Apr. 7, 2015

BALLROOM STATUS CRITERIA 2010

The new and improved Ballroom Status Criteria for 2010 based on majority democratic votes within the ballroom community effective Easter Sunday April 3, 2010. Created by Icon Jamal Milan and approved by the Ballroom Scene Community House leaders from state to state.

 

STAR – You are a BEGINNER in your talent/category!
· Anyone that walks virgin and/or regular categories for 1-2 years or more.
· You are just learning your talents (DJing, Commentating or Category)
· You have won MAJOR balls in that timeframe.
· You have made it to the last battle and/or left a memorable impression on the runway.
· You have created a ballroom buzz about yourself and people are noticing
you.


STATEMENT – You are ADMIRED for your talent/category!
· You have walked 1 or more categories or have been doing your talent for
3-5 years or more.
· You have won ALOT of MAJOR balls in that time frame.
· You may have or may not have received honorary ballroom awards for your
contributions in the scene.
· You have made it to the last battle and/or created memorable moments on
the ballroom runway within that timeframe.
· You are becoming well known in the ballroom scene.
· You may have or may not have judged a major/mini ball. 
· You are paying your dues, earning respect and recognition within the
ballroom scene for your wins and the moments that you have created on the
runway for your talent/category.


LEGEND – You are a MASTER of your talent/category!
· You have CONQURED your talent or 1 or more categories for 6-10 years or
more.
· You have won MANY MAJOR balls in that time frame from STATE to STATE.
· You are looked at as a Leader by your peers.
· You are very well known in the ballroom scene for the MANY wins and MANY moments that you have created on the runway for your talent/category.
· You may have or may not have been a parent of a house or a parent in a
house.
· You may have or may not have judged major/mini balls.
· You may have or may not have thrown major/mini balls.
· You may have or may not have accomplishments outside of the ballroom
scene that pertain to your talent/category.
· You may have or may not have received honorary ballroom awards for your
contributions in the scene.
· You can STILL walk and WIN balls OR make it to the last battle over the
old/new competition in your category to this day.
· Your name is a ballroom household name based off of the things that you
have done on the runway.
· You are often imitated by others, spoken highly of and/or even feared
when it comes to your talent/category because of all that you have
accomplished with it.


ICON  – You are the BLUEPRINT of your talent/category!
· You have been involved within the ballroom scene for 20 years and beyond.
. You go above and beyond the affiliation of your house and concentrate on
bettering the overall ballroom community.
· You have won countless trophies throughout the years for 1 or more
categories.
· You DO NOT have to walk balls anymore if you do not want to because you
have created a ballroom LEGACY of your own within the ballroom scene.
· You have received honorary ballroom awards for your contributions in the
scene.
· You are often imitated by others, spoken highly of and/or even feared
when it comes to your talent/category because of all that you have done
with it.
· You have created a LEGACY within your talent/category and/or you have
created a LEGACY within the ballroom scene and/or the LGBT community.
· You are VERY well respected and looked at in the highest regard by many
of your peers.
· You are a PIONEER within your talent/category and/or the ballroom scene.
· You have gone above and beyond for your talent/category and/or even
changed the game when it comes to your talent/category.
· Your name is and will FOREVER be stamped within ballroom history based on the wins, moments, accomplishments and LEGACY that you have created within the ballroom scene for your talent/category.

- April 4, 2010 Easter Sunday, the Ballroom Community representatives met in NY and as a whole we discussed, amended and adpoted the Ballroom Status Criteria that I created into the community effective immediately based on a democratic vote, MAJORITY RULING making Ballroom History in the new millenium. I like to refer to this moment as The Rebirth of the Ballroom Scene!! 

The Ballroom Community Conference Attendance list:  Hector Extravaganza, Dray Ebony, Durell Chanel, Fred Chanel, Luna Legacy, Jaimee Balenciaga, Scooda Balenciaga, Rucka Revlon, Face Herrera, Kem Prada, James Icon, Jose Revlon, Stewart Ebony, Kedon Milan, Eric Milan Jr, Kelly Mizrahi, Rashod Mizrahi, Enrique Allure, David Mugler, Selvin Khan, David Illuminati, Darryl Illuminati, Marco Herrera and Alvernian Prestige. 

- April 6, 2010 the NJ Alliance met and accepts this criteria. The NJ Alliance members that accept this Ballroom Status Criteria are;  Jamal Milan, Theresa Mizrahi, Shawn St Clair, Kenny Evisu, Kem Prada, Morgan Ebony, Rodney Ebony, Scooda Balenciaga, Jamal Allure and Kaleef Ebony. 

- April 13th 2010 the Baltimore Ballroom Coalition voted on this new ballroom criteria and it has been accepted as the criteria that we will follow in our quest to preserve the integrity of the ballroom scene in Baltimore and return the ballscene to its original form. This meeting was attended the following persons listed: TJ Milan, Redz Aphrodite, Cierra Milan, David Illuminati, Brandy Evisu, Darryl Illuminati, Savannah Gotti, Coco Gotti, Demetrius Diore, Fhallon Revlon, Marco Escada, Iman Escada, Barry Epic, Keith Diore, Dvon Garcon, Mekko Diore, Lil Magic Diore, Enrique Allure, Cornbread Aphrodite, Brandon Herrera, Kyan Escada and Kenneth Evisu.

- September 4, 2010 - Atlanta As most of you know the 1st National Ball Meeting was held in Atlanta September 4th 2010 and even though it was limited invitations sent out to come take participation in this ground breaking event in order to get the ballroom scene back on track there were invites sent to every part of the country. The idea behind this meeting was to get ballroom leaders from various city, states and regions of our ballroom community in one room so that we can address the issues that we are facing in the ballroom today! It was not about names, status, or individual houses but strictly about the people who care enough of this culture to see to it that it doesn’t totally evaporate into oblivion.

I know some people wasn’t able to come but this was just 1 of the many to come so be advised that your minds and opinions will be needed in the near future so I definitely hope you and other leaders in our ballroom community step up to the plate!!

Attendance: Stewart Ebony, Larry Mizrahi, Goddess Rodeo, Sebastian Allure, Econ Blahnik, Rodney Milan, Rucka Revlon, Cabbage Ebony, Alex Ebony, Brandon Khan, KeKe Khan, Enrique Allure, Kelly Mizrahi, Mechee Mizrahi, Jay Blahnik, Jack  Mizrahi, Selvyn Khan, Kamaro Blahnik, Shannon Garcon, Andre Mizrahi