Dec 09

Booty Church with Randi Rascal!


Make it bounce, clap, bump, shimmy & pop with Randi Rascal! The strength and arrangement of your gluteal muscles make them capable of an amazing variety of sensual movement.

This 4-week series will help you build the strength and confidence to strut your butt for stage, club, or bedroom.

During each 60-minute class, Randi Rascal will take you through a vigorous warm-up and movement session focused on isolations, conditioning, and tailoring the tricks to maximize visual effect on your unique bum.

Booties of all sizes and shapes welcome, no previous dance experience required. Come prepared to move…and werk!

Drop-ins allowed.

Class Schedule:
Sundays 11am-12pm, January 11th – February 1 2015
Week 1: Introduction, aka Things Your Butt Can Do
Week 2: Classic Style: Bumps, Grinds, & Shimmies
Week 3: Look Ma, I’m a Stripper!
Week 4: Bounce, Pop & Twerk!

What are you waiting for? REGISTER NOW!

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Nov 25

NEW Burlesque 101: Eastside Edition

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Burlesque 101: Eastside Edition begins January 10th at Harmony Ballroom in Bellevue. 6 saturday classes with a final recital in Seattle on Friday, February 20th.


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:  $729 before Dec. 11th, $789 after Dec. 11th. $300 deposit required to reserve your spot.

The Eastside Edition course is taught by the incomparable Elsa Von Schmaltz.

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Nov 05

Announcing Boylesque 101!


Waxie_fanBegins February 15th, 2015.
Learn to create your very own Boylesque routine under the tutelage of gender bending Boylesque sensation, Miss(ter) Waxie Moon and the Man, the Myth, the Mustache,
Ernie Von Schmaltz!
The same structure as Burlesque 101, but the curriculum is specialized for masculine/other gendered representations that Boylesque can be comprised of. Sundays 11:30 – 1:30 and weekly private lessons (schedule TBD) with a Recital on March 28th at West Hall in the Oddfellows Building.   REGISTER NOW! We want YOU!

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Sep 29

Ballet for Burlesque

A new 8 Week series of Beginning Ballet for Burlesque with The One, The Only Inga 

Learn the basics of ballet in this fun class created specifically for burlesque performers!   Instructor Inga Ingenue will lead students through exercises designed to improve posture, balance, poise, and line.  Drop-ins welcome! Mondays 7:30 – 8:30pm beginning January 19th.


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Sep 02

ZUMBA! Dance your way to Burlesque Fitness with Elsa Von Schmaltz!


Zumba(TM) with a Burlesque twist is coming to The Academy of Burlesque at Studio Blue! Join veteran burlesque and fitness instructor Elsa Von Schmaltz for this special version of Zumba. Great dance rhythms, party atmosphere and amazing cardio workout … with burlesque music and moves! Get your sexy sweat on!


TUESDAYS 7-8PM, at STUDIO BLUE in the Central District!  Free Parking!

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Jun 22

Spice up your Fall Party with the Academy of Burlesque!

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Academy of Burlesque Party Packages

Perfect for Bachelorette parties, Birthdays, and more!

Add some glamour to your event with a party package from the Academy of Burlesque! Our instructors, specially trained in the arts of the Tease, offer an experience that can’t be compared.  Our 1 – 1.5 hour party packages happen at our home in the beautiful Oddfellows Hall on Capitol Hill, close to fine dining and evening events, so that you can make a whole day of your event!

Our standard packages include Art of the Tease, Just STRIP, Tassel Twirling, and The Showgirl Deluxe. Find all the details HERE! Packages begin at $350, and you can bring beverages in to the space for your event if you want to up the party atmosphere with some bubbly. You can also purchase add-ons such as pasties, gloves, and boas! So bring the bridesmaids or the birthday girl, and get ready to learn the sumptuous art of Burlesque at your party!


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