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Greetings from Camp!

Our mission is to introduce you to different art forms in a safe, low-pressure environment and give you a chance to perform onstage. We’ll be offering a variety of 4, 6, or 8-week sessions in the heart of Lakeview from professionals that you know and love - including burlesque, bellydance, clowning, sensuality and fitness.  Whether you’re getting your groove back or adding some drama for the first time, you can do it with creativity, self-expression, and confidence!


Classes will be held at the Newport Theater in both their mirrored dance rehearsal room and the theater space, which features a sprung dance floor and projection screen capability, depending on class size/subject. Classes are open to all humans of all identities. 

Note: The Newport Theater is located up one flight of stairs with no elevator. All students are required to comply with Newport's safety policy.  QUESTIONS? Write to us at:



Burlesque Level 1

Difficulty Level: 

Min 5; Max 12 Participants

Instructor: Eva La Feva (she/her)

8 Week Session  

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm

June 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22

Bump, grind, strut and strip in a fun, safe, and accepting environment!  Learn the basics of burlesque while creating an original group act with killer choreography! This class is for newbies, non-dancers, or anyone looking to add a little sparkle into their life (no dance experience required!) Students who complete the full 8-week session will have an opportunity to perform for a live audience following the final class!



Difficulty Level: 

Min 5; Max 12 Participants

Instructor: Raks Geek (they/them)

8-week session  

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm

July 5, 12, 19, 26; Aug 2, 9, 16, 23


Move like lightning, with precision - and then melt into liquid. Choose to have bones only when you want them!


Join the dancers of the internationally-acclaimed Raks Geek for an introduction to a modern, fusion dance style that combines elements from hip hop, flamenco, jazz, classical Indian dance, ballet, and more with a foundation of movement from the Middle East. Your teachers have performed from Argentina to the UK!


No dance experience necessary. All genders and bodies encouraged. Students who complete the full 8-week session will have an opportunity to perform for a live audience in a theater following the final class.



Burlesque Level 2

Difficulty Level: 

Min 5; Max 12 Participants

Instructor: Willy Laqueue (he/him)

8-week session  

Wednesdays  7-8:30pm

July 6, 13, 20, 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

Ready for something harder, faster, and sexier? Level up with this intermediate burlesque class.  Learn more advanced choreography, costuming, and stage technique.  Some dance experience required or successful completion of previous burlesque classes. Students who complete the full 8-week session will have an opportunity to perform for a live audience following the final class.


Clowning Level 3

Difficulty Level: 

Min 5; Max 12 Participants

Instructors: Hot Clown Company

6-week session. Sundays 11am-2:00pm

June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This SIX-WEEK COURSE Led by Lecoq-trained instructor Thomas Wynne, this “clownservatory” master class is not for the faint of heart. Rather than following a set structure, it will be highly variable, ebbing and flowing based on the level of each student. Because of this, you are free to retake the class as many times as you’d like. It will be different every time. Clown is a continuous training process that is ever-changing and adaptable. Your clown will be dragged through the mud so you can face your emotions, push your physical level, and find true vulnerability on stage. This class is for living in the moment and finding what is funny, so check your ego at the door and leave everything on the floor. Clown is not about you—it’s about the audience. 



Sensual movement
4-week Miniseries!

Difficulty Level: 

Instructor: Elle Du Jour

4-Week Miniseries

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm

August 9, 16, 23, 30

Does not culminate in a final performance.

Newport Theater Camp presents: A Sensual Movement Miniseries with Elle Du Jour!

Sensual movement is all about embodying the senses to portray a feeling. Take what you’ve learned from previous Newport Theater Camp classes (or on your own) and get ready to get sensual with it! In this miniseries, you’ll learn sensual choreography and techniques to temp, titillate, and tease.


Whether you’re someone that just wants to get in touch with their sexy side, or you’re an aspiring burlesque performer, you’ll fall in love with moving deeply, intentionally, and confidently into your sensual self. Taught by Dancer, Burlesque Artist, and sensuality expert Elle Du Jour.


This is an open-level 1.5 hour movement class, where all bodies and expressions are welcome. Content will change weekly, so that each class is a fresh take on sensual movement. This class does not culminate in a final performance.

  • $25 per class as a drop-in or...

  • $20 per class with pre-registration for all four weeks ($80 total)


We are offering three scholarships for Session 3 -

  • A POC-specific scholarship;  

  • A scholarship for first-time campers who identify as trans, non-binary, or gender non-conforming; 

  • And a general scholarship open to everyone.