FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What are the classes like?
A: Everyday women take these classes - lawyers, nurses, teachers, housewives, mothers, married, divorced, single, all nationalities, ages, shapes, and sizes. Classes are very inclusive, diverse, female-centric, body-positive environments where we focus on dancing! Our teachers are non-judgmental professionals within their field, who are among the most skilled, patient, and most of all - fun, people we know! You will be in a class with other people who are at your skill level, not professionals (unless you opt to go that route). The movement you will learn in class is sexy, and we focus on confidence and fitness through-out the class, so you will also get a work-out while building body-awareness.

Q: How do I use my Discount Code (Groupon, Gift Cert, etc)?
A: Click on the discount code box above the session calendar, and you will be redirected to the registration form that lists the discount-eligible classes on which you can use your Groupon/Yelp/Gift Certificate. Please make sure you include the voucher number and the provider of the discount code. We'll match your registration to your coupon code and be in touch to confirm your class. If the class you'd like to register for is AT CAPACITY, you will need to wait for the next 8-week session to register. PLEASE NOTE: Discount Codes can not be combined with any other offer (including Buy One, Get One Half Off). You are also limited to a lifetime total of two Groupon/Yelp discounts. Once you have taken two classes with a Groupon/Yelp code, you will not be able to use them for subsequent classes. Vaudezilla does not provide refunds for Groupons - you will need to contact Groupon directly if you wish to request a refund for your Groupon purchase.

Q: When will the next session be announced?
A: Each new session is announced about midway through the current session. For example, if you were looking for May's schedule, it would be announced in the middle of April. When the new session is available for registration, we will add a preview link on the main classes page for a brief period of time before the main classes page is changed over to the new session schedule.

Q: Can I sign up at any time, or should I wait to join until you start a new session?
A: Each session is about eight weeks long and should be signed up during the open registration - we do allow late registrations (at full price) up to the second week of classes. We encourage potential students to drop-in to see if a class will be good for them. Drop-in rates are $25 for 60-minute classes and $30 for 90-minute classes. PLEASE NOTE: Signing up for a drop-in does not guarantee you a spot in the class - either for that drop-in date, or for the remainder of the session. If a class reaches capacity, we have to prioritize class space to students who commit to the entire eight-week session.

Q: What should I wear?
A: You should wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing (leotards/tights are welcome) and bring any kind of shoes you'd go out dancing with friends in (flats, heels, etc) - and if learning to dance in heels is something you want to do, bring 2" or higher! No gym shoes necessary. Some students even wear fishnets just for that "burlesque" feeling!

Q: How can I get to the studio, and what's the parking like?
A: We're located at 3330 W Irving Park Rd.
If you're on the Blue Line, get off at the Irving Park Stop. From there, you can take the Eastbound 80 Irving Park Rd bus to Kimball. The studio is less than a block east of Kimball.
If you're on the Red Line, get off at the Sheridan Stop near Irving Park Rd. From there, you can take the Westbound 80 Irving Park bus to Kimball. The studio is less than a block east of Kimball.
If you're driving, there's metered street parking on Irving Park Rd. There is free parking on the side streets, just be mindful of permit and rush hour restrictions.

Q: How old do you have to be to take a class?
A: Students must be 18+ to take classes at Vaudezilla Studios.

Q: What class should I take?
A: If you are a beginner with little or no dance experience, you must take Level 1/2 class before continuing on to other classes. People with dance experience may be eligible to skip ahead and should contact Vaudezilla to find out where they should place. The typical order in which students take classes is as follows:
Level 1/2, Level 3/4, Level 5/6, Level 7/8

Q: Can I watch a class and see what it's like before committing?
A: We encourage potential students to drop-in to see if a class will be good for them. Drop-in rates are $25 for 60-minute classes and $30 for 90-minute classes. PLEASE NOTE: Signing up for a drop-in does not guarantee you a spot in the class - either for that drop-in date, or for the remainder of the session. If a class reaches capacity, we have to prioritize class space to students who commit to the entire eight-week session.

Q: If I miss a class, is there a way to make it up?
A: There are no makeup classes offered at this time. If you are unable to attend a class, we can not offer an a "make-up" spot in other classes, since most classes maintain capacity through-out the session.

Q: What if I want to perform?
A: If you are interested in performing, you should inform your teacher, who can provide you with additional guidance and instruction as well as opportunities outside of class.

Q: What if I don't want to perform?
A: There is never any pressure to perform. Most of the students who take Vaudezilla's basic burlesque classes have no intention of performing, and take the class as a form of exercise and expression.