Drag is an artform that allows self expression, joy and acceptance. It is connected to politics, sexuality, gender, race and religion. It is connected to everything we go through as humans. It helps strengthen compassion and empathy to see someone shining and being proud as themselves.
Drag performers play a role in educating people about gender roles and stereotypes. Drag performers have a very special opportunity to think outside the box and let their inner creativity shine. People brighten the lives of those around them when they live authentically and here at the Drag Academy, we believe we are giving an opportunity for our participants to live their best lives and shine brightly.
During times of crisis and global pandemics, having a creative outlet to express ourselves is very valuable. Drag allows people to process their emotions and thoughts through a beautiful colourful lens of acceptance and self love. Drag shows strength and positivity within ourselves that we perhaps did not realize we had before. Drag is a reminder to be kind to people who may be different from you and states that love, self love and love of others is one of the most important parts about living.
The Drag Academy features local drag queens as they share their expertise in some element of drag. The course is designed for those with zero experience with drag to those who have been in the industry for years. Those who register for the entire course will have the opportunity to learn everything about drag from some of the best in the business.
Our classes are immersive, meaning that you participate along with the instructor. They will be able to give critical feedback and answer any questions that you may have in real-time. We have a "bring your own drag" model where you bring your supplies to the class. Unsure of the supplies? A list of items will be sent to you in advance of the class.
The academy is a great refresher course for those who have been performing for many years.
Our instructional courses include Drag Queen Make-up, Drag King Make-Up, Hair, Costume Design, Special Effects Make-Up, and Body-ody-ody. Our masterclasses will teach about character development, stage presence, comedy, writing, and performance.
Ages: This program is designed for youth. We encourage participation from youth16 - 25 years old. For those young at heart, we also encourage your participation.
3 Easy Steps to Register for the Drag Academy
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3. Pay for your class to reserve your spot.