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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! It’s the first tip of 2019!

Fan dancing is much easier when your fans are right-and left-handed.

It’s quiet right now at BeauTease headquarters and we’re using the downtime for some skill-building. Everyone was eager…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s the last Friday tip of 2018! Here’s something to reflect on for the coming year.

Be generous.

Not necessarily with money, although that’s great. You can be generous with your time, your praise, your wisdom, your…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Here’s your tip!

No ironing board? Use a folded towel.

A towel with give just a bit of padding and protect whatever surface you’re using from the heat and steam.

Like this tip? There are…

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In the Kitchen: Christmas Pudding, part 3

Dear Constant Reader,

Earlier in the year I showed you how to make and steam a Christmas pudding. Now that your pudding is good and aged, it’s almost time to serve it!

Take your finely-aged pudding out of its aging…

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Brrrlesque 12/15/18

Dear Constant Reader,

Saturday we presented Brrrlesque, our winter holiday show, at Deacon Giles Speakeasy Lab. Most of us have a number of holiday- or winter-themed acts, but we didn’t want to just do the shame show as the years…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Your tip today is an old seamstress trick:

If you get blood on your fabric, spit on it.

We’ve all done it. You’re sewing along and stab your finger with the needle. Next thing you…

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Brrrlesque This Saturday!

Dear Constant Reader,

This Saturday, December 15 The Boston BeauTease present our winter holiday show at Deacon Giles Speakeasy Lab in Salem, MA! You can get a little taste of last year right here:

We’ll be presenting some of your…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Here’s your tip!

You don’t have to move at the exact same tempo as your music.

Try moving at half time for drama or double time for excitement. Just make sure you’re still using the…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! Last Friday I was in New York and visited the museum at FIT to see the costume exhibit Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. I’m always impressed with the striking items…

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Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival 2018

Dear Constant Reader,

I’m sorry this has taken so long to write, but several crises interrupted my life after I returned from Manitoba, Canada to perform at the 3rd annual Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival. It was a great time.

First…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Happy Friday! For those of you who celebrated, I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and had some quiet time to reflect on the things for which you are grateful. If yesterday wasn’t a holiday for you…