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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 Avondale
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!

CLASSES QUESTIONS F.A.Q. | DISCOUNT CODE QUESTIONS

Discount codes (Groupon, etc) may only be used on classes marked with (*).

2018 Student Showcase Dates:
  • July 7th, 14th, and 21st
  • September 8th, 15th, and 22nd
  • November 10th and 17th

    CHICAGO BURLESQUE CLASSES
    SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, JUL 15 - FRI, SEP 7

    Sundays
    Jul 15 - Sep 2
    Mondays
    Jul 16 - Sep 3
    Tuesdays
    Jul 17 - Sep 4
    Wednesdays
    Jul 18 - Sep 5
    Thursdays
    Jul 19 - Sep 6
    Fridays
    Jul 20 - Sep 7
    11am-12:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque *

    Shirley Blazen
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    11am-12:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque *

    Secret Mermaid
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    12:30pm-1:30pm
    All Levels / Strut 'n' Strip *

    Shirley Blazen
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    12:30pm-1:30pm
    All Levels / Floorwork *

    Secret Mermaid
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    1:30pm-2:30pm
    All Levels / Nerdlesque *

    Shirley Blazen
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    1-2pm
    All Levels / Disco Burlesque *

    Shirley Blazen
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    2:30pm-4pm
    All Levels / Solo Develop

    Shirley Blazen
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    2-3pm
    All Levels / "Pay What You Can" Dance Class

    Shirley Blazen
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    Pay What You Can/8 Weeks
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    4pm-5pm
    All Levels / Hip-Hop & High Heels *

    Po' Chop
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    4:30pm-5:30pm
    All Levels / Floorwork *

    Lilly Rascal
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    5pm-6:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Po' Chop
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    5:30pm-6:30pm
    All Levels / Rock & Roll *

    Lilly Rascal
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    5pm-6pm
    All Levels / Fan Dancing *

    Raven Gemini
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    6:30pm-8pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque *

    Po'Chop
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    6:30pm-8pm
    Level 5/6 Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    7pm-8pm
    Bump & Grind *

    Kitty la Royall
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    7pm-8:30pm
    Bellydance I

    Phaedra
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    6:30pm-8pm
    All Levels / Solo Develop

    Lilly Rascal
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    6pm-7:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque *

    Raven Gemini
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    8pm-9:30pm
    All Levels / Solo Develop

    Po' Chop
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    $170/8 Weeks
    Buy One, Get One Half Off
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    8pm-9:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque *

    Red Hot Annie
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    $170/8 Weeks
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    AT CAPACITY
    8pm-9pm
    '80s Workout *

    Kitty la Royall
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    8:30pm-9:30pm
    Bellydance II

    Phaedra
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    $120/8 Weeks
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    8-9:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Lilly Rascal
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    $170/8 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!

    Saturday, Jul 7
    1pm-2pm

    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!

    Saturday, Jul 14
    11am-1pm

    Teacher: Heather McQueen
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    Cost: $20
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    Drum Beats for Middle-Eastern Dance
    Percussionist Hossam Ramzy says it best: "Drumming is best enjoyed through the eyes!" In this 2-hour session, we will practice laying down a groove for dancers, texturizing it with ornamentation, and composing solos to highlight the collaboration. Give your audience the gift of live music! Beginning with traditional Middle-Eastern dance beats, our focus will drift like a silk-road caravan, from popular grooves to tribal and odd-metered tempos.

    Suitable for all levels. Bring a drum if you have one!

    Saturday, July 21
    11am-noon

    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, July 21
    1-2:15pm

    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, hip hop, and jazz - to ultimately let loose and dance the divine feminine within each of us.

    Take both "Divine Bump and Grind" and "Creating Intentional Performance" for $53.

    Saturday, July 21
    2:30-4:30pm

    Teacher: Gaea Lady
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    Cost: $40
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    Creating Intentional Performance
    Intentional performance blends ritual and spectacle for the pleasure of the viewer and the artist both. Coming from a deep place of clear intention, the artist opens to receive and cultivate inspiration to enrich the performative and to transform the mundane into the sacred.

    This intention creates greater artistic expression, a deep sense of connectivity between dancer/artist and audience, urgent inspiration, and deep levels of non-verbal communication. This communication spans space, time, and lives to unite humans into a collective understanding through the performance: connection.

    This connection fosters artistic expression and investigation and furthers insight.

    In transformation through costuming & adornment, collaboration betwixt artforms (music, lighting, space, decor, dance, movement, food, drink, and more) a greater artistic expression can be orchestrated - especially when all are creating from an intentional place of love and inspiration.

    Through discussion, movement & meditation, and activity, we will investigate what "intentional performance" means in concept and reality for each individual. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of how to create intention in their performances and everyday lives.

    Take both "Divine Bump and Grind" and "Creating Intentional Performance" for $53.

    Saturday, July 28
    1:30-3:30pm

    Teacher: Stanley Idesis
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    Cost: $30
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    Marketing 101 for Performers
    Are you up to 300k Instagram followers? Do you have a dedicated burlesque fanbase? Are you swimming in luxurious pools of champagne and stripper money!? If so, this class is not for you.

    Burlesque life is tough enough: memorizing choreography, putting elaborate costume pieces together, and chasing down gigs is all in a day's work. So when you're peeling off pasties after dancing your ass off, the last thing on your mind is how to optimize your conversion funnel.

    But if you want people to keep coming to your shows and to earn money from what you love doing, you should consider this class. Marketing 101 for Performers provides an introduction to branding, the relationship between marketing and product (you), promoting on social media, building a loyal fanbase, and more.

    Professionally, I help boost brand awareness and attract qualified customers to IT companies, so I'm not an expert at promoting performers; that's why this workshop comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you don't find this workshop valuable, you won't pay for it - it's that simple.

    And whether you pay or not, you'll walk away with a copy of the presentation.

    Saturday, August 18
    noon-1pm

    Teacher: Annie-Mae Allure
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    Cost: $25
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    Clowning in Burlesque
    Annie-Mae Allure teaches you how to think and perform like a clown with 5 basic rules. These clowning techniques can be used for any style of burlesque performance, not just comedic! Be a clown and take your routines to the next level. Workshop consists of a lecture and some light movement. Feel free to bring any prop or costume piece that you would like to try out your new clowning skills with (boa, stockings, gloves, fans... literally anything that you have in your routines). Dress comfortably.

    Take both "Clowning in Burlesque" and "Making the Most of Social Media" for $40.

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will take place at Rebellion Rising Studio - 3330 W Irving Park Rd; Chicago.
    Saturday, August 18
    1pm-2pm

    Teacher: Annie-Mae Allure
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    Cost: $25
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    Making the Most of Social Media
    Annie-Mae Allure will show you in the ins and outs of social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Want to know how to best promote yourself or your show without spending tons of money on advertisement? Learn the tips and tricks to get around algorithms that keep your posts from being viewed, widen your audience, and get noticed! This is a lecture workshop. Please bring something to take notes with and your main social media device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc). This workshop can be tailored to each class and focus on the issues that those in attendance are most interested in discussing, so bring your questions!

    Take both "Clowning in Burlesque" and "Making the Most of Social Media" for $40.

    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will take place at Rebellion Rising Studio - 3330 W Irving Park Rd; Chicago.


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