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Ballroom/Queer Slang

Main Piece:  The informant provided examples of ballroom slang which are all used in situations with positive connotations: “the category is” “fierce” “werk “that was a serve”“boots” “the house down” “sissy that walk” “work that pussy out” “slay” “queen” “And like another slang trend is assigning everyone feminine pronouns, and even assigning feminine identify to… Continue Reading »

Bonding over complaints about governing body

“One of the things I learned from the previous club president was all about the body of students and staff that runs all the recreational sports teams on the USC campus called the RCC, and what I learned was that they are terrible and that they don’t do anything right, and that all of our… Continue Reading »

Appropriate Apparel for Ballroom Dance Competitions

“When we go to competitions, everybody dresses different ways. There’s this expectation that all the girls are going to be in dresses, and boys are going to be in suit jackets and/or, like, pants and other things (He gestures toward his torso, then his legs, as he names the items of clothing). This is a… Continue Reading »

If you hear this song, stop what you’re doing, and warm up

“Jonathan likes to use the same warm-up song over and over again if he can, and he does these exercises that are always the same for warm-ups because they work. Tendus and other things, exercises where you work your hips while pointing your feet (still seated, he locks the fingers of both hands together, holds… Continue Reading »