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What is Burly-U?
In the months between acceptance into Burly U and the graduation performances, students will mentored by veteran Honeybee Burlesque members to create their own burlesque persona and perform for our audience!
Burly-U draws inspiration from various burleqsue and variety workshop experiences as well as Drag-U, a show made famous by Ru Paul in which normal every day people are mentored by drag queens and transformed into Queens themselves. The premise of the show has been adapted by many night clubs across the country, most notably The Lodge and Drag royalty of Western,MD.
(True story,  The Lodge – Drag-U is how Lady Bladie got her start in the performance arts world!)
How do I sign up?
Sign Up is Closed for the 2017 Class.
Join us for the Graduation July 16th!


Important Notes
Applications  will be accepted until Friday, February 3rd, 2017.
Our producers will review the applications, choosing a select number of participants for this session.
They will be announced at our next Redemption show on Sunday, March 12th, 2017.
(You must be present at this show to accept if the position is offered.)

Your studies will commence. By studies, we mean that our veteran performers will mentor you and assist in learning the basics of performance, costumes, character development, audience interaction and more.
Students will perform a solo act and a group act together at the Graduation Show on Sunday, July 16th, 2017, where one of the students will graduate with top honors.