June Chicago Dates

I’m currently half way through my European tour and I just found out that I was named one of ‘The Most Influential Burlesque Figures of the Decade’ by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine. I am so honored by this. It’s nice to be acknowledged for my work in this field. It was a really nice surprise today!

Right now, I am in Rome for some play time and then I will head to Bordeaux to teach and perform, then on to Paris for more play time, and my final stop will be Vienna for some shows. Then, I’m off to Vegas to perform at the Orleans in the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekender on June 3rd. Talk about culture shock! Vienna to Vegas! But, there is no rest for the wicked. I will be back in Chicago on June 7th. Here’s where you can find me:

June 7th – Untitled at 9pm
June 8th – Naked Girls Reading: Lunatics – Readings all about the love of the moon at Skylark Chess Society – 8pm
June 9th – Untitled at 9 and 10pm and Big Sexy Show at 11pm at the Comedy Bar
June 10th – Burlesque Workshop at Dovetail Studios – Boa Love at 2:15pm

Hope to see you in Chicago!

Birthday Month!

It’s my birthday month! The actual date is April 15th (yes, that’s a reminder to get your taxes done) but I will be celebrating on April 12th at Unbridled at Untitled. There’s no better way to celebrate my birthday than to have a show full of half naked people performing for me. Really, it’s a dream come true! The show is at 9pm and I plan on doing some things with cake…

Then, on April 14th, I’ll be teaching another workshop in Chicago. See the details below:

 

Chicago – April 14 – The Tease – 3:45-5pm – $25 – Register

Location
Dovetail Studios
2853 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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In ‘The Tease’, you will learn a full choreography that involves props. For this first Tease workshop, we’ll be working with a robe, garter band and bra. There will be no nudity in class, so you can wear all of these props over your clothing. It is recommended that you bring your own props. Heels are also recommended but optional. Register

And later, on April 14th, I’ll be at Big Sexy Show. The show starts at 11pm at the Comedy Bar and will end a little after midnight, so at that time, I’ll be officially turning 21! Tequila please! Tix

Hope to see you in April in the Windy City!

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.