siren burlesque academy:
frequently asked questions

In the studio we promote an environment of empowerment, freedom, respect, a sense of belonging, creativity, acceptance and fun!


 All individual/specialty dance workshops and private workshops will be held at:

The Firehouse5 Dance Studio
2014 9th Street (Corner of 9th and T Streets)
Sacramento, CA 95818

(Street parking is available on 9th and T streets.)

For all workshops, doors open 5 minutes prior to the start time.


Unless otherwise noted, a dance background is by no means necessary to enjoy the Siren burlesque experience: both novice and advanced dancers will be able to discover the joy and challenge associated with a persona-based style of movement and performance like burlesque fusion.


Jazz shoes, character shoes, comfortable reinforced heels no higher than 4 inches…even bare feet work!

It is suggested that you arrive with a pair of comfortable flats (ballet slippers, jazz shoes, sneakers), and bring a pair of low heels (no higher than 4 inches) with a reinforced ankle or ‘t’ strap so they fit securely on your feet.

Wear comfortable clothing that does not limit your mobility, and that allows you to see the lines of your body as you move: Yoga pants, booty shorts, tank tops, etc. will suit you fine.

Fishnets, gloves, or anything sassy you have that makes your inner Siren shine doesn’t hurt either! Dressing up is part of the fun, so feel free to bring some of your favorite pieces to dance in (routine props will be provided for workshop and/or class use by instructor).

It is highly suggested that students bring a pair of long (at least elbow length) gloves to class with them for use in various movement combinations.


If you arrive with an open mind ready to sweat, expect to have a great experience!

One of the core joys of Burlesque Fusion is the exploration and discovery of your burlesque attitude, or ‘inner siren’ as we like to call it. Much like any other educational experience, the amount of knowledge/gratification/catharsis you experience is wholly dependent on your ability to let loose and have fun!

Then, depending on the workshop you are participating in, your instructor will lead you through different movement combinations related to the class’s focus, unique to the specific workshop you attend.


All workshop fees are non-refundable, including online reservations. If Instructor cancels a workshop, all students that pre-paid for that workshop will be refunded within 4 weeks.

Workshop fees may be pre-paid online or in the studio via cash only. Personal checks are not accepted.

Questions? Email Jay Siren at