but the faith the Pussycats have in each other, and the belief of Mistress Sapphire von Tazieff, have elevated me to a place where I felt I could do it. And I did. Waiting backstage alone felt odd, but Boss Lady Donna focuses you with that smile and on you go. For those brief minutes, solo on stage in front of hundreds of people, I was Temptress d’Minx, not Amy. And it felt amazing. I felt sexy. I will do it again!” – Amy
Being part of The Pussycats has made positive changes in my life. As well the classes being friendly, fun and enjoyable and Kate being so welcoming and kind, I have also become more body confident and I have begun to accept my body shape and actually like my body. – Sharon
When I signed up for BCD™ it was part of a fear challenge that I was doing, my fear is that I’m scared to be sexy. It was the best decision I made, I’m happy I joined the team as it gave me great confidence and for the first time in long time I started to love myself for the body I have. Kate is amazing and pushes you in a way you can’t imagine, as in hanging off chairs. Great team and very supportive. – Helen
Burlesque Chair Dance UK ™ is the greatest thing I have ever done. I joined in 2017 when the class was getting ready for the annual show. I remember categorically saying there was no way I was ever going to be on stage. However the brilliant Kate and the amazing girls in our class gave me the confidence to go on stage this year. I am so proud of myself. I strongly recommend everyone to try BCD™ it instills confidence, helps you lose weight and above everything else, its mega fun which means you don’t know you’re exercising. – Tina
I’ve never enjoyed exercise and was told that with 40 looming and sedimentary job that I needed to do some! Horrified my friend stumbled across Kate’s Burlesque Chair Dancing group and I love it! Kate has found the minx that was within rearing her pouty face again. – Lucia
And this is why being a Burlesque Chair Dance™ instructor is the best job in the world!!! I now have an extended family and once you become a Pussycat you have a family and friend for life.
Love and sparkles
Mistress Sapphire Von Tazieff
Aka Kate xxxx