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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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2018/2019 Student Spectacular Dates:
  • December 22nd
  • March 9th, 16th, and 23rd

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

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    CHICAGO BURLESQUE CLASSES
    SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, JAN 6 - FRIDAY, MAR 1

    Sundays
    Jan 6 - Feb 24
    Mondays
    Jan 7 - Feb 25
    Tuesdays
    Jan 8 - Feb 26
    Wednesdays
    Jan 9 - Feb 27
    Thursdays
    Jan 10 - Feb 28
    Fridays
    Jan 11 - Mar 1
    1:30-2:30pm
    All Levels / Aesthetic Flow

    Christine Eduardo
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    2:30-3:30pm
    All Levels / Femme Fatale

    Christine Eduardo
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    2-3pm
    All Levels / Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork

    Secret Mermaid
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    3:30-4:30pm
    All Levels / Burlesque Booty Building

    Daisy Dynamite
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    3-4:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Secret Mermaid
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    4:30-5:30pm
    All Levels / Hip-Hop & Heels

    Po'Chop
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    5-6pm
    All Levels / Fan Dancing

    Raven Gemini
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    5:30-7pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Po'Chop
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    3 SPOTS LEFT
    6-7pm
    All Levels / Improvising Burlesque

    Shirley Blazen
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    5:30-7pm
    All Levels / Stage Presence

    Lilly Rascal
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    6-7:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Raven Gemini
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    7-8pm
    All Levels / Drag King 101

    Po'Chop
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    7-8pm
    All Levels / Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork

    Red Hot Annie
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    7-8:30pm
    All Levels / Solo Development


    Shirley Blazen
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    7-8:30pm
    Bellydance I

    Phaedra
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    7-8:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Lilly Rascal
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    8-9:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Po'Chop
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    8-9:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    8:30-9:30pm
    All Levels / Nerdlesque

    Shirley Blazen
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    8:30-10pm
    Bellydance II

    Phaedra
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    8:30-9:30pm
    All Level / Rock 'n' Roll Burlesque

    Lilly Rascal
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    $160/8 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!

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    Saturday, December 22
    1:30-3pm

    Teacher: Derry-Éire
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    Cost: $25
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    Burlesque for Moms
    When was the last time you had a chance to play? Maybe you watch your children play all the time, they dress up in costumes, sing, dance, act, and we applaud and celebrate them, but what about you? Motherhood is a beautiful experience but sometimes it leaves us feeling disconnected from our former selves. If you feel like you have lost your mojo or connection to your feminine sensuality, this is the workshop for you. Come and spend time on just you, listen to what your inner goddess is asking for, learn to accept your body for who you are right now, not who you were or who you want to become. Quiet the negative dialogue and just come and play!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Saturday, January 5
    10-11am

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $20
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    Unleashing Your Inner Goddess (An Intro to Burlesque)
    Whether you're looking to cultivate a deeper exploration of your stage craft or spice things up in the bedroom, you'll find just what you're looking for in this introductory burlesque class. Learn how to engage your body, mind, and spirit with focused ferocity. Align with the smouldering, confident queen that is inside you as you come play with International burlesque showgirl Red Hot Annie. Through a variety of dance styles, we will tap into our ability to express the joy of the human experience and our unique potential for growth and happiness. Gain confidence, body-awareness, and energy!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take all three of "Unleashing Your Inner Goddess," and "Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork," and "Improvising Burlesque" for $50.
    Saturday, January 5
    11am-12pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $20
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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.

    Take all three of "Unleashing Your Inner Goddess," and "Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork," and "Improvising Burlesque" for $50.
    Saturday, January 5
    12-1pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $20
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    Improvising Burlesque
    Planning and preparing a complete burlesque act can be very rewarding, but sometimes it's fun to play with the unpredictability of live performance. Chicago is the improv capital of the world, so why not put some of those skills to use in your burlesque? In this class, Red Hot Annie will show you some skills that will let you take any act into any environment with the ability to roll with whatever comes your way.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take all three of "Unleashing Your Inner Goddess," and "Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork," and "Improvising Burlesque" for $50.
    Saturday, January 5
    1:30-3pm

    Teacher: Derry-Éire
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    Cost: $25
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    Burlesque for Moms
    When was the last time you had a chance to play? Maybe you watch your children play all the time, they dress up in costumes, sing, dance, act, and we applaud and celebrate them, but what about you? Motherhood is a beautiful experience but sometimes it leaves us feeling disconnected from our former selves. If you feel like you have lost your mojo or connection to your feminine sensuality, this is the workshop for you. Come and spend time on just you, listen to what your inner goddess is asking for, learn to accept your body for who you are right now, not who you were or who you want to become. Quiet the negative dialogue and just come and play!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Saturday, January 5
    4:30-5:30pm

    Teacher: Hala Istanbouli (hosted by Phaedra)
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    Cost: $15
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    Palestinian Dabke
    Dabke (Arabic line dance) is a folk dance done throughout the Middle East by men and women alike, and is very popular in the Levant region (Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria) at parties, weddings, and most social gatherings. If you have been to an Arabic club or wedding in Chicago, you have probably witnessed dabke. It is also done by professional dance troupes.

    Hala Istanbouli has been dancing dabke for over 25 years, and has a great passion for sharing this folkloric dance with others. She was the leader of the Rajeen Palestinian Dabke troupe in Chicago for 10 years, performing at Arab Fest in Miwaukee, the grand opening of Millennium Park in Chicago, and many more weddings and festivals.

    This one-hour class will take students through some basic steps and information about Palestinian dabke. Dabke is a very active dance that requires jumping and stomping; and supportive, clean shoes or boots MUST be worn. Those with knee or foot problems are advised to proceed with caution or do a little research via videos before signing up for the class to make sure you are able to participate.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Saturday, January 5
    6-8pm

    Teacher: Kaeshi Chai
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    Cost: $35 in advance
    ($40 at the door)
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    Innovative Veil
    Learn how you can use a veil for more than just floating and framing. You will learn some of Kaeshi's favorite flourishes, throws, holds, binds, snaps, wraps, and combinations. By the end of this workshop your veil will become a tool for transformation. (Please bring a 3 yard veil.)

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "Innovative Veil" and "Storytelling Through Dance" for $60 in advance ($65 at the door).
    Sunday, January 6
    10:30am-12:30pm

    Teacher: Kaeshi Chai
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    Cost: $35 in advance
    ($40 at the door)
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    Storytelling Through Dance
    Gain theatrical tools to more effectively connect to audiences and convey your story through dance using many tools including Sprint Methodology, Lecoq, Dell'Arte, and Playback Theatre.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "Innovative Veil" and "Storytelling Through Dance" for $60 in advance ($65 at the door).
    Saturday, February 2
    1-2:30pm

    Teacher: Hannah the Hatchet
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    Cost: $20
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    Burly Moves: The Classics
    Bump and grind, shimmy and shake with Hannah the Hatchet! Get your hips loose and your shoulders limber, learn to isolate and gyrate using muscles you didn't know you had! This 75 minute workshop includes accessible warm up and choreography for dancers and movers of all levels. In this workshop we will learn: basic footwork choreography, titillating moves from head to toe, and a classic burlesque dance piece to take to the dance floor or stage to show off! Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and be prepared to have fun! (Heels or dance shoes optional)

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "Burly Moves: The Classics," and "Burly Moves: The Sassy Strut" for $35.
    Saturday, February 2
    2:30-4pm

    Teacher: Hannah the Hatchet
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    Cost: $20
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    Burly Moves: The Sassy Strut
    Let's take it back to the iconic moves of Studio 54! Get your 70's soul-funk-disco on in this sassy dance workshop! From the titillating toes of Prince to the pelvis pops of John Travolta let's get soulfully sexy on the dance floor! This 75 min workshop includes accessible warm up and choreography for dancers and movers of all levels. In this workshop we will learn: sassy struts, disco dances, and have a chance to improv like it's 1977! Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle and be prepared to have fun! (Heels or dance shoes optional)

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "Burly Moves: The Classics," and "Burly Moves: The Sassy Strut" for $35.
    Sunday, February 3
    noon-1pm

    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.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Saturday, February 16
    1-2pm

    Teacher: Secret Mermaid
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    Cost: $20
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    For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop
    "The 'Gram" (as you should never call it without sounding ironic) is the most popular and fastest growing social media platform for Millennials and Generation Z. Its diverse and active communities make it a prime tool for those looking to grow their brands to gain popularity with their target clientele. Simply posting a picture with a couple of hashtags is not enough, however, and sometimes can only be a detriment. This workshop will teach you how to get the most out of each of your posts, how to build your brand, and will show you just how technical each and every post, like, and comment can be.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "For the Greater 'Gram," and "Learning to Face(book) Your Fears About Social Media" for $30.
    Saturday, February 16
    2-3pm

    Teacher: Secret Mermaid
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    Cost: $20
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    Learning to Face(book) Your Fears About Social Media
    Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world and is still growing. It's not only an active community, but, for many people, it's a staple of their social life. Understanding the ins and outs of how to utilize Facebook's events, messaging, and advertising features can make and break businesses of all shapes and size. This workshop is going to go over the large basics of what you need to know to begin to open your business and will drill down into some of the nitty gritty dos and don'ts of the social media world.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "For the Greater 'Gram," and "Learning to Face(book) Your Fears About Social Media" for $30.


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