Since it’s opening in the 1930s, Windmill International has entertained and delighted visitors with its mesmerising girls and dances. One of the most adored showcases are our burlesque acts, which are a Windmill institution. Burlesque has always maintained its popularity, and remains one of the most revered dance forms – it has really stood the test of time.
Let us tell you a little bit more about how burlesque became the art form it is today, and how Windmill International showcases the very best burlesque dancing in London…
History of Burlesque
Burlesque dancing is a timeless art form, popular since as long ago as the 16th century. Men all over the world have long been seduced by the glamour and suggestive nature of burlesque dancing, and today it is regarded as the epitome of sensual, sexy dance. Made famous by the burlesque clubs of Paris, including the Moulin Rouge, it’s also one of the most recogniseable styles of seductive dance.
Traditionally, burlesque is a very suggestive style of dance, and is characterised by its teasing nature. The beautiful dancers reveal themselves slowly and tantalisingly, and the suspense of the performance is the most enticing aspect of burlesque.
It can also be a perfect showcase for costumes and props, and burlesque has long been famous for the dazzling outfits ladies wear to perform – as well as the iconic fans and feathers used to tease gentlemen.
Recognising the unending appeal for this type of dance, Windmill began showing burlesque performances not long after it first opened its doors 80 years ago, and burlesque has been one of our most enduring features ever since.
Burlesque at The Windmill
There is so much seductive dancing going on every night at The Windmill, there’s almost too much choice to focus! However, burlesque dances are a firm favourite with visitors to the Windmill and are guaranteed to be a highlight of your night here. Our burlesque dancers are world renowned, and their captivating shows and dances are beyond your wildest dreams. Combining traditional burlesque moves with a modern day twist, our girls create an alluring spectacle that is guaranteed to hold your attention.
Whether you’re visiting The Windmill for a stag party, a birthday party, or simply to relax and kick back after a stressful week, a burlesque show will fulfil all of your wishes, and ensure you have something to talk about the next day…