The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s School of Striptease offers classes for the hobbyist, the novice, and established performers of all levels and body types. Learn about the art of the striptease from the industry’s top performers of today and yesteryear!
Wednesdays, Sept. 4th through Oct. 23rd. 7pm-9pm
plus group performance on Oct. 25th.
This is an 8 week course designed for anyone who would like to try their hand at this true American artform! Whether you just started performing or have yet to set foot onstage – This class is for you! Tap into the empowerment that can come from stripping away all inhibitions and taking control of your own autonomy.
Moderated by Las Vegas burlesque performer, Buttercup, along with special guest instructors, students will learn the history, the classic gimmicks, costuming, makeup, how to engage their audience and more! Class will culminate with a group performance on October 25th in Trick-or-TEASE!, a benefit for the Burlesque Hall of Fame on the Las Vegas Strip!
Cost – $400
Membership Discount – $360, paid in full and must be a current member
Alternate Payment Plan – $200 downpayment to secure spot with $30 installments each week, onsite at beginning of class.
NO DROPINS. Students must commit to full 8 week course. No refunds for missed classes. All sales are final. No admittance for missed payments.
Sunday, August 11th 4pm-5:30pm
Peer Review is an opportunity for performers to receive valuable constructive criticism on their acts. A performer’s act may be presented in any stage of readiness inside the museum’s studio. Performers will be given a chance to explain their act and ask for specific or general feedback from a panel of critics. Message email@example.com in advance to reserve your spot as a peer presenter or a peer critic. There is no admission charge for this event. $5 suggested donation.
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! Assels provided or you may bring your own. Please dress comfortably. Wear booty shorts or fishnets with a thong. Heels optional.”
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.
Bellydance for Burlesque – $40
Ever since Little Egypt saved the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 with her danse du ventre, belly dancing has been associated with burlesque. Using belly dance techniques this class focuses on body isolation to help students enhance their basic burlesque movements. Class is open to students of all experience and ability levels.
-Please wear comfortable clothes for class. Shimmy belts will be provided or you may bring your own.
FloorPlay – $40
Get down and dirty–and get back up again! Learn erotic floorwork moves and transitions, including graceful and fierce ways to get down to and back up from the floor.
Adding floorwork to your routines creates new visual levels and can add sensuality to any act!
-Kneepads and yoga mats are recommended.
Shimmy & Shake – $40
This class is exclusively taught by burlesque legend Dusty Summers! Dusty is known for incorporating magic into her routines, including the magic of her spectacular shimmies and shakes. She’ll warm up your shoulders and knees and get you ready to rumble! She’ll guide you through techniques to make different parts of your body vibrate and bounce. She’ll show you muscle isolations and tricks to draw the audience’s eye wherever you like. You’ll discover how to isolate the shimmy to your chest, your derriere, and how to make your whole body quiver and quake.
Barre for Burlesque – $40
Barre for Burlesque is a fun, dynamic, whole-body work out that combines elements of the popular barre fitness style with elements of modern and contemporary burlesque. The class is designed to help participants tone muscles, increase flexibility, and expand their movement vocabulary. All levels are welcome to join in the fun!
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.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Meet the Instructors
Molly Boom Boom is delighted to be teaching for the Burlesque Hall of Fame and promoting their mission. She is a veteran entertainer who teaches Barre fitness in some of Las Vegas’ most exclusive gyms by day, and performs all over Las Vegas and California by night. In 2018 Molly Boom Boom was awarded the Nevada Burlypicks Champion and went on to win “Most Raunchy” at Burlypicks International. She is a truly diverse performer with acts ranging from silly to downright smoking. You can see Molly Boom Boom every weekend in Comedy and Dolls on Fremont St.