Rogue Burlesque: Instructor Application
Thanks for your interest in teaching burlesque classes with Rogue Burlesque!

Rogue Burlesque has been offering introductory burlesque classes to the public for nearly 10 years. We're looking to add more instructors to our roster to keep up with the growing demand in Boston burlesque!

Instructors are paid independent contractors of Rogue Burlesque. We team-teach (meaning you'll never teach a class alone). Compensation varies depending on location and circumstances of each booking, but our instructors never walk away with less than $50 per gig.

We hold classes at the Arts at the Armory dance studio in Somerville, as well as private classes on location at clients' private residences or hotel suites. Our most common bookings are bachelorettes parties and birthday parties.

Classes run about 2-hours long, with some set-up and breakdown time on either end. All class supplies are provided by Rogue, and instructors are given a class curriculum to follow that Rogue has developed.

-At least 1 year of professional burlesque performing experience
-Has a strong classic burlesque solo with glamorous costuming and minimal props/set
-Interest in teaching classic, femme burlesque striptease
-Can demonstrate tassel twirls
-Willing to travel to class locations in Somerville, Boston, or Cambridge
-Comfortable interfacing with clients and members of the public
-Flexible availability on weekend daytimes or evenings, and occasional weeknights
-Responsive communicator over email and text
-Sex-positive, body-positive, and fun-loving attitude
-18 years or older, legal to work in the US

Nice to haves:
-Previous teaching experience
-Willing to travel to class locations outside of Boston (either driving or carpooling)
-Access to a car and valid drivers' license
-Dance background

All submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. People of color and members of underrepresented groups strongly urged to apply.

Email address *
Legal Name *
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Stage Name *
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What are your pronouns? *
Mobile Phone *
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Are you 18 or older? *
Can you legally work in the United States? *
How long have you been performing burlesque for? *
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Describe any teaching experience you have -- burlesque, dance, or otherwise.
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Please tell us why you're interested in teaching burlesque with Rogue. *
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Do you have access to a car? *
Do you have a valid driver's license? *
Where would you be willing to travel to teach classes? Check all that apply (if you don't drive, assume you can carpool with someone who does) *
Describe your availability to teach classes: *
Usually available
Sometimes available
Rarely available
Sunday daytimes
Sunday evenings
Saturday daytimes
Saturday evenings
Friday evenings
Other weeknights
Anything else we should know about your availability?
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Video Submission
Along with your questionnaire, please submit 1-2 videos of you performing a classic femme burlesque "straight strip."

What do we mean by that?

Classic: demonstrating the elements of traditional burlesque like bumps, grinds, shimmies, boa work, chair dance, glove peels, bra remove, etc.

Femme: performing feminine gender expression in your styling and movements

Straight strip: the tease connection with the audience is the focus of the routine, as opposed to a conveying storyline or plot

Videos do not have to be professional quality -- cell-phone footage in a dance studio is fine. Please wear full costume and makeup for your video submissions and perform as if there were an audience.

Submit your video links below. Make sure that the privacy setting on your videos are set to play for anyone who has the link. (If they're on YouTube, that would be "Unlisted." This keeps your video unsearchable to the public, but we can watch it when given the link.)

If you'd rather submit video as an attachment, please email them to You can also share a DropBox video or a Google Drive video with

If you're doing one of these options instead of sharing a link, please note how you're sharing the videos in the fields below.

Video link #1 *
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Video Link #2
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