The Shades Project
In partnership with HandleBar on the Grove, DJ Cassiana and Ritmos Negros host Brandon Hampton invite you to a special celebration of culture, persistence, and legacy! In homage to the man with a dream, Martin Luther King Jr., we are collaborating with Legendary Maven Lee Gucci and Vanessa Frost Mugler to proudly invite you to Dreamland Edition – Homage to MLK + MINI VOGUE BALL ! 💰🤑
The Ballroom scene (including vogue) is growing in STL! This is your chance to witness a subculture born from the African-American and Latinx LGBTQIA+ community. You will have the chance to see a vogue performance and participate!! 🌈
One of our missions at QAL Dance is to promote and celebrate the Afro roots in Latin music and dance 🥁🌍! Show your support by repping the PAN-AFRICAN flag colors: RED 🔴, BLACK ⚫️, GREEN 🟢, YELLOW 🟡! We are creating an opportunity for you to explore role-switching in partner dance! Try to lead AND follow!
Mark your calendars!
Date: Thursday, January 26th
Location: HandleBar on the Grove
4127 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
*$10 Cover (Venmo in Ticket Link)
*$5 Student Cover – PRESALE ONLY (Must Venmo money by 5PM on THURSDAY, JAN. 26)
~ Resident DJ Cassiana 🌈🇧🇷🌈
- 1st Half: Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue ONLY 💃🏽
- OTA Vogue Performance : Bring it with a church in the name Reverend Dr. King
- OTA Bizarre Runway : in a pair of bizarre glasses or headpiece
- OTA Realness : Don’t forget your MLK button
- OTA Face : Just Bring It
- OTA Sex Siren : Just Show Up
- 2nd Half: Global Beats (LatAm, Caribbean, Africa) 🌍
~ Full Bar 🥂
We welcome and celebrate all identities at our Queer Afro-Latin dance events, including the LGBTQIA+ community and allies. We have ZERO tolerance for harassment of any kind! If you ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable at our events, please don’t hesitate to approach staff from QAL Dance and/or HandleBar. Your safety and enjoyment are our priorities!