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Typical dance "traps" and how to avoid them for a beginner dancer

Dear readers, we are back on the air! We apologize for the long absence - teaching has now been added to the usual training, trips and competitions, so the blog has temporarily faded into the background. But now everything has more or less entered a stable phase and we promise to regularly tell a lot of interesting things again!

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In the dance environment, we have long been surprised by several things that, at first glance, are quite different, but, as it seems to us, have a common root.

1. People who have been dancing for years but never grow or progress. For years they make the same figures, for years they make the same mistakes, and often really correctable ones. And it’s good when a person really realizes and admits himself: yes, my level is low, but this is enough to have a good time / do dancing as a physical education / communicate and hang out / etc, so I’m not going to change anything, I’m already good - this is a position, although not approved by us (since such a person is unlikely to bring joy and pleasure in dancing to someone other than himself - partners and partners love to dance with those who dance well, and the audience likes to look at those who do it beautifully ), but honest and adequate. But there are also those who are offended and upset with surprise when, for example, in the camps they are once again selected for a low level or they begin to be refused at parties.

2. Couples who can't get out of C and B classes for years . Despite the fact that, as far as we know, among the competitors there are not and cannot be people with an honest position from the first paragraph (“I feel good anyway”), because if you go out to dance in public, then you do it for others, and you want to be liked by others, and even more so in competitions - after all, this word itself implies a desire to become better, grow, win, achieve success.
These couples can even train and work regularly and quite a lot, but still do not get out of the lower classes. They seem to be moving in the wrong direction, doing the wrong thing... And they can blame anyone and anything for this (from bad genetics and an unlucky star to judges), but not themselves. As a result, there often comes a moment when such a couple cannot stand it and quits competing, explaining this in different ways: from us "not given" to "the judges did not understand us", or, worse, stop dancing altogether.

3. Couples who, having won prizes in C and B classes, quit competing or dancing in general . And simply, satisfied with themselves, showing off their cups of the lower classes to their mother and grandmother, they calmly degrade or turn into people from the first point. They are scared and they do not see a real prospect and opportunity to develop, they think something like "oh well, main class, we will never be able to do this, this is unrealistic." Although it is real and how!

4. Girls who for many years cannot (rather, they say that they cannot) find a partner for training and performances and believe that the only problem is that there are simply no partners . And, for example, when some partner, maybe weaker in level, offers them to train after all, they refuse and continue to “suffer”. (By the way, there are such cases with partners, just much less often for obvious reasons).

5. People who quit dancing because something bad/difficult to do in class, or worse/slower than others.

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Of course, in all these problems, the main fault lies, in fact, with the owners of these problems, because with such approach, it is generally unlikely to achieve something and become someone in any field, not only in dancing, and dancing itself has nothing to do with it, but still there are still some nuances that became especially noticeable to us when we began to lead regular groups and communicate with a large number of beginner dancers from their own groups and groups of other teachers. Namely: many of these problems might not have happened, or they would have been more rare and less serious (and now, as it is easy to see, having been in our community for a short time, they are very large-scale and pull down and back not only competitive team, but also all the boogie-woogie community) if

- such things would not be socially approved and not encouraged (to dance social you can dance poorly, it's okay, you need to enjoy and positive, and social is the main thing, competitions are for "especially gifted", as well as "fufu athletes").
- teachers from the very beginning and regularly would tell their students that in order to develop, be successful, dance well, it is very desirable and important from the very beginning to think about such things as:

1. Need find yourself a dance partner to train and grow together. Not necessarily with a view to competition, just to work together, as in our dances most of the work is done in pairs.
The fact is that any group lesson is just a set of exercises that you need to work out for no reason for five to ten minutes in a lesson, they need to be practiced regularly and for much longer - all high-level teachers and dancers know this. But it is obvious that devoting a whole lesson to this is stupid and pointless, everyone can do it on their own and at a convenient time for themselves in self-training. As well as figures and movements, for the assimilation of which an individual amount of time and effort is needed, which is impossible in the classroom - the group moves at a certain average pace and the teachers do not have the opportunity to wait until everyone succeeds perfectly - everyone should take care of this too.
Thus, the group lesson does not lead to the final goal, it only provides a set of exercises, topics, ideas for self-training . And in order to master the material of the lesson one hundred percent, everyone needs an individual amount of time and effort, but absolutely for everyone, no matter how gifted you are, this time is much more than the time of the lesson itself!

Why is it necessary to look for a couple at once? Firstly, because already from the very beginning there is something to do together and the sooner you start it, the faster and more efficiently the development will go. Secondly, because this way the dance growth will be more intense, and it will start to turn out faster from the very beginning, there are more chances to quickly figure out if you like it or not, whether you want to do it or not, and if you want, there will be much more prospects and opportunities. Thirdly, because later it will be more difficult. It is most convenient to do this with a person who has begun to study in a group.

2. Self-training is required.
Ideally, when teachers have their own self-study, and preferably after the lesson, where their students can repeat the material studied, and the teachers themselves can suggest something (we, for example, have an hour for this after the end of the continuing group lesson). But if there is no such thing (and even if there is, anyway), students should know where and how they can rent a dance hall for independent training, and realize that it is sooooo important and you need to do it yourself and that doing it on your own at least once a week, progress will double.
Of course, it can be used as a self-training party, and we know such examples, but it's a little more complicated and problematic. But, of course, in addition to the obvious benefits of relaxation, communication and atmosphere, it would be good at least sometimes at parties to try not to dance out of inertia at random and how it happened, but to try to apply and implement everything new that you have learned. Of course, this is not the main thing, but still it will also help development a lot.

3. The facts are that participation in competitions is the only way to constantly, quickly and unlimitedly improve in dancing.
We've already written about this, but it's worth repeating: "cool" social (at least in Russia) does not exist in principle. The ones you admire at parties, the ones who win at jack and jill (it's like a social competition after all), the ones who put on the coolest show numbers, the ones who are "partners and partners of the year", who get high with and the most desirable thing is to dance, etc. - all these people either compete now or have a great competitive career behind them. Exceptions are hard to find (maybe a couple at a stretch). If you have just started dancing and it seems to you that everyone at the parties dances cool - believe me, this is a delusion. Most purely social dancers who do not participate in competition very quickly stop in development, and at a rather primitive level, remaining at it for years.
Why hide it from the students? Why create the illusion that they can dance well without competing? Those who don’t care about dancing well or badly and those who came to talk will still do it, but for many, perhaps, their eyes will open before they cook for a year or two in a party and realize it themselves, but there will already be a lot of additional difficulties and all that's left is to bite your elbows about the lost time...

According to our observations, in Russia people are not agitated to train, perform and compete, which is especially noticeable among teachers of the old school. And even when people themselves begin to want to perform and come to the teacher with this desire, he has nothing to offer: there are no groups, opportunities, systems ... At best, at least it is not said about competitions that this is for "athletes" and those who "does not understand the real buzz of social", but simply keeps silent, people in general can practice boogie for several years and not even imagine how our dance really looks like, create their own ideas about it from that very, very low (especially compared to the world top ) the level of our parties or local competitions. At one time we were shocked that 90% of people from different groups with more than half a year of dancing experience could not name a couple of world champions, did not know who was in the top now, and more than half admitted that they had NEVER watched videos from world competitions EVER! That is, they never saw a normal boogie-woogie at all, their tastes, views, visual dance picture was formed based only on what they saw here, in Russia, where there is not and never has been a single dancer who could even remotely claim to be normal dance in the world final!!! And what can we expect after that? Development? Prospects? Cool dancers and a worthy position of our team in the world? Hardly.

As a bottom line, we can say that as long as the teachers (as well as the elite and the party) do not realize that from the first days they need to talk about competitions and show competitions, they will not motivate students to perform, there will be random units of good dancers , and people with the problems described at the beginning of the posts will be the sea.

4. Regular and active parties should be attended.
This is not the biggest problem, because many teachers still tell their students about parties and encourage them to go there, but it is not uncommon for teachers to create a dance vacuum for their students, not letting them go anywhere outside their schools and group classes . And students for a long time may not really know about the existence of parties or know, but not understand how and what is happening outside their club, be afraid. It is clear that each club has a commercial policy, clubs compete and think only about their own profit, therefore they announce and advertise only the events of their organization (it's a shame that it often happens that obviously good important interesting events pass by people who are important and need it, simply because they are from another club, and no one bothered to tell them about it). Therefore, dear students, be the blacksmiths of your own happiness, this is first of all for you - subscribe to maximum groups on social networks, follow different sites, receive all kinds of mailings, be sure to repost everything that seems important and interesting to you, no matter what it is for a club or organization, because, for example, we are already very tired of the questions why there is no information about our parties, parties, as well as lectures or thematic lessons on swingdance. ru or somewhere else - yes, because we teach in another club, subscribe to us on VKontakte or somewhere else and you will find out everything! And not only on us, but on everything that you can subscribe to and everything that you meet on this topic.

5. You should definitely go to the maximum number of dance camps.
Dance camps, first of all, are a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of dance. All day classes from the best world and not only teachers, bonuses, various competitions, shows ... This is an opportunity to improve your dancing level in 3-4 days by as much as it is often difficult to improve it in two months of regular group classes. Secondly, this is a chance to look at the very "real" European boogie live and find "ten differences" from Russian, as well as ask all the questions of interest to the dancers of the highest level who usually teach in such camps.

4. It is impossible to develop quickly (and in some cases even impossible) without individual lessons.
A little more about this.
Why do people understand that in order to learn English, you can work out with a tutor, or to build muscles correctly and quickly, you need to work out with a trainer in a fitness club, but do not understand that in order to effectively and quickly correct your dancing mistakes and learn to dance, you need take private lessons?
As it turned out, many people do not do this, not because they don’t want to and not because it’s expensive (the prices for dance lessons in Moscow boogie-woogie are significantly lower than in many other areas), but simply because it doesn’t occur to them , it's not popular in the community, teachers don't talk about it! And this despite the fact that in ballroom dancing, or, for example, in hustle - regular individuals are the norm, not the exception. When we started teaching, we realized the inestimable importance of the individual for each of our students, and the facts show that those who at least occasionally study individually, assimilate the program and correct mistakes much faster. There are examples when people, after two months of group classes in combination with individuals, can easily master the material that people with experience of six months or more can hardly draw, and also, in three or four individuals, easily assimilate the material of the first two months of classes and calmly come to group. And those who never take individual classes and rely only on classes often run into a dead end, mark time, spend a lot of time and effort trying to understand what the teacher will say and help correct in half an hour on an individual - alas, not on a single group it is impossible to spend so much time on everyone.

Yes, and from our own experience we can say that individuals gave us in many ways much more serious impetus for development than group classes. Of course, in combination with them, and with self-training. When we had specific problems or questions, or we noticed some mistakes that we couldn’t deal with quickly, or something didn’t work out, we chose a teacher, went to an individual and asked him specific questions. It often opened our eyes and shocked us: how, it's so simple, but we couldn't achieve this for several months?! Or: wow, what an exercise, exactly the same we need for this and that, how did we not come up with it ourselves? And we, of course, could, with due perseverance and endless time, solve these problems and come up with these exercises, but what the costs would be is unknown. Why reinvent the wheel when it's already been invented?
And if we talk about competitions, then it's impossible to compete without individuals in Russia, because in all groups basically only social is taught. But more on that later.

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Problems and disadvantages of group classes.

1. In group classes, you inevitably learn at a pace that is geared towards the average student, the average student. In this situation, those who do not grasp the material so quickly suffer first of all. This does not mean that they are less promising, or will not be able to become cool dancers (very often, on the contrary, those who succeed easily and quickly quit because they treat dancing frivolously and superficially, and those who at first succeed badly and go slowly, but they overcome difficulties, become great dancers and know how to appreciate what they do). But it also happens that they don’t manage to succeed in a lot of things, and the teacher within the framework of group classes cannot do practically anything for this (although we all try to prompt everyone, yes, but five minutes that can be allocated in a common lesson is extremely little and not enough for everyone) and at some point such students begin to think that they are “not given”, get upset and think about quitting dancing. Secondly, those who have behind them the experience of other dances and those who do everything faster and more correctly than others also suffer. Such students need more complex material and workload so that they can quickly move to a more advanced group. Individual lessons solve both problems. Those who do it slower learn the basics on individuals, get involved in the process and get more from group classes, working on an equal basis with everyone. And those who learn faster, with the help of individuals, have the opportunity to pull themselves up and move to a stronger group, or reach a fundamentally new level, for example, start training on their own and compete.

2. The more people in the group, the less attention is given to each student. The teacher in the group cannot physically correct all the mistakes of each student, usually only common and general mistakes are eliminated. As a result, each person from lesson to lesson can accumulate a set of individual mistakes and misunderstandings that quickly outgrow hard-to-correct bad habits and interfere with correct and rapid dance development. And this is one of the main reasons why it is necessary to study additionally individually at least occasionally.

3. For couples who are going to compete, the training program that is given in the general group is not enough. They need a competitive technique that is not given enough attention in the lessons (since most people come to learn how to dance social) they need skills in artistry, delivery, dancing in front of the audience, which is very different from social - this is not discussed in groups at all . And they also need their own original figures, help and advice in inventing them, insurance in tricks, correcting rhythmic and visual errors in combinations, which a couple without serious competitive experience, based only on group lessons, cannot have an idea. It is difficult to help such couples within the framework of a normal group session. They definitely need to be dealt with individually at each stage of competitive activity, otherwise there are very few chances and again it will take a long and painful time to reinvent the wheel, which teachers and experienced competitive dancers are well aware of, but cannot tell you in group classes!

Features and nuances of individual lessons.
1. Completely individual approach. The teacher is completely focused on the possibilities, goals and desires of the student. He tells you what you want, as much as you want and as much as you want. The student learns what he wants himself, can influence the lesson program, material, and even the music under which everything happens. Choose what to do - lead-follow technique, musicality, main move, or something else, any questions and problems. Of course, there is always an option: "just see what's wrong with us and fix it" - whatever you want!
2. The teacher notices mistakes in time and eliminates them radically, before these mistakes develop into a bad habit. Thus, students learn to dance very quickly and efficiently. Correcting bad habits, especially in basic technique, is very difficult. Much easier not to start them! But since they are very individual and different for everyone, group classes do not get rid of them. Only a timely taken individual (and, of course, his comprehension and development in self-training) can save you from such things, there are no other options.
3. The ability to study at a convenient time, and not adapt to the group. This is especially true for those who have an uncomfortable long break between work and group classes, or for those who work late.
4. The opportunity to dance with the teacher as much as necessary and feel what is "good" and how "right".
5. Opportunity to study with teachers alone or in pairs with any partner: with your competitive partner or just with someone you like.

How to choose a teacher for individual lessons.
1. The problem and at the same time the dignity of our dance is that in many things there is no absolutely right and wrong. Our dance is very different in different times (check out the oldschool 90s and modern video), in different countries (two main styles now: Swedish and Norwegian, as well as quite a few peripheral ones), and even among different dancers within the same style. There are a lot of different directions, currents, types, nuances. Therefore, choose for individuals who you like how to dance. Try to form your own taste and find yourself dance guidelines, and take individu from someone who is closer to your passions. It doesn't make sense to take an individual from Torbjorn if you want to dance like Pontus!

2. It's better if the dancer you want to take indiv from and you like has teaching experience. We have often seen that people who do not teach take longer and harder to find errors and solve problems. We ourselves, having started teaching, realized a lot of new things, found many new techniques and approaches for explaining and transmitting information, and appreciated this difference. Although there may be exceptions.

3. It is better if the dancer from whom you choose an individual has an official confirmation of his status (especially if you are a beginner dancer and are still poorly versed in dance). These are awards in serious competitions or the presence of students who have such awards. Do not be lazy, look for information about the teacher or ask about him.

4. It is better to take an individual from a couple rather than from one person, regardless of whether you are alone or with a partner. A teacher of the same sex as you will prompt and tell you all the nuances of your part in the dance, and a teacher of the opposite sex will test. Of course, if it's not a BASIC individual.

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, the understanding of which came to us on our dance path during training, preparation for competitions, training and teaching. So far, it is far from generally accepted in our environment, but we hope that it will be considered, supported and supplemented by the community from all sides, and we will all understand and correct our mistakes in the current system: both teachers and students.

Thank you all: read, comment, repost.
We kiss and hug, Zhenya and Kolya :)

UPD. If you want to take an individual from us, write to VKontakte or call 906 723 87 11.

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Vogue as a dance - from pop, dip and spin to vogue femme

Vogue as a dance began to form in the 70s and 80s of the last century in New York and is inextricably linked with house music, since the vogue was originally danced to classic house beats. At the very beginning of its development, it was a dance that consisted entirely of posing - posing (from the English pose - pose). Then the ability to quickly change poses to the music came to the fore: very expressive, bright, bewitching. People competed in this skill: artistically change poses, similar to photos of models from glossy magazines, to the music. That is why the name vogue took root for the nascent dance style. Vogue competitions were held in clubs and were called balls, and became one of the brightest parts of the ballroom culture.

An important component in vogue is fashion. This style began to develop during the great popularity of top models, during the heyday of large fashion houses - Gucci, Versace - and this high, expensive fashion for the rich greatly influenced the development of dance. For example, in the runway category (English - catwalk) - you need to show the ability to beautifully walk the catwalk like a top model. There are many categories related to fashion design, with the ability to dress fashionably. For example, in best dressed (English - the best clothes) it is important to choose the coolest outfit. In the category labels (English - label) they compete in the number of expensive branded clothes put on (and picked up). The person actually comes out, turns the clothes inside out and shows the tags to the judges.

Gradually, posing begins to become more complex and evolve. This is how “pop, dip and spin” (English stop, go to the ground and spin) appears - a new form of vogue, named for the three main elements performed. In an effort to be more complex and more interesting, in a desire to surprise others, people began to add movement and dynamic movements between poses. Thus, a dance appears (in our usual sense), also based on poses, under the same house beats. Also in voga, in its inception, there were hard, strong movements from martial arts, since films about martial arts were popular at the same time, and military elements, such as marches.

As higher and secondary education becomes more accessible, as the popularity of sports grows, people with good dance and acrobatic training appear. They began to add tricks, complex dance and acrobatic elements to their exits (in voga, it would be more correct to say: performances, performances). The style is becoming more complicated, people are trying to bring something new, to surprise. Dancers who did not have such education and skills were invited to perform in a separate category so that everyone would have the same chance of winning. Thus, the category performance with gymnastics (English performance with gymnastics) appeared. Over time, these categories - pop, dip and spin and performance with gymnastics - became known as the old way (the old way of voguing) and the new way (the new way), respectively. Now in the USA there are very few of those who dance the old way and new way, the most popular category at the moment is vogue femme (eng. female - female, feminine). Interestingly, these categories (old way and new way) have been revived in Russia and Europe.

Vogue began to develop in Russia in 2008-2010. It all started with master classes by visiting wog masters from the States - Benny Ninja and Archie Burnett. They showed exactly the old way and the new way, so Vogue came to our country not in the most modern form at that time, but in its original form. That is why these categories are quite widespread in our country, in contrast to the United States. Vogue femme appeared in Russia a little later, and it needed time to "swing" to become the most popular category. There are also non-dance categories in American vogue culture, which we mentioned above: labels, best dressed, runway. This is a kind of “charisma battle”: the one who knows how to present himself, convey emotions, and make the viewer look at himself wins more often. In vogue, such things as the ability to show oneself, delivery, performance, expression are of great importance, often more than the technique of movements.


Vogue is almost the only modern battle style where costume and appearance matter. At balls, most often put forward requirements for clothing, indispensable for execution. If it is announced that the image of a Catwoman is required, then you need to come in the costume of a character, and not an abstract cat. If the color of the ball is red, then everyone comes in red. If the requirements are not met, then the participant will be chop (English chop - chop), that is, they will be disqualified.

Select (selection before the competition itself) in Vogue is called "tens". This name has been fixed since the time when the judges had tablets and gave points to the participants. Accordingly, the highest score - dozens - meant and now means the passage to the next round of the competition. Now there are no scoreboards, instead the judges show ten fingers.

In Russia, Vogue began with dance categories, not with culture in general. From the very beginning there was no division into categories, everyone just danced “vog”: all the ways that they knew at that time were mixed up. And just after the arrival of Benny Ninja and Archie Burnett old way and new way - that's all people knew. Now we understand that these are different ways to dance, and they should not be mixed, separate categories are allocated for each of them. Of course, over time, the style developed in our country, dancers appeared who began to specialize separately in each category, the first of which were old way, new way, runway and vogue femme. Then more and more categories came from the USA, and already at the moment more than 20 categories can be entered at balls in Russia. The balls themselves can go longer than 12 hours: there are many participants, many categories. Unlike Russia, balls are often held in the States, almost every Saturday, and only at night. In our country, large balls that strive to get closer to the American standard also take place at night.

Vogue – a dance of self-expression

Why is this original American dance that emerged from American club culture so attractive in Russia? First of all, for the reason that vogue is a dance about self-expression. Vogue accepts very different people into its ranks. A person can have any figure and appearance, arbitrarily strange, behave strangely - this is welcomed in vog culture, so many unusual people gathered in the circle of vogers. In our country, this style takes the form of almost art. Many Russian dancers make performances, shoot videos in vogue style. For example, House of Bonchinche, the famous and first Russian vogue house, is doing something new and different from traditional, classical balls and parties: more than the dance itself, wog-based performances.

Secondly, vogue is attractive because it helps to believe in oneself, liberates, teaches to believe in one's own strength. It takes a lot of confidence to go to balls. In fact, the vog culture is quite tough, they don’t let anyone relax in it (by analogy with real life, which is often not kind and soft). For example, there is such a thing as a shade (shade - English shadow), which means to cast a shadow, to show with gestures that you do not like your opponent. At the same time, there is an important no touching rule (without touching), which was formed for the safety of all participants. The most interesting thing is that after the ball, after the battle itself, despite all the shades thrown at the opponent, the participants can hug in a friendly way and part with pleasant emotions.

An important question that worries many: is there a place for children in Vogue? In the country of origin of this culture, children do not dance vogue. In the USA, this is primarily a culture, moreover, a club culture, an adult one is a closed party. Vogue came to Russia and European countries first of all as a dance, and only then as a culture. We dance it in dance classes, we teach movements; in New York and other cities and states, this is very rare. Based on the fact that in Russia vogue is a dance, children also dance it, and many parents support their desire. In this case, the group should have a competent teacher who will tell what the child can dance and what not.

Vogue is a wide and versatile style, and many who want to express and present themselves can find their place. If a person likes to dress beautifully and fashionably, he goes into the best dressed or label category, if he likes to walk the catwalk, runway is for him. Those who want to show a good figure and face - the body and face category is created for this. Almost everyone can find themselves in vogue.

Vog home

Home is a dancing family with a father, mother and children. Parents - father and mother - are the founders of the house and they in due time come up with a name for the new family. By the way, the names of vogue houses are usually the names of famous fashion houses - brands. For example, House of St. Laurent, The House of Margiela, House of Balenciaga, House of Mizrahi are haute couture houses.

Today, few new houses are built, mostly they are all very old - from the 80s, 90s. One of the most famous new homes is House of Amazon by its founder Leiomy Maldonado. All wog dancers dream, strive to get into the house, it is honorable and prestigious. Usually parents notice someone at home, for example, at a ball or see him dancing on the net and invite him to the house if they like him.

About statuses

Once a year in New York there is a ball where a person can be awarded one of the statuses, this happens by a common decision of the most influential American houses. One of these statuses is Legendary (legendary), it is given to dancers who have made a great contribution to vog culture, who have won a lot at balls, won a lot of

trophies and have some unique style that has influenced other dancers. The next and higher status in importance is Iconic or Icon (icon). Awarded after many years to those who also made a great contribution to culture, organized balls, very popular. The next and highest is the Hall of fame. There are other statuses that are not so officially assigned. Statement (statement) - for dancers who brightly declared themselves at the ball, Star (star) - for those who have won a lot and may soon become a legend.

Statuses are awarded exclusively in the USA, only in New York. In other countries, including Russia, statuses are not awarded, because now in the world we see a trend towards the unification of all vog scenes. The stage is the place where vogue culture develops. For example, New York is the largest and main stage; Paris is perhaps the second most important, then Russian and other countries. If the scene wants to relate to culture, then it has no right to award its own separate statuses. At a minimum, such a phenomenon would be controversial: many dancers are in American houses, but will award status in their own country on their own. This is wrong, besides, at the moment there is a desire for convergence of all scenes.

In addition to statuses, in the US and this year in Russia, awards are given once a year. For example, best New Way of the year, best Old Way of the year, best Butch Queen Vogue Fem of the year, best Womens Performance of the year. There may also be awards such as best house of the year, best father, mother of the year. Awards are given for achievements, for significant accomplishments.

About alternative scenes

There are two alternative vog scenes: Major scene, or Original scene (major scene, or main scene) and Kiki scene (kiki scene). How did the division happen? When vogue reached a large scale, its own party was formed, where people who usually judge and those who usually win stood out. Under these conditions, it was difficult for beginners to compete and pass even "tens", going out at the same balls with experienced dancers and winners of many victories. These newcomers are fed up with the fact that the same judges sit in the chairs and vote for the same ones.

So this talented youth got together and decided to create a separate stage for themselves, where they would have their own balls, their own judges, their own celebrities. They created an alternative scene, not so pompous, not so serious, and called it the kiki scene, where they had fun and relaxed, but nothing serious happened there.

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