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Free After Three: Kiki Lounge Wednesdays

Twysted Miyake-Mugler

Image Courtesy of Twysted Miyake-Mugler

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@ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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@ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a free event

@ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a free event

@ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a free event

@ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a free event
Youth Events

Free After Three: Kiki Lounge Wednesdays

Wednesdays, January 16 - Feburary 13, 2019 4 - 7pm

Want to learn how to vogue dance from the legendary vogue pioneer Twysted Miyake-Mugler  These beginner level workshops will cover the five elements of vogue fem, and end weekly with a ball. The final ball will be performed in Walker Court at the AGO. Kiki’s Lounge encourages anyone who wants their first voguing experience to participate. Anyone is welcome to come regardless of age, sexuality or level.

In partnership with Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance.

Workshop Break Down

Stretch / Warm-Up / Session - 4pm to 4:45pm

Workshop 5pm - 6pm

Kiki Ball 6pm - 7pm

Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance

The mission of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance is to provide LGBT+POC youth opportunities and activities that build positive relationships, strengthen the community-at-large and develop their self-esteem/confidence. We serve the interests of the Community of Toronto by engaging them through means of arts, entertainment, sports, and music. In 2013, we formed a youth leadership council that is open to all members of the TKBA youth community. This gives youth an opportunity to be impactful, by creating programming and developmental strategies that will benefit the entire community. The TKBA is built on leaders who: demonstrate positive peer mentorship skills, and are knowledgeable and passionate about ballroom and community. Although the TKBA is primarily an arts-based grassroots organization, we have established important connections with vital community organizations that serve our community such as Black CAP, Supporting Our Youth & the 519, YouthLine & more! Our leaders are always learning, so our community is always benefitting.

Although our youth are mostly black LGBT youth, our community is absolutely diverse. Citizens and newcomers, cisgender and transgender, queer and questioning, binary and non-binary; all make up the youth of our community. When we are being engaged and doing what we love, we celebrate the differences within. We are not a homogenous community, but we are a community full of unique individuals with unique experiences and lives.

Twysted Miyake-Mugler

Twysted Miyake-Mugler got his start with dance at the age of 8, where he was in a hip hop dance group at Firgrove community centre, in Jane & Finch. This is where he found his passion for movement, and artistic expression. He was introduced to dancehall through a competitive dance group formed by him and his friends called “Dream Team”. At the age of 16, he was introduced to an entirely new form of dance that embraced the femininity of black gay men, something he had never been exposed to before: The art of Vogue.

Twysted began teaching himself how to vogue and connecting with the international ballroom scene. He joined the Canadian House of Monroe as a founding member, and competed at his first ball in July 2008, where he won the “Virgin Vogue” category at Detroit Pride. Since then he has won balls in locally & in Western New York, and is now a Canadian ballroom pioneer organizing balls in Toronto & Montreal. In January 2013, he was inducted into the NYC Iconic House of Miyake-Mugler as the First International member.

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