Join us on Wednesday January 21st during Hot Springs for a special feature welcoming the sexy ladies of Brass Vixens! From 9:30pm-10:30pm, there will be a pole dance performance on the main floor by two amazing instructors along with some basic lessons on general technique. Everyone is welcome to attend, observe and/or participate!
The Rivoli is staging a series of Burlesque nights on the first Wednesday of every month. Tickets will run you a measly $10.00 at the door. Doors open at 8:00PM, show starts at 9:00PM. The next show is March 5th.
While modern stripping did develop from Burlesque, it's more of a fun 'wink-wink, nudge-nudge' kind of time, not a grinding on your lap night. On the plus side, even the most prudish girlfriends or wives should get a kick out of this kind of show.
Before strippers there were Burlesque dancers. These dancers blurred the lines between performance art and obscenity laws.
Dancers would travel far and wide performing their shows, and were considered big names in the industry, and would perform at such locations in Toronto like Victory Burlesque at Spadina and Dundas.
These shows are nothing like modern day strip clubs, but are more like stage shows designed to titillate the customer while still obeying the laws of the time.