Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for one private burlesque lesson for up to two girls ($120 value)
- $70 for one 8-week Basic Burlesque course for one ($170 value)
Private burlesque classes let up to two ladies learn the art of the tease from a professional performer. Eight-week classes cover the fundamentals of burlesque through easy choreography, designed for those with no experience in dance or theater. Click here to view the class schedule for Basic Burlesque I.
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.