Burlesque in NYC: Classes and shows this fall

Burlesque is an increasingly popular art form in New York City. Want to catch a show by some of the best in the business — like Dita Von Teese or Angie Pontani? Below is a round-up of some of the burlesque shows coming up soon. Bonus: Scroll down for a list of places around town where you can take your own burlesque dancing classes.

Upcoming NYC burlesque shows:

‘Strip, Strip, Hooray!’

Burlesque star Dita Von Teese is coming to The Gramercy Theater with her burlesque variety show “Strip, Strip, Hooray!” Audiences will be entertained with four of Von Teese’s most impressive performances, including “Bird of Paradise,” where she is perched inside a posh gilded Victorian birdcage dressed in feathers. $40 general admission; Sept. 30-Oct. 4, www.stripstriphooray.com

New York Burlesque Festival

Thirsty Girl & Pontani Productions present the 11th annual New York Burlesque Festival, which iscelebrating over a decade of glitter and glamour in Gotham.” There will be more than 120 performances by burlesque and variety entertainers from all over the world. $10-$70, Sept. 26-Sept. 29, www.thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com

Coney Island Spectacular

Gotham Burlesque promises “15 unique and thrilling acts” such as the hula-hooping Miss Saturn and chanteuse Grace Gotham. $39 general admission, plus a two-drink minimum; Oct. 5, www.gothambburlesque.com

‘Eager to Lose’

Ars Nova’s “Eager to Lose” is a burlesque play about the club Tim Tam Room, the club’s crown jewel Tansy, who announces her imminent departure, and the club’s MC who is left holding his heart in his hands. Tickets are $10 Oct. 9-12, $20 Oct. 16-19, $30 Oct. 20-Nov. 2; www.arsnovanyc.com

Try it yourself! NYC burlesque classes:

The New York School of Burlesque offers a range of classes, from 1940s burlesque style to neo-burlesque, chair dance classes and ultimate self-confidence classes. www.schoolofburlesque.com

Brown Girls Burlesque promises that you will “have a blast exploring your sensuality, telling your story and just being downright hot and saucy” at Peeling into Burlesque classes in Bed-Stuy. www.browngirlsburlesque.com/classes

Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp, located in Chelsea, combines aerobics, strength training, ballet and yoga with the burlesque art of the tease. www.burlesquebikinibootcamp.com


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

NHL

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump…

NHL video highlights & analysis: Red Wings dump Bruins in Game 1

MLB

MLB video highlights: Orioles top Red Sox, 8-4…

John Lackey roughed up for second straight outing

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.