June 6, 2009, Las Vegas

Learn Burlesque from the Ladies Who Made It Classic!

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Okay, we know the page ain't pretty, but we couldn't wait one more day to get this information to you!

At The Orleans Hotel, Second Floor.
Details will be added to this page throughout May 2009.

Print out the online or email receipt you receive from paypal and bring it to class.
Your paypal receipt is your ticket. There is no other ticket. There will be no mail.

Tickets are nonrefundable, except if we have to cancel in the event of an emergency.
Payment Policy

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We cannot hold slots in classes. They will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

This event may be filmed for archival purposes.
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Classes will sell out. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list for sold out classes, please email schoolofburlesque@gmail.com.

11 AM
Dancing and Stripping with Panel Skirts with Toni Elling!
Panel skirts, brought to the burlesque stage by 1940s legend Sherry Britton, are gaining new appreciation in the neo-burlesque movement for their ability to convey both grace and fire. Learn how to manipulate them with beauty and passion from a mistress of the form!
Read an interview with Toni!

Big Fannie Annie
Costuming Classes with Big Annie Fannie

She has made costumes for:
Satanís Angel
Liberty Tornado West
Anita Mann
Debbie Downs
Little Miss Conrad
Delilah Dante
Georgia Dante

Fannie had a shop in Miami called Costumes Unlimited
Learned from circus and carnival industry.
30 years of construction experience making sturdy, long-lasting glamorous garments.


Class 1:
Fundamentals of classic burlesque costume construction
Secrets of construction, preservation, and repair of classic burlesque costumery.
Bring a notebook and a pen.

Class 2:
Fabulous feathers
Working with feathers, fans, boas: dying, curling, stringing, maintaining and cleaning feathers.
Bring a notebook and a pen.

1 pm Basics of Classic Burlesque Costuming

2 PM Feather Care, Costuming, and Repair

Above image by Dennis Cardiff, available for purchase. Used with permission.
10 AM
Bump N Grind with Dee Milo!
Only Two Slots Remain.
The Bump N Grind is one of the defining movements of burlesque dance. Learn these hot moves from a legend of burlesque who was a star performer in the 1950s and still performs at the Burlesque Hall of Fame!
Read an interview with Dee!

The Burlesque Hall of Fame

The New York School of Burlesque

The Seattle Academy of Burlesque