Old Time Strip Show – April 24

OTSS-11X17-2015-smThe Old Time Strip Show, sponsored by Studio L’amour, is at the Abbey Pub on April 24th, 2015 at 10pm (doors at 9pm). The show is hosted by Sammy the Tramp and stars the Chicago Starlets, Michelle L’amour and all of these special guests:

Di’ Lovely – San Diego
Talloolah Love – Atlanta
Bianca Boom Boom – Toronto
Eva Strangelove – Austin
Ursula Undress – Atlanta
Siren Santina – Knoxville
Audrey DeLuxe – LA
One Chance Fancy – Nashville

At the Abbey Pub, there are 3 levels of ticket pricing. Floor seats, balcony seats and standing room. Get the tickets you want now!

A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Performing Legends of the Burlesque Hall of Fame.This year, your support will benefit these fine ladies of burlesque:

Velvet Ice
Camille 2000
Di Alba
Judith Stein
Lottie the Body
Suzette Fontaine
Toni Elling
Val Valentine

Each year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame holds a pageant, founded by the late great Dixie Evans, in Las Vegas that features burlesque stars of the past and crowns a new Queen. Michelle L’amour won the title of Miss Exotic World in 2005, the Chicago Starlets won Best Group in 2010, and Frenchie Kiss won Best Duo with Jett Adore in 2012. The Old Time Strip Show is proud to sponsor some of the finest burlesque legends in order to help get them to Vegas for this annual pageant and burlesque reunion. Thank you for your support!

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!

Valentine’s Day Burlesque

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First, for the month of February, we’ll be celebrating Naughty Gras at Wiggle Room! Join us at our great new location, The High Hat Club, on Saturdays at 10pm! Get your tix now!

Then, it’s time for our 13th annual Valentine’s Day show!

BIGSEXYSHOW-POSTER2015-SMSpend your Valentine’s Weekend with us at Big SEXY SHOW at City Winery on February 13th and 14th.

Big SEXY Show brings together world class burlesque, music and variety for a show that will make your special date hotter than you can imagine. For years, we’ve provided the sexiest shows in Chicago for Valentine’s Day. This year’s show will feature world class talent like the Michelle L’amour, Mongolian Strongman Tulga, vintage vaudevillian antics by Sammy the Tramp, acrobatics by Gruff and Tumble and is hosted by New York’s own Bastard Keith. Of course, we’ll be there as well and look forward to performing our group and solo acts for you!

CITY WINERY – FEB 13 & 14 – 11:30pm (Doors at 11pm) – VIP TICKETS INCLUDE PREFERRED SEATING AND A PRESHOW PARTY WITH THE CAST AT THE EVERLEIGH SOCIAL CLUB (from 9-10pm)

TICKETS:

FEB 13 – VIP ($60)
FEB 13 – General Admission ($30)

FEB 14 – VIP ($60)
FEB 14 – General Admission ($30)

WIGGLE ROOM 2015

WIGGLEROOM-POSTER-JAN2015-SMALLWiggle Room is back on January 17th at The High-Hat Club starring Chicago’s TOP comics, Michelle L’amour and us! We are very excited to move to a NEW night and NEW venue. Showtime is 10pm and doors are at 9:30pm. In addition to great burlesque and stand up comedy, High-Hat also serves food and great cocktails. Wiggle Room will run weekly on Saturdays at 10pm. Get your tix to the premiere now!