Queen City Pride and Dance
The LGBTQIA+ community represents unity, celebration and joy. Dance allows individuals to express themselves to the full extent without judgment, and has always been an aspect of LGBTQIA+ culture.
Many popular dances that are still widely performed today were created and popularized by the LGBTQIA+ community. Voguing is a highly styled form of dance created by Black and Latino groups in Harlem, New York. Voguing began to transform drag competitions previously known as “balls” into Vogue battles. The 1970’s Disco dance genre was heavily popularized by the LGBTQIA+ community as it emerged in the urban nightlife scene among teens and young adults.
At Charlotte Ballet, we facilitate an environment that welcomes and encourages dancers of all identities to be themselves and exist freely.
As an organization we are proud to recognize and support the LGBTQIA+ community through creativity and partnership. Happy Pride Month! And don’t forget, the annual Charlotte Pride Festival will be back August 19-20, 2023.