Melbourne writer, Rose Grahame, is a theatre enthusiast who knows every lyric from the musicals 'Wicked' and 'Cats' by heart. Her heart belongs to cuddly critters of the four-legged kind and to anyone who brings her a glass of sangiovese on a Friday.
Roll up, roll up! Pull back the red velvet curtains that drape across the doorway and step inside Big Top Burlesque.
Newly nestled in the busy Union Road shopping strip of Ascot Vale, is the vintage styled studio owned and directed by crowned Miss Neo Pinup Australia 2015, the dread-locked vixen, Madam Dreadful.
Dreadful brings to the northern suburbs exactly what it has been lacking: the traditional art of after dark tease, in an encouraging environment that celebrates body confidence, feeling fabulous and bringing out your "inner sexy".
Workshops and classes are held in the intimate dance studio under the big top and include Burlesque Nouveau, Burly Pop (a burlesque and hip hop fusion), to the more traditional, feather ruffling fan dancing of the classic burlesque variety.
Class and workshop details can be found on the Big Top Burlesque website, www.bigtopburlesque.com.au or by calling Madam Dreadful herself on (03) 9372 9093.