Naughty and Spice burlesque hosts a summer show at Nanaimo Centre Stage.

Naughty and Spice burlesque hosts a summer show at Nanaimo Centre Stage.

Newcomers make their mark

Naughty and Spice burlesque recruits new dancers for summer show

A trio of new recruits perform their first burlesque show with Nanaimo’s Naughty and Spice.

The show is set for June 9, 8 p.m., at Nanaimo Centre Stage and the girls will be joined by one of the few boy-lesque performers on Vancouver Island.

The group always prided itself on being an equal opportunity dance troupe, accepting new members of all ages and from both sexes to create a show that is diverse and accessible to the whole audience, said Roxee Lee, a founding member.

This year, the troupe brought on three new members, all of whom are excited to hit the stage.

“I’m excited because it’s my first show and joining the troupe has been such a positive experience for me,” said newcomer Vexi LaRue. “I’ve made great new friends, and am feeling so much more at ease and positive about myself. I’ve really gained a new confidence.”

LaRue, along with SweetPea Malone, will be performing for the first time, and the show will also feature a new pick-up girl, Busty Keaton. All three joined the troupe earlier this year.

In addition to the new girls, the evening will be hosted by local comedian Randii Andii, and feature Johnny Bottomsworth, who is travelling up from Victoria.

Doors for the adults-only event open at 7 p.m. Tickets $20/advance from The Clubhouse Dance and Fitness, Woodgrove Lotto booth by the clock and online; $25/door.

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