Private Sideshow lessons @ VA Burlesque Fest!


This year at the inaugural Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, Mab Just Mab, DC’s Own Sideshow Girl, will be offering private lessons in the traditional sideshow arts. This is a very rare opportunity, and usually by invite only. SATURDAY ONLY!

She is offering three 50 minute private lessons where you can study ONE of the following traditional sideshow arts.
– glass walking
– bed of nails
– straitjacket/rope escape
– traps
– fire eating
– even blockhead! (disclaimer, not every human is anatomically compatible with blockhead. If you are not, you have your option of another feat!)

* Please specify which discipline you would like to learn when you sign up.

It’s only $70 per session.

Available times:
11am – 11:50am
12pm – 12:50pm
1pm – 1:50pm

If you have more than one person in your group who wants to learn, we can allow up to 3 people per private, but only if they are learning the same skill.
$60 each for two students
$50 each for three students

The private lessons will be held at Illumination Dance Studio
(Lower Level at Dogtown Dance Theater)
109 W 15th St #104, Richmond, Virginia 23224

Contact Mab via email ( or Facebook ( if you have any questions or special requests.


  • First session: 11am – 11:50am SOLD OUT!

  • Second session: 12pm – 12:50pm – SOLD OUT!

  • Third Session: 1pm – 1:50pm SOLD OUT!