Intro to Burlesque

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Fitness & Wellness

Event Overview

Always loved the art of burlesque and wanted to give it a try? Grab your girlfriends and change up your Sunday routine by bringing out your inner burlesque dancer. And don't worry, we won't be taking off any clothing--we're just here to work on our sexy moves.

Join us in a welcoming environment to learn the basic steps in burlesque. Feel empowered among other women while dancing through the space with slow and teasy movements. Burlesque is all about the art of the tease and feeling sexy in your skin; this class is here for you to embrace your body and sexuality and discover your inner exotic creature. Class will be taught by Through the Body owner, Stephanie Escobedo.

All participants will leave class with the knowledge of the basic burlesque steps as well as a choreographed dance to do with what you please. Along with dancing we will provide mimosas (champagne to help you get loose while you move).

What to Bring

Participants should wear comfortable clothing, heels are optional. A bottle of water is also suggested.

What's Provided

the space, music, and beverages!

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Location
Through the Body
1819 W Grand Ave, Suite 201
Chicago , IL , 60622

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$20 per Ticket

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Stephanie Williams graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a BFA in teaching dance. Her modern dance company, Through the Body was founded in 2009 and they continue to create work around Chicago. Williams enjoys showing her passion/knowledge for dance and fitness by teaching at studios such as Barre Bee Fit and the University Club of Chicago. She recently started performing with Vaudezilla as a vixen, Nikki Noir, to explore her love with burlesque.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Megan H.
    Reviewed on 08/25/14

    AWESOME energy. Teacher made it a very comfortable environment.

    AWESOME energy. Teacher made it a very comfortable environment.

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    Sara G.
    Reviewed on 08/25/14

    This class is so much fun! I've signed up for every burlesque class Stephanie has offered and I've had a great time at every single one. Stephanie is great about breaking down routines into manageable bits and she's great about answering questions of modifying the routine to fit each person. I will definitely keep signing up!

    This class is so much fun! I've signed up for every burlesque class Stephanie has offered and I've had a great time at every single one. Stephanie is great about breaking down routines into manageable bits and she's great about answering questions of modifying the routine to fit each person. I will definitely keep signing up!

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    Britani B.
    Reviewed on 12/08/14

    This was a great time! I generally go into classes I have no experience with a little nervous, however Stephanie was great! She was very chill and made it a fun and comfortable environment. Can't wait to take all Burlesque classes she offers!

    This was a great time! I generally go into classes I have no experience with a little nervous, however Stephanie was great! She was very chill and made it a fun and comfortable environment. Can't wait to take all Burlesque classes she offers!

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    Judith P.
    Reviewed on 01/19/15

    Awesome workout! Great fun! Feeling energized and sexy!

    Awesome workout! Great fun! Feeling energized and sexy!

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    Lauren B.
    Reviewed on 02/09/16

    I will go to any class taught by Stephanie! She's such a gifted teacher and amazing dancer! Her classes are accessible for all levels and SO much fun! Before my first class with her I was really nervous because I can be shy but the environment is so welcoming and positive - it just felt comfortable. Sign up for class, you won't regret it!

    I will go to any class taught by Stephanie! She's such a gifted teacher and amazing dancer! Her classes are accessible for all levels and SO much fun! Before my first class with her I was really nervous because I can be shy but the environment is so welcoming and positive - it just felt comfortable. Sign up for class, you won't regret it!

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    Meagon K.
    Reviewed on 02/09/16

    Love this class!

    Love this class!

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    Amy G.
    Reviewed on 02/25/16

    Stephanie was great, and the choreography was easy to pick up.

    Stephanie was great, and the choreography was easy to pick up.

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    Krista K.
    Reviewed on 03/17/16

    This class was so much fun! I brought some of my girlfriends and another group of girlfriends were there too! We danced, laughed and had a fun time channeling our inner "sexy"! Only complaint: Wish the class was longer, we were having so much fun! Stephanie is an awesome instructor!

    This class was so much fun! I brought some of my girlfriends and another group of girlfriends were there too! We danced, laughed and had a fun time channeling our inner "sexy"! Only complaint: Wish the class was longer, we were having so much fun! Stephanie is an awesome instructor!

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    Ashley W.
    Reviewed on 04/11/16

    Great teacher, fun class, totally recommend it!

    Be sure to wear something comfortable to dance in :)

    Great teacher, fun class, totally recommend it!

    Be sure to wear something comfortable to dance in :)

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    Kim S.
    Reviewed on 05/02/16

    I was a little nervous going to the class, because I didn't know what to expect, but it was SO MUCH FUN! Stephanie made the routine easy to follow and allowed us to incorporate our own styles. It was fun, a good way to let loose and get a workout in too!

    I was a little nervous going to the class, because I didn't know what to expect, but it was SO MUCH FUN! Stephanie made the routine easy to follow and allowed us to incorporate our own styles. It was fun, a good way to let loose and get a workout in too!

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    Billie M.
    Reviewed on 05/16/16

    Stephanie is an awesome instructor ...really fun class. She makes everyone feel very comfortable. I'd definitely do another of her classes.

    Stephanie is an awesome instructor ...really fun class. She makes everyone feel very comfortable. I'd definitely do another of her classes.

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    Karen W.
    Reviewed on 06/19/16

    The class was technically good. The instruction used the time efficiently and the steps were easy, but not too simple.
    The class was EXACTLY one hour. It would have been nice to have a 1 hr 15 min class with a 10 min break in the middle with some time for socializing, or maybe having the teacher chatting/mingling with students.

    The class was technically good. The instruction used the time efficiently and the steps were easy, but not too simple.
    The class was EXACTLY one hour. It would have been nice to have a 1 hr 15 min class with a 10 min break in the middle with some time for socializing, or maybe having the teacher chatting/mingling with students.

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    Caroline K.
    Reviewed on 06/20/16

    Fun! Class size was perfect. Step by step instruction at an easy pace. We hope to join more of her classes in the future.

    Fun! Class size was perfect. Step by step instruction at an easy pace. We hope to join more of her classes in the future.

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    Jessica B.
    Reviewed on 07/18/16

    Stephanie was amazing! We took the class as a birthday present for one of our friends and enjoyed it so much. Easy to learn steps and a whole lot of fun to preform. We will be back to take another class with this instructor.

    Stephanie was amazing! We took the class as a birthday present for one of our friends and enjoyed it so much. Easy to learn steps and a whole lot of fun to preform. We will be back to take another class with this instructor.

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    Daniela M.
    Reviewed on 07/18/16

    We had so much fun during the class; the teacher was amazing. Stephanie is very friendly and patient. She made all of us feel very comfortable. We learned a very cute routine in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend the class if you’re looking for something unique, fun and interesting!

    We had so much fun during the class; the teacher was amazing. Stephanie is very friendly and patient. She made all of us feel very comfortable. We learned a very cute routine in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend the class if you’re looking for something unique, fun and interesting!

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    Shayna S.
    Reviewed on 11/18/16

    We learned a cute dance.

    We learned a cute dance.

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    Ellie B.
    Reviewed on 02/28/18

    Stephanie did such a great job creating a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment. Loved the beginner-level course and taking our time learning each move. Would definitely recommend.

    Stephanie did such a great job creating a fun, relaxed and welcoming environment. Loved the beginner-level course and taking our time learning each move. Would definitely recommend.

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    Aasha H.
    Reviewed on 03/13/18

    My friend and I happened to be the only two that showed up for the class. We were nervous at first with the spotlight just on us two, but it turned out to be the best experience! Stephanie made us feel super comfortable and we essentially got a private burlesque class. Stephanie set the scene for the burlesque class, went over the dance step by step, gave us fun facts about burlesque throughout the time, and even let us record the full dance at the end. When we arrived she had champagne and beer ready to go and was very social and welcoming overall. It was super great experience! I would highly recommend for trying something new and getting out of your comfort zone!

    My friend and I happened to be the only two that showed up for the class. We were nervous at first with the spotlight just on us two, but it turned out to be the best experience! Stephanie made us feel super comfortable and we essentially got a private burlesque class. Stephanie set the scene for the burlesque class, went over the dance step by step, gave us fun facts about burlesque throughout the time, and even let us record the full dance at the end. When we arrived she had champagne and beer ready to go and was very social and welcoming overall. It was super great experience! I would highly recommend for trying something new and getting out of your comfort zone!

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