Think evocative poses, fluttering feathers, saucy tassels, and throw in more than a little flesh and you’re about halfway there.

Burlesque is a mix of dance, striptease and, believe it or not, comedy.

This weekend, Victoria’s most sizzling burlesque stars will compete to be crowned state champ – winning the chance to head to Sydney and compete for the national title.

When: Aug 29

Where: The Forum, 154 Flinders St, Melbourne

Cost: $52+