About The Showgirl Academy is masterminded by Claire Phipps, proprietor and manager of well-known professional Bristol dance troupe The Flaming Feathers. With her lifetime of dance experience, and having established a Hip-Hop dance school back in 2008, Claire positively oozes talent and passion for her art, making her the perfect teacher for such a special event as a Hen Party. More recently, having trained at the Ministry of Burlesque in 2009, Claire has gone on to choreograph and teach a variety of Cabaret styles, of which her favourite is the Charleston. It's these dance styles that she bases her Hen Party Packages around, coaching brides-to-be and their bridesmaids in sensuous, sinuous, slinky, seductive, confidence-building routines that can be as tame or as wild as you wish. Expanding the individual experience into a cleverly-choreographed group activity makes it twice as much fun, and promises lots of laughter and appreciative smiles along the way.