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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:
  • September 8th, 15th, and 22nd
  • November 10th and 17th

    CHICAGO BURLESQUE CLASSES
    SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, SEP 16 - FRI, NOV 9

    Sundays
    Sep 16 - Nov 4
    Mondays
    Sep 17 - Nov 5
    Tuesdays
    Sep 18 - Nov 6
    Wednesdays
    Sep 19 - Nov 7
    Thursdays
    Sep 20 - Nov 8
    Fridays
    Sep 21 - Nov 9
    11am-12:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Shirley Blazen
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    11am-12:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Secret Mermaid
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    12:30-1:30pm
    All Levels / Disco Burlesque

    Shirley Blazen
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    12:30-1:30pm
    All Levels / Floorwork

    Secret Mermaid
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    1:30-2:30pm
    All Levels / Nerdlesque

    Shirley Blazen
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    1-2:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Shirley Blazen
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    2:30-4pm
    All Levels / Solo Develop

    Shirley Blazen
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    2:30-3:30pm
    All Levels / Slapstick

    Shirley Blazen
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    4-5pm
    All Levels / Hip-Hop & Heels

    Po'Chop
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    5-6:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Po'Chop
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    6-7pm
    All Levels / Improvising Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    5:30-7pm
    All Levels / Solo Develop

    Lilly Rascal
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    5-6pm
    All Levels / Fan Dancing

    Raven Gemini
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    6:30-8pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Po'Chop
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    6:30-8pm
    Level 5/6 Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    7-8pm
    All Levels / Floorwork

    Red Hot Annie
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    $160/8 Weeks
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    7-8:30pm
    Bellydance I

    Phaedra
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    7-8:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Lilly Rascal
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    6-7:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Raven Gemini
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    8-9:30pm
    All Levels / Solo Develop

    Po'Chop
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    8-9:30pm
    Level 1/2 Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    8-9:30pm
    Level 3/4 Burlesque

    Red Hot Annie
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    8:30-10pm
    Bellydance II

    Phaedra
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    $210/8 Weeks
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    8:30-9:30pm
    All Levels / Rock & Roll

    Lilly Rascal
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    $160/8 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, 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
    REGISTER NOW
    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!
    Saturday, August 25
    3-4:15pm

    Teacher: Rebecca Taylor (Slightly Spitfire)
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    Cost: $25
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    Beginning Ground Acrobatics
    Beginning Ground Acrobatics is perfect for individuals with minimal or no experience in ground acrobatics. Or for those who just enjoy rolling and flipping! This special workshop will include stretching to help gain flexibility for splits and back bends, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstand and headstand drills, and conditioning.

    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
    4:30-5:45pm

    Teacher: Rebecca Taylor (Slightly Spitfire)
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    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Intermediate Ground Acrobatics
    Intermediate Ground Acrobatics is perfect for individuals with experience in tumbling, gymnastics, or acrobatics. This special workshop will feature stretching for splits/oversplits, standing backbends and kickovers, handstand variations, roll variations, and walkovers. More advanced participants may work toward handsprings and/or back tucks.

    Participants should be comfortable/capable performing rolls, backbends, handstands (no hold), and working towards or having full splits.

    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
    REGISTER NOW
    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!
    Sunday, August 26
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Catherine Woods
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    Cost: $20
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    Figure Drawing for Beginners
    An introduction to drawing from life. We will spend an hour and a half drawing a variety of different positions provided by our model, and talking about the human form, anatomy, and how to teach yourself techniques to draw what you see instead of what you think you're looking at. This is something anyone can learn! All experience levels welcome!

    Take both "Figure Drawing for Beginners" and "Creativity as a Meditative Practice" for $35.

    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
    4:30-6pm

    Teacher: Catherine Woods
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    Cost: $20
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    Creativity as a Meditative Practice
    Art for me has always been at its core a kind of activity meditation. I would like to explore the ideas behind this by exposing the group to a variety of different creative tools and then walking them through a guided meditation as they create on their own!

    Take both "Figure Drawing for Beginners" and "Creativity as a Meditative Practice" for $35.

    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-3pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $80
    REGISTER NOW
    Real Life Burlesque
    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! 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.

    Through a series of drills and activities we will push ourselves to come up with instant solutions, act confidently upon them, and then let go what doesn't serve us. This workshop focuses on techniques that will help you come up with better solutions for high-pressure public engagements, including last minute bookings, as well as creating long-lasting performance art that is instantly recognizable as your own. In this workshop, we'll examine our individual and collective strengths 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.

    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
    3:30-5pm

    Teacher: Sheffield Belmont
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    Cost: $35
    REGISTER NOW
    Fix Your Smartphone Photos
    Ever get a photo on your Smartphone that you wanted to improve? Maybe the background is distracting? Maybe the color looks funny? Maybe there is a blemish on a face you want to eliminate? You can do this yourself on your phone! Sheffield Belmont will show you how to fix your photos quickly and easily! We will use free apps available for any Smartphone. Please bring your Smartphone with photos you want to work on, and with Snapseed and Aviary photo editing apps downloaded.

    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, September 2
    1-2pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $20
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    Slide Rules
    PowerPoint and Google Slides can be a powerful tool, but so many people use them poorly. Midge will explain ways you can embrace the slide deck in your presentations. This hour-long workshop will present terrible slide examples to analyze just where the presenter went wrong. From the horror, we will discuss the visual elements that make slideshows not just bearable, but effective. You'll be ready for your TED Talk in no time!

    Take both "Slide Rules" and "Confidently Speaking" for $35.

    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, September 2
    2-4pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $30
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    Confidently Speaking
    Speaking confidently is useful in so many situations, but we rarely take the time to practice it. In this workshop, Midge will demonstrate presentation styles and provide her tips for speaking with confidence, whether it's a stage, conference room, or classroom. Then participants will work through three exercises to practice extemporaneous speaking in a safe environment of the workshop group.

    Take both "Slide Rules" and "Confidently Speaking" for $35.

    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.

    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.

    REGISTRATION PRICES
    Individual Students: $175/week -or- $300/both weeks

    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, September 8
    11am-noon

    Teacher: Sheffield Belmont
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    Cost: $15
    REGISTER NOW
    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, September 8
    3-4:30pm

    Teacher: Bex Chapman
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    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Vocal Coaching
    Learn to assess your artistic identity in this workshop. Sing what pleases you and revel in what makes you unique! Come prepared to share a song of your choice and receive feedback in a safe, supportive space.

    Microphone will be provided. You may use backing tracks, or self-accompany on your own instrument.

    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, September 9
    1-3pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $30
    REGISTER NOW
    Serious Doodles: Graphic Documentation
    Graphic documentation is a process of illustrative note-taking. Learn how to illustrate, emphasize, and organize your notes with graphics, colors, and writing styles - think doodling on steroids. Participants will learn through case studies, start a visual vocabulary, and practice graphic documentation in class. If you are a doodler, a visual learner, or just plain like markers, this workshop is for you.

    Take both "Serious Doodles" and "Guiding Your Process" 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!
    Sunday, September 9
    3-5pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $30
    REGISTER NOW
    Guiding Your Process: Facilitation Techniques
    Decision-making, whether in groups or individual, can be a stressful process. Facilitation, the practice of guiding a meeting or process, can have a positive impact. This workshop will explore facilitation techniques that you can apply to meetings, collaborations, or individual pursuits. Midge will describe ways to effectively break down steps, keep moving towards a goal, address contentious opinions (others or your own), and break through roadblocks.

    Take both "Serious Doodles" and "Guiding Your Process" 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, September 15
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $20
    REGISTER NOW
    Strut 'n' Strip
    Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

    Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence. Students are encouraged to bring costume pieces like robe or gloves to strip off, and any fun props to play with. Heels recommended.

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Sunday, September 16
    1-3pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $35
    REGISTER NOW
    Exploring Color
    Color can express so much: you can use it to quickly communicate signals, convey different emotions, and even influence our moods. Applicable to many creative pursuits, this hands-on workshop will include an introduction to color theory and its terminology. We will use yarn and paper to explore the characteristics of different colors, the relationship between them, and techniques to use color theory in your creative pursuits. Class fee includes materials.

    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, September 16
    3-5pm

    Teacher: Midge the Merciless
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    Cost: $20
    REGISTER NOW
    Knitted Flowers
    Hand-knit flowers can be a great way to add a personal touch to an ensemble. In this class, we will make three different types of knitted flowers and explore ways to amp them up. Basic knitting skills are required. Class fee includes materials.

    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 22
    3-4:15pm

    Teacher: Rebecca Taylor (Slightly Spitfire)
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    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Beginning Ground Acrobatics
    Beginning Ground Acrobatics is perfect for individuals with minimal or no experience in ground acrobatics. Or for those who just enjoy rolling and flipping! This special workshop will include stretching to help gain flexibility for splits and back bends, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstand and headstand drills, and conditioning.

    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 22
    4:30-5:45pm

    Teacher: Rebecca Taylor (Slightly Spitfire)
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    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Intermediate Ground Acrobatics
    Intermediate Ground Acrobatics is perfect for individuals with experience in tumbling, gymnastics, or acrobatics. This special workshop will feature stretching for splits/oversplits, standing backbends and kickovers, handstand variations, roll variations, and walkovers. More advanced participants may work toward handsprings and/or back tucks.

    Participants should be comfortable/capable performing rolls, backbends, handstands (no hold), and working towards or having full splits.

    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 29
    2-3pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Branding for Performers
    Want to take your performing to the next level but loathe the work of that goes into building a following? We'll dive into discovering ourselves and channeling that into our performer persona. The workshop will walk through how to write your bios, curate an off-stage presence and accomplish your goals. Bring a notebook or laptop for taking notes and crafting content in real time!

    Take both "Branding for Performers" and "Character Development" for $40.
    Saturday, September 29
    3-4pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $25
    REGISTER NOW
    Character Development
    Want to portray one of your heroes? Have an idea to take on a new persona? No matter what stage of character you are in, Shirley Blazen will help you take it to the next level! Character development is a crucial skillset to elevate your stage presence, enhance your choreography, and nurture act concepts.

    Take both "Branding for Performers" and "Character Development" for $40.
    Saturday, October 6
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
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    Cost: $20
    REGISTER NOW
    Strut 'n' Strip
    Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

    Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence. Students are encouraged to bring costume pieces like robe or gloves to strip off, and any fun props to play with. Heels recommended.

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Saturday, October 6
    11am-3pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $80
    REGISTER NOW
    Real Life Burlesque
    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! 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.

    Through a series of drills and activities we will push ourselves to come up with instant solutions, act confidently upon them, and then let go what doesn't serve us. This workshop focuses on techniques that will help you come up with better solutions for high-pressure public engagements, including last minute bookings, as well as creating long-lasting performance art that is instantly recognizable as your own. In this workshop, we'll examine our individual and collective strengths 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.

    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, November 10
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $20
    REGISTER NOW
    Strut 'n' Strip
    Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

    Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence. Students are encouraged to bring costume pieces like robe or gloves to strip off, and any fun props to play with. Heels recommended.

    All levels and genders welcome.
    Saturday, December 1
    2-3:30pm

    Teacher: Shirley Blazen
    chicago burlesque classes

    Cost: $20
    REGISTER NOW
    Strut 'n' Strip
    Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome!

    Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence. Students are encouraged to bring costume pieces like robe or gloves to strip off, and any fun props to play with. Heels recommended.

    All levels and genders welcome.


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