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Embrace your inner goddess

New York, United States

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Experience hosted by Maryann

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience a day dedicated to your inner goddess in the spirit of a 1920s icon- Josephine Baker. There'll be a short meet and greet when you first arrive. Class will start promptly after that where we let our feathers fly in a pleasurable, fun burlesque dance lesson. The lesson will be 30 minutes of seductive moves you can use anywhere! The class is taught by Perle Noire, an inspiring black woman and founder of the legendary burlesque company House of Noire. After we're done (and you've worked up an appetite!), we get on the train one stop to Chez Josephine. There, we celebrate with a nourishing dinner and rich conversation about our figure’s glamorous life, and how she can be an everyday inspiration. You will learn the power of pleasure to heal, connect, and transform almost anyone.
Other things to note
You are responsible for your own dinner and drink charges
Bring metrocard
Dress in comfortable clothes for moderate movement in burlesque class and restaurant dinner; there will be no time to change.
Experience a day dedicated to your inner goddess in the spirit of a 1920s icon- Josephine Baker. There'll be a short meet and greet when you first arrive. Class will start promptly after that where we let our feathers fly in a pleasurable, fun burlesque dance lesson. The lesson will be 30 minutes of seductive moves you can use anywhere! The class is taught by Perle Noire, an inspiring black woman and founder of the legendary burlesque company H…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    You will receive a complimentary glass of champagne at dinner.
  • Tickets
    Class taught by a professional burlesque teacher
From $69
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Maryann

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 3 Reviews
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I visited Josephine Baker's home in 2008 as inpiration for a new book. I grabbed a last-minute trip to Paris to find out how she became one of the world's most famous women. Josephine lives in all my female heroines. She is an embodiment of freedom, and her legacy still lives here in NYC. Along with being a published author (St. Martins Press), I'm also an instructor of self-empowerment courses.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at a Pearl Studios at 500 Eith Ave bet W. 35 and W 36th Sts for our fun, sexy, burlesque dance lesson by House of Noire. Next we hop on the train, and have dinner at the legendary Chez Josephine restaurant.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Em
December 2017
Incredible me and my friend came into it excited, but it was better than I could’ve ever imagined! Maryann and Perle were so kind and warm.
Rosheda
October 2017
I had a good time in the burlesque class. I thought Id be tired and sweaty but I wasnt. I wore comfortable clothes and moved effortlessly. I was especially in love with the “pop” move Perle showed us us and the added boas Maryann brought us that we used during the dancing, it added a certain sexy I can’t explain. She is definitely gifted in her work. Maryann was such a hoot, I love her energy. When we got to the restaurant it was crowded. However, we got 110% excellent service. The experience explains that everyone pays their own meal. Welp. I didn't have to pay because we were comped by the restaurant. But the meal was so good, I would have happily paid. I never been to anything like this or heard of Josephine Baker
I had a good time in the burlesque class. I thought Id be tired and sweaty but I wasnt. I wore comfortable clothes and moved effortlessly. I was especially in love with the “pop”…
Arlene
October 2017
Before I arrived at the experience I was feeling tired from a long week at work. It started with Maryann and Perle introducing themselves and explaining exactly what we’d be in for! It was inspiring to hear that I could do far more than I thought imaginable. Let’s just say I fell in love with my hips again. I did some sexy, sensual fun moves to some of my favorite songs. We even had a chance to demo what we learned by taking individual turns sashaying our new moves. We then boarded the train to Chez Josephine where the handsome owner Manuel greeted us and sat us upstairs. About an hour in, he asked us to move to another table because the restaurant was overcrowded. And it was this place was popular! We decided to sit at the bar and the best thing happened. The restaurant comped our entire meal and dessert for everyone and sent endless bubbly. This is on top of the champagne that Maryann already included in the Experience! Can you imagine a free French dinner in the heart of Times Square? This was the cherry on top. What an experience indeed. Thank you Maryann for showing us a cool night on the town and making me feel like myself again.
Before I arrived at the experience I was feeling tired from a long week at work. It started with Maryann and Perle introducing themselves and explaining exactly what we’d be in for…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Metrocard

Questions!