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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.

Jan 3 - Feb 23 (8 Weeks) - Tuesday & Thursday Nights

Sway Dance
3317 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

Burlesk Magick!
with Red Hot Annie

Jan 3 - Feb 21, Tuesday Nights from 6:30-8pm

In this 8-week immersive, we'll gather to co-create a full-length burlesque show that combines group acts learned in previous classes with solos, short vignettes, and hosting.

Build community while developing organic connection to body and spirit through sacred dance and expression.

Each week, we'll review group choreography as well as invite artists to share new creations. Artists will also be empowered to collectively produce a real life show!

Pre-requisite: (1) 8-week session of burlesque classes with Red Hot Annie (any)

$270 in-studio / 8 weeks

$450 for BOTH Burlesk Magick! and Bump and Grind

Bump & Grind: Burlesque Essentials
with Red Hot Annie

Jan 3 - Feb 21, Tuesday Nights from 8-9:30pm

If you're brand new to Chicago 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

$450 for BOTH Burlesk Magick! and Bump and Grind

Taking Centerstate (Virtual)
with Red Hot Annie

Jan 5 - Feb 23, Thursday Nights from 6-8:30pm

Virtual via Zoom

In 8 weeks, you'll put together a complete burlesque/cabaret act – as well as a personalized plan to get it on stage in your city!

Over the course of weekly live group coaching calls (virtual), you'll create a one-of-a-kind burlesque piece while cultivating the resources to your act get booked.

This virtual course interweaves with my live studio classes, where you'll be invited to perform your new solo act at our Week Eight showcase in Chicago.

$333 Virtual via Zoom / 8 weeks

Saturday, Dec 3; 11am-2pm
Tits & Tips: Burlesque Adornments that Dazzle

Sway Dance, 3317 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago

Get twirling with the ultimate burlesque accessories, a gorgeous pair of rhinestone tassels – and top it all off with an elaborate custom headdress.

Join international showgirl and professional costumer Red Hot Annie as they show you how to construct an feather headdress and tassel pasties that accentuate your costume.

Walk away with the confidence and the know-how to construct your own unique statement pieces.

...just don't forget to duck under the doorways in your new one-of-a-kind headdress!

Supplies and a light snack will be provided.


Spiritual & Metaphysical Workshops Chicago

Saturday, Jan 7; 11:30am-1pm
Written in the Stars: Intro to your Natal Chart

Private Location; NW Side of Chicago

Take a deep breath and submerge yourself in the art+science of astrology, and change how you see this world forever!

Learn the fundamentals of reading your natal chart. There is more to astrology than what you may first see with the naked eye! Use this powerful resource to raise consciousness about how your unique story plays into the greater story being told.

Bring your natal chart, or date/time/location of birth.


Saturday, Jan 7; 1:30-3:30pm
The Awakened Feminine: Manifesting 101

Private Location; NW Side of Chicago

For this workshop, please bring your astrological natal chart – get a copy of yours here.

Only you have the power to bring the experiences you crave to Life!

Work with the cycles of nature and your own divine timing to invite powerful transformation in your life. Release old patterns through breath work and transformational group coaching, while learning and establishing healthy self-love habits that serve you through the inevitability of change.

Build community while creating an empowered vision of wellness in all facets of your life: relationship, health, work, wealth, spiritual, mental and beyond. This powerful group coaching workshop includes breath work, meditation, dance, and intention-setting rituals.

Come ready to dance.


Saturday, Jan 14; 3-4:30pm
Universal Healing Circle

Private Location; NW Side of Chicago

Each of us deserves community and support on our journey.

Join our powerful divine feminine collective and release what is holding you back from receiving the abundance you deserve. In our intimate healing circle, you'll deepen your Love Practice through basic healing practices.

This powerful circle includes breath work, meditation, sharing, and intention-setting rituals. Grow your self-love and creativity while acknowledging and busting through personal limits to receive what you desire within relationship, health, work, wealth, spiritual, mental and more.

Come ready to dance.


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

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