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Chicago Burlesque Classes

For over a decade, burlesque headliner Red Hot Annie has wowed crowds locally and internationally. Now we bring you virtual and in-studio burlesque classes and parties that combine the joy of liberating sensual dance with an uplifting message of Love.


Aug 8 - Sep 27 (8 Weeks) - Tuesday Nights

Sway Dance
3317 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618


Taking Centerstage: Virtual/Live Performance Workshop
with Red Hot Annie

Aug 8 – Aug 29, Monday Nights from 6-8pm CST

Join an intimate community of artists for (4) 2-hour virtual group coaching calls where you'll be guided through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind burlesque act, while cultivating the resources to your act get booked on stage in your city!

This virtual course interweaves with my live studio classes, where you'll be invited to perform in the Week Eight student showcase on Sep 27 at 8pm CST in Chicago.

Virtual courses are Mondays, Aug 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 6-8pm CST.

All levels.

$270 online / 4 weeks

Floorwork: Getting Down & Getting Strong
with Red Hot Annie

Aug 9 – Sep 27, Tuesday Nights from 7-8pm

One of Annie's all-time most popular classes! Strengthen your body – almost effortlessly! – through the raw power of moving and expressing yourself on the floor. Get grounded while exploring proper body carriage through dance techniques that bring together challenging choreography, body awareness, and sexy stuff you can practice at home, for yourself or a loved one. Come ready to sweat!

$180 in-studio / 8 weeks

$396 for BOTH Floorwork and Bump and Grind


Bump & Grind: Intro to Burlesque
with Red Hot Annie

Aug 9 – Sep 27, Tuesday Nights from 8-9:30pm

If you're brand new to burlesque, this is the place to start! In this class, you'll be encouraged to learn and remember flirty choreography from week to week, while becoming familiar with basic burlesque moves: bump & grind, struts, shimmies, and more. Build a solid foundation for creating any style of burlesque – sexy, cheeky, funny, or weird! No dance or theatre background is necessary.

$270 in-studio / 8 weeks

$396 for BOTH Floorwork and Bump and Grind


Curious about working 1:1 with Annie to cultivate your creative performance persona? Private coaching is available. Please inquire.


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