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Jo Weldon by Beau Allulli

Jo Weldon

Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque



photo of Jo "Boobs" Weldon by Beau Allulli

Recommended Burlesque Shows in New York

NYSB Student ShowcasesNYSB Productions
NYSB Shows to WatchAbout the NYSB

Our next Student Showcase is
September 17, DROM NYC
Buy tickets early to save, and get VIP for preferred seating!
Tickets

Come play with us! We will hand you a fabulous boa, put you in a pair of glamourous satin gloves, and teach you a classic burlesque routine on the very first day. Even with no experience or dance training, you can learn the basics of boa-flinging, glove-peeling, chair dance, fan dance, tassel-twirling, and more! Check out Essential Burlesque!

Upcoming classes:
Walking in High Heels with GiGi LaFemme
Details and Registration
Perlesque with Perle Noire
Details and Registration


Every Week: Flirting with Burlesque
Details and Registration

Semi-Monthly: The Essential Burlesque Series
Details and Registration

Improv for Burlesque with Violet Deville
Details and Registration
How to Strip with Power with Perle Noire
Details and Registration
Floorwerk with Freya
Details and Registration

If you're interested in individual one-on-one professional instruction and choreography, we offer private instruction on an hourly basis. If you're interested in private group instruction for you and your friends, we can do that too! You can use our props (boas, gloves, pasties, fans, etc.), or with enough advance notice, we can provide props you and your friends can keep! We can also recommend performers, shows, and costumers. Email glitter@schoolofburlesque.com for more information.

There are fantastic burlesque shows every night of the week in NYC, and you can see our internationally renowned instructors in all of them!
For a general calendar of all burlesque events in NYC, please visit
Ed Barnas' NYC Burlesque Calendar.

There's so much good burlesque in New York we believe you'll enjoy whatever you see. From playful neighborhood bar shows to highly curated professional events, New York really has it all!





See more show listings throughout New York on this frequently updated page:
http://www.edbarnas.com/Burlesque/calendar/index.htm






PAST EVENTS

September 13, 8 pm FREE
Burlesque Lit Crawl!
Writers begin with the naked page.
ln burlesque, naked is the destination.
A lexicological cabaret, as part of Lit Crawl NYC, featuring:
Jo "Boobs" Weldon
Bastard Keith
e details of the entire day's Lit Crawl at
http://litcrawl.org/nyc/events/

Cyndi Freeman aka Cherry Pitz
with the New York School of Burlesque and audience participation
hosted by J.d. Oxblood
at Babeland Nyc
Get Tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/stripping-the-written-word-with-burlesque-beat-and-lit-crawl-manhattan-tickets-12568369331
Se

Sunday September 14, 8 pm
SUNDAY SCHOOL
at
The Church of Titillation! You'll want these teachers' dirty looks.
The Church of Titillation teams up with The New York School of Burlesque for a night of Sunday Schooling unlike any other. Enroll in an evening of performances by faculty members of the NYSB, who will take you through a course catalog of the sexiest seminars in striptease. "Getting tenure" never sounded so dirty. Hosted by Pastor Jonny Porkpie and Headmistress Jo "Boobs" Weldon, with professors Bettina May, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Edie Nightcrawler, Peekaboo Pointe, Poison Ivory, and more.
No pencils. No books. No clothes.
Details and Tickets
https://www.facebook.com/events/1485200908405165/





SuperStar Studded Show!

GodDamned Women!
August 1, 2014. Doors 9 pm, show 10 pm.
1208 Surf Avenue
Sideshows by the Seashore
Coney Island, NY
Join Jo Weldon and friends as they celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the New York School of Burlesque!
This is an award-winning, world-acclaimed cast!
See cast photos and bios, plus show updates! Visit our Facebook page.
GodDamned Women is all about women who, throughout history, have been considered damnable nuisances and threats to society. With their fierceness, their outrageousness, and their shamelessness in your face. these are the women who've broken windows and opened doors in their determination to broaden their horizons. Celebrate the women who've had it their way!
Angie Pontani
Bunny Buxom
Dirty Martini
Fancy Feast
Helen Pontani
Julie Atlas Muz
Jonny Porkpie
Lefty Lucy
Peekaboo Pointe
And Headmistress Jo "Boobs" Weldon as Satan.
Plus surprise guests!
Tickets are $15 in advance, or at the door. Coney Island shows often sell out, so advance tickets are recommended. Advance tickets at:
Coney Island USA

Student Showcases

For years, the New York School of Burlesque has been presenting the freshest burlesque around! Come see our students as they bump, grind, tease, and twirl their way through sexy, saucy, and innovative routines.

The New York School of Burlesque offers every student the opportunity to perform in front of a live and supportive New York audience on a regular basis. Students are given the opportunity to have their first performances with their classmates, in front of an enthusiastic audience gained over years of NYSB Student Showcase productions. Audiences get to enjoy the thrill of seeing the newest, most eager performers in burlesque presenting gorgeous, funny, and high energy numbers. Additionally, many of our students have gone on to produce shows themselves! Bookmark this page and check back regularly to find out where you can see our students demonstrate what they've learned.

Our next shows:

NEW YORK SCHOOL OF BURLESQUE STUDENT SHOWCASE
Brand Spankin' New: A Showcase of New Acts!
December 20, 2015. Show 7:30 pm. $10
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Hosted by JEZEBEL EXPRESS
The sexy students of the New York School of Burlesque have been working oh! so! hard! to come up with delicious acts that tantalize & tease. After a five-week Act Development workshop, we're finally ready to reveal our brand spankin' new creations.
That's right, this is an ENTIRE SHOW of never-before-seen acts!
Hosted by hot-for-teacher Jezebel Express
Starring the Get Your Act Together Girls!

with Special Guests, including
Perle Noire & her Perlesque Class
and The Flirts
More information and tickets here!


PAST SHOWS

Monday, June 30, 2014
730 doors, 8 pm show
at the
Slipper Room
167 Orchard St, NYC, 10003
Featuring NYSB Students and Alumni:
Aisha
Miss Brownie Pointe
Bruce Bundy
Clara Clifton
Frankly Frankie
Ivory Pinnings
Lillian Bustle
Macaro Red
Madame Ratchet
Petite Renard
Princess Charming
Spyten Dyvil
With Your Host
Headmistress Jo Boobs Weldon
Plus
A New Group Number by Perlesque
And
A New Solo by Perle Noire!
You can get details and tickets at
http://www.slipperroom.com/event/585947-guest-event-new-york-school-new-york/!

June 2, 2014
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF BURLESQUE STUDENT SHOWCASE!
For a decade the New York School of Burlesque has been bringing New York the freshest burlesque in town! Some of your favorite new stars got their start in one of NYSB's Student Showcases! Who's next? Come see the talent (and the ta-tas) as recent graduates take it to the stage. There will be a live burlesque mini-class, a sing-along, and free candy!
Featuring
Burning Bright
Clementine Dandy
Dixie DeVille
Jess Right
Jezebel Express and The Flirts
Mona With Pleasure
Rae Valentine
Red Astaire
Sincerely Yours
Tiddy Fickle
AT

Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Doors at 730pm / Show at 8pm
$7




May 26, 8 pm
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St $10
Get Your Act Together!: An NYSB Showcase!
The sexy students of the New York School of Burlesque have been working hard (oh! so! hard!) to come up with delicious new acts that tease and tantalize. After a five-week Act Development class with Jezebel Express, we're finally ready to reveal our newest creations!
That's right... this is an entire show of never-before-seen acts. We'll reveal our brand-new acts at the world-famous Slipper Room in an unforgettable night that shows you just how sexy, silly, wonderful and weird burlesque can be!
Starring:
MIA JULEP
BROWNIE POINTE
HILDEGARD VON BANGIN
PIXIE PUMPS
RAE VALENTINE
AURORA D'ORABLE
PRINCESS CHARMING
VIVI SECTION
MALENA DELUGE
VARLA VELOUR
MELODY MERLOT
and MORE!
Hosted by MISS JEZEBEL EXPRESS
Don't miss this sizzling night of innovative performance!
We'll start at 8pm, so show up at 7 to grab a drink and a seat. $10 at the door gets you in and intimate.
We can't wait to show you our stuff (if you know what we mean...)
-The Get Your Act Together Girls

March 4, 2014
Bushwick Burlesque: Darlinda Just Darlinda & Scary Ben Present: NEW YORK SCHOOL OF BURLESQUE: PERFORMANCE ART BURLESQUE STUDENT SHOWCASE!

Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm
Tickets Free (Suggested Donation $7)
What is the difference between performance art burlesque, neo burlesque and classic burlesque? Ah the question of the century! In Performance Art Burlesque at The New York School of Burlesque students learned that performance art is easily and often accidentally integrated into what we know as Neo-Burlesque. International Performance Art Star and Burlesque Queen Darlinda Just Darlinda curated this series focusing on the alternative, narrative, humorous, political, queer, and quirky side of neo-burlesque. The students created acts that are bound to entertain shock and excite the most artsy-fartsy performance lovers!
Darlinda Just Darlinda hosts the evening with performances by her Bushwick Burlesque Co-Producer Scary Ben!

The New York School of Burlesque Students are The Stars of this show!
Lillian Bustle
Man-ee Champagne
Cola Chrome
Peaches Con Cream
Prncess Charming
Della Dare
Eckszooberante
Fruitonthebottom
Lady B Gould
Gladass Glover
Dick Jones
Kitty KaBoom
and
Paulina PanTease!
https://www.facebook.com/events/508186135965067/

March 5, 2014


PAST SHOWS

NYSB Open Student Showcase

Monday, December 2, 2013
8:00 PM • Doors: 7:00 PM
21 and over
$7
The Slipper Room: 167 Orchard St NYC
Every month, Headmistress Jo encourages students who have put acts together on their own to dare to take the stage! The newest performers in New York take big risks as they tease, twirl, and tantalize with new numbers, and delight us with returning favorites!

The NY School of Burlesque combines direct training from the most glamourous performers of the 1940s–1960s with the freshness, mischief and creativity of the most prolific neo-burlesque scene in the world! Our founders and instructors are international rockstars, and our former students are some of the most popular, innovative, and sparkling entertainers on the scene today!

Tickets are available online!

Jo Weldon and Students by Norman Blake
New York School of Burlesque Alumni peform with Headmistress Jo Weldon at a benefit for Coney Island USA. Photo by Norman Blake


Read about past student showcases on Cultural Capital! here and here!

Driver's Seat

Driver's Seat is a new mentoring program from the New York School of Burlesque, created to encourage burlesque performers who have little or no experience in producing to put on their own show. With the assistance of two of NYC's top burlesque producers (Calamity Chang of Room 69, Spanking The LES, and Les Fleurs de Shanghai, and Jonny Porkpie of Pinchbottom, Grab My Junk International Burlesque Game Show, and Dead Sexy), the Parkside Lounge will be taken over by a fledgeling producer every other Tuesday starting March 26. Each performer creates her own show concept and title, choose the performers, and run everything the night of the show. Porkpie and Change will be riding shotgun to ease the bumps in the road and help them steer around the potholes that can plague new producers.

Questions about the Driver's Seat program? Email nysbnewproducers@gmail.com.

Upcoming Shows

Melody Jane presents
Boundless Burlesque!

December 4th, 2013
Doors at 7:30PM, show at 8PM
21 and over
$10 or 2/$15 cash at the door
The Parkside Lounge: 317 E. Houston St. at Attorney, NYC



Applications for future dates are being accepted now. For more information, email nysbnewproducers@gmail.com.

All Driver's Seat Productions at at the Parkside Lounge
317 E Houston Street NYC

NYSB Shows to Watch

MORE INFO TO COME
Applications for future dates are being accepted now. For more information, email nysbnewproducers@gmail.com.

Looking for a more comprehensive guide to New York burlesque shows? Check out Brooklyn Ed's Burlesque Calendar

Friends of the NYSB

Burlycon

November 7-10, 2013

Burlycon is a community-oriented professional growth and educational convention for Burlesque performers, fans, and aficionados. For its sixth year, BurlyCon will be held in Seattle the weekend of November 7 to 10. BurlyCon will offer classes, workshops, panels, a vendor fair, and social events. BurlyCon is committed to providing an affordable opportunity for performers of all levels to learn, grow, and develop their skills.

Burlesque at the Beach

OLD SKOOL BURLESQUE & VAUDEVILLE 9PM THURSDAYS & 10PM FRIDAY NIGHTS ALL SUMMER LONG!
At Sideshows by the Seashore!

Every Thursday & Friday during the Spring and Summer season, The Great Fredini & Bambi The Mermaid present our popular Burlesque on the Beach program- A revival of the most glorious and notorious of the "girlie revues" in Coney Island history. The sumptuous decor, fabulous bubble machine and swell girls make burlesque one of Coney's hottest attractions! Every week brings all new shows with outrageous acts in Teaser's Wine Baths. A blend of old style burlesque, sideshow freaks, strange women, new vaudeville and toe tappin' music... it's fireworks after the fireworks!

About the New York School of Burlesque

The New York School of Burlesque offers every student the opportunity to perform in front of a live and supportive New York audience on a regular basis. Students are given the opportunity to have their first performances with their classmates, in front of an enthusiastic audience gained over years of NYSB Student Showcase productions.

Audiences get to enjoy the thrill of seeing the newest, most eager performers in burlesque presenting gorgeous, funny, and high energy numbers. Additionally, many of our students have gone on to produce shows themselves! Bookmark this page and check back regularly to find out where you can see our students demonstrate what they've learned.

The NY School of Burlesque combines direct training from the most glamourous performers of the 1940s–1960s with the mischief and creativity of the most prolific neo-burlesque scene in the world! We're doing our best to make the world a more fabulous, more daring, and more outrageously naked place.
Includes a free onstage burlesque lesson!

For a list of previous NYSB showcases and other related shows, please click here.

The calendar below is constantly being updated.

The calendar below is in the process of being updated.