Join us for this full day of dance workshops teaching the fundamentals of vogue and ballroom in collaboration with VogueYYC!
This series of 6 free workshops will cover the basic elements and history of Vogue and Ballroom, including classes on Vogue Elements, Vogue Femme, Old Way, and other categories as well followed by a social.
Our featured instructors are:
Ralph Escamillan (OA Mother Posh Gvasalia Basquiat)
Adam-Lin Bungag (Father Gvasalia, DJ Gaggged)
Katria Phothong-McKinnon (Mother Katria Gvasalia)
Tony Tran (Tony 007)
Dmitry Ninja (Dmitry Ninja)
Tyrel McKenzie (Tigger 007)
All are welcome to come regardless of gender, sexuality or skill level. Please note that due to the content of these workshops, this event is 16+ only.
- 12:30 PM – 1:30PM – Vogue Elements (Beginner) with Tony
- 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Old Way with Dmitry.
- 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Runway with Ralph
- 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM – Hands with Katria
- 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Vogue Femme (Intermediate/Advanced) with Tyrel
- 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM – Face & Sex Siren with Adam
- 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Social
Registration preferred, drop-in available but with limited spots
This program will take place while Esker Foundation is closed to the public.
Please wear something comfortable that is easy to move in. You are encouraged to bring a water bottle, and knee pads if you have some. You are welcome to bring costumes and looks to try out, if you like!
Appropriated and brought into popular culture by Madonna, and shows like Pose and Legendary, vogue is a dance style, art form and act of resistance that arose in, and was created by, the gay and transgender Black and Latino ballroom cultures in Harlem, NYC. Vogue is named after the famous fashion magazine, and incorporates movements from high fashion poses, ancient Egyptian art, and exaggerated gestures. Ballroom, or ball culture, is a subculture characterized by elaborate pageantry where participants compete in categories such as runway, face, sex siren, hands performance, vogue performance and more; in order to win trophies, prizes and glory. Voguing and ballroom culture is rooted in the freedom, safety and community it provides to LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC folks.
If you are interested to know more about voguing and its history, visit the following sources (from which the brief description above was derived):
Any questions, please contact: [email protected]