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Vaudezilla Studios Chicago Burlesque Classes, Private Lessons, and Workshops

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gift of burlesque chicago 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: will be announced after Jan 15, 2018

CHICAGO BURLESQUE CLASSES
SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, JAN 7 - SAT, FEB 24

Sundays
Jan 7 - Feb 25
Mondays
Jan 8 - Feb 26
Wednesdays
Jan 10 - Feb 28
Thursdays
Jan 11 - Mar 1
Fridays
Jan 12 - Mar 2
11am-noon
All Levels / Solo Development

Shirley Blazen
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$120/8 Weeks
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noon-1:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Shirley Blazen
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$170/8 Weeks
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noon-1pm
All Levels / Floorwork *

Red Hot Annie
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$120/8 Weeks
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1:30-2:30pm
All Levels / Disco *

Shirley Blazen
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1-2:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Red Hot Annie
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2:30-3:30pm
All Levels / Slapstick *

Shirley Blazen
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$120/8 Weeks
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3:30-4:30pm
All Levels / Bump & Grind *

Kitty la Royall
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4:30-5:30pm
All Levels / Cabaret *

Kitty la Royall
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5:30-6:30pm
All Levels / Fan Dancing *

Raven Gemini
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6-7pm
All Levels / Solo Development

Lilly Rascal
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$120/8 Weeks
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6-7pm
All Levels / Chair Dancing *

Tilda Titillation
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$120/8 Weeks
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6:30-7:30pm
All Levels / Metalesque *

Raven Gemini
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6:30-8pm
Level 3/4 Burlesque

Red Hot Annie
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$170/8 Weeks
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7-8:30pm
Bellydance I

Phaedra
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$170/8 Weeks
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7-8:30pm
Level 3/4 Burlesque

Lilly Rascal
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$170/8 Weeks
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7:30-9pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Raven Gemini
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$170/8 Weeks
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8-9:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Red Hot Annie
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$170/8 Weeks
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8:30-9:30pm
All Levels / Rock & Roll *

Lilly Rascal
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$120/8 Weeks
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PRIVATE CHICAGO BURLESQUE & BELLYDANCE LESSONS

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

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

Saturday, Jan 20
11am-12pm
Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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Cost: $3
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Burlesque Taster Class
Curious about our weekly burlesque classes, but not sure it's a good fit for you? Try out some basic burlesque moves with our teachers from Vaudezilla Studios, who will have you bumping, grinding, & shimmying in no time. In this 45 minute taster workshop, you'll have fun and learn more about the art of burlesque!

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Saturday, Jan 20
1pm-2pm
Teacher: Phaedra
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Cost: $17
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Shimmy Spectacular
In this hour-long workshop, students will become familiar with the different types of shimmies available to them. This class is not just for bellydance, as shimmies can be used in burlesque, as well.

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Saturday, Jan 20
2pm-3pm
Teacher: Simona Signoret
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Cost: $12
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Chair Workshop
Get ready to break a sweat! The first 45 minutes are dedicated to a chair workout that targets your core, arms, and butt -- get it toned! We follow that up with 15 minutes of stretching. Barefoot or gym shoes please!

By night, Simona Signoret is a Chicago-based Burlesque performer and producer. By day, she is the clinical manager of an outpatient physical therapy practice.

Take both "Chair Workshop" and "Intro to Rolls" for $20
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Saturday, Jan 20
3-4pm
Teacher: Simona Signoret
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Cost: $12
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Intro to Rolls
This is a Floor Rolls 101 workshop! Simona will demonstrate and talk you through forward, backwards to knees, akita, and mermaid rolls. Add that extra wow factor to your act by incorporating rolls. And enjoy a fun core workout as you learn!

Take both "Chair Workshop" and "Intro to Rolls" for $20
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Saturday, Jan 27
11:30am-12:30pm
Teacher: Phaedra
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Cost: $17
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Intro to Bellydance
In this hour-long class, students will receive a basic introduction to some of the elemental moves in bellydance combined with Lively Arabic music. If you've been curious about bellydance at Mesilla, but haven't been able to attend on Wednesday nights, this class is for you!

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Saturday, Jan 27
5pm-6:30pm
Teacher: Tsha Marie
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Cost: $25 advance/$30 at the door
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Deep Stretch for Dancers: Lengthen + Strenghten + Connect
If you dance in heels, this workshop is for you! Heels are sexy but they wreak havoc on your spine and alignment!! You'll learn stretching & strengthening exercises for your feet to increase balance, and to open your chest, hips, and low back for greater range of fluid movement. Lengthen the spine for powerful posture and presence. Connect to your breath for a deeper experience and intention in your dancing.

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Saturday, Feb 3
11am-12pm
Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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Cost: $12
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Be Mine Bump 'n' Grind
This 60-minute dance workshop warms you up as you "get down" with a steamy burlesque routine perfect for as a V-day gift for a lover or yourself! We'll nurture our sensual strengths with mindfulness and intentional movement to slay our way through a choreographed piece with you as the star! Come prepared to feel fabulous and leave empowered. Dance Heels recommended.

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Saturday, Feb 3
12pm-1:30pm
Teacher: Emily Robinson
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Cost: $25
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Yoga for Dancers - Open your Hips!
In this workshop, you will learn specific yoga poses to help you open your hips, give your body more freedom in your dance routines, and help prevent injury. There will be meditation, discussion about the root chakra, and of course: yoga poses. All of these will help you build a healthier relationship with your body and your hips! Shake your thing!

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Saturday, Feb 10
12pm-1:30pm
Teacher: Emily Robinson
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Cost: $25
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Yoga for Dancers - Open your Heart!
In this workshop, you will learn yoga poses specific to help you open your shoulders, chest, and back. The more awareness you have of your body and how to release tension, open up your heart and get your energy flowing, the more confident and secure you will feel in your dancing. You will also learn meditation techniques to help you open your Heart Chakra. Bring in the Love!

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Saturday, Feb 10
1:30pm-2:30pm
Teacher: Sheffield Belmont
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Cost: $15
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Burlesque for Different Bodies
Every body is different. Sheffield Belmont is the proud owner of a fat, mature, nearsighted body with two new knees. We will talk about different ways dancers can work with the bodies they have to express themselves in Burlesque. Please bring clothes that are comfortable for movement.

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Saturday, Feb 10
Time 3pm-4:30pm
Teacher: Daisy Dynamite
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Cost: $75
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Burlesque Bombshells: Sewing Tips and Tricks
An in-depth introductory class that will show numerous strategies to take a staple piece of burlesque attire to the next level. There will be a quick presentation on how to plan out uses for materials (trim, beads, sew-on gems, etc.) which will transition into a detailed demonstration (and work time) on how to create intricate rhinestone designs, sequin application, and beaded fringes using simple sewing techniques that lead to stunning results. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have the beginning of a showstopping dance bra that can be finished using a material bundle provided for each student.

The price for this workshop includes: bra in chosen color (please specify size/color desired with your registration), rhinestones, gold or silver trims, metallic beads, sequins, sewing kits, and access to over 20 yards of pearl garland to apply to your designs.

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Saturday, Feb 17
10:30am-12pm
Teacher: Phaedra
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Cost: $25
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Middle East Musicality
In this Workshop, students will become familiar with the various types of instruments and rhythms commonly used in belly dance music. This knowledge will allow belly dancers to listen to the music in a more informed way. Special attention will be given to movement relative to the instruments and rhythms being used.

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Saturday, Feb 17
12pm-1pm
Teacher: Kitten Von Purr
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Cost: $15
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Strong & Sexy
Part toning workout that is beneficial to dancers (glutes, core) and then choreography that utilizes and further builds strength - chair, floorwork, kicks, etc. Scalable for all fitness levels, including beginners.

Bring knee pads and/or a yoga mat. Extra yoga mats will be available.

Take both "Strong & Sexy" and "A Modern Chorus Line" for $25
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Saturday, Feb 17
1:15pm-2:15pm
Teacher: Kitten Von Purr
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Cost: $15
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A Modern Chorus Line
A modern take on group choreography inspired by the Rockettes and chorus lines. A mix of precision dancing, kicklines, jazz. Expect lots of showmanship and pizazz! No previous experience necessary.

Take both "Strong & Sexy" and "A Modern Chorus Line" for $25
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Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
Feb 19-21 (Mon-Wed), 11am-3pm
Feb 26-28 (Mon-Wed), 11am-3pm
Showcase Date: Saturday, Mar 10 - 10:30pm

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Drop and shimmy 20!

Take your performance to the next level with this one-of-a-kind boot camp with internationally-recognized showgirl Red Hot Annie.

Through one-on-one coaching and group exercises, we'll completely immerse you in the day-to-day creative process of a modern burlesque and cabaret performer. Challenge your inner artist with daily exercises that will allow you to concentrate on building refined solo and group performances.

Teacher and student work together to create spontaneous solo and small group choreography that the participants are encouraged to keep and develop on their own. Use this once in a lifetime creative experience to create performance art that will travel with you wherever you go.

In addition to a daily stretching and mindfulness exercises, you'll go through a rigorous series of special dance, aesthetics, and technical workshops, covering topics including:

Workshop Descriptions at a Glance:
American Bump & Grind - Drill classic burlesque movements
New Choreo - Learn new/difficult/advanced choreography
Combinations - Combine various moves into strings of choreography
Fancy Footwork - Drill leg/knee/feet specific choreography
Graceful Arms - Drill arm/elbow/hand specific choreography
Powerful Movements - Discover and practice big energy within choreo
DirtySexySmooth Floorwork - Get down and dirty on the floor
Fan Dancing - Learn to twirl a pair of feather fans
Pasty Making & Twirling - Make a pair of pasties and learn to spin'm
Stage Presence - Project your inner diver all the way to the back row
Facial Expressions - Let your face tell the story
Hair & Makeup for Stage - Style bigger, bolder looks

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE / A La Carte
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Mon, Feb 19 Tue, Feb 20 Wed, Feb 21
11am-noon New Choreo New Choreo New Choreo
noon-1pm American Bump & Grind Graceful Arms Combinations
1:30-3pm Powerful Movements Facial Expressions Fan Dancing
Mon, Feb 26 Tue, Feb 27 Wed, Feb 28
11am-noon New Choreo New Choreo New Choreo
noon-1pm Fancy Footwork DirtySexySmooth Floorwork Combinations
1:30-3pm Hair & Makeup for Stage Stage Presence Pasty Making & Twirling


All prop rental and supplies are included - and as a bonus, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a Showcase performance at the end camp. Light vegan lunch provided. Special guest teachers TBD

No experience necessary.

Individual Students: $150/week -or- $250/2 weeks
Bring a Friend $100/week per person -or- $187.50/2 weeks per person

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Saturday, Feb 24
11am-12pm
Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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Cost: $3
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Burlesque Taster Class
Curious about our weekly burlesque classes, but not sure it's a good fit for you? Try out some basic burlesque moves with our teachers from Vaudezilla Studios, who will have you bumping, grinding, & shimmying in no time. In this 45 minute taster workshop, you'll have fun and learn more about the art of burlesque!

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Saturday, Feb 24
12pm-1:30pm
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!

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Saturday, Feb 24
1:30pm-2:45pm
Teacher: Gaea Lady
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Cost: $20
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Ballet for Burlesque
The roots and foundations of so many dance mediums, ballet is essential to study. Ballet centers, grounds, and lifts while fostering personal expression on top of a solid technical base. This Ballet for Burlesque class with Gaea Lady will introduce technique concepts to the student through a brief barre, center, and moving combinations. Practical application to burlesque will be explored through poise, extension of legs and arms and spine, grace, lines, and gesture in all combinations and exercises.

Take both "Ballet for Burlesque" and "Divine Bump and Grind" for $35
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Saturday, Feb 24
3pm-4:15pm
Teacher: Gaea Lady
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Cost: $20
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Divine Bump and Grind
It's all in those hips.

The source of creativity, inspiration, sexuality, and power resides in our hips. So much is stored within our pelvic girdle: bones, intricately woven muscle tendons and tissues, sexual organs, energetic centers, and the mysteries of what we cannot see.

In this quick paced & energetic class, we connect to the source of our pelvic power while Perfecting bumps, grinds, pops, shimmies, and undulations. Merging many forms of dance together - burlesque, bellydance, indian, hip hop, and jazz - to ultimately let loose and dance the divine feminine within each of us.

Open to all levels and experiences, and genders. Come with an open mind. Wear clothes that make you feel great and that you can move and get sweaty in. No Spectators!

Take both "Ballet for Burlesque" and "Divine Bump and Grind" for $35
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Saturday, Mar 3
2pm-3pm
Teacher: Simona Signoret
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Cost: $12
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Chair Workshop
Get ready to break a sweat! The first 45 minutes are dedicated to a chair workout that targets your core, arms, and butt -- get it toned! We follow that up with 15 minutes of stretching. Barefoot or gym shoes please!

By night, Simona Signoret is a Chicago-based Burlesque performer and producer. By day, she is the clinical manager of an outpatient physical therapy practice.

Take both "Chair Workshop" and "Intro to Rolls" for $20
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Saturday, Mar 3
3-4pm
Teacher: Simona Signoret
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Cost: $12
REGISTER NOW
Intro to Rolls
This is a Floor Rolls 101 workshop! Simona will demonstrate and talk you through forward, backwards to knees, akita, and mermaid rolls. Add that extra wow factor to your act by incorporating rolls. And enjoy a fun core workout as you learn!

Take both "Chair Workshop" and "Intro to Rolls" for $20
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