October Belles & Whistles


Stripteasin’ to please!

Studio L’amour is proud to bring back the acclaimed show “BELLES AND WHISTLES” to the fabulous City Winery on October 16th. Daring all NEW Stripteases by the Chicago Starlets, featuring Brooklyn Britches, Lady Ginger, Lily Bloom, Charlie Scarlet, Frenchie Kiss and welcoming to the stage Porcelain Pistol, Lacie Roulet, Crimson, and Penny Rose!

Plus a special guest appearance by Burlesque Hall of Famer Jett Adore. And our headlining lady, Michelle L’amour, will be debuting a brand new, never-before-seen performance.

All hosted by Sammy the Tramp!

Get your tickets NOW!

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!

Make & Shake Burlesque

Thank you for coming out to the Old Time Strip Show in Chicago! We had a wonderful time hosting all of our special guests and raising money for burlesque legends. Old Time Strip Show will be happening again on May 16 in New Orleans with a whole new cast! If you’re heading to the Big Easy, get tix now!

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 May.

Now, it’s time for YOU to get into burlesque. The Studio L’amour May schedule is now available for registration! We are offering Chair Dancing, Sexy Jazz, a Down & Dirty burlesque class and of course, Burlesque Basics and Teasin’ and Pleasin’! Register now! All classes start the week of May 4.

Also, Make & Shake is BACK on May 3!

MAY 3: Make & Shake: 1-4pm – REGISTER – $50

MAKE-AND-SHAKE Learn to make pasties with Michelle L’amour and then learn to twirl tassels with ‘The Temptress of Twirl’, Frenchie Kiss! It’s the perfect one-two punch! All materials will be provided in the class. If you have them, please bring extra scissors and needle and thread. – Limit 20

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!



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!