I also read in one of the French magazines that Paris will be hosting its first Burlesque Festival from the 21-25 October. There's also a group that gets together each Saturday - a Burlesque for Beginners class at the Bellevilloise in Paris. It's called the L'Ecole des Filles de Joie translated School for the Joyful Girls. I'll bet. As far as my French permits, I think they practice on a Saturday and then perform many Saturday evenings. They're obviously very serious about this.
My curosity got the better of me and I searched what was on in London. Apparently, there's a London School of Striptease and the London School of Burlesque! Apparently Mama JoJo can help you learn a new life skill. Didn't life skill used to mean cooking or weaving? Do watch the video of this lady who can sure make her pasties twirl.
What I want to know is who are these people taking the classes?