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Operation Bombshell is the world's only burlesque school for military wives. Started by Lily Burana, herself an Army wife, Operation Bombshell aims to provide much needed entertainment and amusement for wives of American service members affected by the Global War on Terror.
Operation Bombshell teaches classic burlesque moves in an easy, accessible way. This is NOT a striptease class and the class does not involve any nudity. Students are encouraged to wear workout gear and comfortable shoes to class. The length of the class is roughly 90 minutes.
Ms. Burana does not charge a fee for her classes, and she schedules her classes at the wives', or the command's, request. The class is choreographed by burlesque star Jo Weldon, founder of the New York School of Burlesque. Ms. Burana teaches at military installations around the United States and at U.S. installations abroad, including Europe. The class is available to spouses of Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard units of all four military branches.
Ms. Burana came up with the idea for Operation Bombshell after enduring her own "deployment blues." Her husband, then an Army Intelligence officer, was fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Burana longed for something to lift her spirits. Later, during a little "retail therapy" lingerie shopping, she found that the salesgirl was herself a sad, lonely military wife, and Burana wished she could offer her some cheer and healing distraction. In that instant, Operation Bombshell was born. The first Operation Bombshell class was held at Fort Hood, Texas in 2008.
If you are interested in having Operation Bombshell come to your post or base, please email Ms. Burana for more information: lily (dot) burana (at) gmail.com. Thank you!