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Queer Healing Arts Center

Waackalicious! Waacking Dance + Tone Class w. David Johnson

Waacking, the precursor to voguing, offers an upper-body tone session that is part workout, part body positivity, and all gloriously queer attitude! Learn from renowned Bay Area Waacking dancer, choreographer, and instructor David "Xone" Johnson

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Waackalicious! Waacking Dance + Tone Class w. David Johnson
Waackalicious! Waacking Dance + Tone Class w. David Johnson

Time & Location

Oct 29, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Queer Healing Arts Center, 3411 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610, USA

About the Event

Waacking, the precursor to voguing, offers an upper-body tone session that is part workout, part body positivity, and all gloriously queer attitude! Learn from renowned Bay Area Waacking dancer, choreographer, and instructor David "Xone" Johnson!

What is Waacking?

Waacking is a form of street dance created in the LGBT clubs of Los Angeles during the 1970s disco era. The style is typically done to 70s disco music and is mainly distinguishable by its rotational arm movements, posing, and emphasis on expressiveness.

How are Waacking and Voguing related?

Waacking evolved on the West Coast in the early 70s. As it traveled from the West Coast to the East Waacking birthed Voguing on the East Coast in the late 70s. Though Waacking is mostly done to Disco and Voguing is primarily done to House Music - both music genres can be used interchangeably.

ABOUT YOUR CLASS  • Waackalious: Beginning Waacking class 

This class pays tribute to Waacking and Punking culture, which originated in the LA gay club scene during the disco era. Come get your life, strut and move on the dance floor to some sexy beats all while creating community and a joyful experience that you won’t forget. 

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR • David "Xone" Johnson 

David "Xone" Johnson studied Waacking dance with Tyrone Proctor, the "Father of Waacking" and pioneer of the Waacking dance genre and co-founder of the Imperial House of Waacking. David, who has studied dance for 20+ years between NYC and Los Angeles, is excited to share this kinetic art form with you!

Tickets

  • Early Bird Ticket

    This is a NONREFUNDABLE Early Bird ticket.

    $10.00
    +$0.25 service fee
  • General Admission Ticket

    This is a NONREFUNDABLE General Admission ticket.

    $15.00
    +$0.38 service fee

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