Chicago Burlesque Classes

MidSummer 2022 Schedule:

Aug 9 – Sep 27

Tuesday Nights (in studio)

Sway Dance
3317 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60618

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Unleash Your Inner Goddess
Chicago Burlesque Classes

Taking Centerstage: Virtual/Live Performance Workshop

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.

Floorwork: Getting Down & Getting Strong

7-8pm on Tuesdays

One of Annie’s all-time most popular classes for all levels.

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. No experience required.

Class limit: 13

All levels of experience welcome.

Bump & Grind: Intro to Burlesque

8-9:30pm on Tuesdays

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.

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Private Burlesque Coaching & Choreography

Ready to take your performance art – and self love practice – to the next level? I gladly work with artists one-on-one. Learn more about private coaching with me here.

New! 2022 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 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.

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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