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Vaudezilla Studios
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VAUDEZILLA! is a renowned burlesque show in Chicago that has been captivating audiences since 2008. In addition to their performances, they also offer burlesque classes at their home studio in Old Irving Park, providing a space for people of all ages, sizes, and abilities to practice creativity and confidence.

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Teasin’ & Pleasin’ Burlesque Dance Party

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3317 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Explore the art of burlesque dance and unleash your feminine energy in this exhilarating weekly workout. Learn fun moves like bumps, grinds, shimmies, and struts while grooving to the beats of classic jazz and modern tunes. Join us and discover how to seamlessly integrate these new moves both in the bedroom and onstage!

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Taking Centerstage: Creating a Burlesque Solo

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Make your own provocative art and put it on stage. Inside this 8-week studio class, you'll create and present your own, one-of-a-kind burlesque act and cultivate the resources necessary to get it booked. Share community while stepping outside of your comfort zone and learn something new about your unique brand of sexy! Attune to your natural magnetism through speaking and performance exercises that will help you share yourself more freely and...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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$333

8 sessions

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Sing and Sling: Broadway Burlesque

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Razzle-dazzle 'em in this weekly 90-minute Broadway Burlesque intensive where we'll sing and dance and strip to a Broadway-style group number. Over the course of eight weeks, students will learn a complete show-stopping number and will have the opportunity to perform as a group at the end of the course. Expand your vocal abilities with Maîtresse de chant, Colette Coquette, and hone your character and stage presence with the expert eye of Vanna...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Burlesk Magick

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3317 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

In this 8-week immersive, we'll gather to co-create a full-length burlesque show that combines group acts learned in previous classes with solos, short vignettes, and hosting. Build community while developing organic connection to body and spirit through sacred dance and expression. Each week, we'll review group choreography as well as invite artists to share new creations. Artists will also be empowered to collectively produce a real life show!...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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$270

8 sessions

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Bump & Grind: Intro to Burlesque

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3317 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Unleash your inner confidence and embrace your sensual side with the art of burlesque. Learn the fundamental techniques of this empowering performance style in a supportive and inclusive environment. Elevate your self-expression and discover the transformative power of burlesque at Vaudezilla Studios.

(14) All levels 18 and older
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$270

8 sessions

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Bellydance I (Intro & Beginners)

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Oriental Dance, or Raqs Sharki, is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of dance from a rich cultural background. The natural movements of bellydance can be enjoyed by all people, regardless of age or size. Previous dance experience is NOT necessary. Come dance with Phaedra and feel great about your body while you enjoy learning the culture and customs associated with this form of movement!  This class will challenge the body and the...

(14) Beginner 18 and older
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$210

8 sessions

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Bellydance Technique

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Oriental Dance, or Raqs Sharki, is one of the oldest and most powerful forms of dance from a rich cultural background. The natural movements of bellydance can be enjoyed by all people, regardless of age or size. Previous dance experience is NOT necessary. Come dance with Phaedra and feel great about your body while you enjoy learning the culture and customs associated with this form of movement!  This 1.25 hour class will challenge the body...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Burlesque Level 3/4

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Vaudezilla's best-known teachers & choreographers will bring things to the next level by teaching you how to express yourself yourself through dancing and using your body in the sensual art form of burlesque.  In this class, you'll be encouraged to start developing a character, remember choreography from week to week, and all the while, you'll become familiar with the basic moves - the shimmies, bumps, and grinds - that form the foundation...

(14) Intermediate 18 and older
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Specialty: Ballet Burlesque

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This class is designed to not only teach ballet and refine your technique, but will also help you find how to add that beautiful poise, grace, and flexibility into burlesque choreography. Ballet is the foundation of dance so taking this class will help in all areas of movement in your life may it be other dance classes or taking some clumsiness out of your walk. For this class it is acceptable to wear a leotard and tights with ballet slippers if...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Specialty: 90-Minute Ballet

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This ballet class with Po'Chop is designed to not just focus on traditional ballet technique but will also aid in adding poise, grace and flexibility into your burlesque choreography. As the foundation of most dance, ballet can assist in other areas of movement in your life whether it be other dance forms or simply reducing the amount of "clumsy" moments you experience day to day. Attire for this class can range from the traditional leotard, tights...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Specialty: Advanced Fierceness

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Miss Thing you think you fierce? This class is a femme fatale burlesque-inspired hip hop class with sky-high energy and sky-high heels. If you bring your attitude, focus, and drive, you'll leave feeling like the baddest bitch alive. Heels are not required or provided, but suggested. Please bring your own. 3-5 years dance experience recommended.  

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Specialty: Broadway Burlesque

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In this 8 week class we will combine the polished, high energy spirit and song of a Broadway musical and the sultry boldness of burlesque! We will discuss and explore the different forms of sexy Broadway has to bring to the table, and learn both song and choreography for a big production number! 5,6,7,8! Let's Razzle Dazzle 'em!

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Emcee/Stand-Up Intensive

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Have you been itching to get on the mic and make a crowd's slides split? Ready to put your voice out into the world? The Stand-Up Intensive is here to get you out of the audience and onto the stage! Taught by esteemed emcee, stand-up comic, and certified screwball Shirley Blazen, this workshop series will have you writing your own material, harnessing your unique voice, performing weekly, and polishing your own set for a showcase debut!

(14) All levels 18 and older
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$170

6 sessions

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Burlesque Booty Building: All Levels

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

A high energy dance fitness class to enhance curves (specifically the legs, thighs, and booty) along with overall toning of the body. Each session will include music from a wide variety of genres. Classes will consist of time devoted to stretching (deep breathing), dance/cardio, floor exercise, and a reflection time afterwards/cool down.  If you want to bring out your inner dance goddess and have a great time, these sessions are for YOU. Get...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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$160

8 sessions

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Hip-Hop & High Heels (All Levels)

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Hip-Hop & High Heels focuses on fusing elements of hip hop such as body isolations, stylized & freestyle movements and choreography with heels. In this class participants can expect to discover and learn their personal style and how to incorporate it in within the context of choreography.  Hip-Hop & High Heels will cover a wide range of skills from struts to level changes and balances. Each class will begin with a warm up, followed...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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$160

8 sessions

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Bellydance II (Intermediate)

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

You've got the words...now it's time to start making them into sentences!  In Level Two, students will expand upon the basic movements and technique they have learned in Level One by putting them together into different combinations and layering multiple movements at once. As in Level One, a full choreography will be taught with the option available to perform in the student showcase.  Prerequisites:  Instructor approval or having...

(14) Intermediate 18 and older
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$210

8 sessions

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Broadway Burlesque Solo Development

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This weekly class is geared towards guiding individuals through the many steps it takes to developing a cohesive Broadway burlesque solo. With the musical guidance of Colette Coquette and the character and choreography guidance from Vanna Tease, we will help you build and polish the perfect Sing and Fling number! Through brief lectures, exercises, and peer feedback, this class is sure to be just the push you need to finish that dream act. Students...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Halloween Makeup / Gory

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Whether you like your halloween gory or gorgeous we have a makeup class for you. Beauty Parlor artist Ashley Vest is bringing you the gory showing you how to make cuts, bruises and even a zombie look out of easy to find items. Take one or both Beauty Parlor Chicago makeup workshops and scare everyone with how good you look.

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Showgirl Sculpt

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3614 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Join Kitty for a low-impact workout to help you sculpt and strengthen your body. The workout will largely be barre-influenced, meaning lots of micro-movements focusing on our glutes and core.  Open to all genders and bodies. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch and move, bring a yoga mat, and grippy socks.

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Guiding Your Process: Facilitation Techniques

Vaudezilla Studios @ 3330 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Decision-making, whether in groups or individual, can be a stressful process. Facilitation, the practice of guiding a meeting or process, can have a positive impact. This workshop will explore facilitation techniques that you can apply to meetings, collaborations, or individual pursuits. Midge will describe ways to effectively break down steps, keep moving towards a goal, address contentious opinions (others or your own), and break through roadb...

(14) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews of Vaudezilla Studios

(4.2-star rating across 14 reviews)
  • Intro to Burlesque

    Reviewed by Samantha B. on 11/10/2019
    My friends and I attended this class for a bachelorette activity and it was such an enjoyable class! I loved the instructor and she made it a very inclusive and shape friendly space. I HIGHLY recommend.
  • Intro to Burlesque

    Anonymous review on 10/13/2019
    It was super fun! Will do again!
  • Intro to Burlesque

    Anonymous review on 10/13/2019
    The instructor was a sweetheart and very talented just would have liked for us to dance more
  • For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop

    Anonymous review on 2/23/2019
    Not advertised for what it’s really for
  • Guiding Your Process: Facilitation Techniques

    Reviewed by Chuck B. on 11/27/2018
    Midge was great! Very informative and engaging session.
  • Halloween Makeup / Gory

    Reviewed by Sue C. on 10/24/2015
    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!!
  • Showgirl Sculpt

    Reviewed by Kantrie O. on 8/29/2015
    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.
  • Women's Nude Yoga

    Reviewed by Natalie W. on 11/11/2019
  • Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork (All Levels)

    Reviewed by LIlia B. on 9/29/2019
  • Dirty, Sexy, Smooth Floorwork (All Levels)

    Anonymous review on 9/2/2019
  • Unleashing Your Inner Goddess (Intro to Burlesque)

    Reviewed by Mara S. on 3/6/2019
  • For the Greater 'Gram: An Instagram Workshop

    Reviewed by Clearetta S. on 2/17/2019
  • Halloween Makeup / Gory

    Reviewed by Francesca F. on 10/18/2015
  • Halloween Makeup / Gory

    Reviewed by Kelly C. on 10/18/2015
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