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Vogue with Pride

Join HIM for this pre-pride Vogue 2 day dance series to experience the history of Vogue/Ballroom, and to learn some new moves to take to the dance floor this pride!


Our facilitator Ralph Escamillan, aka ‘Posh’ Gvasalia Basquiat, will teach you the basic 5 Vogue-Femme elements: Hands, Catwalk, Duckwalk, Spin/Dips, Floor. These fundamental elements are key to Vogue-Femme performance, making this class perfect for both beginners and first time dancers to the form.

Sessions are held July 23, and 24th from 1-230pm. When you register, you are signing up for a 2 day session as the material builds up over the 2 days.

To attend the in-person session at Scotia Bank Dance Studio:
You are kindly asked to register to attend the in-person session at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vogue-with-pride-tickets-379339293037


The facilitator Ralph, has been in the Ballroom Scene since 2014 – opening his own Kiki House of Gvasalia and is also in the Mainstream House of Basquiat.  The founder and Artistic/Executive Director of the non-profit organization VanVogueJam, Ralph shares his passion for Vogue/Ballroom culture at his weekly pay-what-you-can classes and vogue balls, acting as a beacon for the queer dance form in Western Canada. Ralph’s histories coming from street, commercial, and contemporary dance – is encapsulated in his class, creating his unique teaching perspective. Most notably his influence from Vogue/Ballroom culture, he acknaweldges the Black, Latinx, Trans, and Queer communites that founded these forms.


More info about Posh and the Vancouver Ballroom Scene at www.vanvoguejam.com

This group is open to self-identified men (trans, cis, and other men), two-spirit and non-binary folks who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (for any reason – including for work).


July 24
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free or by Donation
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Scotiabank Dance Centre
677 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2G6 Canada
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HIM honours the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the territories of many nations on the west coast of Turtle Island, on whose unceded and stolen land we live and work. As uninvited inhabitants, we acknowledge that this space is and always will be Indigenous land.

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