The ballroom scene was born to be a safe place. It was born in the 70-80s, in New York, from the LGBTQ+, Latin and black communities. It is definitely a political act. It’s not just dance, it’s not just show, it’s not just performance, but it’s a story told through performance, with very deep and very important roots and meaning, not only for those who participate in the category but also for those who attend. The scene was born as a counterpoint to society’s issues with the LGBTQ+ community and it was born to create a space where people could be free to express themselves, to move, to communicate, to perform, for the truth they feel.