Saturday Jul 27th, 12pm - 2pm
Get your body in motion with some smooth moves courtesy of some of the top burlesque & bellydance performers in Chicago! Vaudezilla's teachers will steer you through all the basics, from shimmies and twirls to bumps and grinds. Whether you're looking for sexy, fun, or fitness - or you just want to get in touch your inner diva - our teachers will keep you on your toes at Vaudezilla Studios.
Vaudezilla was born in 2008 when solo Chicago burlesque performer Red Hot Annie teamed up with Keith Emroll (aka Dick Dijon) to put their more than 20 years of combined theatrical production experience to work producing burlesque shows. In the intervening five years, they have injected a consistent display of vitality and originality that has raised and sustained Chicago's visibility on the national burlesque map.
With well over 400 shows produced since their inception, Vaudezilla's creative output is unparalleled and has become synonymous with top-quality live entertainment. In the early years, they cultivated a core audience by developing several long-running bar shows at venues such as Exit, Blue Bayou, Lincoln Tap Room, and Holiday Club. Simultaneously, they produced several larger-scale theatrical burlesque shows which left an indelible impression on the Chicago burlesque scene, the most influential of which was the critically-acclaimed, nationally-recognized, box office smash hit "Rollin' Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque" - the original burlesque parody show.
Since 2012, Vaudezilla has shifted its focus to the development of a regular theatre show. What started out as a monthly show has now grown to a cabaret-style burlesque variety show that plays in residence at Stage 773. Every week, the cast changes. Every month, the theme changes. But the one thing that never changes is how much fun the consistently sold out audience has every Saturday night.
Vaudezilla has also become the go-to source for burlesque instruction and custom-made shows. Vaudezilla Studios offers numerous classes and workshops in the art of performance and body-positive disciplines, and they can build a show of any size for any audience or occasion. Thanks to the contributions of the entire team, Vaudezilla remains the premiere source for Chicago-based live entertainment production.
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Midge was great! Very informative and engaging session.
I did leave a review last week - it looked like a different form than this one. I thought it was a terrific class! Our instructor, Ashley, is a wonderful teacher - very encouraging and so generous with her knowledge. I can't wait 'til Halloween!!
The class was great. I really enjoyed myself. The teacher was friendly and class instruction was easy to follow. I would definitely take this class again if offered. I wish they offered drop in classes on the weekend.
Mara S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Clearetta S. gave this class 1 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Francesca F. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Kelly C. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Saturday Jul 27th, 12pm - 2pm
Sunday Jul 28th, 11am - 12pm
Friday Aug 2nd, 7:30pm - 9pm
Saturday Aug 3rd, 10am - 11:30am
Saturday Aug 3rd, 1pm - 3pm
Saturday Aug 10th, 11am - 12pm