Mar 04

Tuesday night fitness double header!

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Tuesdays at the Academy of Burlesque are fitness day!

Every Tuesday through the spring, get your sweat on at Zumba with Elsa Von Schmaltz! This class will have the great dance rhythms, party atmosphere and amazing cardio workout that Zumba provides, but with some added burlesque music and moves mixed in! One jam-packed hour of dance, bump, grind, shimmy and shake.

Then for 5 weeks starting March 17th, stick around for PowerTease, a half hour of strength training with The One The Only Inga that will kick your butt! After your hour of cardio at Zumba, you’re ready to build those muscles up. Access your power and leave feeling great!

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Feb 25

Twerk and Jerk with Jeez Louise!

JeezLouiseTwerk and Jerk: Booty Intensive Twerkshop
The class that has everyone ready to pop, wobble, werk, and wine!!!
This high-energy choreography intensive is not for the faint of heart. Fusing the sensuality of burlesque with the sharp attitude of hip hop, this class will focus on isolations, footwork, and of courseTHE BOOTY! Class begins with a warm up and stretch and moves into a combination of popping your favorite asset. Learn coveted moves such as the Booty Chaser and the Slow Wine! Drop it like it’s hot and pick it back up again! Some dance experience is recommended.

***What to bring/wear: Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing in which you can easily move. Booty shorts and knee pads recommended.



About Jeez Loueez- Chicago, IL
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in Chicago/St. Louis known as “The Honey Badger of Burlesque” and “The Powerhouse of the Midwest”! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez is known for bringing audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. For four years Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures and has proven to be a growing force on the scene. Jeez produces and hosts the annual showcase Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue and has been a part of the Show-Me Burlesque Festival team since it’s inception. Never one to rest for too long she frequently tours as a solo entertainer and as a member of Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams in addition to teaching classes at Van Ella Studios in St. Louis, and numerous academies across the country. As an instructor, Jeez Loueez holds over twelve years of experience ranging from musical theater and dance composition with various theater outreach programs, to burlesque and her popular Twerk and Jerk classes.

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Feb 24

Stage Makeup for Men and Women

fucshiaMiss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque is thrilled to be partnering with Atomic Cosmetics to offer stage makeup workshops for both men and women. On March 22nd, watch a demonstration and then practice your own make-up application with assistance from instructors. Makeup for men taught by the incomparable Cherry Sur Bete. Makeup for women taught by the amazing Fucshia Foxx. Registration required!


March 22nd: 11am – 1pm Stage Makeup for Men.

1 – 3pm Stage Makeup for Women.


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Feb 24

Spring Bump&Grind – learn and perform!

©Jennie LeeThe new session of Bump&Grind dance starts March 5thh with Ruby Mimosa! Ruby will get you into shape in the sweetest, sexiest way possible. Learn classic burlesque choreography with an optional opportunity for perform at our recitals  in March and April. Register now!

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Feb 02

Spring Burlesque 101 Workshop!


The Spring 2015 class of Burlesque 101 with The One The Only Inga  begins  Monday March 16th. Group classes on Mondays 7 – 9pm, private lessons to be scheduled on the first day of class. Recital is Saturday April 25th at West Hall in the Oddfellows Building on Capitol Hill.

Course fee includes six group lessons, five private lessons, class photo, and fully staffed graduation recital. Additional dance and makeup classes are available during the time of the course. Pricing:  $679 before Feb 16th, $739 after Feb 16th. $300 deposit required to reserve your spot.



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Jan 17

Learn to Tease in our Teaser Classes!


Dip your toes into the world of burlesque with our teaser classes. Art of the Tease, How to Strip for Your Lover, Tassel Twirling and more! Bring a friend and spend an hour having fun and learning about the elements of burlesque. Check out our classes page for more info and to register for 2015 classes.

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