Join us on Dec. 6th at Joe’s Bar for our annual holiday show where YOU PICKED THE ACTS. The show is hosted by the delightful Victoria DeVille from Minneapolis. It’s going to be a holiday spectacular you will not soon forget.
The 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!
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.
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
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
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:
Learn 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.
Splits, 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.
Learn 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.
Make 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!
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!