Burlesque Classes Chicago – Feminine Energy with Red Hot Annie

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Tits & Tips: Burlesque Adornments that Dazzle

Sat, Dec 3 – 10am-1pm

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.

Jan 2023 Burlesque Classes Chicago

Jan 3 – Feb 23

Tuesday & Thursday Nights

Sway Dance
3317 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

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Unleash Your Inner Goddess
Chicago Burlesque Classes

Burlesk Magick!

Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm

Sway Dance, 3317 W Irving Park

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)

Class limit: 13

Bump & Grind: Burlesque Essentials

Tuesdays, 8-9:30pm

Sway Dance, 3317 W Irving Park

If you’re brand new to Chicago burlesque, this is the best 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.

Class limit: 13

All levels of experience welcome.

Taking Centerstage (Virtual)

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm

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.

You’ll also gain access to my extensive online Burlesque Library, with short courses that cover costuming, hair/makeup, choreography, and so much more!

Class limit: 13

All levels of experience welcome.

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Pay What You Can / Scholarships

There are a limited number of “pay what you can” scholarships available each session. QTBIPOC artists are encouraged to apply.

Apply for a scholarship here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I wear for Burlesque classes? What kind of shoes should I wear?

Wear clothing you feel comfortable moving in. For Floorwork, we dance barefoot. For other classes, explore heels that you’d like to feel confident wearing.

Is there a performance at the end of the 8-week session?

Right now, there’s no official performance, but students have organized their own appearances outside of class, and we record an informal performance (just for us) on the 8th class in full costume, hair, & makeup.

What level of experience do I need to join your burlesque classes Chicago?

Burlesque is unlike any other dance genre in that it’s a free and open movement style. So if you have no experience moving your body, or if you’re an expert dancer you’ll feel comfortable in my classes.

How’s parking?

There’s plenty of metered parking outside of the studio, as well as plenty of free parking on the side streets.

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