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VOGUE OTA

  • DissTorsion 372 Ste Catherine W, Suite 122 Montreal, QC Canada (map)

You’ll learn the three styles of vogue (Femme, New Way, Old Way) and find out about ball culture too - both how it was first created by LGBTQ people of colour in Harlem and the new scene in Montreal. Rigorous warm ups to increase your stamina, strength and flexibility. Drills to develop your lines, coordination, rhythm and musicality. Class will end with a guided freestyle or a combination. Come get ready to walk the next ball or to enjoy in a spirit of community.

THURSDAYS
Nov 8 - Dec 13
7:00 – 8:30pm

DissTorsion Studios
372 Saint-Catherine St W. #122, Montréal
métro: Place-des-arts

DROP IN PRICES :
$10 – First class SPECIAL
$19 – drop in
$17 – students / pro artists / low income
$12 – UQAM students

CLASS CARDS*
$90 for 5 classes
$80 for 5 classes – students / pro artists / low income
*all cards valid until 6 months after start date

2 WAYS TO PAY:
1. Pay in cash at the door
2. Send an e-transfer to gerardxreyes@gmail.com

For my bio: gerardxreyes.com/bio

Gerard Reyes is a choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Montreal. Gerard’s work seeks both to draw mainstream attention to the underrepresented and to promote pleasure, social inclusion and individual agency.

As a dancer, Gerard has worked with internationally-renowned choreographers including including Jérôme Bel, Benoît Lachambre, Luther Brown and Marie Chouinard. In 2013, Gerard studied with legendary voguers including Archie Burnett, Javier and Benny Ninja, Danielle Polanco and Amazon Leiomy. In 2017 Gerard established a ballroom scene in Montreal for LGBTQ+ youth through teaching weekly vogue classes and organizing kiki balls.  He is dedicated to teaching vogue to people of all skill levels because he believes in its unique potential to empower everyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation and dance proficiency. 

Questions? Write Gerard on Messenger or at gerardxreyes@gmail.com

FRANCAIS:

Vous apprendez les trois styles de vogue (Femme, New Way, Old Way) et vous apprendrez à propos de la ‘ball culture’- à la fois comment elle a été créée par les personnes racisées LGBTQ à Harlem et la nouvelle scène à Montréal. Des échauffements rigoureux augmenteront votre endurance, votre force et votre souplesse. Des exercices vous aideront à développer vos lignes, votre coordination, votre rythme et votre musicalité. La classe se terminera par un freestyle guidé ou une combinaison. Venez vous préparer pour "walk" dans le prochain bal ou juste pour vous amuser dans l'esprit de communauté.

Earlier Event: November 22
VOGUE OTA
Later Event: December 6
VOGUE OTA