"I'm healing myself when I'm voguing."
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The Ballroom Bible: (some) terms explained
Category: Categories are created based on various themes, skills, and techniques. Some are open to all performers to compete in, depending on the type of ball.
Vogue Femme: A dance style that adds a twist to femme queen technique. Execution can be very soft or severe.
Sex Siren: When a competitor walks “sex siren”, the mission is to hit the runway and ooze sex appeal. Showcase your body, your walk, your face. Give it everything you got! The key is to be sensual, not sexual, through tease and suggestion.
New way: New way is a style of vogue that emphasizes rigid movements, contortions, flexibility, tutting, and locking.
Vogue: Vogue is a style of dance originated in Harlem in the 1970s. Vogue began in Riker’s Island prison at a time when straight inmates were separated from their queer counterparts. These mostly Black and Latinx inmates created a game where they would imitate the poses and photos in Vogue magazine, seeing who could best serve the look. Paris Dupree brought this game from Riker’s Island to the clubs, where it became a form of dance celebrated internationally.