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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!

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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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    5:30pm-6:30pm
    All Levels / Rock & Roll *

    Lilly Rascal
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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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    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
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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-10pm
    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, 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
    1-2:30pm

    Teacher: Justin Martin Fill
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    Cost: $15
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    Singer/Songwriter Workshop
    Techniques, exercises, and practices to go from inspiration to finished song, including lyrics, writing chord progressions/melodies with vocals and guitar or computer-based production. Bring an instrument or computer if you wish, or just your voice! This workshop will be in 3 parts: Harnessing Inspiration, Building Song Foundations, and Becoming Performance Ready.

    Take both "Singer/Songwriter Workshop" and "Martial Movement" for $25.

    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, July 28
    1:30-3pm

    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 4
    10am-11:15pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $30
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    Hireability & Making Money
    Whether you are an aspiring or established performer, some of the most important choices you'll make in your burlesque career will involve who to work with, who to turn down, and when to ask for more money.

    In this class, we'll discuss what characteristics make a performer hireable and how to make the most of your current and potential resources via organization, finding your niche, etiquette, and even community politics!

    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, August 4
    11:30am-12:45pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $30
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    Pasty Making & Twirling
    Nothing impresses the public like a great pair of... nipples! American Burlesque performer Red Hot Annie guides you through making your own pair of pasties with tassels, in various colors, sizes, and shapes. After creating the tassels, you'll spend 45-60 minutes learning the various ways to twirl your tassels, including a signature Red Hot Annie move: the "one-tassel twirl!" You'll leave the workshop full of creative ideas, as well as a brand new pair of hand-crafted pasties! All supplies 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, August 5
    11am-12:15pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $20
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    American Bump & Grind
    Ever wanted to learn the fine art of the American Bump & Grind? Now you can! Get your body in motion with some raunchy moves, courtesy of one of the top burlesque performers in The States: Red Hot Annie! Annie will steer you through all the burlesque basics, from shimmys and twirls to bumps and grinds. Whether you're looking for sexy fun fitness, or you just want to get in touch with your inner diva, Annie will keep you on your toes in this sexy burlesque class.

    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, August 5
    12:20-1:45pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $20
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    American Fan Dancing
    Want to learn how they do fan dancing in The States? Now you can! Get your body in motion with some raunchy moves, courtesy of one of the top burlesque performers in America: Red Hot Annie! Annie will guide you through proper hand and arm positions with the fans, as well as defining stances and footwork combos that can add pizazz to your repertoire. Whether you're looking for sexy fun fitness, or you just want to get in touch with your inner diva, Annie will keep you on your toes in this sexy burlesque class.

    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, August 5
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $20
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    Dirty Sexy Smooth Floorwork
    Get your body in motion with some smooth moves, courtesy of one of the top burlesque performers in Chicago: Red Hot Annie! Focusing on developing technical proficiency, this class is geared toward hobbyists as well as aspiring and professional performers with various dance backgrounds who want to look like a professional using the floor. This 90-minute class is geared toward providing folks of all gneder 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 add. Knee pads encouraged!

    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!
    Friday, August 10
    7:30-8:30pm

    Teacher: Bliss Mayhem
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    Cost: $15
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    All Levels Hip-Hop
    Open to all! In this class, after a warm up, you will learn a short combo. The combo will include movement that gets your core engaged and allows you to adapt your own personality to the movement - because what's dance without personality? Not fun dancing, that's what! Please bring sneakers and good vibes.

    Take both "All Levels Hip-Hop" and "BurHop" for $25.
    Friday, August 10
    8:30-10pm

    Teacher: Bliss Mayhem
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    Cost: $15
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    BurHop
    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 one's body. Classes are open to any skill level - the only requirement is that you enter with positive vibes and encourage your fellow dancers!

    Heels are optional, but not required. Sneakers are great, too!

    Take both "All Levels Hip-Hop" and "BurHop" for $25.
    Saturday, August 11
    11am-noon

    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, August 11
    1-2:30pm

    Teacher: Justin Martin Fill
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    Cost: $15
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    Martial Movement
    Stage Combat, Martial Arts, and Yoga exercises helpful for performers of all kinds. In this class, we will learn warm-up exercises, games, and principles from 3 disciplines and how to incorporate and apply them to our own craft. We will learn how to walk silently when backstage using techniques originally designed for combat. We will learn Yogic breathing that nurtures the mind and body while performing psycho-physically challenging roles. We will learn how shifting our center around an object or opponent gives us the ability to move and respond dynamically, giving weight to partnered choreography. As many a movement professor has said: "Every Exercise is Every Exercise". Bring water, and come dressed to move.

    Take both "Singer/Songwriter Workshop" and "Martial Movement" for $25.

    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, August 18
    10:30am-12:30pm

    Teachers: Felicia Elias (Jawhara) and Phaedra
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    Cost: $40
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    Oum Kalthoum, The Voice of Egypt
    MENA dancers (Middle East / North Africa), join us for a deep look, film viewing, conversation, and questions about the life and impact of Oum Kalthoum, "The Voice of Egypt." We'll explore her backstory, the impact of her career and songs composed for her, on the Arab world, and also for those who love MENA dance. Her music remains a remarkable legacy for dancers, and still endures as a foundation for MENA dancers to give the audience a visual showing of the music through movements.

    The first half of this class will be a lecture presented by Phaedra, followed by a short break. The second half will be dance, presented by Jawhara.
    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.

    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, 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.

    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, August 25
    noon-1:30pm

    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, August 25
    1-2:30pm

    Teacher: Ginger Snatch
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    Cost: $10
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    Shimmy, Strut, Strike a Pose
    New to burlesque, or want to build that confidence in performing? In this workshop, we'll roll our shoulders back and stare down that imaginary audience as we strut and shimmy across the floor. We'll wrap up with a short piece of choreography incorporating our killer skills.

    Saturday, August 25
    1:30-3pm

    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, August 26
    11am-noon

    Teacher: Ashley Sylvester
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    Cost: $30
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    Goddess Yoga Flow
    Explore your inner goddess through full body and soul guided yoga movement. Yoga allows your true feminine self to shine through by finding the link between your spirit, body, and breath.

    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, August 26
    12:30-1:30pm

    Teacher: Ashley Sylvester
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    Cost: $30
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    Full Body Hoop Exploration
    Hula hoops aren't just for kids! Come explore every inch of your body with possibilities of hula hoop movement. You will gain the confidence to think outside of the box when it comes to hula hooping, and find a solid foundation for on- and off-body skills.

    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, September 1
    11am-noon

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Becoming Beautiful
    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!

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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, September 1
    noon-1pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Becoming Watchable
    In this workshop, 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.

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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, September 1
    1-2pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Creating & Destroying
    Some ideas are meant for just moment, some are meant for a lifetime - let go of what doesn't serve you. In this workshop, we'll practice the art of intentional creation and destruction by exploring the potential of our imagination. Through a series of drills and activities we will push ourselves to come up with instant solutions, act confidently upon them, and then let them go. This workshop focuses on techniques that will help you come up with better solutions for high-pressure public engagements, including last minute bookings.

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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, September 1
    2-3pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Becoming Larger Than Life
    What does it take to create the kind of performance art that is instantly recognizable as your own? In this workshop, we'll examine our individual and collective strengthes 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.

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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!
    Red Hot Annie's Cabaret Showgirl Intensive
    Sep 3-5 (Mon-Wed), 11am-3pm
    Sep 10-12 (Mon-Wed), 11am-3pm
    Showcase Date: Saturday, Sep 22 - 10:30pm

    REBELLION RISING STUDIO
    3330 W Irving Pard Rd, Chicago


    REGISTER HERE

    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
    REGISTER HERE
    Mon, Sep 3 Tue, Sep 4 Wed, Sep 5
    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, Sep 10 Tue, Sep 11 Wed, Sep 12
    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.

    EARLY REGISTRATION PRICES
    Individual Students: $125/week

    PRICES AFTER AUGUST 1
    Individual Students: $175/week -or- $300/2 weeks
    Bring a Friend $125/week per person -or- $225/2 weeks per person

    REGISTER HERE

    Saturday, October 6
    11am-noon

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Becoming Beautiful
    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!

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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 6
    noon-1pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Becoming Watchable
    In this workshop, 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.

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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 6
    1-2pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $25
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    Real Life Burlesque / Creating & Destroying
    Some ideas are meant for just moment, some are meant for a lifetime - let go of what doesn't serve you. In this workshop, we'll practice the art of intentional creation and destruction by exploring the potential of our imagination. Through a series of drills and activities we will push ourselves to come up with instant solutions, act confidently upon them, and then let them go. This workshop focuses on techniques that will help you come up with better solutions for high-pressure public engagements, including last minute bookings.

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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 6
    2-3pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Real Life Burlesque / Becoming Larger Than Life
    What does it take to create the kind of performance art that is instantly recognizable as your own? In this workshop, we'll examine our individual and collective strengthes 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.

    Take all four classes in the "Real Life Burlesque" series for $80.

    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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