amateurlesque official promo video
Amateurlesque was started in 2016, a brainchild of Spike as a way to raise money for his Pelotonia ride. After years of dating a burlesque performer the bug had bitten him and he couldn't hear a song that he liked without envisioning it as a number. Spike decided to take a leap and ask others to join him. The annual show features first time performers trained by Columbus' top award winner burlesque dancers. Performers volunteer their time, while ticket sales and silent auction proceeds go to cancer research via The James. In the last three years Spike has raised over $20,000, a large portion thanks to the many people and businesses that have given to this show.