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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

Contact Information

PLEASE NOTE: We prefer email to phone calls.
Preferred email for bachelorette/birthday/hen parties:
Preferred email for all else:

Most classes are held at 440 Studios at 440 Lafayette Street in New York City.

Information about class times, locations, what to wear, and which classes are appropriate for beginner or experienced are on the individual pages for each class. When asking for more details about a given class, please include either the URL for the class or the title, date, and time of the class or we will not know to which class you're referring. "I'm interested in tonight's class" is not enough information when we have more than one class that night, so please be specific.

For bachelorette and birthday parties, email For information about bachelorette and other private parties, click here.

Gift certificate recipients may not drop in; no students may ever drop in for any class as we have to limit class size to prevent overcrowding. Any registrations or questions may be addressed to

Over the holidays, it may take us a day or two to respond, but feel free to contact us anyway!

PLEASE DO: note your name and the date and time of the class you want to attend or the event you want to plan in every single piece of correspondence in order to help us to avoid any errors.

Information about what kinds of classes are available and what they are like and the schedule and cost for each one is available on the calendar and on the classes pages of the site. Most classes are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated. Please review the listed classes rather than email to ask us about available classes and prices, as all of that information is already available on the site.

If you are contacting us about missing a class and wanting a refund or transfer to another date, please read our Payment Policies first.

The New York School of Burlesque is a collective and your payment may go directly to the instructor who is running the class. The best contact for questions about a class for which you have already registered is the email address to which your PayPal payment was sent. You will see it in the receipt you receive from PayPal when you pay.

If you register for any classes, it is in your best interests to join our email list for the duration of your attendance, as emergency notices will often be sent out there.

Although cancellations are extremely rare, if we cancel any class or event, for any reason, you will receive a full refund for any payment you have made. Please keep up to date on the page of this site featuring the class you want to take, where any changes will be posted. Please be sure to give us an email address at which you can receive information in the event of a cancellation or venue change.

PLEASE DO NOT: contact us with business questions via social media (such as twitter direct messages, facebook messages, formspring questions, etc.) Our business is wonderful but demanding and the only way we can keep track of our correspondence with you is by old-fashioned email.

Want to be notified of upcoming classes and events?

Sign up for our email list in the sidebar to receive notifications of new listings a day before they are made available to all--a great help to get you into those classes that sell out in a matter of days! Please join this list if you are signed up for any classes, as cancellations will also be announced here.

Class Locations

While our space at The Slipper Room is under renovation, we will be using these alternate venues for classes. Please read individual class listings for specific locations. We will not be able to refund your class payment if you go to the wrong location by accident. Feel free to email if you are not sure of the class location. Preregistration is required for all classes. To prevent overcrowding, drop-ins are not permitted.

440 Studios
@ 440 Lafayette Street, NYC

The She Club @ Things to Look At, 59 Franklin, Manhattan