School of Shimmy


You’ve heard about a burlesque revival. You’ve seen snippets of this sensation in the press and on T.V. Now it’s time for you to get in on the action! Calling all divas, cool cats, harlots, dames hot mamas and daddy-o’s, RED HOTS BURLESQUE SCHOOL OF SHIMMY is for you! If you have always dreamed of being a burlesque star or just want to learn what all this fun is all about you too can be Red Hot! The PRESS loves SCHOOL OF SHIMMY see our MEDIA page for coverage of our class series.

Bring a friend or meet some in the class. Burlesque is about having fun! Bring a smile and an open mind because we’re going to let loose as you learn to shake it with confidence and class!

We love to bring the school to you! You name the time and we’ll make it happen. CONTACT US and let’s get shakin’!

All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required. No deposit needed for class, however space is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve a spot email: redhotsburlesque @ gmail . com with S.O.S. in the subject line. State which class(es) you are interested in and don’t forget inquire about discounted rates! All classes are $30, unless otherwise noted.

Class List

Dancing in Character LADY JACK @ Little Boxes
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lady Jack is a Burlesque entertainer who has traveled the world with her unique brand of stripteasery and performance art, appearing in shows such as the Milan Burlesque Awards, The New York and New Orleans Burlesque Festivals, Beggar’s Carnivale and more. She is the creative producer for Lady Jack Entertainment and dance group Fringe Factor Dance, and has created work for events such as the Chicago Innovation awards, Sing featuring Elton John and Tedx Midwest.  Lady Jack as also appeared in indie films such as Heaven is Hell under her other name…Lindsey Marks.

Class Description:

Dancing in Character is a fun exploration of the elements of developing characterization through movement and dance choreography with a focus on integrating into burlesque performance. Students learn a set choreography, and layer on three distinct characters to see how subtle changes in movement can communicate big shifts in character to an audience. Students will learn the concepts of character intention and tactic, as well as Lady Jack’s three elements of character base: Stature, Strut and Gesture and how to pull those elements through all your movement. Lady Jack’s physical theatre and dance work has appeared in events such as TEDx Midwest, The Chicago Innovation Awards, and Sing featuring Elton John.

Invite your friends to come along: Facebook Event.

Are you a Breast Cancer Survivor? Learn how you can take classes for free! Want to donate to survivors taking classes? See our PINK LIGHT page.

Our Mission:Pink Light Bay Area provides burlesque classes based on the table of contents in the Burlesque Handbook, written by Jo Weldon. These classes will remain free to all survivors and those currently receiving treatment for breast cancer. Pink Light Bay Area will have a focus on finding fun. These classes are pointed at women looking for a one-two punch of fierce femininity and silly celebration to help reclaim their bodies. As Pink Light as a whole works towards non-profit status we will be seeking supporters and partners such as Center for Sex and Culture which will provide space for this classes and other materials needed. All students are potential teachers as we aim to spread this experience as far and wide as possible. These classes are also available to any friends or caregivers of a survivors as long as they are attending with those personally impacted by breast cancer. Get back and give back to yourself!