BHoF School of Striptease

Sign: Jennie Lee's School for Strippers

The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease offers classes for the hobbyist, the novice, and established performers of all kinds. Learn about the art of the striptease from the industry’s top performers of today and yesteryear!

 


 

Classes

Burlesque Basics – $5 First Friday, 15 min

Learn signature burlesque moves used by stars of the past and present! This 15 minute introductory class, only available during First Fridays, will show you how to shimmy, bump & grind in our Bawdy Shop Studio.

Burlesque 101 – $40

This class is geared towards first timers and those wishing to touch up on burlesque basics. Learn a brief history of burlesque and practice classic striptease moves such as working with a boa, glove removal, the “bump & grind” and the shimmy! Gloves and boas provided for use in class or bring your own.

Bump & Grind Master Class – $40

Work up a sweat while learning to seduce your audience with the “Bump & Grind!” Showcase your unique physicality with the suggestive movements of 1950’s Burlesque stars!

Tassel Twirling 101 – $40

Learn the ultimate burlesque gimmick: the tassel twirl! Bring your own pasties or buy in house.

Assel Twirling – $40

A crowd favorite in neo-burlesque shows is the art of “assel twirling.” Assels are pasties with tassels placed on the buttocks! Class includes learning how to apply and twirl assels!  

Parade, Pose and Peel – $40

This all levels class will teach you how to disrobe like a pro. Learn how to strut like a showgirl, create flattering body lines through various poses, and remove garments with ease and flair.
What to wear/bring: Please wear form-fitting work-out clothing. Bring a button down shirt or robe that ties. High heels are optional.

Bachelorette Party

Book your bachelorette or hen party with the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Learn Burlesque basics while celebrating your or your loved one’s upcoming nuptials! Complementary gift for the bride or guest of honor. Admission to the museum included for day of party.  To book a bachelorette party, contact us.

 


 

Schedule

Join us  every Wednesday, 6pm-7pm, in the Bawdy Shop Studio (not including bachelorette parties)

Wednesday, July 18th – Burlesque 101
Instructor: Bettina May

Wednesday, July 25th – Bump & Grind Master Class
Instructor: Lou Lou D’Vil

Wednesday, August 1st – Parade, Pose & Peel
Instructor: Aya Fontaine

 


 

Meet the Instructors

Bettina May
Bettina MayBettina May is a Las Vegas-based, Canadian-born burlesque performer, photographer, pin-up model, musician and author. She is the first international performer to get an American green card based on her outstanding ability in burlesque. She started her career in 2003, performing and teaching around the world, and went full-time in 2009 when she immigrated to NYC. She has been featured on The Real Housewives of NYC, NBC News, CBS, FOX News and she has also performed for Brooke Shields, Jude Law and many more. An expert in vintage style, she wrote the how-to book Everyday Bombshell and released two DVDs.
Aya Fontaine
Aya FontaineFascinated with the golden era of glamour and classic Las Vegas showgirl productions, Aya Fontaine fell in love with the art of burlesque shortly after moving to Las Vegas. Modeling her performance style after the vintage vixens of the 1950s, she has graced stages all over the United States billed as “The Buxom Beauty of Burlesque” for her ample assets. You can catch her strip teasing all over Las Vegas.
Darby Fox
Darby FoxDarby has been performing as a stripteaser and emcee on burlesque stages since 2011. Drawing from her studies as a trained historian, Darby integrates the naughty playfulness and comedy, that has historically always been a part of burlesque, into her acts. A native to the City of Sin, Darby is also a model specializing in pin-up, bellydancing, and is a life-long yogi. She has been a pose and performance coach since 2013. Using her years of yoga and modeling experience, Darby breaks down body movements for any mobility level, so that anyone can create beautiful shapes with their body on stage or in front of a camera. She is currently the collection assistant at The Burlesque Hall of Fame.
Buttercup
ButtercupButtercup is a burlesque performer, instructor, and costumer in Las Vegas, Nevada. She hails from New York City where she studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Along with her skilled voice and movement, Buttercup incorporates traditional burlesque elements into her routines. Her fan-dance, bump and grind and tassel and assel twirling create unforgettable acts which embody beauty and eroticism with light-hearted flair. Buttercup has been a featured entertainer in burlesque, comedy and variety shows in Las Vegas and across the country. She is currently the Program Assistant at The Burlesque Hall of Fame.
LouLou D’vil
LouLou D'VilFinland’s entertainment star LouLou D’vil, Miss Exotic World – Queen of Burlesque 2013 has tantalized audiences all around the globe. Her signature acts and inspiring burlesque classes have taken her on several tours throughout Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. She is known for her fierce and passionate performing style, which includes high-end, couture costuming. She is the second European burlesque artist in the history of BHoF’s Tournament of Tease competition to gain the industry’s most desired Miss Exotic World title. She also holds titles for BHoF’s Most Classic Act 2013 as well as Best Debut act 2011, No.1 Burlesque Figure in the World 2013, No.1 Burlesque Figure in Europe 2014, and 1st runner-up Queen of Burlesque 2011 at New Orleans Burlesque Festival.