MARCH INTO BURLESQUE CLASS!

ALL NEW CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF MARCH 2 AT STUDIO L’AMOUR!

We are very excited to present this special 4 week session filled with specialty classes. You will learn a dance in each class that incorporates the topic of that class. For example, in Booty Lab, you will learn a dance that majorly highlights the booty!

If you are new to burlesque, please register for burlesque basics. If you have already taken the basic class, you are eligible for any of these classes (with the exception of the show class). Here are a list of the classes happening at Studio L’amour:

BOOTY LAB – Tuesdays at 6:15

BOOTYLAB-01Learn how to shimmy, shake, bounce and twerk with Butthoven herself! (WATCH IT HERE) We will work on different booty skills as well as tone and strengthen the bum and the choreography will be MAJOR in the booty department. Wear comfortable clothing.

FANCY FLOORWORK – Wednesdays at 6:15

Lily Bloom, Tango FanSplits, kicks, arches, and rolls. Oh my! Having a good floor work repertoire is essential. There’s a lot more to do than just crawling! This class will focus on gracefully AND safely getting down to the floor and getting up from the floor as well as learning moves to do while you’re down there. You will learn a full dance using a majority of floor work.

BURLESQUE BASICS – Wednesdays at 7:30

FrenchieLearn the basics of burlesque to begin your burlesque teasing. The fundamentals of the walk, bump, grind and shimmy will be covered in this class. This class is REQUIRED before taking any other classes. It can be done in tandem with other classes. Heels are optional.

BUMP IT UP – Thursdays at 6:15

10648628_10154611085585597_2865552933264666087_oMake that fringe fly! The bump is a specialized move in burlesque. You can bump forward, side, and back. It’s an aggressive move that is perfect for a drum beat. You can really liven up your routine with a couple well placed bumps. Bring a fringe or beaded shimmy belt for full bump effect. The dance in this class will exploit the bump in ways you never dreamed of!

TEASIN’ & PLEASIN’ – Thursdays at 7:30

10352779_10203877726328399_7118941971191072278_n Here you will build on what you learned in Burlesque Basics, adding choreography that incorporates props. The props for March will be boas and bras. The props and choreography change for every session, so you can keep taking this class and continue to learn something new. If you are used to our ‘usual’ schedule, Teasin’ & Pleasin’ is just like beg/int and int/adv burlesque, but we thought we would spice up the name! You will begin choreography on the first day of class so do bring your props with you on the first day. Also note that this class is 1 hour and 15 minutes.There is no nudity in this class. All articles of clothing that are removed are worn on top of your dance wear.

We hope you will join us in shimmying and shaking off those winter blues! Take one, take them all! Register now!

 

 

March Burlesque 2015 Classes

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Announcing ALL NEW CLASSES at Studio L’amour beginning the first week of March. We have a special 4 week session that includes classes like Booty Lab, Fancy Floorwork, Teasin’ & Pleasin’ and Bump It Up! We also have Burlesque Basics for first time burlesquers. Registration is now available online!

Treasure Chests

NGR-PiratePoster01-8_5x11Get your booty to Naked Girls Reading on September 18 for our celebration of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” at the Scott Edwards Gallery.  We’re doing it the only way we know how…completely starkers!

See our treasure chests as we regale you with tales from the high sea and other jolly futtock.

Not only that, but New Orleans’ own El Guapo Bitters is teaming up with Sailor Jerry to sling free drinks and there will be a visit from New Orleans’ own Pirate Pizza food, um, “truck” who will be parked outside serving up dangerous slices.

Shows are at 8 and 10pm. Get your tix now!

I will also be teaching Booty Lab on September 19th at the Sheraton Hotel as part of the New Orleans Burlesque Fest. For info on class, click here.

And if you’re in Chicago, basic burlesque begins the week of September 22 at Studio L’amour. Register for this great intro to burlesque class now. No experience needed.

 

Big Apple

I’ll be heading out to New York City this week and I’ve got a lot of fun things happening! Here are all the dirty details:

July 24 – Pretty Funny – The Cutting Room

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Pretty Funny is back in NYC at the Cutting Room! This is the perfect blend of stand up comedy and burlesque! This show stars myself, Julie Atlas Muz, Dirty Martini, Janelle James, Joel Kim Booster, and hosted by Kenny DeForest. Get your tix now!

Then, on July 25th, I’ll be in a show called ‘Ass Freaks’ at Coney Island. Butthoven hits NYC! Check out all the details here.

And to round out my trip, I’ll be teachign on July 26  at The New York School of Burlesque – 440 Lafayette, Studio 4C

Tease Technique 3-4 pm- [Register] – $20

Brush up on your teasing skills and master the art of transitions, walks, bumps, grinds and shimmies. This class will include a full burlesque warm up and technical combinations across the floor. Wear comfortable clothing and bring your dance heels.

Stripping Behind the Fans 4.15-5.30 pm – [Register] – $25
Fan dancing is one thing, but stripping while holding fans is another! We will learn to switch grips quickly and how best to frame your body while removing articles of clothing while holding fans. Please bring a pair of fans, gloves and a bra.

I’ll be back in Chicago and ready for the new session of Booty Lab at Studio L’amour on July 28th. Register for this special 3 week class now! Only a few spots left!