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Renowned burlesque performers teach up to 12 beginners at a time basic sensual moves & short, choreographed dances in 90-minute classes

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Like The Art of War, the art of seduction stresses the importance of maneuvering carefully, varying tactics, and attacking with sparkly tassels. Captivate your audience with today's Groupon: for $70, you get an eight-week Basic Burlesque I course at Vaudezilla (a $140 Value).

The talented vixens of Vaudezilla teach the art of seduction to aspiring divas of all abilities, inspiring the Chicago Reader to dub them Chicago's Best Burlesque Groupe. Taught by one of the experienced resident performers, the eight-week basic burlesque course introduces novice flirters to fundamental stage terminology and the exact chemical mixture for love potion while encouraging self-expression through movement. Each 90-minute class commences with a brief warm up before intensive drills test damsels' abilities to seductively shimmy, twirl, and bump. Students can then learn a series of short, choreographed dances that string together moves to tantalize a loved one or inspire jealously in a pompous goldfish.


Putting together 200 burlesque shows in four years takes heartfelt dedication and an inordinate supply of pasties. For Vaudezilla founders Red Hot Annie and Dick Dijon, it was a dream come true. Their saucy theatrics have entertained audiences all over Chicago with monthly shows such as "Lincoln Fair" and the long-running, critically acclaimed burlesque parody of The Big Lebowski, which received four-star acclaim in Chicago Stage Review. The crew at Vaudezilla has also worked to innovate the art form, assembling live-band burlesque shows and story-based burlesque theater at Stage 773. In 2011, Vaudezilla opened its Belmont Avenue studio, where professional and amateur performers rehearse for shows, take belly-dance and Zumba classes, and learn the art of burlesque, which was perfected decades ago by 20th-century sex symbol Burl Ives.

Customer Reviews

This place is great!
Sarah M. · January 3, 2012
1st class and had a blast! Looking forward to next week
Brenda B. · March 15, 2017
I took an 8 WK class via Groupon with Titty Perkins and just performed with my classmates at the student showcase. I was amazed at how much I had learned and how much confidence in myself that I had gained. The support of the not only the instructors but the students is absolutely wonderful. The atmosphere is always positive! I would recommend this studio to all my friends. I'm so proud to have gotten thru the classes, braved a sexy costume and then shimmy my stuff in front of an audience. It's all thanks to the amazing people at Vaudezilla.
Jennifer F. · February 22, 2017
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