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vogue

 (vōg)
n.
1. The prevailing fashion, practice, or style: Hoop skirts were once the vogue.
2. Popular acceptance or favor; popularity: a party game no longer in vogue.
intr.v. vogued, vogue·ing or vogu·ing, vogues
To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.

[French renown, popularity, from voguer, to row, go forward on the water, be current, from Old French, to row, from Old Italian vogare, perhap of Greek origin and originally referring to the rocking motion of a boat; perhaps akin to Greek baukalān, to lull to sleep. V., after the fashion magazine Vogue.]

vogueing

(ˈvəʊɡɪŋ)
n
(Dancing) a dance style of the late 1980s, in which a fashion model's movements and postures are imitated in a highly stylized manner
[C20: from Vogue magazine]
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Vogueing began in the New York gay scene as a non-aggressive battle between two feuding individuals or groups (houses) who chose to use dance instead of violence to settle differences.
The Death By Glitter Vogue Ball will see Vogueing Houses from across the country compete to win cash prizes and dance supremacy in front of a distinguished panel of judges.
It became fashionable again in the 1980s on the streets of Harlem, peaking when Madonna made Vogueing mainstream.