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Ballroom Scene: listing.a Lot and Cash Prizes

ballroom scene: The subculture, started by working-class gay and transgender people of colour in New York and New Jersey, revolves around balls in which dancers from competing houses vie for trophies and cash prizes, according to NOW Magazine. The scene has occasionally crossed over into the mainstream and was immortalized in the cult 1991 documentary Paris Is Burning. See listing.A lot has been written about Canada's ballroom scene, but one topic that is often glossed over is the most integral the music. Eleven years after the House of Monroe established Canada's first official ball house, one of its most visible members is starting Toronto's first regular party dedicated to the sounds of ballroom, Ovah. Ballroom in Toronto is pretty good right now, but there are a lot of people who go to ballroom events and would come to a party, but they don't know where to find the music. We want to foster a ballroom culture from the club standpoint, says Mykel Hall, aka DJ Blackcat, who has been DJing and throwing parties in the city's gay scene for the past 25 years. ( As reported in the news.