Black Excellence - The Heartbreakers Ball & Vogue Dance Workshop

Dancer making a heart with her hands while vogueing
Open to U of T students
Event's Start Date
Event's End Date
Athletic Centre, Dance Studio
Clara Benson Building, 320 Huron Street

Join Sport & Rec's Diversity & Equity Team at the U of T Athletic Centre, Dance Studio for...

Black Excellence: The Heartbreakers Ball & Vogue Dance Workshop!

Learn to VOGUE and enjoy a night of EXTRAVAGANZA!

Beginner Vogue Dance Workshop: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The Heartbreakers Ball: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This event will celebrate Blackness and the indispensable contributions of the LGBTQ+ Black urban ballroom community to pop culture and modern dance. In partnership with the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance, this event will feature a beginner vogue dance workshop led by the Legendary House Mother Snoopy from @disneykikihouse, followed by The Heart-breakers Ball - an electrifying extravaganza of pageantry, glamour and vogue dance. There will even be a beginner category for students to compete (for prizes) on the runway. Featuring DJ BlackCat bringing the beats, and the Legendary Twysted Miyake-Mugler (Kiki House of Siriano) commentating.

This event is for U of T students only - you must have a valid T-Card to enter.
The entire event will take place in the Athletic Centre, Dance Studio, located in the Clara Benson Building at 320 Huron Street.


This event is also for members of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance to attend, and to compete in.

Learn more about The Kiki House of Disney:
https://www.instagram.com/disneykikihouse/

Learn more about the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance:
https://www.facebook.com/TorontoKikiBallroom/


VOGUE DANCE WORKSHOP:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Legendary House Mother Snoopy will lead a beginners vogue dance class for all-levels to enjoy. Students will learn the fundamentals of vogue dancing and how to werk it on the runway!

THE HEARTBREAKERS BALL: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Valentine's day is OVAH! Now it's time to break some hearts on the runway.

THE CATEGORIES ARE:

1) Beginner Runway/ Vogue (encouraged for U of T students):
    Must be wearing at least 1 red article of clothing or have one red
    prop.
    Prize: $50 Visa Gift Card for Runway/ $50 Visa Gift Card for Vogue

2) Face:
    Serve us your kissed by a rose, and soft as a petal face. Must
    have a red rose with you on the runway (rose can be artificial)
    Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card

3) Fashion/Runway:
    Must be wearing red heels. Extra points for eleganza!
    Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card

4) Realness – 90s Teen Heart-throb:
    Bring your best 90s teen heart-throb look to the runway from Boyz
    II Men to Lisa Turtle to Stefan Urkel - show us how to break some
    hearts.
    Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card

5) Bizarre – Box of Chocolates
    Swiss Chocolate ain't got nothing on you! Wrap yourself up as the
    most delicious box of chocolates this side of The Alps. 
    Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card
 
6) Performance – Aphrodite & Cupid
    Vogue the house down as the heavenly being you are! Show
    up dressed for the gods.
    Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card

Please note competitors must be fully clothed to compete.

If you are attending the event and require accommodation(s) due to disability, please e-mail robin.waley@utoronto.ca to make appropriate arrangements.