Waacking/ Voguing Class
Waacking originated in the 70 ́s in the Gay, Hispanic and Black Club scene in Los Angeles. Born in
the Disco era its biggest inspiration is Hollywood of the 30 ́s, 40 ́s. In other terms: silent films,
musical features, the grace of Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, comedy of Charlie Chaplin, art of
Bruce Lee, creativity of Looney Tunes, Cartoons, King Kong and many more have given rise to the
style. Soul Train gave Waacking a possibility to evolve and spread publicly even more.
Starting off as „punking“- the expression from opression- it has become a funky and incredible
danceform embodying storytelling through music.
Waacking is all about drama, class, elegance, being glamorous. You are the music and show your
story with your body as if you are THE actor/ actress of a silent movie.
Voguing is a dance style which has been developed in the Black, Latin and Gay Ballroom scene
back in the 60 ́s – Harlem/ NYC – and has been evolving ever since. As a Club/ Underground
dance it represents self expression and freedom and stands for the celebration of the oppressed,
celebration of identity. Willy Ninja once said „voguing is the extension of throwing shade“-
meaning instead of fighting you dance and whoever is better, more fabulous, more authentic,
fierce is winning. It is about believing in yourself and showing it with attitude. Vogue stands for
strength and to make it short:
Vogue allows you to be whoever you want to be!
One distinguishes between: Old way, New Way and Vogue femme.