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VAUDEZILLA! Chicago Burlesque Classes

LEARN (AND PERFORM) BURLESQUE & BELLYDANCE
Burlesque and bellydance are for everybody who has a body - at its heart, classes at VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque are a celebration of diversity and what makes each body’s story special. Our classes are for people who:

- want a more daring way to practice self-care - by cultivating time to learn and practice new skills
- want an effortless way to exercise and tune into their body
- want an excuse to buy new lingerie ;)
- want to simply “BE” with themselves - to discover what they can create for no other reason than it feels good!

You are worthy of joy! And part of what makes our classes so special is at the end of each 8-week session, there's a very special Student Spectacular, where each class shows what they learned!

Buy One, Get One Half Off!

Sign up for two 8-week classes and get the second 8-week class (of equal or lesser value) for half off -OR- Buy two of the same 8-week class and share the half-price discount with a friend.
Please Note: The Buy One, Get One Half Off offer is valid only for two classes taken during the same session. You cannot use the discounted class in future sessions. NO REFUNDS will be issued if students wishing to redeem this option sign up & pay separately!

VAUDEZILLA! Burlesque
3330 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago IL 60618

2019 Student Spectacular Dates:
November 23rd and 30th
December 27th

2020 Student Spectacular Dates:
February 14th
March 7th, 13th, and 14th
May 8th, 9th, and 16th
July 4th, 11th, and 18th
September 11th, 12th, and 18th
October 24th
November 14th, 21st, and 28th
December 12th and 19th

Want to drop in on a class?

  • $25 per class for 60-minute classes
  • $27.50 per class for 75-minute classes
  • $30 per class for 90-minute classes

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    CURRENT 2020 SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, JANUARY 5 - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

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    SPECIAL LIMITED TIME OFFER! - GET 2019 PRICES IF YOU ENROLL BEFORE DECEMBER 15TH

    Sundays
    Jan 5 - Feb 23
    Mondays
    Jan 6 - Feb 24
    Wednesdays
    Jan 8 - Feb 26
    Thursdays
    Jan 9 - Feb 27
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    Dirty, Sexy Smooth Floorwork
    11am-noon

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    with Miss Nyxon
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    Rock 'n' Roll Burlesque
    noon-1pm

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    with Miss Nyxon

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    Burlesque Level 1/2
    1-2:30pm

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    Bountiful and Beautiful: Rubenesque Burlesque
    2:30-3:30pm

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    with Vanna Tease

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    Sing and Sling: Broadway Burlesque
    3:30-5pm

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    with Colette Coquette and Vanna Tease

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    Broadway Burlesque Solo Development
    5-6pm

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    with Colette Coquette and Vanna Tease

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    Fan Dancing
    6-7pm

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    with Colette Coquette

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    Solo Development
    6-7pm

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    with Red Hot Annie

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    Stage Presence
    6-7pm

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    with Shirley Blazen

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    Finding Your X-Factor: High-Energy Burlesque
    7-8pm

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    with Coral Reefer

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    Burlesque Level 1/2
    7-8:30pm

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    with Ramona Romance

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    Bellydance Technique
    7:30-8:45pm

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    with Phaedra

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    Solo Development
    7-8pm

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    with Shirley Blazen

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    Hip-Hop & Heels
    8-9pm

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    with Cinna Marie

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    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
    8:30-9:30pm

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    with Ramona Romance

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    Bellydance Repertory: Focus on Floorwork
    8:45-9:30pm

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    Burlesque Level 3/4
    8-9:30pm

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    with Shirley Blazen


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    DROP-IN CLASSES
    PLEASE NOTE: DROP-INS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF THE SESSION

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    CHICAGO BURLESQUE WORKSHOPS

    Fan Veils
    with Phaedra
    Sat, Dec 14th - 10-11:15am
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    Fan Veils
    This course is applicable to many forms of dance, not just belly dance. Moving with material on stage can be mesmerizing when done well. Come and learn how to dance with your silky new partner gracefully.

    We recommend that students bring their own fan veils. A very limited number of fan veils are available for rental for this workshop for $5, and if you need to rent veils, you must select that pricing option when you register.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Intro to Burlesque
    with Daisy Dynamite
    Sat, Dec 14th - 1:30-3pm
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    Intro to Burlesque
    Curious about our weekly burlesque classes, but not sure it's a good fit for you? Try out some basic burlesque moves with our teachers from Vaudezilla Studios, who will have you bumping, grinding, & shimmying in no time. In this 90-minute taster workshop, you'll have fun and learn more about the art of burlesque!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Juniper's Floorwork
    with Juniper Perle
    Sat, Dec 14th - 3-6pm
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    Juniper's Floorwork
    Discover body language in a whole different way, where we teach you the art of sex appeal in your movement through floorwork. Get ready to express the freedom and broadness of burlesque with Juniper! This class would include a brief stretch for warm up, sexy floorwork choreography, and a freestyle choreography routine from each member implementing what you’ve learned from the class (not mandatory, but fun).

    Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Improvi-Tease! - Improvising Burlesque
    with Red Hot Annie
    Sat, Dec 21st - 10am-noon
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    Improvi-Tease! - Improvising Burlesque
    Planning and preparing a complete burlesque act can be very rewarding, but sometimes it's fun to steer off the track to play with the unpredictability of live performance. Chicago is the improv capital of the world, so why not put some of those skills to use in your burlesque? In this class, you will learn to use all of your assets (especially the naughty ones) to make your audience scream for more. Vaudezilla C.E.Oh! Red Hot Annie will teach you how to say "Oohh yes, yes, yes, yes...AND!" to any on-stage situation, AND you'll develop skills that will let you take any act into any environment with the ability to roll with whatever comes your way.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
    with Ramona Romance
    Sat, Dec 21st - noon-1:30pm
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    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
    This 90-minute class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and introduce choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find. Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    First Saturdays With Lottie: Show Me Your Show Face
    with Lottie à la West
    Sat, Jan 4th - 1pm/2:30pm
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    First Saturdays With Lottie: Show Me Your Show Face
    Show Me Your Show Face
    Afraid of making faces that might not show up well onstage? Constantly seeing how nervous you look in pictures? This class will let you cut loose, learn to play, and use your face as an extension into the development of your acts.

    Come in ready to experiment, ideas written down, acts your struggling with, etc!

    Quirk-lesque
    Quirk-lesque... is an exploration of the sparkly side of digging deep into your gimmicks. Got a character nerdlesque idea you're obsessed with? Delve into that, got a goofy idea you're dying to expand upon? Let's roll! This class will explore the use of embracing your own personal quirkiness, and developing new Skills to make your act POP! Come and get over the top, lipsync, get dramatic and polish your marvelous Shine.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "First Saturdays With Lottie" workshops and get a $5 discount!
    Showgirl Skills
    with Secret Mermaid
    Sat, Jan 11th - 10am/11:30am
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    Showgirl Skills
    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
    This 90-minute class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and introduce choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find. Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

    Show Me What You Got: A Showgirl Dance Class
    A Broadway burlesque class open to all levels who want to learn how to dance like your favorite Broadway characters. This class in inspired by classics like Chicago, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, etc. Character shoes are encouraged but not required. Come ready to move to your favorite showtunes!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "Showgirl Skills" workshops and get a $5 discount!
    Intro to Burlesque
    with Daisy Dynamite
    Sat, Jan 11th - 1:30-3pm
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    Intro to Burlesque
    Curious about our weekly burlesque classes, but not sure it's a good fit for you? Try out some basic burlesque moves with our teachers from Vaudezilla Studios, who will have you bumping, grinding, & shimmying in no time. In this 90-minute taster workshop, you'll have fun and learn more about the art of burlesque!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    The Stroll: An Intro to Burlesque
    with Womyn Wonder
    Sat, Jan 11th - 5-6:30pm
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    The Stroll: An Intro to Burlesque
    Empower yourself and build confidence. The sultry stroll moves are perfect to dip in your toe and bask in the beauty of burlesque. You'll have fun dancing a new routine, satisfy an intrigue and become closer to yourself. Creative minds and bodies moving together in space and lifting each other in spirit conjures your greater tenacity and you're ready to take on the world!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Improvi-Tease! - Improvising Burlesque
    with Red Hot Annie
    Sat, Jan 18th - 10am-noon
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    Improvi-Tease! - Improvising Burlesque
    Planning and preparing a complete burlesque act can be very rewarding, but sometimes it's fun to steer off the track to play with the unpredictability of live performance. Chicago is the improv capital of the world, so why not put some of those skills to use in your burlesque? In this class, you will learn to use all of your assets (especially the naughty ones) to make your audience scream for more. Vaudezilla C.E.Oh! Red Hot Annie will teach you how to say "Oohh yes, yes, yes, yes...AND!" to any on-stage situation, AND you'll develop skills that will let you take any act into any environment with the ability to roll with whatever comes your way.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
    with Ramona Romance
    Sat, Jan 18th - noon-1:30pm
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    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork
    This 90-minute class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and introduce choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find. Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    First Saturdays With Lottie: Is This a Bad Idea?
    with Lottie à la West
    Sat, Feb 1st - 1pm/2:30pm
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    First Saturdays With Lottie: Is This a Bad Idea?
    Is This a Bad Idea?
    Sometimes, our "bad ideas" are JUST the right amount of kooky you need to get your act off the ground!

    Heard a song and came up with something silly? In this workshop, we'll embrace the stranger ideas, and work on pushing what feels "a little off" into something completely ON --- STAGE!

    Come in ready to experiment, ideas written down, acts your struggling with, etc!

    Quirk-lesque
    Quirk-lesque... is an exploration of the sparkly side of digging deep into your gimmicks. Got a character nerdlesque idea you're obsessed with? Delve into that, got a goofy idea you're dying to expand upon? Let's roll! This class will explore the use of embracing your own personal quirkiness, and developing new Skills to make your act POP! Come and get over the top, lipsync, get dramatic and polish your marvelous Shine.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Take both "First Saturdays With Lottie" workshops and get a $5 discount!
    Feeling FAN-tastic!
    with Raven Gemini
    Sat, Feb 8th - 10am/noon
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    Beginning Fans
    Focusing on developing technical proficiency with the ultimate classic burlesque accessories, this class is geared toward hobbyists, as well as aspiring and established performers with various dance backgrounds who want to look like a professional using feather fans!

    Using basic dance principles, the teacher will define stances and footwork combos with fan movement that can be used to add pizazz to your repertoire! Using a combination of classic and modern burlesque music, the teacher will guide students through applying these combos correctly and effectively.

    Advanced Fans
    If you've mastered the basics, puff those feathers up for the next level of fan dancing! This class is geared towards students with previous fan dancing experience who are looking to develop new and more advanced fan skills. Building on dance principles taught in Basic Fan Dancing, the teacher will refine and define stances, poses, footwork, fan movement combos, and more advanced fan tricks. Using a combination of classic and modern burlesque music, the teacher will guide students through applying these combos correctly and effectively.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.

    Please Bring: Large, professional quality feather fans (available at FancyFeather.com - 10% off with code "Vaudezilla") or RENT A PAIR OF FANS for $10.

    Take both "Feeling FAN-tastic" workshops and get a $10 discount!
    Intro to Burlesque
    with Daisy Dynamite
    Sat, Feb 8th - 1:30-3pm
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    Intro to Burlesque
    Curious about our weekly burlesque classes, but not sure it's a good fit for you? Try out some basic burlesque moves with our teachers from Vaudezilla Studios, who will have you bumping, grinding, & shimmying in no time. In this 90-minute taster workshop, you'll have fun and learn more about the art of burlesque!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Intro to Burlesque:
    Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    with Daisy Dynamite
    Sat, Feb 15th - 10:30am-noon
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    Intro to Burlesque: Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    Show yourself some lovin' this weekend and register for a special Valentine's Day Weekend burlesque workshop at Vaudezilla Studios!

    Spend an afternoon with our fabulous teaching staff and learn some new movies to entice your sweetheart, or register with a friend for a Galentine's or Pal-entine's Day outing.


    Curious about our weekly burlesque classes, but not sure it's a good fit for you? Try out some basic burlesque moves with our teachers from Vaudezilla Studios, who will have you bumping, grinding, & shimmying in no time. In this 90-minute taster workshop, you'll have fun and learn more about the art of burlesque!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork:
    Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    with Ramona Romance
    Sat, Feb 15th - noon-1:30pm
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    Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork: Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    Show yourself some lovin' this weekend and register for a special Valentine's Day Weekend burlesque workshop at Vaudezilla Studios!

    Spend an afternoon with our fabulous teaching staff and learn some new movies to entice your sweetheart, or register with a friend for a Galentine's or Pal-entine's Day outing.


    This 90-minute class is geared towards providing folks of all genders with the skills to perfect movement specifically on the floor. Get grounded while we define proper body carriage, incorporate modern dance and burlesque techniques, and introduce choreography that will be the dash of flavor you were hoping to find. Students with previous knee problems should wear knee pads.

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Hustler's Flo:
    Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    with Miss Nyxon
    Sat, Feb 15th - 2:30-4pm
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    Hustler's Flo: Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    Show yourself some lovin' this weekend and register for a special Valentine's Day Weekend burlesque workshop at Vaudezilla Studios!

    Spend an afternoon with our fabulous teaching staff and learn some new movies to entice your sweetheart, or register with a friend for a Galentine's or Pal-entine's Day outing.


    JLO showed us how to work it on the big screen, now learn how to work a floor, stage or chair just like the HUSTLERS do. Miss Nyxon will teach you all the tantalizing tricks up her sleeve to seduce and own all those eyes that happen to look your way. Get dirty with the Wicked Nyx of the West and All of Burlesque with this HUSTLERS inspired workshop!

    Class capacity: 10

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.
    Twerkout:
    Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    with Ms. LyNoo Booty
    Sat, Feb 15th - 5:30-7pm
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    Twerkout: Special Galentine's Day Edition!
    Show yourself some lovin' this weekend and register for a special Valentine's Day Weekend burlesque workshop at Vaudezilla Studios!

    Spend an afternoon with our fabulous teaching staff and learn some new movies to entice your sweetheart, or register with a friend for a Galentine's or Pal-entine's Day outing.


    "Twerkout" is a high-intensity cardio dance workout with a focus on booty shaking and sass. Wear comfy gym shoes and whatever clothing you feel most confident working out in. Class does include some optional floorwork, so knee pads can be helpful, though not necessary!

    All levels and genders welcome.

    Every body welcome.


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