The Future of Studio L’amour

My burlesque school, Studio L’amour is coming up on 10 years in Chicago! The Dojo for your Mojo has been the home to hundreds of women who have found confidence and self esteem through the practice of burlesque. We are so honored to have been the place where vulnerability, fun, sexiness, and strength reside.
The studio has been through many changes over the years and is about to undergo another one. Since I have been traveling and producing so much these past few years, I think it is best to operate the studio in a different manner. Studio L’amour will primarily be an online burlesque school. I added this to the curriculum in June and have really enjoyed making videos for my students there. I put up new videos every month and they feature technique, fitness, choreography and real talks where I answer questions. This has been very rewarding for me as I am able to have students from all over the world and I”m not just limited to a physical space.
As for Studio L’amour as a physical space, I will be offering monthly workshops, as will the other teachers. There will not be regular weekly classes as of March 1st. I know this will be very upsetting to some of you, as burlesque is incredibly addicting, but it is for the best. I see the future of Studio L’amour as a kind of ’boutique burlesque school’. It will be a place where you can refine your craft but also a place for newcomers to explore their sexuality.
I am very thankful to my teachers over the years: Lady Ginger, Frenchie Kiss, Kami Oh, Vivian Velvet, Fanny Tastic, Ivy Fabulous, Lily Bloom, Sasha Darling, Midnite Martini, Gaea Lady, Dahlia Fatale and Mary Pat LeTourneau. Because of them, we were able to offer THE BEST burlesque education in Chicago.
I’m very excited about the future of the studio and the new freedom we have! I hope to see you online or in my workshops! Oh, and bachelorettes, we’ve still got you covered! You can schedule a private class for your party any time.
Thank you for your continued love and support over the years. Stay tuned for March workshops!

Thank YOU!

If I don’t say it often enough, thank YOU! I appreciate you being a fan and for your support over the years. I would not have a job if it weren’t for you. I love bringing you entertainment and instruction but to me, it’s more than that. It’s about a connection. I love hearing from you and seeing you at class or at shows. You are special to me and I deeply value you. I’m biased but I think my fans are the BEST fans.

I hope that you all have a stress free holiday. That’s certainly my goal! To help with that goal, I’ll be teaching 2 workshops at Studio L’amour on Sunday. Plan on sweating and stretching out any of your Thanksgiving woes! We’re in this together!

Nov 26 – Tease ‘n’ Tone – 5:30-6:30 – Register 

Tryptophan got ya trippin’? Work out that turkey and feel guilty no more during the holidays! Tease ‘n’ Tone will get you moving, toning and sweating!

Michelle L’amour’s acclaimed “Tease-N-Tone” class shows you how to work your body like a burlesque beauty in a way that makes exercising both fun and sexy. You will learn low-impact burlesque cardio routines and then tone and stretch at the end of class. Please wear gym shoes and bring a mat.

Nov 26 – Sensual Movement – 6:45-7:45 – Register 

Take a moment and indulge in yourself. This class is filled with slow, graceful, sensual movements all done in candlelight, the sexiest of all lights. It is a relaxing moving meditation that will leave you feeling tingly all over! No experience necessary.

Los Angeles Leg Show

I’m heading back to Los Angeles for another workshop on Nov  14th at Evolution Dance Studios! This time, it’s all about the gams!

Leg Show all about elongating the leg lines. You will learn about body and leg positioning for a stellar clean line. We will also tackle the illusive thigh high and heel removal! Please bring a pair of thigh highs and heels for the choreography.

Evolution Studios is located at 10816 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601. There is free parking at the studio!

Register now!

Chicago Workshops

I’m happy to announce that I’m bringing back 2 workshops to Studio L’amour on Oct 15th!

First, is Booty Lab! Learn all my tricks and tips for highlighting the bootius maximus! We’ll work on shimmies, isolations, bouncing and toning. Register

Then, it’s time for Sensual Movement, an entire class done in candlelight. This is a beautiful class full of soft, graceful movements. The purpose is to achieve and sensual movement meditation. It’s not about getting the choreography right. It’s just about feeling good! Register