Chicago Burlesque Classes

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Annie’s Jan/Feb 2022 Schedule:

Jan 20 – Mar 10

Thursday Nights

Sway Dance
3317 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618
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Nurture your inner provocateur through Chicago burlesque classes

Floorwork: Getting Down & Getting Strong

7-8pm on Thursdays

$170/8 weeks

$333 for both classes

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.

Class limit: 13

All levels of experience welcome.

Bump & Grind: Intro to Burlesque

8-9:30pm on Thursdays

$250/8 weeks

$333 for both classes

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.

Class limit: 13

All levels of experience welcome.


Private Lessons

Various days/times available

30-60 minute lessons available

$520-$960/8 week package

Ready to take your performance art – and self love practice – to the next level?

Through private lessons, you’ll set time aside weekly to work one-on-one with Red Hot Annie. Create memorable work that reflects your own unique artistry while receiving the support and guidance necessary to get your act seen onstage in the local cabaret scene.  Engage the transformative power of burlesque through performance techniques including mirror work, breathing and meditation that will inspire confidence onstage and off.


(additional days/times available upon request)


Private Choreography & Coaching Available

Want to work one-on-one with Annie to cultivate your creative performance persona? Private coaching is available.

New! 2022 Scholarships

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

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I wear for 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 classes?

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.

What’s the parking situation?

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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