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Vogue Dancing with Kiki Ballroom Dance Alliance

image of Twysted Miyake-Mugler

Image by Alison Slattery © Fierté Montreal + Gerard X Reyes at Bain Mathieu

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Vogue Dancing with Kiki Ballroom Dance Alliance

Wednesdays, January 15 - March 4, 2020, 4 - 7 pm

Want to learn how to vogue dance from the legendary vogue pioneer Twysted? 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 to come regardless of age, sexuality or level.

In partnership with Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance.

 

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 and more! Our leaders are always learning, so our community is always benefitting.

Twysted Miyake-Mugler got his start with dance at the age of eight, when he was in a hip hop dance group at Firgrove Learning & Innovation Community Centre in the Jane and Finch area. 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.

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