Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Before we get to your tip I want to remind everyone to come see me and The Boston BeauTease tomorrow in Cover Girls at The Thalia! Also, applications for The Great Burlesque Exposition go from $20 to $30 on midnight on Saturday! And now, your tip!
Tassel twirling isn’t mandatory.
Tassel twirling is unique to burlesque and it’s often expected in burlesque shows. I maintain that *anyone* can learn to do it.
However, it’s a specialized skill, a trick, and it’s not for everyone or all occasions. Tassel twirling may not suit your act or your character. You might just not like it. It’s okay. You don’t have to twirl if you don’t want to. I just ask that if you’re not twirling, you please wear pasties without tassels. There’s the expectation that if you’ve got tassels, you’re going to twirl them.
Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.
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