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Vaudezilla Studios Chicago Burlesque Classes, Private Lessons, and Workshops

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Get your body in motion with some smooth moves courtesy of some of the top burlesque & bellydance performers in Chicago! Vaudezilla's teachers will steer you through all the basics, from shimmies and twirls to bumps and grinds. Whether you're looking for sexy, fun, or fitness - or you just want to get in touch your inner diva - our teachers will keep you on your toes at Vaudezilla Studios.

Vaudezilla Studios
3614 W Belmont Av
Chicago IL 60618


Buy One, Get One Half Off!
Sign up for two classes and get the second class (of equal or lesser value) for half off -OR- buy two of the same class and share the half-price discount with a friend (must register & pay for classes on ONE registration form). Please Note: NO REFUNDS will be issued if students wishing to redeem this option sign up & pay separately!

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2018 Student Showcase Dates:
  • November 10th and 17th

    Want to drop in on a class?
  • $25 per class for 60-minute classes
  • $30 per class for 90-minute classes

    CHICAGO BURLESQUE CLASSES
    SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, NOV 11 - TUESDAY, DEC 18

    Sundays
    Nov 11 - Dec 16
    Mondays
    Nov 12 - Dec 17
    Tuesdays
    Nov 13 - Dec 18
    1:30-2:30pm
    All Levels / Chair Dancing

    Bliss Mayhem
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    $120/6 Weeks
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    2:30-4pm
    All Levels / Aesthetic Flow

    Christine Eduardo
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    $157.50/6 Weeks
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    4-5:30pm
    All Levels / Femme Fatale

    Christine Eduardo
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    $157.50/6 Weeks
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    5:30-6:30pm
    All Levels / Drag King 101

    Po'Chop
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    $120/6 Weeks
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    6-7pm
    All Levels / Improvising Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $120/6 Weeks
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    6:30-7:30pm
    All Levels / Hip-Hop & Heels

    Po'Chop
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    $120/6 Weeks
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    7-8pm
    All Levels / Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork

    Red Hot Annie
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    $160/6 Weeks
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    7-8pm
    All Levels / Confidence & The Slow Burn

    Kitty la Royall
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    $120/6 Weeks
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    7:30-9pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Po'Chop
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    $157.50/6 Weeks
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    8-9:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $157.50/6 Weeks
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    8-9pm
    All Levels / Showgirl Sculpt

    Kitty la Royall
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    $120/6 Weeks
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    PRIVATE CHICAGO BURLESQUE & BELLYDANCE LESSONS

    Yes! We're available for private classes!
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    CHICAGO BURLESQUE WORKSHOPS AND STUDIO EVENTS

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

    Saturday, October 20
    3:30-4:45pmm

    Teacher: Tilda Titillation
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    Cost: $25
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    Basic Floorwork
    This basic floorwork workshop will include learning ways to get up and down from the floor, a handful of moves and tricks to weave throughout a floorwork act, and proper body posture. We will practice stringing moves together with seamless transitions as well. Bring kneepads!
    Saturday, October 20
    1-2:30pm

    Teacher: Kevin Talmer Whiteneir
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    Cost: $20 singles/$25 couples
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    Beginner Salsa Techniques on 1
    Beginner Salsa on 1 introduces students to the foundations of Salsa dance. Students will learn the eight-count footwork that forms the basis for Salsa dancing, as well as beginner spins, tricks, and lead-and-follow styling to add flair to their choreography. Students will also learn some history and background to Salsa music and dance within Latin culture.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, October 20
    2:30-4pm

    Teacher: Kevin Talmer Whiteneir
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    Cost: $20 singles/$25 couples
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    Beginner Bachata Techniques
    Beginner Bachata introduces students to the foundations of Bachata dance. Students will learn the footwork that forms the basis for bachata dancing, as well as beginner spins, tricks, and lead-and-follow styling to add flair to their choreography. Students will also learn some history and background to bachata music and dance within Latin culture.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, October 21
    noon-1:30pm

    Teacher: Concetta Rose Rella
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    Cost: $30
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    Improv It Up!
    IMPROV=LIFE!! We may not realize it, but we are improvising at every moment of our lives. Through fun games and exercises, we practice the art of listening and saying "yes." Improv allows us the freedom to avoid limitations in our quest to express ourselves through our art. As artists, we need to be able to say yes to new ideas in order to grow, and allow our art to flow through us.

    Take both "Improv It Up!" and "You can paint... trust me!" for $60.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, October 21
    1:30-3pm

    Teacher: Concetta Rose Rella
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    Cost: $35
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    You can paint... trust me!
    Whether you are looking for painting lessons for beginners or basic tips to improve as a painting artist, we cover it all! Let go of all pretensions and create real art in a relaxed, fun environment, leaving you feeling encouraged and inspired.

    Take both "Improv It Up!" and "You can paint... trust me!" for $60.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, October 27
    12:30-2pm

    Teacher: Ariel Glassman
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    Cost: $18
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    Beginning Jazz Guitar
    If you have some guitar experience but want to start exploring the exciting world of jazz, then this is the chance for you to start! Ariel Glassman, working Chicago musician and DePaul Alumni, will walk you and a group of guitarists through basic chord shapes, blues, and even a jazz song or two! You'll receive instruction on how to start this exciting journey, including album suggestions and practice techniques! This is the perfect place to start your jazz experience to continue to grow as a guitarist and a musician!

    Class requires the student to bring a guitar, preferably acoustic. If you only have an electric, please bring an amp so we can all hear you shredding! Basic guitar experience is required.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, October 28
    noon-2pm

    Teacher: Dharam Prakash Singh (Justin Fill)
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    Cost: $20
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    Yoga and Meditation for Performers (and vegetarian potluck)
    Kundalini Yoga as taught is a lineage that draws heavily from Sikh tradition, incorporates all 8 limbs of traditional yoga, and focuses on raising the energy of awareness. We practice in a way that removes limitations, and develops the ability to think creatively and in line with your intuitions.

    Dharam Prakash Singh (Justin Fill) is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Given his spiritual name seven years ago, he has incorporated the technology into his performances and movement based teaching since beginning the practice. He currently leads classes at Kundalini Yoga in the Loop in downtown Chicago.

    Our class will focus on freeing the flow of creative energy through Kriya - a series of exercises designed to activate and synergize the body and mind, specifically the glandular system. Kriya is followed by Deep Relaxation and Meditation.v Bring a bottle of water. We will have a few mats available, but feel free to bring your own.

    After the class, there will be a vegetarian meal. Potluck if possible, but a meal will be provided.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, November 3
    10:30-11:30am

    Teacher: Phaedra
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    Cost: $15
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    Intro to Bellydance
    If you have always wanted to try belly dance, now is your chance. This abbreviated version of our weekly class at Vaudezilla will present some of the basic movements of oriental dance and get you moving.
    Saturday, November 3
    11:30am-1pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $25
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    Branding for Performers
    Want to take your performing to the next level but loathe the work of that goes into building a following? We'll dive into discovering ourselves and channeling that into our performer persona. The workshop will walk through how to write your bios, curate an off-stage presence and accomplish your goals. Bring a notebook or laptop for taking notes and crafting content in real time!

    Take both "Branding for Performers" and "Character Development" for $40.

    Saturday, November 3
    1-2pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $25
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    Character Development
    Want to portray one of your heroes? Have an idea to take on a new persona? No matter what stage of character you are in, Shirley Blazen will help you take it to the next level! Character development is a crucial skillset to elevate your stage presence, enhance your choreography, and nurture act concepts.

    Take both "Branding for Performers" and "Character Development" for $40.

    Saturday, November 3
    2-3pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $30
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    Stage Face
    We're putting our game faces on and striking a pose in this Stage Make-Up workshop designed to brush up on the basics and explore new techniques to elevate the looks you love! All levels of experience welcome as we start from the perfect foundation to the sparkly details. Bring your favorite colors and tools. We'll discuss how to maximize the impact of your products and experiment with color. Put your best face forward and flaunt a stage look you'll love!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Take both "Stage Face" and "Wig Care" for $50.
    Saturday, November 3
    3-4pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $30
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    Wig Care
    Whip that wig into shape and work it! Wig Care with Shirley Blazen covers essentials on wig maintenance, and tailoring that dream hair to your gorgeous head. We'll cover the foundations on securing wigs, styles and how to tailor them to you. Bring your favorite wig as we dive in head-first through real-time styling techniques.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Take both "Stage Face" and "Wig Care" for $50.
    Saturday, November 3
    noon-1:30pm

    Teacher: Según Dent
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    Cost: $25
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    Drawing On Inspiration
    Learn the methods of interpreting your inner vision onto paper using pens, colored pencils, pencils, markers. All skill levels welcome. Students will do a variety of projects that teach useful drawing techniques.

    Take both "Drawing On Inspiration" and "The Art of Logo Making" for $40.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, November 3
    1:30-3pm

    Teacher: Según Dent
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    Cost: $25
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    The Art of Logo Making
    Learn the mechanics, the methods, the dos and don'ts of creating your own logo. Using compasses, rulers, and graph paper, students will create a logo that can be scanned onto a computer for digital use.

    Take both "Drawing On Inspiration" and "The Art of Logo Making" for $40.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 4
    11:45am-12:45pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $3
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    Communication BreakOUT! (Taster Class!)
    This taster class discusses three aspects of dynamic communication explored in Midge's longer workshops. Midge will guide the class through three brief exercises to help you speak more confidently, convey concepts visually, and listen more intently.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 4
    1:15-3:15pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $30
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    Storytelling
    Storytelling isn't just for aspiring writers! The elements of the best stories are applicable to many makers, whether you're branding yourself or your artwork, networking with buyers or other makers, or working through a piece. In the first portion of this workshop, we'll review some examples of stories from podcasts, short stories, and movies and break down the elements that make them effective. In the remainder of class, we'll retell stories through a series of interactive exercises. Note: some movement exercises will be incorporated in the class - wear clothing you'd be comfortable wearing for a rigorous game of charades.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, November 10
    12:30-2pm

    Teacher: Kitten Von Purr
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    Cost: $20
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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.

    Take both "Strong & Sexy: Chair Dance" and "Strong & Sexy: Kicklines" for $35.
    Saturday, November 10
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $20
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    Strut 'n' Strip
    Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

    Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence. Students are encouraged to bring costume pieces like robe or gloves to strip off, and any fun props to play with. Heels recommended.

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Saturday, November 10
    3:30-5pm

    Teacher: Bliss Mayhem
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    Cost: $15
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    BurHop
    Join the experience! BurHop is a fusion of dance that brings the grittiness of hip hop and the sensuality of burlesque together. It creates a beauty in aggression and a celebration of imperfection that is expressed through the elegance of ones body.

    Classes are open level, only requirement is that you enter with positive vibes and encourage your fellow dancers. Oh and wear something that makes you wanna flirt with yourself! Knee pads are a good idea but also not required.

    Can't wait to see your faces!

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Saturday, November 10
    noon-2pm

    Teacher: Elmo Painter
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    Cost: $45
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    Sensual Empowerment
    Outside of what many people think of as sexual, there is a whole Universe of sensual exploration: From breath, touch, energy exchange, to empathic experiences where we barely touch. How easy or difficult is it for you to own, ask for, or even know what you want? Or to say no to things you don't want or may not be ready for yet?

    This workshop will incorporate grounding & settling skills, movement, body & emotional mindfulness techniques, boundary exercises, and other therapeutic elements. Elmo will present her research and work regarding the benefits of radical self-acceptance, expanding our sensual and emotional comfort zones, and the potential impact all of these have on our emotional and interpersonal lives.

    Elmo Painter is a Body-centered Psychotherapist who lives and practices in Chicago, IL. Her passions include getting people in touch with their authentic selves, finding ways to make moments more awesome, and helping people process and settle from post-traumatic stress.

    Learn more about Elmo here.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 11
    11:45am-12:45pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $3
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    Fun With Fiber (Taster Class!)
    Are you curious about knitting, crochet, or other fiber arts? This taster class will introduce different fibers arts, present what you need to get started, and discuss the elements of the fabrics produced. You'll be able to learn about and try knitting, crochet, weaving, and feltmaking. Materials will be provided.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 11
    1:15-3:15pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $35
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    Exploring Color
    Color can express so much: you can use it to quickly communicate signals, convey different emotions, and even influence our moods. Applicable to many creative pursuits, this hands-on workshop will include an introduction to color theory and its terminology. We will use yarn and paper to explore the characteristics of different colors, the relationship between them, and techniques to use color theory in your creative pursuits.

    Class fee includes materials.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Thursday, November 15
    7-8pm

    Teacher: Secret Mermaid
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    Cost: $20
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    For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop
    Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, Instagram gives you the opportunities to expand your network and connect with fellow artists to grow your brand. This workshop will teach you how to make the best use of Instagram and social media. We'll go over engaging with your audience to grow your following, catering your content to your followers to maximize their interaction with you, and exploring the awkward topics such as money, scheduling, and safety. Social media is one of the greatest tools to build your career in the arts, but only if you know how to use it.

    Bring your phone, bring your questions, and bring your creativity as we learn how to take control of social media.
    Saturday, November 17
    10-11:30am

    Teacher: Phaedra
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    Cost: $30
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    Veil Technique Clinic
    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.
    Saturday, November 17
    11:30am-12:30pm

    Teacher: Sheffield Belmont
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    Cost: $15
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    Burlesque for Different Bodies
    Every body is different and every body expresses itself differently. Sheffield Belmont is the proud owner of a fat, mature, nearsighted body with two new knees. In this workshop, we will play with some low-impact, fun, body-friendly movement exercises and choreography. Please bring clothes comfortable for movement.
    Saturday, November 17
    3-4:30pm

    Teacher: Lilly Rascal
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    Cost: $20
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    Faces and Fingers: A Stage Presence Workshop
    Just as amazing as your costumes should be, your confidence should be something else to wear onstage. In this confidence/stage presence workshop, Lilly Rascal will guide you through tricks for your body and mind that will help you feel more ready to be onstage and show your talent. Using mirrors, dance, and facial exercises, this class will explore how you can be your best onstage, on the streets, and in the sheets.

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Saturday, November 17
    3-4:30pm

    Teachers: Rebekah Hall & Miranda Steffens
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    Cost: $30
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    Writing from the Depth
    Shift your consciousness through writing and empower your natural self-healing abilities. While occupying your rational and analytical left brain through the act of writing, your right brain is, according to psychotherapist, Maud Purcell, "free to do what it does best, i.e. create, intuit, and feel." If you've ever journaled you may understand this experience.

    Writing from the Depth is for those who have never journaled before as well as those who have. The workshop is 1/4 lecture and 3/4 activity based.

    Led by Rebekah Hall and Miranda Steffens, both authors, current and former teachers, graduates of the SAIC MFA Writing program, and life-long journalers. We will explore a variety of approaches to journaling, including prompt-based writing, automatic writing, and intentional writing. These practices are designed to help release the implicit fear of vulnerability through the safe, private, introspective act of journaling - while offering the encouragement and support gained in community.

    Participants will leave with the tools and inspiration to continue to use journaling as a method for exploration, self-discovery, and catharsis. Bring a notebook or journal and your preferred pen or pencil. Dress comfortably.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, November 17
    4:30-6pm

    Teacher: Hannah Gilbert
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    Cost: $20
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    Shapeflow: Moving on Impulse
    Shapeflow is a free-movement tool developed to help artists focus on mind-body connection and free themselves from the limitations that habitual movement can create. Take this workshop and find ways to move the way you want to! Shapeflow is all about impulsive movement; find the full breadth of the shapes and sizes you can make with your wonderful expansive body. In this workshop we will focus specifically on finding a neutral body through moving on impulse - what feels good? What emotions are you holding and where? What does your body want and need? This is expression for yourself and no one else. Wear clothes you can move in and don't forget a water bottle!

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 18
    11:45am-12:45pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $35
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    Arm Knitting
    Super chunky knits are the rage. Did you can know you can make them without any equipment - just your arms? In this class, we'll use felt to make chunky yarn and learn arm knitting. You'll go home with a new cowl or scarf!

    Class fee includes materials.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 18
    1:15-3:15pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $30
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    Guiding Your Process: Facilitation Techniques
    Decision-making, whether in groups or individual, can be a stressful process. Facilitation, the practice of guiding a meeting or process, can have a positive impact. This workshop will explore facilitation techniques that you can apply to meetings, collaborations, or individual pursuits. Midge will describe ways to effectively break down steps, keep moving towards a goal, address contentious opinions (others or your own), and break through roadblocks.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, November 25
    2:15-3:30pm

    Teacher: Emilio Sanchez
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    Cost: $25
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    Modeling With Clay
    Since the beginning of human existence, we've had this desire to create art to express ourselves, our ancestors grabbed simple mud and shaped it into figures of man, animals, and cultural lore.

    To this day, we still use sculpture to tell stories, commemorate our idols, and to represent our most important ideals and concepts. From The Statue of Liberty to the Terracotta Army of Qin Emperor, it's very undeniable that sculpture as an art form is very intrinsically intertwined with our history and our beliefs.

    I invite you to participate in this long-practiced tradition and give life into something that represents YOU and was made with your own two hands from scratch. Modeling with clay is fun and therapeutic, and it allows you to turn your imagination into three-dimensional reality.

    In our class we will study the human anatomical form, color theory, texture, proportion, movement, and develop techniques to achieve a realistic modeling style.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, December 1
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $20
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    Strut 'n' Strip
    Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

    Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence. Students are encouraged to bring costume pieces like robe or gloves to strip off, and any fun props to play with. Heels recommended.

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Sunday, December 2
    11:45am-12:45pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $35
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    Arm Knitting
    Super chunky knits are the rage. Did you can know you can make them without any equipment - just your arms? In this class, we'll use felt to make chunky yarn and learn arm knitting. You'll go home with a new cowl or scarf!

    Class fee includes materials.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Sunday, December 2
    1:15-3:15pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $30
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    Serious Doodles: Graphic Documentation
    Graphic documentation is a process of illustrative note-taking. Learn how to illustrate, emphasize, and organize your notes with graphics, colors, and writing styles - think doodling on steroids. Participants will learn through case studies, start a visual vocabulary, and practice graphic documentation in class. If you are a doodler, a visual learner, or just plain like markers, this workshop is for you.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, December 8
    10:30am-noon

    Teacher: Kitten Von Purr
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    Cost: $20
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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.

    Take both "Strong & Sexy: Chair Dance" and "Strong & Sexy: Kicklines" for $35.
    Saturday, December 8
    noon-3pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $80
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    Real Life Burlesque
    You've already got everything you need to feel beautiful. Curious why burlesque has such a divine reputation for empowering people? Align your mind, body, and soul to bring out the very best in yourself - in this workshop, we'll use burlesque as a tool to create a one-of-a-kind group routine. Learn more about the process and begin to build your larger-than-life burlesque persona! We'll focus on what it takes to develop total and complete comfort on stage. We'll consider potential obstacles and find creative ways to overcome them with ease. Harness the power of your self-confidence, streamline your intention and develop some personalized techniques for jumping fully into the moment on stage.

    Through a series of drills and activities we will push ourselves to come up with instant solutions, act confidently upon them, and then let go what doesn't serve us. This workshop focuses on techniques that will help you come up with better solutions for high-pressure public engagements, including last minute bookings, as well as creating long-lasting performance art that is instantly recognizable as your own. In this workshop, we'll examine our individual and collective strengths and how they can be presented to maximize your burlesque persona's impact and make your performances truly memorable. We'll explore visual and performance elements that will push us outside of our comfort zone, while maintaining connection to our true selves as well as the audience.
    Friday, December 14
    7-8:30pm

    Teacher: Kevin Talmer Whiteneir
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    Cost: $10
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    Craft
    Craft is a monthly art workshop where artists across disciplines can discuss art making, art production, resources, and venues within Chicago, and more with others working and creating within the visual arts. Craft seeks to provide the opportunity for not only showcasing work in progress but networking and interacting with other artists in productive and generative ways - namely, by exchanging perspectives through art critique and discourse.

    Craft is interested in providing a resource that serves its participants artistic practices, and ensuring a safe, open, and dynamic space where all artists and artwork - especially those that engage with themes of race, body, gender, sexuality, class, ability, religion, spirituality, and other identity markers - can foster community building through art.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!
    Saturday, December 15
    2-3pm

    Teacher: Jessica Wagner
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    Cost: $25
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    Meditation and Intention Setting as Artistic Practice
    Use your own power to manifest the life you want and deserve. This workshop will teach you how to tap into energies to attract abundance in all forms. Through creativity, self love, and mindfulness we can raise our vibration to live our best lives. You don't need to be an artist to create.

    This workshop takes place at our new sister location, Rebellion Rising Studio in Irving Park! Click here for more information about other classes and workshops available at Rebellion Rising!


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