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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

Introduction to Burlesque: Flirting With Burlesque

with Edie Nightcrawler & Jezebel Express

About This ClassAbout Your Teachers
Dress Code

Every Thursday, 8.00-9.00 pm
Studio 4A, Fourth Floor, 440 Lafayette St., NYC
Please note, January 23 class will be in Studio 4D at 830-930.

About Flirting with Burlesque
Beginners Welcome! This class has a focus on women's experience in their bodies, but all genders are welcome if they intend to participate fully and with respect for each other. No observers.
Learn sexy burlesque moves including bumps, grinds and shimmies! This class introduces the basic principles of burlesque movement in a fun, beginner-friendly environment. Our focus is on confidence, coordination, and feeling sexy in your body! Each class, we stretch, dance, and learn a section of a group burlesque routine.

Above: Students with Flirt Director and Instructor Jezebel Express
You can register for a single class to get a taste, or sign up for the entire six-week session to perfect a complete burlesque routine! (Please note: Students who wish to perform in the Flirting With Burlesque group routine at our Student Showcase must take at least 3 Flirting With Burlesque classes in the six weeks prior to the showcase before performing. The next student showcase is February 9 2020.)

Choose January/February dates from drop-down.
$20 per class or $99 for all six of the dates below. For those who'd like to participate, the student showcase date is February 9, 2020, at 8 pm at Drom NYC.

WINTER Flirting With Burlesque w/ Jezebel Express!

*Please come straight to the studio; there is no receptionist.*

You can take this class just for fun, or you can take it to learn a group routine to perform in our next open student showcase!

Curious? Come see our Flirting with Burlesque students perform at our next Student Showcase!
Details and Tickets

$20 per class, see drop-down menu for additional pricing options.
Preregistration is required for all NYSB classes. By paying to register you agree to comply with our payment, refund, and class transfer policies.

By registering you affirm that you understand that you should consult a doctor before beginning any movement or exercise program, and that you will not hold the teachers, institution, or venue responsible for any injuries that may result. You are registered immediately when you pay.

Before you register please note the email address for all questions regarding this class is

Please note: Students who wish to perform in the Flirting With Burlesque group routine at our Student Showcase must take at least 3 Flirting With Burlesque classes before performing.

Come get in on the fun! Our next Student Showcases are at DROM on Avenue A in NYC.
See the freshest burlesque in town! Join students as they dance their way through their all-new routines. They've learned to tease, titillate, and twirl with humor and style, and they can't wait to show off! There will be music, striptease, free burlesque lessons for the audience, and physics jokes. Plus a special guest appearance from our own Flirts!

Details and Tickets

Students Gush about FwB!

More student testimonials:
"Just started with a great new Flirting with Burlesque tonight and had an amazing time! Really looking forward to next week and the final performance! The women are all supportive and the amazing teachers make it really comfortable and Jezebel had us laughing all night! I am looking forward to going back. You also get a serious work out too with your core and thighs. 5 STARS!" - Miss G., Yelp
"Want an instant makeover? This class is the closest thing you'll get to an instant transformation. I've been feeling frumpy, frustrated at the stall in my weight loss efforts, so I did the Flirting With Burlesque class last night on a whim. I couldn't believe how sexy I felt, and how good I looked after following just a few simple suggestions. It was a comfortable class and I had so much fun." - Natalie W., Yelp
"So much fun! I just took the Flirting With Burlesque drop in class and it was so much fun! I'll definitely be coming back. You can take advantage of the student showcase that they have every month, or just go for fun. The routines aren't super difficult, so anyone can come in and join. I felt exhilarated and accomplished after just an hour long class, which was perfect." -Shelby A., Yelp

Dress Code

Wear whatever you like to wear to dance class. You can come in ballet gear, yoga gear, or corsets and high heels--whatever you like, as long as you're prepared to move!

• Wear close-fitting clothes that you can move in, as you would to take a dance or yoga class.
• If you like, bring heels as well as workout shoes!

This is not a series! You may take classes as often and whenever you would like to. However, class size is limited in order to ensure the quality of the class, so you must register in advance–NO DROP-INS. We limit the size of classes to ensure the quality of class experience. Advance registration is REQUIRED.

About Our Instructors

Edie Nightcrawler

ede Edie Nightcrawler is a performance artist and choreographer who has had the honor of appearing on stages and in nightclubs as far-flung as Vienna, Las Vegas, The Whitney Museum and the Lower East Side. Inspired by Benny Hill, classical dance training, self taught voguers, and drag, Edie is thrilled to share her love of dance with students at NYSB. We will break down and de-mystify some fun and sexy dance moves, while conditioning our brains and bodies a bit, and practicing some theatrical make-believe.

Jezebel Express

Jezebel Express with Fans
Jezebel Express by Don Spiro.

"My focus is on burlesque moves that make you look great (no matter what size or shape you are!) You don't need years of dance training to look super sexy... you just need to know how to work what you've got. I teach easy-to-remember steps and tricks that will give you extra va-voom onstage or in the bedroom. The class will end with a short dance routine suitable for beginners, so wear clothes to move in. This class can be taken barefoot, in high heels, or in sneakers."

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