This weekend, Vitality Fitness & Dance Studio is taking over the Theatre Cedar Rapids stage with Burlesque Fest....You had me at hello.

Cat Cantrill, owner of the Vitality studio in Cedar Rapids told hoopla, "this event is a life changer not only for the women on stage, but also for those who come to the show." Nearly 80 women from the Corridor will be performing the art of burlesque, which Cantrill said helps women "build their confidence and start loving their bodies again."

I had the pleasure of working with Danielle Colby on the show American Pickers. She was a blast to hang out while we were filming. Danielle is also burlesque dancer, I learned a lot from her about the art form of burlesque. It's all pretty cool.

Danny from American Pickers

If you are looking for strippers that will give you a lap dance, burlesque isn't for you. Burlesque is the ART of the strip tease. The performers wear amazing costumes, do creative skit like shows, and take you back to a classier time.

Definition of burlesque: A theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous often earthy character consisting of short turns, comic skits, and sometimes striptease acts.

Check out the show this weekend. For more information you can visit or call (319) 366-8591. See you at the show!

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