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

April & May 2024

Learn Burlesque! Chicago Burlesque Classes & Workshops

Who, Me: Workshop
Egypt Bfree

Who Me Egypt Bfree Workshop Chicago Burlesque Class

Sunday, April 28

House of Bush
906 N Ashland Av

This performance-based workshop was created to focus on your confidence!

In this workshop, you will practice confidence building, improv, and how to get in your performance bag!

This workshop was created with the Scorpio Full Moon in mind. How are ways we recreate ourselves?

Why should we recreate ourselves?

Egypt Bfree uses Burlesque as a way to birth new versions of herself. Bringing forth lessons learned and stepping into new seasons of growth, Boldly.

Egypt will use this workshop to help you birth a new version of yourself packed with tools to add to your Burlesque, Self-Love, and Confidence Toolboxes.

This workshop will be 2 hours full of Inspiration, play, connection, and love!

Black Queer and Trans folks can email [email protected] for a discount code for 50% off <3

Teasin’ & Pleasin’ Burlesque Dance Party

Chicago Burlesque Classes

Wednesdays thru May 1
6:30-7:15 pm

House of Bush
906 N Ashland Av

Experience the joy of burlesque in our weekly dance fitness class!

Explore the teasin’ pleasin’ feminine energy dance many know as burlesque! Shake up your dance routine with free-flowing bumps, grinds, shimmies, and struts!

Immerse yourself in the rhythmic beats of classic jazz and sexy modern tunes as you strengthen your core, tone those buns, and get your heart pumping – all while learning how to seamlessly integrate new moves into your performances – onstage and off!! 

This class is for every body who loves to dance. All levels of experience are welcome.

Wear athletic shoes & clothes you can dance in.

Join anytime!

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Discover the allure of burlesque with our exceptional burlesque lessons and classes in Chicago!

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 each session for Chicago burlesque classes.

QTBIPOC+ artists are encouraged to apply.

Contact me for a scholarship application.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 center femininity and womanhood, my workshops and classes are open to all bodies – just as they have been for 13+ years!

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

Wear clothing you feel comfortable moving in. For Floorwork, we dance barefoot. For other Chicago burlesque classes, explore heels you’d like to wear confidently.

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

Yes, at the end of each 8-week session, we hold a student showcase where everyone is invited to perform at a local Chicago theatre.

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 in that it’s a free and open-movement style. Whether you’re brand new to moving your body or an expert dancer, you’ll feel comfortable in my classes.

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.

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!