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Vogue Femme

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Dogpatch Dance and Yoga

435 23rd Street

Ste 19 (2nd floor of the Storage San Francisco Building)

San Francisco, CA 94107

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Voguing is a modern house dance originating in the late 19802 that evolved out of the Harlem Ballroom scene of the 1960s. It gained mainstream exposure when it was featured in Madonna's icon 1990 song and video"Vogue" and showcased in the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning .

In its modern form, this dance has become a global phenomenon that continues to evolve both stylistically and demographically.

Vogue Femme (or Fem) includes exaggerated feminine movements influenced by ballet, jazz, and modern dance.

There are five elements of voguing:

  • Duckwalk: The duck walk receives its name from the appearance the name references (a duck walking) that involves squatting on your heels and kicking your feet out as you move forward on the beat.
  • Catwalk (or Runway): Catwalking is an exaggerated feminine walk where the legs are crossed over each other, the hips are thrust from side to side, and the hands are thrown forward in opposition to the legs.
  • Hands: In performance, the hands of the performer often told a story. This is the component of performing used to throw shade. For example, miming an expression of horror at the way the opponents face looks.
  • Floorwork: This component demonstrates the competitors' sensuality as they roll, twist, and otherwise move on the ground in such a way as to capture the attention of the judges.
  • Spins and Dips: This is the showiest component of vogue. These are the turns on beat, and the drops to the floor. A spin or dip is only done correctly when it executed with the climax happening on the beat.

Instructor: Shea Mizrahi from the legendary iconic House of Mizrahi

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