VOGUING BEGINNERS – SUMMER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP WEEK WITH Members of the Iconic House of Saint Laurent
The main focus of this summer intensive workshop week is to provide knowledge and understanding of the complex foundations of Ballroom culture and Voguing as well as a safe space to have fun, using different ballroom tools to express yourself and feel empowered
Each day of the workshop week a different member of the Iconic House of Saint Laurent will be teaching a workshop focusing on different Styles, Categories and Concepts.
Exploring elements such as Posing, Hands performance, Arm control, Duckwalks, Spins & Dips, Catwalks and Floor Performance using basic technique drills, small choreographies and conceptual freestyle exercises.
*Workshops are open for Beginners – no prior dance or voguing experience required
*Feel free to bring your heels for runway or vogue fem
*it is possible to book individual workshops of your interest
WHAT IS BALLROOM?
Ballroom culture dates all the way back to the 1920s New York. It has its roots in the black and latinx drag and trans community. It was created as a safe space to empower these communities. Earlier balls were performances and competitions where gender was impersonated. In the 70s and 80s supermodels and designers served as inspiration, thus leading to the creation of ‘Voguing’ and the establishment of the ‘Ballroom scene’.
Vogue and Ballroom serve as a survival mechanism and a place for self-empowerment. The trauma and discrimination that we face due to race, gender, sexual preference and sexual identity; renders Ballroom and Vogue an essential platform where self-expression, personal identity are encouraged, celebrated and protected.
The complex structures of Houses and Balls serve as a safe and open space for fluid, self-expression and self-discovery, whether it is through dance, fashion or just through the safety of the community.
145 € / 120 € for motion*s members, contract members, professional card, teachers & staff
33 € / 25 € for motion*s members, contract members, professional card, teachers & staff