In honour of World Mental Health Day, fundraise for charity Sane with leading burlesque artist, Sapphira who is leading a Glove Peel class.

Learn Online or Learn In-Person at The Angelic, Islington in North London.

Sapphira and the World Burlesque Academy are pleased to invite you and all monies raised are to the charity, Sane, to support their vital work and helpline.

Tuesday 10th October, 6pm London BST – book online

Tuesday 10th October, 7pm London BST – book in person

The art of burlesque is fun and allows an incredible sense of personal freedom and liberation.

Burlesque is a style of dance that comes from the theatre and comedy and it has been acknowledged by many students and dancers around the world for improving their mental health, confidence and developing peace by learning to celebrate their bodies.

All money raised is going directly to charity Sane, who do many amazing things to help mental health recovery. In particular, their hotline, SANEline, which is a UK wide out-of-hours mental health helpline offers specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

For both in-person and online classes there will be strictly no nudity, you will be learning the art of the tease by peeling gloves.


  • 6pm London
  • 7pm Paris
  • 7pm Cape Town
  • 8pm Helsinki
  • 10am Los Angeles
  • 1pm New York
  • 11am Mexico

You will be learning with mental health ambassador and 5 Star Amazon author/singer/songwriter, Sapphira.

Sapphira has been burlesque after her own profound experience discovering the artform after a severe bipolar breakdown. Her story is detailed in her memoir, Burlesque or Bust.

She has now been teaching classes in-person and online for 15 years with over 20,000 delighted students participating from 25 countries and is the creator of World Burlesque Day.