Chicago Starlet Reunion Show – June 28!

SIDEBARThe summer is heating up with the hottest burlesque show you’ll see all season at Joe’s Bar on Weed St. on June 28th.

First – 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 Plus a special performance by the leader of the pack, Michelle L’amour. [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!

June Burlesque

Wiggle Room is still going strong at the High-Hat Club. We are there every Saturday at 10pm with a different line up of comics and dancers. You never know what to expect but you will always get greatness! Tickets are now on sale for all of June.

Now, it’s time for YOU to get into burlesque. The Studio L’amour June schedule is now available for registration! We are offering PilaTEASE and Hip Hip Hooray, and of course, Burlesque Basics and Teasin’ and Pleasin’! Participants of Teasin’ & Pleasin’ will be eligible to perform in the ‘Show Us Your Newbies’ show at Joe’s on June 28th! Register now! All classes start the week of June 8.

MARCH INTO BURLESQUE CLASSES!

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) Michelle L’amour 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 2015 Burlesque

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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!

WR-HEADER-NAUGHTYGRAS-2015Also, join us for the last 2 weeks of NAUGHTY GRAS, Feb 21 and 28, at Wiggle Room at the High Hat! Tickets available now!

2015 Burlesque

DSC_2737bwKick your resolutions into gear and get your sexy self to a burlesque class at Studio L’amour! Registration is now open for all classes starting the week of January 5. Fan dancing is back with Michelle L’amour, as is flapper fundamentals with LuLu Bon Coup. First time student? Try the 4 week basic burlesque class with Lady Ginger or Frenchie Kiss. It’s a small commitment with a life long effect! There is also advanced choreography for those that are ready to take it to the next level. There truly is something for everyone.

See you in 2015!