DANCE BELT gets into the groove. Dixie celebrates her 85th in style.

As summer days begin to get the tiniest bit shorter and the long, lazy vacations of Labor Day weekend become a distant memory, there’s still some juicy burlesque news to report:

Beginning September 15, DANCE BELT USA (yes, the oh-so-nimble Pop-Culture Movement featuring Waxie Moon, Lou Henry Hoover, Inga Ingénue, and Ruby Mimosa) tackles one of the most sublime and original showgirls of the modern era- Madonna. It’s about time someone had a little fun with the Material Girl’s moves and gave credit where credit is due.

And on the first day, there was Madonna. (Photo by Steven Meisel)

Here’s the basics:

Century Ballroom & DANCE BELT Present:

DANCE BELT Loves Madonna: A Music Video Choreography Class Series

No single female pop star has been idolized, imitated, loved or hated as much as the one and only Madonna! Dance Belt proudly pays homage to the trail-blazing Material Girl with their all-new class series featuring the ’80s-tastic moves from her best dance videos.

Thursdays 7:30 – 9pm. September 15 – October 20, 2011
West Hall in Oddfellows Building, 915 E Pine Street on 2nd floor, Seattle
$20 drop-in; $80 for 5-class series ($75 for early registration!)
Register at

Learn the choreography to Madonna’s best classic dance videos with DANCE BELT!

* Sept 15: “Lucky Star”
* Sept 22: “Holiday”
* Sept 29: “Open Your Heart”
* (Oct 6: NO CLASS)
* Oct 13: “Express Yourself”
* Oct 20: “Vogue”

DANCE BELT, “Seattle’s Best Dance Class” (Seattle Magazine, 2010) and “The Best Way to Unleash Your Inner Diva” (Seattle Weekly, 2010), is a burlesque/dance super-group comprised of Waxie Moon, Inga Ingénue, Lou Henry Hoover (aka Ricki Mason), and Ruby Mimosa!


In Las Vegas burlesque news, Legend Dixie Evans celebrated her 85th birthday at the Royal Resort on September 3. Guests included Tempest Storm, Kitten Natividad, Shannon Doah, and many others including Seattle’s own Miss Indigo Blue, Angie Pontani, and Kitten on the Keys.

Check out the full story in the Las Vegas Sun HERE, as well as tons of great photos from Denise Truscello:

Happy birthday to burlesque legend Dixie Evans! (Photo by Denise Truscello/

~ by angrytruffle on 09/07/2011.

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