Dancers use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for one 90-minute Intro to Burlesque workshop (a $35 value)
- $49 for a series of three 90-minute burlesque workshops (a $120 value)
A staff of experienced burlesque dancers helm informative and fun introductory workshops, in which they delve into the history of burlesque and its various forms before encouraging students to try out tantalizing striptease moves and chair tricks. The series of three workshops helps participants develop their own sultry routines and daring personality. During the first week's Starlet workshop, dancers take to the floor to execute moves such as the dip, roll, and shimmy. Week two’s Bombshell workshop pairs fledgling teasers with props in the form of boas, hats, and gloves as they begin choreographing their own routines. The week-three Rockstar workshop motivates students to create their own burlesque alter egos, complete with costumes and choreography, culminating in a small-group performance in front of the class.
Hells Belles Burlesque
Boasting a rich history dating back to variety shows in the 1800s, burlesque dancers make crowds hot under the collar with bawdy, comedic and alluring characters as they embrace the art of striptease. The ladies at Hells Belles Burlesque follows in this tradition, but add their own scintillating dollop of rock ‘n’ roll to their routines—as evidenced by their sassy attitudes and penchant for biting the heads off of stilettos. The six Belles, all of whom draw from extensive performance and dance backgrounds, dazzle audiences with ample shakes and shimmies at their live shows, and teach fledgling performers the ways of tease during classes and workshops.
A really lovely instructor, who was clear and concise...helped individual students with technique, and really made everyone feel comfortable!P K., Yelp, 5/4/12
This group is full of 5 of the most sweetest, most accomodating girls...It was super fun, and they go over the steps as many times as you needJessica P., Yelp, 3/13/12
International Dance Academy Hollywood
6755 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028