Diva Workshop in Amsterdam for YOUR (hen) party!
Embrace your womanhood and have fun with your girlfriends!




Through Burlesque* and Cabaret dance, plus several fun theatrical exersises like making up an alter ego, you will let your inner Diva shine as never before!

Beautiful accesories like big feathered fans, lace parasols, hats and shiny gloves you will make a short act that will make you feel not only naughty and sexy but also powerful.

This workshop is especcially meant for older women. Also as a another vision opposite to the admiration for only young bodies in the media. Somewhat older women 'got all that jazz!'

Do you want to get in touch with your riotous femininity, laughing together with friends, laugh about yourself, let down your hair and shake your hips?
Just make a booking or ask for details.

'Diva' comes from Italian and means 'female deity'.

*Burlesque is a chique OR funny strip and tease dance that became known in the years 1920-1960. Nowadays the big difference between striptease and burlesque is that stripping is ment to excite men. Burlesque is about the liberation of woman, exactly as she is! Big, small, young or old….

This workshop overlaps with our Burlesque Workshop (for hen parties):



More information or bookings: Mail or call +31 620750027



Price for the 2 hour Diva Workshop
is 35- Euro Per person

minimum 8 persons.
Discounts for groups larger than 12
including glass of Prosecco, lots of fingerfood and use of 12 large feathered fans, boas, gloves, hats, etcetera.

Other workshops available:

- Cabaret Workshop (M/F)
- Burlesque workshop
- Strip & Tease workshop
- Dr. Sketchy's (Burlesque/pin-up drawing event)


Choose your location HERE

bag "What is more fun than liberating women, showing them their strength, AND letting them laugh?” sais coach La Nina

Besides being a drama coach, La Nina is also a burlesque dancer and theater maker. La Nina is a loving, energetic woman who adapts to the group and put individuals at ease.

This seemingly light hearted workshop has more layers. One person (the extravagant type) might see it as just fun and playful, for someone else it can be liberating and challenging. Nina makes sure everyone gets the best out of themselves.




Snapshots at several locations

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Pic of one of the first burlesque workshops

Promo film of our 'sister'workshop: Burlesque

Pic made by Shoikan



More information or bookings: Mail or call +31 620750027 (office hours)



"Super thanks for this workshop! Everyone enjoyed and participated very well.
The teacher is a wonderful lady who -indeed- put every participant at ease,
she had a role for every character/type of girl.
Lovely interactive workshop for groupbonding.
The fingerfood was a nice and tasty surprise!
And last but not least: The love-shower...yes: tears of happiness rolled over the cheeks.
SO it was a success!
We entered the room like a girl and we left like vamp ;) "
The KittyKat girls (pic above)

"Because of the burlesque workshop we had a top-day.
The group was put at ease and that resulted in very funny scenes.
Compliments for the teacher and thanks!"
Jessica - hen party

"It was fun! Thank you for all your help. We were really pleased with the activity"
Kristen - producer British television programm "Coach Trip"

"It was very nice! the teacher knows how to break the tension with humor...I enjoyed the
workshop and I'm lookin' forward for another one, to integrate dancing, acting and havin fun...!
Wendy (UK)

"Everybody enjoyed it very much, The teacher is a good coach and dancer!"

Jessy - just for fun workshop met girlfriends

"Thanks so much for the wonderful workshop. The teacher was excellent
and it was a good addition to our programm "

senior coördinator evenementen Leidse Museumnacht


More quotes from participants:

This workshop is; surprising, challenging, titillating, liberating, sexy, inspiring, beautiful,
empowering, playful, binding, disarming, fun, sensual, passionate,humoristic
...a lot of laughter.

"This is the real deal."


workshop burlesque



manager ‘Charley’



coach Deena


coach Nina

A word from the management.



From 2008 onwards our team delivers a wonderful, excellent quality Burlesque workshop. It started with American and English teachers / performers. We have listened to the participants and now with the current teachers the workshop has evolved into the most fun in town. That is because of these ingredients:

TOP COACH: This teacher isn’t just a dancer who does the same programme every time, it’s the personal touch, her charisma and experience that counts. Besides burlesque performer she is a professional theater maker and coach for all ages. Above all, she makes real contact with the group and individuals. She has the gift to make people feel at ease and make them laugh! She will adapt to the group in order to get the best atmosphere. That’s why you are in for a true unique experience. There is always laughter and sometimes even a tear after the bride to be gets the ‘Love Shower’ from her girlfriends.

TOP LOCATION: The workshop is at a real night club with your private waitress and cook. A great venue in central Amsterdam, Just one street from the Red Light District. Around corner of Dam square and walking distance from Central station. Very handy for all your other activities like restaurant, boat trip, bar, terrace or photo session. So no boring space at the edge of town but your private stage in historic Amsterdam! The finger food in the break are also plenty and worth their money. Think wrap with salad and falafel plus luxurious deep fried bites and wedges / French fries. There have been groups doing this workshop around 12 so they save on lunch budget.

TOP ATMOSPHERE: The fun already starts when yours truly welcomes you. After my introduction of the teacher I will leave and you will be with the ‘girls only’ in order to have the most of fun. But the teacher also has a message: “this workshop is not about exciting a man, it’s about YOUR empowerment to feel free and sexy as you are!”. We also have accessories for you to use: 12 large feathered fans (unique for our workshop!) PLUS 3 more suitcases full of hats, boas, gloves and masks. Not only nice to use in your performance but also great for the pictures you can make.

All the above makes the price of 35,- Euro per person (inclusive one Prosecco or other drink, finger food etc.).Groups above 12: the bride to be is for free!. More discounts for groups larger then 17 and 22.

Last but not least I want to thank all those workshop participants who have complimented the teacher and the crew. Often we say to each other that this is one of the best things we ever realized. And every time we put our passion into the workshop.

“The burlesque workshop was the highlight of our day.” - Lisa
Also see all the other quotes, snapshots and films on this page.

Have a lot of fun!

Organiser of workshops and retro/burlesque parties.
DJ and owner Retrotainment agency ‘Madame Risquée’

PS: are you looking for a slightly different workshop? Ask about our Burlesque workshop, Cabaret workshop or Strip & Tease workshop.

For bookings or info call (0031) (0)20 6826994 or (0)620750027




Our Workshops in the press:





Burlesque Workshop on British Channel4 TV "Coach Trip" Click to see clip.





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