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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 MAY 14 thru SAT JUL 8

Sundays
May 14 - Jul 2
Mondays
May 15 - Jul 3
Wednesdays
May 17 - Jul 5
Thursdays
May 18 - Jul 6
Fridays
Mar 19 - Jul 7
11am-12:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

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

Titty Perkins
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$115/8 Weeks
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12:30-2pm
Developing Solos

Red Hot Annie
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$170/8 Weeks
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1:30-3pm
Level 3/4 Burlesque

Titty Perkins
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2-3pm
Floorwork *

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

Shirley Blazen
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4-5pm
Disco Burlesque *

Shirley Blazen
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4:30-5:30pm
Fan Dancing *

Raven Gemini
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5-6:30pm
Level 1/2 Burlesque *

Shirley Blazen
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5:30-6:30pm
METALESQUE! *

Raven Gemini
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$115/8 Weeks
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6-7pm
Stage Presence *

Lilly Rascal
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$115/8 Weeks
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7-8pm
Broadway Burlesque *

Vanna Tease
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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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AT CAPACITY
6:30-8pm
Bellydance I

Phaedra
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$170/8 Weeks
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7-8pm
Rock'n'Roll *

Lilly Rascal
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$115/8 Weeks
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8-9:30pm
Level 5/6 Burlesque

Vanna Tease
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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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8-9:30pm
Bellydance II

Phaedra
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$170/8 Weeks
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8-9:30pm
Developing Solos

Po'Chop
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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!

Friday, May 5
5:30pm-6:30pm
Teacher: Kat de Lac
[Pittsburgh, PA]
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Cost: $25
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Steel City Kitty Tour Workshop: Making Face
This class will focus on "face" and keeping it or making it. We all have a routine that we have been rehearsing forever to make it stage-ready. We do the act and execute all the right moves exactly how we rehearsed them. We wait patiently for our video to see the work that we put into it, watch the video, and then BAM! - our faces aren't really there. This class is about the smile, the surprise, and the tease through the face. The face is just as important as a glove peel. Burlesque as you know isn't just taking off your clothing and giving an amazing reveal, it is also about the theater of your act.

We will cover awkward faces we often make and faces we could make in any situation on stage through an easy group dance. Bring workout shoes!

MULTI-WORKSHOP DISCOUNT: Sign up for all four Steel City Kitty Tour Workshops for $75. Look for the multi-workshop discount on the regstration form.
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Friday, May 5
6:30pm-7:30pm
Teacher: Apathy Angel
[New York City, NY]
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Cost: $25
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Steel City Kitty Tour Workshop: Intro to Booty Bounce
Perfect for those who want a fun, intense workout to get that firmer, shapelier booty! This class will teach the basics of the dance phenomenon "twerking" along with booty bounce moves that you can incorporate into even your most classic Burlesque routine. Be prepared to stretch, tone, and bounce your way into a tighter, firmer booty in 60 minutes! Class will cover shimmy, body roll, twerking in squats, booty isolations, single leg shimmy.

Intro to class: explain the things we will cover, muscles we will use, etc.
First 10-15 minutes: stretch - splits, forward bends, butterfly, cat stretches, pelvic isolations, side stretches, hamstring stretches
10-15 minutes: cardio warm-up - squats, leg lifts, pelvic thrusts, booty squeeze, situps
20 minutes: twerking section - squat twerk, booty isolation shimmy, booty isolations, all fours twerk, shimmy, touching floor shimmy
Last 20 minutes: combination & cool down

MULTI-WORKSHOP DISCOUNT: Sign up for all four Steel City Kitty Tour Workshops for $75. Look for the multi-workshop discount on the regstration form.
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Friday, May 5
7:30pm-8:30pm
Teacher: Eliza DeLite
[London, UK]
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Cost: $25
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Steel City Kitty Tour Workshop: Poise & Elegance
In this workshop you will learn about:
- Body positioning and how to make the most of your figure by holding yourself correctly
- The importance of polishing a dance move with the delicacy of hands and well positioned feet
- Learn to move fluidly across the space and to listen to the different qualities of the music
- Creating a tableau vivant

Find your inner elegance through a series of games and technique exercises, and with the use of vintage reference materials such as old follies & burlesque pictures curated by Eliza as a source of inspiration for creating beautiful shapes and lines with the body. The workshop culminates in learning a simple routine which includes creating a posed group tableau.

Students will need to wear comfortable clothing such as leggings, t-shirts, leotards, shorts and bring comfortable low heeled shoes (no platform or stiletto shoes). Students should also bring a paperback book.

MULTI-WORKSHOP DISCOUNT: Sign up for all four Steel City Kitty Tour Workshops for $75. Look for the multi-workshop discount on the regstration form.
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Friday, May 5
8:30pm-9:30pm
Teacher: Sgt. Die Wies
[Oakland, CA]
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Cost: $25
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Steel City Kitty Tour Workshop: Walking in Heels
Ever feel like a baby giraffe in heels?
Just can't seem to strike the right stride in more than flats?

Well, thank your lucky stars your prayers have been answered! Come learn in heels with the 6-ft Baby Giraffe herself, Sgt. Die Wies! There is no shame in wanting to add a couple inches to your stage presence and sex appeal no matter what size or shape you are! In this class learn how to walk, switch, and dance in heels that work for you! Bring your most impossible heels and gain the confidence you need to rock those gams!

MULTI-WORKSHOP DISCOUNT: Sign up for all four Steel City Kitty Tour Workshops for $75. Look for the multi-workshop discount on the regstration form.
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Saturday, May 13
1:00pm-3:00pm
Teacher: Maura Trouble
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Cost: $15
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Feather Fan Care & Maintenance
Considering purchasing your first set of feather fans? Already have a pair in-hand but they intimidate you? This seminar is designed to help you feel more comfortable with the DIY aspects of ownership. The topics covered will be types of feathers, the parts that make up a fan, how to build and repair a set of fans, and improving or modifying existing fans. The last hour will include a repair clinic to repair worn out nuts, stripped heads, feathers that have slipped, and broken strings.

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Saturday, Jun 10
12:00pm-2:00pm
Teacher: Simona Signoret
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Cost: $35
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Covergirl - Model Coaching
Need some fantastic photos for show submissions, but completely freeze up in front of the lens? Want to learn how to make photos of yourself more varied and engaging? Been modeling for years and want some new tips and tricks? Well then, this is the workshop for you!

This two hour workshop will be split into two sections. For the first hour Simona, will go over basic modeling 101. This will include some dos and don'ts in front of the lens, posing, expression, and how to communicate with the photographer so you are getting the images you want! The second hour, Simona will put your newfound skills to the test with a mini photo shoot with couching during your shooting time. Each participant will receive one high resolution photo from their shoot to then be able to use out in the world!

Please bring outfit of choice for shoot, as well as having your hair and makeup photo ready. Please bring touch up makeup for your mini shoot.
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Saturday, Jul 8
1:00pm-3:00pm
Teacher: Can Candrea
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Cost: $30
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Dancing with a Tabouret (Stool)
This workshop will feature learning a delightful dance using a stool as a prop to French-inspired music. Also, you will learn techniques and ideas for using a stool as a prop in your performance.

Bring a stool without a back or arms. The seat should be in a circle shape. A good gauge for stool height is if the balls of your feet (or more) can touch the floor when you are sitting on the stool. It does not need to be a fancy stool - see picture.

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