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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

The Original Burlesque Party Providers!

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To book a party, email nysbinstructors@gmail.com.

Let us help you turn any event in to a party! We specialize in bachelorette, birthday. and hen parties, and we are also available to give private lessons, group instruction, and teach choreography. We can also provide instructors, dancers, and variety entertainers for any event or project. Your attendees will have fun, take away new skills, and feel great about themselves and their bodies.

We’ve been the premier burlesque party provider since 2003. Our instructors are award-winning and critically acclaimed performers who know how to put your partygoers at ease and make sure everyone has a good time. We’ve been featured on Christina Aguilera’s website for the Burlesque movie, MTV, CBS, and more. You can rely on our experience and expertise to assure your event is memorable and fun!

Many women have described our burlesque bachelorette parties as the best times they've ever had at a bachelorette party! But don't take our word for it, read testimonials from some of our clients.

To book your event, email us at nysbinstructors@gmail.com. Please include your desired date, time, number of people in your party, and preferred type of party in every email of our correspondence.

Bachelorette Party at NYSBA bachelorette party at the New York School of Burlesque.

Party Plans:

1) The Shimmy:
For the relatively shy, a class where you'll learn bumps n grinds and basic burlesque moves, without revealing nudity. Great for baby showers, birthdays, and corporate events!

2) The Teaser:
For any type of party, we offer a class to teach attendees how to strip out of street clothes in a teasing and playful manner. This party is ideal for mixed gender events.

3) The Twirler:
For the more adventurous, you'll learn a complete burlesque routine, including feather boas and satin gloves! We also offer a lesson nipple-tassel twirling upon request and by prior arrangement only; tassel-twirling lesson must be requested no less than 3 days before the event or tassels cannot be made available for use at the party.

4) The Cabaret:
A saucy chair dance routine. Perfect for bachelorette, birthday, and hen parties!

5) How to Strip Out of a Wedding Dress!
Or anything, really! Bring anything to this party and the instructor will teach you a sexy, playful, skillful way to strip out of it. If you request at least two weeks in advance you can add "Striptease" DVD's for attendees for $12 per DVD.
6) The Booty:
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
Your instructor will lead your party through a set of booty moves that are fast, fun, and outrageous!

7) The Fan Dance:
VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
Indulge yourself in a feathery extravaganza of tease!

^) SUPER SEXY PARTY COMBO!:
Babeland and The New York School of Burlesque are offering the perfect party night to remember at The New York School of Burlesques studio located in Manhattan.
This package includes two hours of titillating toys and seductive moves starting with an hour long Toy Party followed by a Burlesque lesson. A Babeland! Sex Educator will be present to answer the questions youve always wanted to ask and lead a tour of Babelands top selling toys, which will then be followed by a one hour long burlesque lesson. You will finally learn all of the right moves to tease and seduce. This sassy party, filled with toys and burlesque moves, is sure to be a night to remember!
For pricing and to book, contact NYSB at: nysbinstructors@gmail.com Please allow two weeks advanced notice for booking for the option number 6 combo party.


All parties are designed to run from 60-90 minutes. You can wear whatever you like.

We can also provide burlesque and variety performers for your event, including an entire burlesque show.

We do not serve alcohol or food during parties. Time to stop for drinks or snacks is not built into the class structure. However, you can book a burlesque instructor (and/or performer) to come to your party!


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Jo Weldon coaching Chrissy on "Love and Hip Hop."

Pricing

Bachelorette, birthday, and hen parties are $300 for up to 10 people, plus $25 per person after 10 people. A $100 deposit is required for all plans unless otherwise noted in the plan description. Your bachelorette party is NOT confirmed until we have received a deposit.

To make a deposit:
• go to PayPal.com
• click on "send money"
• Enter the email address given to you by Fannie, our party booker, and the amount ($100.00), and choose "services," then click on "continue"
• Be sure to enter your name, desired date, time of your party, and estimated number of attendees in the message box on the page that appears after you click "continue" in the last step. You will receive an e-mail receipt from PayPal as well as an acknowledgement from us that the details in your message box are confirmed, which is your contract for the party.

Refund Policy:
If something has come up and you will not be able to plan your event with us, we do offer refunds. Please allow THREE (3) full business days before your event to request a cancellation if you would like a refund. Without this THREE (3) day notice for cancellation, we will be left holding the cost for studio rental, and the instructors will be unable to book themselves for other classes or events if they reserved their time for you. The deposit is intended to cover our costs if you must cancel with short notice.

If your event (such as a bachelorette, birthday, or other private party) allows a deposit (not all classes do), that deposit is fully refundable up to ten days before the event, and 50% refundable up to a week before the event. After that it is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Parties or private lessons or events booked less than a week in advance must be paid in full in advance. If you have to cancel we will refund all but your $100 deposit. Change of date is the same for us as a cancellation because we still had to reserve your time slot and turn down other people who might have been interested.

For parties, you may not consider your reservation confirmed until we have received a deposit. If we don't hear from you for awhile and don't receive a deposit, we will assume you have changed your plans.

If we cancel for ANY reason—bad weather, accident, etc.—we will refund your payment as quickly as we can, even if it is difficult for us to repay you, even if it costs us additional money.

Book Your Party

For all parties, email a request with your desired date, start time, number of people in your party, and number and name of your preferred type of party to parties@schoolofburlesque.com. Most parties are held on Friday and Saturday nights at either 5 or 7 pm.

Please include your desired date, time, number of people in your party, and the number and name of your preferred type of party in EVERY email of our correspondence. Please note if you are using more than one email address to correspond.

Location

Your place or ours! If you choose to come to us, we prefer to use a dance studio but may have other venues available. Our favorite Dance studio location is in Greenwich Village, convenient to great bars and restaurants. If you would like us to come to your place, an additional $50 travel fee will apply. Other travel fees may apply to areas outside of Manhattan.

Testimonials

"It was AWESOME! Thank you!" -Robyn Z

"We had such a wonderful time at our party. Gal is such an incredible instructor and so hilarious. Definitely going to tell everyone I know how much fun we had and so is everyone at the party! Everyone is still talking about it today and I know it was the energy that Gal was able to create that helped get everyone into pasties to twirl! Can't wait to go see her in action at the Slipper Room. Thank you so much again, my only regret is that I wish I had planned the party with you from the start!" -Jodie L

"AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for such an amazing time on Saturday night. The entire group had a ball and everyone of them talked about what a unique idea it was. Darlinda was beyond wonderful. She was sweet and funny and made everyone feel so comfortable! Again, thank you so much! I will tell everyone I know about you guys and will definitely be using the School of Burlesque for parties in the future!!" -Bonnie H

"I just wanted to take a moment to let you know what a success and delightful experience it was to work with all of you! I recently booked a bachelorette party with the New York School of Burlesque. From the very first email, I knew I had made the right choice. Michelle was terrific; stayed in constant contact with me and even went above and beyond helping me with the booking process. With my crazy work schedule, she was well beyond accommodating. On the day of the event, I was delighted to receive a phone call from Gal Friday, introducing herself and giving me her number in case there were any questions or concerns. Though I arrived with my group a bit flustered, Gal Friday made us feel welcome and soon all our problems were forgotten. Everyone had an amazing time! Gal Friday's enthusiasm and expertise made us feel completely at ease and her love of burlesque was infectious. All the girls who have attended have done nothing but rave about the whole experience. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my grateful heart. You have created a fan for life in me (and many others). You can expect to see us again!! Sincerely (one very satisfied customer)," -Susan T

"We absolutely adored the class!!! It was incredible and Jo was an absolute inspiration. We could not have been more comfortable or had a better time. We have been telling everyone we can about the class and I feel 100% sure you will get a few referrals from our group. Really, the class was not only fun, but informative. I feel like we all walked away smiling and with not only some fascinating new talents :-), but with a true appreciation for the artform, history and fabulous women of burlesque. Please thank Jo for us. She is an amazing woman and an incredible teacher. Thanks also to Gal Friday who was awesome at the Slipper Room (we stopped in to see the show after our class)! We will all be back for more classes and can not wait to do it again! Thanks so much for helping us to set up the class and keep up the good work there! I wish all women would take the time to learn a little burlesque. The world would be a nicer and sexier place!!! Thanks a million!" -Jennifer

"Thank you so much. We had a blast. Darlinda was professional, fun and extremely talented." -Diana D

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