About Us

The DC Gurly Show is DC’s longest running Queer Burlesque Troupe. Our mission is to foster an encouraging and supportive community of performers and fans in and around the Nation’s Capital. DCGS welcomes all shapes, sizes, colors, and orientations, and is an open, safe space for novice and seasoned performers to grow. We have been an active burlesque troupe in the DMV area for 11 years.

Each DC Gurly show consists of 6 – 8 solo Gurly performances and a group number. Please contact us if you are interested in booking the DC Gurly Show for private parties and events.


WORKSHOP: Tassle Twirling with Velvet Kensington

Date: November 13, 2016
Show Time: 2:00PM
Cover: $20/ 21 & Over

The DC Gurly Show Presents: Tassel Twirling With Velvet Kensington

Come learn the basics of tassel twirling from the master herselsf, Velvet Kensington!  Velvet is a three time winner of the coveted title Master of Tassels in New York City.  Velvet is a body positive, sex positive, antiracist feminist.  She’s a teacher, a host, and a performer-she truly does it all!

Space is limited, so get your tickets today!  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the Crushed Velvet of Burlesque herself, Velvet Kensington!!

No Pasties?  No Problem!

If you’d like to take the workshop, but don’t have pasties, please email us at DCGurlyBookings@gmail.com and we’ll get you taken care of!

Post Workshop Meet and Greet

After a full day of twirling, a showgirl can get hungry!  Join us in the downstairs bar at the Bier Baron after the wokrshop for an informal meet and greet.  Get a chance to meet the members of the DC Gurly Show, talk shop, or just relax with one of the 200+ Beers that Bier Baron has to offer.

Meet the Gurlies


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