Finalé: To The Floor
Burn City Waack, House of Dévine, and Jam On Toast
Burn City Waack, House of Dévine, and Jam On Toast invite you to their collective houseparty — Finalé: To The Floor. Join the Dancehousing housemates and DJ Mothafunk for a night of partying, performances, and dancing.
We’re stripping away the idea of a “showcase night” where the party will be a constant. This will not be a quiet and seated performance. Audiences are welcome to roam the open space, chat as much as they like as they hang out with friends. We’ve got MC’s from each community and DJ to keep the vibes going when performances aren’t happening.
Emcee: Jonathan Homsey
Director: Efren Pamilacan, assisted by Carolyn Ooi
Burn City Waack (BCW) is a community based in Melbourne dedicated to the art form Waacking. Waacking is a culture that began in the underground LGBT clubs of Los Angeles and later spread out into the world. It’s a safe space for all individuals who want to learn/share in the culture of the dance in a respectful environment for the past eight years connecting locals with international leaders in the form.
The noble House of Deviné (HOD), a queer collective and family of artists, is known for creating safe spaces for QTBIPOC to thrive in, often through mentoring, training, performing and hosting inclusive events. The ballroom house consists 11 POC queer and trans individuals, together creating inclusive spaces and facilitating pathways for the LGBTQIA+ community. Currently HOD continues to create Balls focusing on the intersections of the New York Ballroom culture with the queer social culture of so called Australia, including their Housewarming Ball in 2019, funded by City of Melbourne’s Signal.
In 2017 Jam on Toast (JOT) was hot out the toaster, lathered in jam and served in Melbourne’s dance community by Oliver and David. It acts as an open styles dance jam that occurs every Wednesday in Melbourne’s CBD and now Monday’s at Dancehouse – catering for all levels, styles, ages through the lens of empowerment and celebrating uniqueness.