This event is part of the Motherless Mother's Day series. All Motherless Mother's Day events are by donation and ALL funds generated will go directly to each individual event's host and/or the charity of their choice. You will receive a link to donate directly to your host in a follow-up email from the organizer.
Sometimes, what we need in our grief is the ability to learn something new. Exercising control over our bodies and excitement for a new challenge can be a great way to relieve stress and grief.
Join us for a one-hour session where you'll learn the basics of vogue with Ralph Escamillan from VanVogueJam!
Bring options for dancing in shoes or socks and wear something comfortable to move in.
Ralph will be donating ALL of his funds:
30% to Qmunity
30% to UNYA
The remainder to Van Vogue Jams
About the host: Ralph Escamillan is a queer, Canadian-Filipinx dancer/choreographer/community leader based in Vancouver, BC. He is a graduate of contemporary training program Modus Operandi (2015), and his arsenal of performance skills includes a variety of street dance styles, ballroom, vogue, circus, and drag. Ralph has worked and toured internationally with a number of Vancouver based dance companies, and also works in Film and TV, represented by Da Costa Talent.
The founder of non-profit VanVogueJam, Ralph shares his passion for Vogue/Ballroom culture at his weekly by-donation class and vogue balls, acting as a beacon for the queer dance form in Western Canada. Recently touring his first full length work "HINKYPUNK" around the prairies, under his company alias FakeKnot, he is now working on his second work, "whip,” premiering at the MAI (Montréal, QB) in Spring of 2021. Currently he is on contract with Wen Wei Dance and Mascall Dance, recently performed as a guest dancer for Ballet BC, and is also a Lululemon Ambassador.