London cabaret club celebrates a luscious decade


London’s friendliest burlesque lessons and cabaret shows, Luscious Cabaret, has celebrated its 10-year anniversary by holding a free online class.

The evening was open to all past and present students and saw more than 30 people come to the event with many remotely performing a dance routine to Be Italian, from the musical Nine. The song was decided by a poll on Luscious Cabaret’s Facebook page.

Following the routine, the group celebrated Luscious Cabaret’s milestone anniversary with post lesson celebratory drinks.

Emily Flynn (known as Little Lady Luscious), Founder of Luscious Cabaret, said, “I began dancing at the age of seven. Back in 2009, I was living in New Zealand and was looking for a class which didn’t involve a partner, when I came across burlesque. When I returned to the UK, I wanted to continue lessons but struggled to find a teacher. A group of friends were also interested in being taught so I held a class for them in my kitchen.

“In February 2011, I rented a room and hosted my first six-week beginners burlesque course which led to my students showcasing their graduation routines in a live cabaret show.

“Ten years on and I have taught more than 200 people, hosted many cabaret shows and have seen students continue their burlesque careers and become award-winning performers. I’m very proud to say that I was one of the first courses in the UK to teach men and women burlesque and with the pandemic forcing classes online I have been able to teach people across the country who I wouldn’t have normally met. Here’s to the next decade!”