With its sensuous twists and undulating curves, burlesque can express a wide variety of emotions, from Look at my belly! to See what I just did with my belly? Learn to shimmy what you're thinking with this Groupon.
$25 for a Two-Hour Unleash Your Inner Bombshell Workshop ($60 Value)
During the workshop, The Burlesque Experience's owner and instructor, Carmen Diablo, helps women of all shapes and sizes boost their self-esteem, elucidating the basics of burlesque and the art of the old-fashioned striptease. Students will learn an easy-to-follow group number, in addition to flirting techniques and how to walk with confidence and sex appeal. The dress code is "sexy comfy," which includes yoga pants, fishnets, tank tops, and heels. Ladies should also bring one article of clothing to strip out of, such as a wrap dress, trench coat, or robe.
The Burlesque Experience
While Lisa Carmen manages the day-to-day operations of The Burlesque Experience, her alter ego, Carmen Diablo, teaches women of all abilities to express themselves through movement during her esteem-boosting burlesque classes. She grew up practicing more formal styles of dance, such as ballet, tap, and jazz, which she now channels into her more sultry steps, demonstrating the art of seduction through teasing technique and choreographed group numbers. During her steamy workshops and parties, ladies learn to develop their own stage personas and tempt onlookers with a bit of skin and tongue-in-cheek dance steps that often elicit as many chuckles as they do blushes. The full courses culminate in a performance—complete with stage lighting and props—for which gals are encouraged to gather an audience of their friends and any jurors at their upcoming small-claims court hearings.