Ballroom is at the intersection of revolution, movement, fashion and dance. It is one of the purest forms of expression. Join Twysted Miyake-Mugler founder of the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance as he takes campers through a week long exploration of the art form known as Ballroom. Campers will learn how to vogue, walk the runway, movement and body confidence. It is an exceptional opportunity to explore creative self expression.
Dates: July 22- 26, 2019 (5 day camp)
Instructor: Twysted Miyake-Mugler
Fee: $275 (single) $245 (siblings)
Early drop off 8:30am – 4:00pm – (Additional charge of $25 for the week)
Late Pick Up (5:00pm – additional charge $45 for the week)
Things to Look Forward To:
- Learn the Various Ballroom categories: vogue, runway, body confidence, costume design
- Learn about Queer and Trans history
- Build confidence
- Be taught by the best dancers in the city
Meet The Instructor
Twysted Miyake-Mugler got his start with dance at the age of 8, where he was in a hip hop dance group at Firgrove community centre, in Jane & Finch. This is where he found his passion for movement, and artistic expression. He was introduced to dancehall through a competitive dance group formed by him and his friends called “Dream Team”. At the age of 16, he was introduced to an entirely new form of dance that embraced the femininity of black gay men, something he had never been exposed to before: The art of Vogue. Twysted began teaching himself how to vogue and connecting with the international ballroom scene. He joined the Canadian House of Monroe as a founding member, and competed at his first ball in July 2008, where he won the “Virgin Vogue” category at Detroit Pride. Since then he has won balls in locally & in Western New York, and is now a Canadian ballroom pioneer organizing balls in Toronto & Montreal. In January 2013, he was inducted into the NYC Iconic House of Miyake-Mugler as the First International member.