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Burlesque 101

at Arabesque Dance and Fitness - Avondale
3120 W Belmont Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60618

In this one-hour class, we will explore some basic burlesque technique (including walking with confidence in heels and emoting through movement) and apply that technique to learn a short choreography (performance opportunities may be available to those who have completed the class). Students will leave class understanding concepts like how to build...

Wednesday Oct 17th, 7:15pm

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Tribal Fusion Technique

at Arabesque Dance and Fitness - Avondale
3120 W Belmont Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60618

This intermediate class will focus primarily on drills and intensive technique instruction, with small combinations offered for maximum retention and for an introduction to stage presence practice. Class will begin with strength training for those muscles critical for strong, clean technique.  The instructor then offers intense drills for strong...

Sunday Oct 21st, 12pm

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Belly Dance Cardio

at Arabesque Dance and Fitness - Avondale
3120 W Belmont Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60618

Get your heart rate up with this fast paced belly dance cardio workout. Basic belly dance movements will be drilled and combined into mini-combos specifically designed to keep the heart going for a satisfying cardio workout. We’ll throw in some traditional fitness conditioning for an all-around, full-body workout. Bring water! Please Note: Be Comfy!...

Sunday Oct 21st, 1:15pm

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Modern Fusion Belly Dance

at Arabesque Dance and Fitness - Avondale
3120 W Belmont Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60618

Modern Fusion Belly Dance (MFDB) combines or "fuses" movements of traditional belly dance (Egyptian, Turkish & Tunisian) with elements of western dance formats such as Modern Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and others.  Designed for the long-time beginner & intermediate dancer, this class focuses on developing a clean and fluid belly dance...

Monday Oct 22nd, 8:30pm

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Intro to Bellydance

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Curious about belly dance? One of the oldest forms of dance, raqs sharki helps you with posture and body control, the benefits of which transfer to any form of dance you practice. This hour long class will provide an introduction to the basic movements of belly dance accompanied by lively Arabic music. Coin skirts provided. Come shake it up and start...

Saturday Nov 3rd, 10:30am

Strut 'n' Strip

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Great for beginners, but all levels are welcome! Elevate confidence and nurture your sensuality with burlesque striptease! We'll incorporate classic struts, bumps, wines, and grinds into a bawdy routine celebrating your inner diva. Students can expect a warm-up, exercises in movement and stage presence.  Students are encouraged to bring costume...

Veil Technique

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Useful for any dance performer, this class will teach you how to go beyond manipulating the cloth and seamlessly move across stage with your new dance "partner." Veils available for use.

Saturday Nov 17th, 10am

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Wig Care

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Whip that wig into shape and work it! Wig Care with Shirley Blazen covers essentials on wig maintenance, and tailoring that dream hair to your gorgeous head. We'll cover the foundations on securing wigs, styles and how to tailor them to you. Bring your favorite wig as we dive in head-first through real-time styling techniques. All levels and...

$30

Stage Face

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

We're putting our game faces on and striking a pose in this Stage Make-Up workshop designed to brush up on the basics and explore new techniques to elevate the looks you love! All levels of experience welcome as we start from the perfect foundation to the sparkly details. Bring your favorite colors and tools. We'll discuss how to maximize the impact...

$30

Character Development

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Want to portray one of your heroes? Have an idea to take on a new persona? No matter what stage of character you are in, Shirley Blazen will help you take it to the next level!  Character development is a crucial skillset to elevate your stage presence, enhance your choreography, and nurture act concepts.

$25

Branding for Performers

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Want to take your performing to the next level but loathe the work of that goes into building a following? We'll dive into discovering ourselves and channeling that into our performer persona. The workshop will walk through how to write your bios, curate an off-stage presence and accomplish your goals. Bring a notebook or laptop for taking notes and...

$25

Burlesque Level 1/2 (Intro)

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Whether you've got an eye on taking the stage, spicing things up in the bedroom, or simply looking for a different way to work up a sweat, this introductory level burlesque class can accomplish all three.  Vaudezilla's best known teachers & choreographers teach you fundamental stage terms and helps you get comfortable expressing yourself...

$210

8 sessions

Fan Dancing (All Levels)

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Focusing on what developing technical proficiency with the ultimate classic burlesque accessories, this class is geared toward hobbyists, as well as aspiring and established performers with various dance backgrounds who want to look like a professional using feather fans!  Using basic dance principles, the teacher will define stances and footwork...

$160

8 sessions

Specialty: Rock & Roll

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Take a chance with the Original Rascal Without a Cause by taking her Rock and Roll class: Give your burlesque a swift kick in the you-know-where and spice up your moves! Using burlesque basics, and some badass music, all levels are welcome to Lilly Rascal's Rock and Roll burlesque class. All levels and genders welcome. This class offers the opportunity...

$160

8 sessions

Burlesque Level 3/4 (Basic)

at Vaudezilla Studios - Avondale
3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618

Perfect for performance-oriented ladies or those who'd like to bring home a couple secrets to strip tease, or those who'd just like to find a way to exercise that makes them feel sexy, this basic level burlesque class will accomplish all three. Vaudezilla's best known teachers & choreographers will bring things to the next level...

$210

8 sessions