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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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CHICAGO BURLESQUE CLASSES
SESSION DATES: SUN SEP 17 thry SAT NOV 11

Sundays
Sep 17 - Nov 5
Mondays
Sep 18 - Nov 6
Wednesdays
Sep 20 - Nov 8
Thursdays
Sep 21 - Nov 9
Fridays
Sep 22 - Nov 10
11am-12:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Titty Perkins
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$170/8 Weeks
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12:30-1:30pm
Specialty / Advanced Fan Dancing *

Titty Perkins
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$115/8 Weeks
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noon-1pm
Specialty / Floorwork

Red Hot Annie
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$115/8 Weeks
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1:30-3pm
Level 3/4 Burlesque

Titty Perkins
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$170/8 Weeks
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1-2pm
Specialty / Solo Development

Red Hot Annie
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$115/8 Weeks
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3-4pm
Specialty / Broadway Burlesque *

Vanna Tease
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$115/8 Weeks
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4-5:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Vanna Tease
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$170/8 Weeks
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5:30-6:30pm
Specialty / Slapstick Burlesque *

Shirley Blazen
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$115/8 Weeks
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6:30-7:30m
Specialty / Solo Development *

Shirley Blazen
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$115/8 Weeks
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6:30-7:30pm
Specialty / Solo Development *

Lilly Rascal
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$115/8 Weeks
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7:30-8:30pm
Specialty / Fan Dancing *

Raven Gemini
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$115/8 Weeks
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6:30-8pm
Level 5/6 Burlesque

Red Hot Annie
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$170/8 Weeks
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6:30-8pm
Bellydance I

Phaedra
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$170/8 Weeks
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7:30-8:30pm
Specialty / Stage Presence *

Lilly Rascal
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$115/8 Weeks
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8:30-9:30pm
Specialty / Metalesque! *

Raven Gemini
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$115/8 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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8-9:30pm
Bellydance II

Phaedra
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$170/8 Weeks
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8:30-9:30pm
Specialty / Rock'n'Roll *

Lilly Rascal
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$115/8 Weeks
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PRIVATE CHICAGO BURLESQUE & BELLYDANCE LESSONS

Red Hot Annie
($45-60/hr)

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Specializes In:
Fan Dancing
Non-Dancers
Styling/Aesthetics
Stage Presence
Business Acumen
Mentoring Artists
Phaedra
($45-$60/hr)

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Specializes In:
Bellydance Technique
Choreography
Solos
Veil, Chinese Veil, Wings, Cane
Musicality
Vanna Tease
($35-$45/hr)

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Specializes In:
Musical Theatre
Singing Strip
Fan & Veil Fans
Non-Dancers
Titty Perkins
($35-$45/hr)

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Specializes In:
Costume design
Aesthetics
Classic Burlesque
Feather Fan Dancing
Performance Art

CHICAGO BURLESQUE WORKSHOPS

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

Sunday, Aug 20
3:00-4:00pm
Teacher: Titty Perkins
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Cost: $10
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Headpiece and Millinery Basics
Have you wanted to build your own headpieces or hats? Professor Perkins is an experienced milliner, and will teach you how to do it too! Primarily a lecture based class, Titty will bring different examples from her own wardrobe and describe how they are derived. A hand sewing background is encouraged, but people from any skill level are welcome in this workshop.

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Friday, Aug 25
7:30-8:30pm
Teacher: Molly Meru
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Cost: $15
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Acro Chair
Learn some exciting, tricks using a chair as an apparatus! Balance on and around your chair, enticing and impressing your audience with your new, powerful, moves. How many ways can you dance on a chair? Join me, and find out! A sure way to give your chair work some extra pizzazz. No experience necessary.

Take both "Acro Chair" & "Intro to Partner Acro" for for $30
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Friday, Aug 25
8:30-9:30pm
Teacher: Molly Meru
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Cost: $20
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Intro to Partner Acro
Come alone or bring a friend and learn some fun beginning level acro doubles tricks, stretches and warm-up moves. No experience necessary. Lift each other up figuratively and literally!

Take both "Acro Chair" & "Intro to Partner Acro" for for $30
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Saturday, Aug 26
1:00-2:00pm
Teacher: Mister Twister Maximus Sinsation
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Cost: $15
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Butchlesque 101
Starting with a discussion about masculine identities and what is stereotypically considered masculine in the society, this class will create a space to engage in a lively dialogue about the many ways we define butch stereotypes. It will be followed by a group of exercises. From stage presence and commanding the audience to facial expressions and butch reveal technics, you will learn the very basics of butch burlesque. All genders are welcome. Bring your suits, vests, sexy boxers, or anything that will make you look and feel sexy.

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Saturday, Aug 26
2:00-4:00pm
Teacher: EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!
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Cost: $30
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Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Glitter: Advanced Glitter Makeup Techniques
In his most popular and wildly entertaining class, follow along as EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! walks you through several techniques to up your cosmetic glitter game. Includes:
  • What sizes of glitter are best for which uses, including size graduation when achieving a blended out look.
  • Achieving cut crease and smoky eye looks with glitter.
  • Contouring facial planes with glitter. This is extra-draggy!
  • Tips for custom blending glitters.
  • Correcting mistakes, cleaning spills, and getting it ALL off.
  • Bling and beyond: use of rhinestones, sequins, and other 3-D objects.

    Take both "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Glitter" & "Musicality in Motion" for $45
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    Saturday, Aug 26
    4:30-5:30pm
    Teacher: EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!
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    Cost: $25
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    Musicality in Motion
    In this class, EmpeROAR Fabulous!!! succinctly compresses his learnings from a life as a musician, as well as distills what comes naturally to him, into digestible concepts that can be applied to existing choreography or used to generate new movement. In this class you will learn how to dissect your music and weave multiple dynamic approaches to make every aspect of your music work to your advantage. Through theoretical lecture, rhythmic drills, active listening exercises, and group generated choreography applying all of the above, you'll expand your stylistic toolbox to make the most of every nuanced note and let the sound guide your movement. Wear clothes you can dance in, and dance shoes, high heels, or bare feet.

    Take both "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Glitter" & "Musicality in Motion" for $45
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    Sunday, Aug 27
    3:00-4:30pm
    Teacher: Titty Perkins
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    Cost: $40
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    Prepared Packing
    Learn how to pack for your show like a pro. Professor Perkins almost always comes extra-prepared for every moment. Preparation and packing are two important things that can help reduce performance stress and anxiety. In this workshop, we'll cover how to pack costumes, headpieces, and other hard to pack items. Additionally, in class, we'll assemble our very own "emergency basics" kits.

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    Saturday, Sept 2
    12:30-1:30pm
    Teacher: Ruby Spencer
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    Cost: $20
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    Put Your Best Face Forward
    Need to step up your makeup game? Looking for a more polished look? Don't know how to use that item in your makeup bag? This workshop is for you! We will review the basic essentials every performer should have - what products to splurge and which to save. Ruby will review her tips and tricks she's picked up from professional makeup artists and share some her favorite tutorials and learning materials. Bring your makeup bag and any products you want to learn how to use.

    Take both "Put Your Best Face Forward" & "DIY Pinup Hair: Tips and Tricks" for $35
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    Saturday, Sept 2
    1:30-2:30pm
    Teacher: Ruby Spencer
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    Cost: $20
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    DIY Pinup Hair: Tips and Tricks
    Step up your hair style arsenal with tips and tricks for that perfect pinup hair. Ruby will review tips and tricks on maintaining your curl - the old-fashioned way! We'll talk products and tools, as well as great online resources to practice your styles. Plus, let's talk hair pieces and how you can use them. Bring your hair styling questions and be prepared to get hands on!

    Take both "Put Your Best Face Forward" & "DIY Pinup Hair: Tips and Tricks" for $35
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    Sunday, Sep 3
    3:00-4:30pm
    Teacher: Titty Perkins
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    Cost: $45 (materials included)
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    Shimmy Belts
    Shake it, sister! In this class, we will learn how to make a fringed shimmy belt. Learn the proper way to sew sequins and fringe for a hassle-free, quick and easy project. Shimmy belts are an easy addition to a costume and add movement to any performance! Basic sewing experience required.

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    Friday, Sept 22
    7:00-8:00pm
    Teacher: Tilda Titillation
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    Cost: $20
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    Basic Floorwork
    In this workshop, you will learn the basics of floorwork, including: easy transitions to get down to the floor, ways to get up from the floor, and multiple basic moves to have in your floorwork arsenal (fan kicks, pike position moves, and booty moves). There will also be a focus on proper posture and body control in transitions. The workshop will culminate in a short choreographed routine that will bring everything you learn together, including transitions from one move to another. Bring knee pads! Shoes not required.

    Take both "Basic Floorwork" & "Slow & Sexy Floorwork" for for $35
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    Friday, Sept 22
    8:00-9:00pm
    Teacher: Tilda Titillation
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    Cost: $20
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    Slow & Sexy Floorwork
    Those already familiar with basic floorwork can take their moves to the next level! In this workshop you will take the basics learned in the Basic Floorwork workshop (getting down, getting up, basic moves on the floor) and slow them down to make them more...sensual. There will also be a focus on proper posture and body control in transitions. The workshop will culminate in a short choreographed dance that will bring everything you learn together, including transitions from one move to another. Bring knee pads! Shoes not required.

    Take both "Basic Floorwork" & "Slow & Sexy Floorwork" for for $35
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