Voguing is a highly stylized, modern house dance originating in the late 1980s that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s Inspired by the style of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs and the famous model poses of Vogue magazine, voguing is characterized by model-like poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg and body movement. This style of dance aroses from Harlem ballrooms by African American drag queens of the early 1960s and their tradition in throwing “shade,” or a subtle insult directed to other queens in order to impress the judges. It was originally called “presentation” and later “performance”. Over the years, the dance evolved into the more intricate and acrobatic form that is now called “voguing”. Voguing is continually developed further as an established dance form that is practiced in the gay ballroom scene and clubs in major cities throughout the United States and around the globe—mainly New York City and Paris.