Vogue, or voguing, is a stylized, modern house dance originating in the late 1980s that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s. It is 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 movements.
There are currently three distinct styles of vogue: Old Way (pre-1990); New Way (post-1990); and Vogue Fem (circa 1995).
Vogue Fem (or Femme) is fluidity at its most extreme with exaggerated feminine movements influenced by ballet, jazz and modern dance. Styles of Vogue Fem performances range from Dramatics (which emphasizes stunts, tricks, and speed) to Soft (which emphasizes a graceful, beautiful, and easy flow continuations between the five elements).