Unlock Your Confidence With Chicago Burlesque Classes

Start here if you’re new to Chicago burlesque! Meet new friends and learn fun, flirty dance techniques in my introductory Chicago burlesque classes!

(all genders/bodies welcome.)

Check out these tips for new burlesque students!

Chicago Burlesque Classes
Summer 2024

Chicago Burlesque Classes with Red Hot Annie
Teasin’ & Pleasin’ Burlesque Dance Fitness Party Chicago

Red Hot Annie’s Burlesque Party

Saturday, August 24, 1-2pm

House of Bush
906 N Ashland, Chicago


Experience the joy of burlesque while exploring the liberating, empowering art of BURLESQUE!

Share community with other wild hearts and shake up your dance routine with free-flowing bumps, grinds, shimmies, and struts, while getting in touch with your body and practicing a deeper sense of self love.

Immerse yourself in sultry classic jazz and sexy modern tunes as we strengthen our cores, stretch our minds, and get our hearts pumping – all while learning new moves you can use right away – onstage and off!! 

All levels of experience are welcome this class is for everybody who loves to dance! Wear athletic shoes & comfortable clothes you feel sexy in.

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available for groups & 1:1 coaching

Private Burlesque Coaching

Work one-on-one with me to take your burlesque and feminine energy practice to the next level. Learn more about private coaching with me here.

Pay What You Can / Scholarships

A limited number of “pay what you can” scholarships are available for Chicago burlesque classes. QTBIPOC+ artists are encouraged to apply.

Contact me for a scholarship application.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I wear for burlesque class? What kind of shoes should I wear?

Wear clothing you feel confident and comfortable moving in. We dance in heels, gym shoes, and barefoot – whatever feels best for you. Feel free to bring heels you’d like to wear confidently!

Are there performance opportunities?

Yes, I produce and host regular monthly Chicago burlesque shows that everyone is welcome to participate in.

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

No experience is needed. Burlesque is unlike any other dance genre. Because of its natural, free-movement style, it’s great for new & expert dancers alike.

How’s parking?

There’s plenty of metered parking outside the studio and plenty of free parking on the side streets.

Do you accept other forms of payment?

Yes, I accept cash, Venmo, Paypal and other forms of payment. If you wish to pay this way, please contact me in advance to reserve your spot in class.

I am GNC/cis/trans masculine. Are your classes for me?

Although my burlesque practice focuses on feminine energy and the exercises and language I use unapologetically centers femininity and womanhood, my workshops and classes are open to all bodies – just as they have been for over 13 years!

Learn Burlesque! Chicago Burlesque Classes with Red Hot Annie, founder of Vaudezilla

Red Hot Annie (founder of VAUDEZILLA and The Windy City Burlesque Fest) has performed in 6 countries and nearly every US state. Since 2007, they have worked with thousands of artists and students to cultivate confidence and self-love through burlesque.

From nurturing confidence and talent within blossoming stars (many named top performers in the world!) to introducing popular show production solutions, Red Hot Annie’s influence on the Chicago burlesque scene is undeniable!

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Whether you’re looking for burlesque lessons Chicago, burlesque classes Chicago, or burlesque classes in Chicago specifically, Red Hot Annie, a world renowned performer and teacher, provides expert guidance tailored to all skill levels.

Dive into the world of burlesque with our dynamic classes designed to unleash your inner star.

Join us for the best burlesque classes in Chicago and let your confidence shine on stage. Experience the magic of burlesque in Chicago’s vibrant community and take your skills to new heights!