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7th Annual Show-Me Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival returns to St. Louis May 19th-21st!

Show-Me Burlesque is a 3 day festival dedicated to glitz, glam, breathtaking talent, spectacular productions, and fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, circus, and variety entertainment from every gender and from around the world!

St. Louis has a rich and diverse burlesque and vaudeville history from the brilliant talent of Josephine Baker, to the heyday of Gaslight Square, where The Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand got their start, and to Evelyn West and the infamous Stardust and Grand Burlesque theaters where she and many other famous burlesque dancers performed. Show-Me Burlesque is thrilled to bring St. Louis burlesque to its former grandeur with a sexy new makeover.

Lola van Ella, St. Louis’ own award winning burlesque grand dame and passionate producer, along with an amazing creative and technical team, is proud to bring all of her favorite elements of theater, spectacle, glamour, and vaudeville, to showcase the best talent in the world in what is Missouri’s first ever burlesque festival and now, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. In addition to four different shows, there will also be classes taught by world class burlesque educators at Van Ella Studios, St. Louis’ first and only boutique burlesque and variety school, and Mynx Academy of Pole Dance. Show-Me Burlesque promises to bring a thrilling weekend of fabulous and exciting entertainment and education to a wide and diverse audience. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history!

Join us for the St. Louis event of the year!

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SHOW-ME BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS (May 20-21)

REGISTER HERE! http://showmeworkshops.brownpapertickets.com/

May 20-21st
$15
Van Ella Studios (2646 Cherokee St)
&
Mynx Academy of Pole Dance (3190 S Grand Blvd)

Join us on the dancefloor and in the classroom for a variety of some of the most saught-after workshops led by professional performers and instructors from all over the world! All classes will take place at VAN ELLA STUDIOS and MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE.

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Twerk and Jerk Twerkshop in St. Louis and Chicago!

Yes ma’am, that’s right! I’m thrilled to bring Twerk and Jerk back to Chicago next month on August 23rd! AND our three monthly sessions at Van Ella Studios in St. Louis start this week!

Midwest Twerk Team- let’s get it!

ST. LOUIS- VAN ELLA STUDIOS-REGISTRATION OPEN!
Thursday July 9th, 7-8:30pm
Saturday August 8th, 1-2:30pm
Thursday September 3rd, 7-8:30pm
$20/class
$50/all sessions

CHICAGO- DANCE CENTER CHICAGO-REGISTRATION OPEN!
Sunday August 23rd, 2-3:30pm
$25/class

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 course…THE 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.

***Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing in which you can easily move. Booty shorts and knee pads recommended. Bring a water bottle.

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Big Burlesque Weekend in St. Louis!!!

The 5th annual Shimmy Showdown weekend is upon us once again with THREE opportunities to get in on the fun!!!

Thursday January 22- Improv-a-Tease: LIVE! at Atomic Cowboy 8pm
Friday January 23- The Shimmy Showdown at 2720 Cherokee 8pm
Saturday January 24- Burlesque! A Night of Stars! at Ivory Theater 8pm

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Twerk and Jerk Special! All 3 Master Classes for $50!

Monthly at Van Ella Studios in St. Louis with Jeez Loueez!

-St. Louis-
Thursday February 5th 6-7:30pm
Saturday March 7th 2-3:30pm
$20/class or $35/both sessions

REGISTER HERE:
http://vanellaproductions.com/workshops-3/

Van Ella Studios
2646 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
http://www.vanellastudios.com

BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! The class that has everyone ready to pop, wobble, werk, and wine is BACK!!!

***This high-energy ass 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 course…THE BOOTY! Class begins with a warm up and stretch and moves into a fun combination of pop, lock, and dropping your favorite asset. Some dance experience is recommended.

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

Sign Up!
http://vanellaproductions.com/workshops-3/

–About Jeez Loueez- The Powerhouse of the Midwest–
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in 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 consistently bring audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 (and first African-American) Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the Reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Since 2010 Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures coming in at #39, #31, #27, #18! Jeezy has produced the sold-out hit show Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in Chicago/St. Louis, The 8th Degree, and most recently LEZ DANCE with Lola Van Ella & Kristen Goodman, a monthly LGBT lady-loving dance party in the burgeoning neighborhood of Cherokee Street in STL. Never one to rest for too long she frequently tours with The Beggar’s Carnivale and Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, teaches at Van Ella Studios, and has taught her popular Twerkshops across the country from Burlycon Seattle to Chicago to Virginia!

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Twerk and Jerk 2015 Dates in St. Louis Announced

Hello all and Happy Holidays! We just wrapped up another awesome Twerk and Jerk master class and I’ve just announced the dates for the 2015 sessions at Van Ella Studios! Get ready to WERK those winter blues away!

-St. Louis-
Sat January 10th 2-3:30pm
Saturday February 7th 4-5:30pm
Saturday March 7th 2-3:30pm
$20/class or $50/all 3 Sessions

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/755793981161928/

REGISTER HERE:  http://vanellaproductions.com/workshops-3/

Van Ella Studios
2646 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
www.vanellastudios.com

BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! The class that has everyone ready to pop, wobble, werk, and wine is BACK!!!

***This high-energy ass 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 course…THE BOOTY! Class begins with a warm up and stretch and moves into a fun combination of pop, lock, and dropping your favorite asset. Some dance experience is recommended.

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

Sign Up!
http://vanellaproductions.com/workshops-3/

–About Jeez Loueez- The Powerhouse of the Midwest–
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in 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 consistently bring audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 (and first African-American) Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the Reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Since 2010 Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures coming in at #39, #31, #27, #18! Jeezy has produced the sold-out hit show Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in Chicago/St. Louis, The 8th Degree, and most recently LEZ DANCE with Lola Van Ella & Kristen Goodman, a monthly LGBT lady-loving dance party in the burgeoning neighborhood of Cherokee Street in STL. Never one to rest for too long she frequently tours with The Beggar’s Carnivale and Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, teaches at Van Ella Studios, and has taught her popular Twerkshops across the country from Burlycon Seattle to Chicago to Virginia!

Twerk and Jerk Class Saturday 11/8 at Van Ella Studios!

REGISTER HERE:
http://vanellaproductions.com/workshops-3/

Van Ella Studios
2646 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
http://www.vanellastudios.com

BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! The class that has everyone ready to pop, wobble, werk, and wine is BACK!!!

***This high-energy ass 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 course…THE BOOTY! Class begins with a warm up and stretch and moves into a fun combination of pop, lock, and dropping your favorite asset. Some dance experience is recommended.

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

Sign Up!
http://vanellaproductions.com/workshops-3/

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Twerk and Jerk class

–About Jeez Loueez- The Powerhouse of the Midwest–
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in 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 consistently bring audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 (and first African-American) Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the Reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Since 2010 Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures coming in at #39, #31, #27, #18! Jeezy has produced the sold-out hit show Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in Chicago/St. Louis, The 8th Degree, and most recently LEZ DANCE with Lola Van Ella & Kristen Goodman, a monthly LGBT lady-loving dance party in the burgeoning neighborhood of Cherokee Street in STL. Never one to rest for too long she frequently tours with The Beggar’s Carnivale and Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, teaches at Van Ella Studios, and has taught her popular Twerkshops across the country from Burlycon Seattle to Chicago to Virginia!