Burlesque & Beyond

Our classes, focussing mainly on the unconventional dance forms of Belly Dance and Burlesque style, have been running at RAF High Wycombe for nearly 4 years.

Classes were initially held in the old Community Centre on Kilnwood, but due to its closure and the popularity of the classes, they are now held twice weekly in the Oakeshott Centre on Site 3, on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Due to the high turnover of military personnel from both the Station and from HQ Air Command, we have seen hundreds of ladies arrive and depart our classes. All levels of ability are accepted and members always leave us positive feedback and have told us that we provide a great opportunity to have fun, keep fit and to make new friends.

Showing our respect and support for members of the Armed Forces, we are now working towards our second charity show, the “Burlesque and Beyond Charity Dance Show”, raising funds and support for the Help for Heroes registered charity. We intend to offer a celebration of our Armed Forces personnel in the best way we can, with a lot of dance and a little cheeky fun!!!

Performing on the 1st & 2nd of June 2012 at the Wycombe Swan Town Hall stage in High Wycombe, “Burlesque and Beyond” will be an evening of high class Burlesque entertainment, with fabulous dances, dazzling costumes and amazing singing, promising to be an evening you will never forget.

Set in the cabaret style seating arrangement, well received at our previous show, we will be using some modern themed and traditional music. Our performers offer not only their dance talents but their vocal talents too. With a mixture of male and female cast members who come from all areas of society, ranging from Armed Forces to hairdressers, university students and even professional performers.

Please show your support to this worthwhile charity by coming along to enjoy these evenings of excitement and entertainment, sure to titilate the senses and bring the importance of this charity’s work to the forefront.

You can book your tickets online at the official Wycombe Swan website https://wycombeswan.co.uk/Online, by clicking on their “What’s On” link for the month of June 2012. If you are military and book in person at the Wycombe Swan box office, we are offering a discount to military personnel who produce a valid military ID card when purchasing their tickets.

We have also produced a Help For Heroes 2012 Calendar to help raise more funds for the charity (all profits go directly to Help for Heroes) and these can be purchased from Cpl Stephen Ambrose-Leigh in SHQ on Site 3, with some available on the performance evenings as well.

Alternatively, if you would simply like to contribute a donation to the Help for Heroes charity after reading this article, please do so via our direct link:

Cpl Stephen Ambrose-Leigh
OIC Ambrose-Leigh Dance Performing Arts