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Vaudezilla's 12 Days of (Free) Dance

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Every art form has the potential to contribute to expanding the consciousness of those who are exposed to it.

Burlesque has an extra special responsibility in the realm of performance art because through the art of striptease, we are consenting to being watched and we are giving the voyeur permission to not only find us sexy, but accept us as we are. This is so powerful because what we have and believe on the inside is capable of transforming our outside - and not just our own state of mind or body, but our contributions to our families, our neighborhoods, our country and beyond.

Audience members often come up to me after the show and tell me about how meaningful it is to them to see bodies that resemble their own on stage - students tell me how much burlesque has changed their life and how grateful they are that this art form is available to them.

We've been very lucky - privileged even - to be able to serve Chicago through shows, classes, and events. And because of the support of our audience and our students, our little studio has thrived.

As the holiday season approaches, we want to thank the many students who have taken classes with us over the past year, but we also recognize that not everyone is able to afford to access burlesque. To that end, the teachers and performers of Vaudezilla have come together to offer an intentional, purposeful contribution toward making this artform accessible to everyone by offering 12 Days of (FREE) Dance.

Happy Holidays!

Red Hot Annie & The Team at Vaudezilla Studios


Vaudezilla Studios
3614 W Belmont Av
Chicago IL 60618


12 DAYS OF (FREE) DANCE

All workshops listed below are open to ALL LEVELS - no prior experience is necessary!

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Tuesday, December 11
6-7pm

Teacher: Secret Mermaid
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Broadway Burlesque
In this workshop, we will focus on both Broadway performance and rehearsal techniques. Be prepared to learn a lot of choreography quickly and then break it down to work on facial expressions and stage presence. This classic Broadway style can be great on its own, but we'll also learn ways to crossover into the burlesque world.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Wednesday, December 12
6-7pm

Teacher: Kitten Von Purr
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Strong & Sexy: Chair Dance
This class is part toning workout that is beneficial to dancers (glutes, core) and then choreography that utilizes and further builds strength, using a chair as our prop. Scalable for all fitness and dance levels. Bring a yoga mat and/or kneepads for the workout.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Saturday, December 15
10:30-11:30am

Teacher: Phaedra
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Arabic Music for Belly Dancers
An informed answer is a better dancer. In this workshop, we will discuss aspects of Arabic music of which all belly dancers need to be aware. We will also address common musical mistakes and how to avoid them. Please bring a notebook or a device with which to take notes.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Saturday, December 15
11:30am-12:30pm

Teacher: Phaedra
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3 SPOTS LEFT
Fan Veils
This course is applicable to many forms of dance, not just belly dance. Moving with material on stage can be mesmerizing when done well. Come and learn how to dance with your silky new partner gracefully.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Sunday, December 16
noon-1:30pm

Teacher: Crocodile Lightning
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Winter is Coming: Burlesque 101 Winter Edition
In this workshop, you will learn a choreography you can use to remove your winter gears sensually and tease with them to crack up the temperature. Come with an open mind and in your full winter attire of your choice- gloves, scarves, hats, winter coats, jackets. Strip off one item of clothing or all of them... it is up to you. Heels are optional.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Monday, December 17
3:30-4:30pm

Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
This hour-long class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and teach challenging choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find. Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Tuesday, December 18
6-7pm

Teacher: Titty Perkins
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Intro to Burlesque
Whether you've got an eye on taking the stage, spicing things up in the bedroom, or simply looking for a different way to work up a sweat, this introductory level burlesque class can accomplish all three. Vaudezilla's best known teachers & choreographers teach you fundamental stage terms and helps you get comfortable expressing yourself through dancing and using your body. In this class, you'll be encouraged to recognize 8-counts and remember choreography from week to week, and all the while, you'll become familiar with the basic moves - the shimmies, bumps, and grinds - that form the foundation of any sexy burlesque act. Each class starts with a short warm-up, followed by drills, and the largest portion of each 90-minute class is spent learning burlesque within the context of short choreographed dances.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Wednesday, December 19
6-7pm

Teacher: Kitten Von Purr
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Strong & Sexy: Kicklines
Channel your inner Rockette! This class is part toning workout that is beneficial to dancers (glutes, core) and then festive choreography that utilizes and further builds strength, including some jazzy kicklines! Scalable for all fitness and dance levels. Bring a yoga mat and/or kneepads for the workout.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Thursday, December 20
7-8pm

Teacher: Secret Mermaid
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REGISTER NOW
Broadway Burlesque
In this workshop, we will focus on both Broadway performance and rehearsal techniques. Be prepared to learn a lot of choreography quickly and then break it down to work on facial expressions and stage presence. This classic Broadway style can be great on its own, but we'll also learn ways to crossover into the burlesque world.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Friday, December 21
7-8pm

Teacher: Titty Perkins
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REGISTER NOW
1 SPOT LEFT
Intro to Burlesque
Whether you've got an eye on taking the stage, spicing things up in the bedroom, or simply looking for a different way to work up a sweat, this introductory level burlesque class can accomplish all three. Vaudezilla's best known teachers & choreographers teach you fundamental stage terms and helps you get comfortable expressing yourself through dancing and using your body. In this class, you'll be encouraged to recognize 8-counts and remember choreography from week to week, and all the while, you'll become familiar with the basic moves - the shimmies, bumps, and grinds - that form the foundation of any sexy burlesque act. Each class starts with a short warm-up, followed by drills, and the largest portion of each 90-minute class is spent learning burlesque within the context of short choreographed dances.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.
Saturday, December 22
12:30-1:30pm

Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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AT CAPACITY
Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
This hour-long class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and teach challenging choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find. Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

All levels and genders welcome.

Every body welcome.


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