August Treats

First, join me for a special 3 week treat at Studio L’amour. Starting the week of August 3rd, you can choose from Striptease Samplers (GREAT for new comers), Down & Dirty Burlesque with Lady Ginger, Tease & Tone, and a brand new class, The Art of Spinning Poi (affectionately named, ‘Got Balls?’) with Lily Bloom! We also have another Candlelight Burlesque class on August 11th with me, as well as Act Development on August 9th.

Treat yourself to our August Three Week Treat! Register now!

SS-INSTAGRAMAlso coming up this week, SHIMMY SHACK!

We’re back for more improvisational burlesque and Chicago Blues with the Chicago Blues Angels! Join me and The Chicago Starlets on August 6th at Township at 8:30pm.

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Shimmy Shack

Hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. I hope you saw some fireworks and created some of your own! Now, there are SO many great things coming up this week. Check it out!

1. All classes begin this week at Studio L’amour. The props for Teasin’ & Pleasin’ are parasols, sarongs, and bikini tops.

2. I am teaching a NEW workshop called Candlelight Burlesque on July 8th. Indulge in a sensual burlesque class done all in candlelight. Nothing is sexier than candlelight! The movements will be slow, sensual and ultra feminine. This class will leave you high on sensuality.

SHOWCASE-SHIMMY3. On July 9th, get ready to get down and dirty with some rockin’ Chicago blues! Join us for our new event, The Shimmy Shack at Township for a night of burlesque striptease, wiggling GoGo dancers,  live music from the Chicago Blues Angels, vintage stag films and sleazy beats by DJ Franky Vivid.

Get your tix here!


4. July 10, is Naked Girls Reading with Tales, Tails and Cocktails at Studio L’amour at 7pm! We’ll be reading about booze, of course. Tickets come with one free drink. Otherwise, it’s BYOB.

5. And finally, Striptease Summer Camp is July 11 and 12! Join us for one class, or take all classes on both days at a discounted rate.

JULY 11 – Take the whole day for $65 for each class for $25.

  • 1:15 – 2:15 – Hot Hip Hop – This class will leave you feeling good with new moves and a nice sweat! I will bring you choreography that will be a sexy burlesque twist on a down & dirty hip hop dance. Please wear gym shoes or dance shoes and workout wear. No experience necessary.
  • 2:30 – 3:30Music for Burlesque Dancers – Music is your partner in dance. A dancer must know how to use the music, especially when working with a live band or while creating a new act. Franky Vivid, an accomplished musician, will take you through different types of striptease music and show you the similarities and differences. You’ve worked on having a body for dance and now is the time to get an ear for music!
  • 3:45 – 4:45Burlesque Blues – You definitely will NOT have the blues after this class! I will lead you in a burlesque class done to LIVE accompaniment by guitarist, Alan Stehman. Be prepared to move and grove and incorporate the ideas learned in the Music class.

JULY 12 – Take the whole day for $65 for each class for $25.

  • 12 – 1 – Style & Grace – Combine the style & grace of a ballerina with the raw sexuality of a burlesque dancer. I will take you through hand and arm movements that will really accentuate your tease. We will also discuss body lines and move seamlessly from one to another.
  • 1:15 – 2:15 – What a Heel! – Learn once and for all how to walk in heels. You can bring in multiple pairs of heels so you can start in a smaller heel and then work up to those gorgeous shoes that you love but can’t walk in! I will teach you foot strengthening exercises so that you can continue to practice your heel game at home.
  • 2:30 – 3:30 – Get Stoned! – Rhinestoned, that is… Frenchie Kiss is the Temptress of Twirl, but she is also the Sovereign of Sparkle! Learn how to make a dazzling impression with your costumes  working with stones of all kinds – from acryllics to cabachons to Swarovskis. You’ll also learn how to work with trims, sequins and appliques. Bring a costume piece or bra to work on in this hands-on class.

See you soon!

Show Us Your Newbies!

Join me as a new class of students perform for the FIRST TIME on June 28th! You can see ‘Show Us Your Newbies‘ AND ‘The Chicago Starlet Reunion Show‘ all in one night at Joe’s Bar on Weed St!

STUDENTSHOWPOSTER-2015-SMALLFirst – 7pm: “Show Us Your Newbies” – the annual Studio L’amour Summer Striptease Student Showcase, featuring debut performances from a bevy of beauties taking it off on stage for the first time. Come see Lacie Roulet, Porcelain Pistol, Rosalina Riot, Ellie Flux, Penny Rose, Juliette Coquette, Crimson Auberginer and Viola D’Vine and be able to say “I knew ’em when…” [Tickets]

Next – 9pm: The “Chicago Starlet Reunion Show” featuring seven former Starlets in a triumphant return to the burlesque stage. If you have yearned for the days of Starlet yesteryear, come see Vivian Velvet, Dominique Trixx, Stella LaRocque, Ginny Fizz, CherokeeRose, Ivy Fabulous, Dorian Ames, and Fanny Tastic. [Tickets]

It’s a night of shiny and new versus the seasoned pros. And you’ll love them all! You can purchase tickets for the individual shows or attend them both and save!

Also coming up at Studio L’amour in July, we will have an abbreviated schedule and will only be offering classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We have Burlesque Basics and Teasin’ & Pleasin’ on both nights. The props for Teasin’ & Pleasin’ will be parasols, sarongs and bikini tops. How perfectly summery! We are also offering 2 Candlelight Burlesque Workshops: July 8 and July 29th. This will be a class done completely in candlelight and will focus on the sensuality of burlesque. You can register for all of these classes now! Classes begin the week of July 7th.

Mother-Daughter Burlesque

This week, I have all new classes starting at Studio L’amour. Chair dancing, Sexy jazz, Down & Dirty, Teasin’ and Pleasin’ and of course, the basics. The props for Teasin’ & Pleasin’ are robes and undies. Come on in for some sexy fun times!

It’s also Mother’s Day weekend! We may not always like where we came from but we should like where we end up! I’ve got two special events happening on May 9 and guess what…my mom is going to be at both..DANCING!

May 9: Mother-Daughter Burlesque: 2:30-4pm – REGISTER – $30

MOTHERDAUGHTERGive your mom the joy of burlesque this Mother’s Day! Has she been curious about what you’re doing at Studio L’amour all the time
Come and show her your world! The workshop includes a glass of champagne before AND after class. First, a sip to relax and then a sip to celebrate. Once everyone is ready, I will take you through the burlesque basics and then teach you and your mom a great showgirl routine with boas. This is going to be too much fun!! – Limit 18

Then on the night of May 9, we have Wiggle Room. I have convinced my mom to perform with me and it’s going to be epic! Mama L’amour hits the stage for the first time at the High-Hat Club. Get your tix to Wiggle Room now!