Voguing is a dance style that has its roots in the queer, people of color-dominated "ballroom" subculture in New York City. But voguing is much more than a dance: it is a way to find and present yourself and your community through dance and art.

After voguing disappeared from the cultural mainstream at the end of the 90s, it has experienced a renaissance in recent years. No wonder, because voguing is a lot of fun and promotes self-confidence and physical control. An integral part of the voguing subculture are the so-called "balls", in which the members of the "houses", family-like communities, compete against each other in various categories. It's about attitude, the best moves and outfits, but also about mutual recognition, respect and empowerment.

In our voguing courses, students learn and deepen the basics of the most important voguing styles, such as runway, catwalk, hands and face. Rehearsals are usually on Tuesdays from 18:30 p.m. to 21:00 p.m. in the Freiraum Hardenbergstraße. Registration takes place at the beginning of the semester the event calendar. Once a semester there is also an open voguing session that is similar to the process and structure of a voguing ball or a Kiki function and in which students can run and battle different categories.

Our voguing courses are led by activists from the Berlin ballroom scene: Christopher Saint Laurent and Victoria Markiewicz aka LaToria Arise.

Curious? Then come on, Vogue!

Impressions of the Voguing Shows 2020

Impressions of the Voguing Shows 2019