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Heather Steeves

Heather Steeves tries to do things that are fun -- and only things that are fun. So far that's included stilt walking, roller derby and cross-country road trips in her Saturn.

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Posted: July 1, 2014

Free burlesque class on Wednesday, you sexy thing

Written by: Heather Steeves

Get in touch with your sultry self. Red Hot & Ladylike Dance Studio is offering a free introduction to burlesque class 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9. Usually classes are $15.

“It’s for beginners, so you don’t need any dance experience,” said Miss E, the owner of Red Hot & Ladylike. “Just come in with an open mind. It’s not a hardcore workout. It’s about feeling good about the body that you have.”

Photo courtesy of Red Hot and Ladylike.

Photo courtesy of Red Hot and Ladylike.

Currently, Miss E has students ages 21-64.

“Burlesque is all about women empowerment and loving your body the way it is. Sometimes the word burlesque scares women, they think strip tease. But sometimes leaving things to the imagination is sexier than letting it all hang out,” she said. “I like doing things like this to get new people in. The scariest thing for women is coming through the front door. Soon it’s all fun and games and people think, ‘why did I wait so long to come in?'”

What to know if you go:

-You don’t have to take your clothes off.
-You don’t need to know how to dance. At all.
-All body types welcome.
-Wear comfy workout clothes.
-Wear heels if you want to. Wear sneakers if you want to.
-Burlesque is an art. Sure, it looks quirky, fun and naughty, but once you get into it you learn the rich history, style and comedy in the dance form.

 The dance studio is at 509 Forest Avenue, Suite 1. | 899-4422 

For more information, visit

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