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Kiki Lounge Wednesdays: TKBA Vogue School

Vogue Dance Class Photo

Image courtesy of Legendary Father Twysted Siriano

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Youth Events

Kiki Lounge Wednesdays: TKBA Vogue School

Wednesdays, April 5 − May 10, 4 − 6:30 pm
Weston Family Learning Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario

Learn to vogue dance with Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance. These beginner-level workshops will cover the five elements of vogue fem, ending each week with a ball. Kiki’s Lounge encourages anyone who wants their first voguing experience to participate. All are welcome!

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. In 2013, it formed a youth leadership council that is open to all members of the TKBA youth 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, it established important connections with vital community organizations that serve our community such as Black CAP, Supporting Our Youth, The 519, YouthLine and more!

Legendary Father Twysted Siriano is a house founder, house father, teacher, activist, advocate and emissary of Canadian ballroom. Founder of the kiki house of Siriano, and Canadian/Midwest Father of the Iconic New York-based House of Miyake-Mugler, he’s competed, walked, hosted and taught across North America throughout his voguing career stretching over a decade. Twysted is also the founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance and a consultant for the MTL Kiki Ballroom Alliance & Capital City Kiki Ballroom Alliance (Ottawa), organizations that work towards introducing youth to ballroom culture in safe space, alcohol-free environments, including workshop nights at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Montréal’s Never Apart and the University of Ottawa. Other work includes his involvement with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, disseminating information and building networks amongst QPOC people. In January of 2021, he launched “The Plot Twyst” to share pieces of his life to the world.

For requests for Verbal Description, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and/or live captioning for online and onsite programming, please provide three weeks notice in advance of the event date. The AGO will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than three weeks notice. Please note that automated captioning is available for all online programs. For onsite visits, the AGO offers these supports for an accessible visit. Please contact us to make a request for these or other accessibility accommodations. Learn more about accessibility at the AGO.


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