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SpeakEasy Noir

Archetypal Play, Creative Prompts, Mind-Body Rituals. Enchantments. Healing Arts.

Extreme parody. Emotional storytelling. Extravagant reveals.

SpeakEasy Noir is a mind-body wellness practice and immersive movement experience for intensely sensuous and deeply curious souls. Explore power, pleasure and play through sensual movement, erotic expression, burlesque, pole dance, freestyle flow, and creative healing arts.

“I would do this work, this gorgeous, delicious body work, again and again and again… because while it let me express my sexuality in ways that I absolutely relish, it also taught me something about the intrinsic nature of me, of human beings, of sensuality and expression.” 

— BROOKE ARCENEAUX, Author & Digital Creative

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Cycle of gratitude to Shay Au Lait for guiding me back into my body. for allowing me to be too much in a world that often forces me to be small.

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  • Classes (drop-in & series, 75 to 90 mins)
  • Workshops (2 – 4 hours)
  • Immersions (1 – 4 days)
  • Teacher Training (3 days or 12 weeks virtually)
  • Retreats (3 – 10 days)
  • Group Parties (Hen, Boudoir, Burlesque, Pole, Custom)
  • Productions (Live Events, Burlesque & Variety, and Theatrical Shows)


  • Online Boutique (curated with sensual products for living a SpeakEasy Noir life.)
  • SpeakEasy Noir Online Sessions (Evening Erotics, Moving Meditation, Simmer Downs, Pole Swirls & Privates)
  • Digital Content – Members Only
  • Self-Paced Digital and Virtual Courses


SpeakEasy Noir presents burlesque as a mind-body wellness practice focused on breath, expression, play, body wellness, intention and fun! Whether you’re taking SpeakEasy Noir burlesque dance classes for the stage, for fitness, for fun, for yourself or for private affairs, discover the extravagant, dramatic and emotional range of your storytelling, striptease and subtext.

SpeakEasy Noir pole dance classes are a method of instruction focused on fluidity, flow, sensuality, musicality and creative emotional expression. Our pole classes are structured around light choreo sequences and theatrical prompts which also include movement on and around the pole, floor work and spins. We progressively challenge your body strength, flexibility and coordination as we build a solid foundation of movement vocabulary utilizing pole dance techniques.

Sensual Movement. Erotic Expression. Burlesque & Pole Dance Freestyle.

We’ve led movement workshops in the most sacred and pleasure-filled spaces, such as a queer tantric monastery in the mountains of South Carolina at the Touch & Play Festival; at a yoga resort in the Nosara jungle of Costa Rica at the Soul Fire Retreat, as well as wellness, dance and fitness studios along the East Coast including Lululemon.

Are you looking to bring SpeakEasy Noir to your community?

We’ve taught classes & workshops at the following events, studios and festivals:

The Fit Factory • Movement Lab • Lululemon Baltimore • The Mythic Masculine • Touch&Play Emerging Seeds • Touch&Play Earthdance • MadameNoire • Soul Fire: Embodied Movement Retreat • CREATE Retreats • Touch&Play Transmutations