Teaching Tuesday

Today we will be exploring the stocking peel!

One of the most easily recognizable moves in burlesque, the stocking peel, like the glove peel, has almost endless variations that an individual dancer can utilize. The possibilities for creativity and unique expression can, therefore, be seen as the icing on the personalized cake that is a burlesque routine. There are, for instance, many different tips and tricks to extend the time on a peel (such as tucking a little of the stocking between your toes). Stockings can even be used to hide very small props, like a surprise release of glitter, to enhance the theatricality of an act.

The esteemed Jo “Boobs” Weldon’s blog contains a “Top Five” stocking peel videos that show the sheer diversity of stocking peels!

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