Open-to-all Kiki at Dance Base


Dance Base x Vogue Scotland x LGBT Youth Scotland
Sunday 10 February | 13.00 – 15.00 | Ages 13+ |
Pay What You Can | Advanced booking advised

Calling all QTIPOC and LGBTQ people!

In celebration of LGBT History Month and Dance Base becoming the first Scottish arts organisation to be awarded the LGBT Silver Charter Mark, the Scottish chapter of Kiki House of Tea will host a special open-to-all practice Kiki event.

No experience is needed. It doesn’t matter if you’ve attended a practice or a ball before, if you’re a secret bedroom voguer, or a force on the runway; if you want to learn about the kiki scene in Scotland and experience a taste of a vogue ball, this is for you!

There will be open practice time, just like the monthly open-to-all practices held at Dance Base, before we set up to have a Kiki – a bit like a ball, but just for fun!

We’ll have local DJs Sarra Wild and Fran.K Tea, commentator Prince Candy Elijah Tea on the mic, and sitting on the panel; Bronze Old Navy (Prodigy), Cai Tea (Revlon) and Bam Bam Mulan (007).

If you’re totally new to the ballroom and kiki scene and just want to learn what it’s all about, we want you to come in your favourite outfit, form a supportive audience, chant along and have loads of fun!

If you have a little more experience and you’ve been practising your elements, and feel you want to try walking a ball in an informal, supportive environment, we want you to come along with an outfit that makes you feel like a force to be reckoned with!

We’ll cover any categories that people would like to walk, and all categories are open to everyone, including Fashion, Realness and Performance (Voguing) categories.

The event is open to all, meaning it’s an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone, even if you’ve never been to a practice or ball before. This is a safe, no-pressure space for people of all backgrounds and experience, disabled and non-disabled. We want you to discover Ballroom, discover yourself, and most importantly, have loads of fun!!

To register click here.

Other events as part of our celebration include:

Introduction to House & Ball Culture talk before the Kiki from 12.00 – 13.00.

Introduction to Old Way practice with Bronze Old Navy (Prodigy) on Saturday 9 February, 17:30 – 19.00.

Following the Kiki, there will be a break with light food served from Social Bite and time to change, followed by a performance of:

147Hz Can’t Pass by Activising for Change from 16.00 – 16.50
a calculated mess of movement, energy, spoken word and slam-style poetry – a celebration of queer experience and an introduction through person not definition to trans non-binary gender identity.

Access: Dance Base has level access and is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to studios, changing rooms, showers, and accessible bathrooms.­­­­­­­­­ All changing rooms and bathrooms will be gender neutral. There will also be a Quiet Space available to everyone throughout the day.

BSL interpretation for the day will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Please get in touch if you have any access requirements or questions.We’ll see you on the floor! x

The Kiki House of Tea is an international family and part of the Kiki scene, a subculture within the Ballroom scene focusing on LGBT youth. The Kiki House of Tea was founded by Overall Father Jay Jay Revlon in London, with members across the UK, Europe and Canada.

Vogue Scotland is the Scotland based ballroom community and online platform for the community to find each other, connect and support ballroom events. Follow the Vogue Scotland Facebook page for more updates and to say hello!

LGBT Youth Scotland provides quality youth work to LGBTI young people and works in partnership for LGBTI equality and human rights.


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