Miss Mina is Headmistress of The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (or B.A.B.E.), New England's only burlesque dance school. She is available for private and semi-private lessons and for speaking on burlesque topics. Besides classes at B.A.B.E., she has also taught at other venues including The Great Burlesque Exposition, BurlyCon, The Windy City Burlesque Festival, Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival, The Buckeye Burlesque Academy, RuffleCon, Mensa, Shake Fitness, Moxie in the City, and Center Stage Fitness.
Planning a bridal shower, bachelorette party, birthday bash, or girls' night out? Spice things up by adding a little burlesque lesson to your party! One of B.A.B.E.'s Burly-Q Parties will make for a unique and memorable celebration.
For the current class offerings, please see B.A.B.E's website. For private lessons and other classes, please contact Miss Mina.
“Thank you for teaching such a fun, fantastic Burlesque for Beginners class! You teach with humor, compassion and I really enjoyed the class.”
— Linda (B.A.B.E student)
Nothing can ruin a stripteaser's day faster than a closure which opens too soon...or won't open at all. Closures range from the simple to the esoteric, and each one has an ideal use. Master costumer Miss Mina Murray teaches you the advantages and disadvantages of different types of costume closures, from adhesive to zippers.
Below the Belt
Dance with your whole body! This 2-hour advanced workshop highlights your lovely legs and more! Learn the secrets of the sexiest stocking peels (and which stockings to use). Take your burlesque to a whole new level — literally — with floor- and chairwork. Please bring thigh high stockings (not pantyhose) or tall socks; a garter belt is optional. Kneepads are recommended for the floorwork section.