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Learn how to become a Drag King. Develop your Drag King persona, build confidence and join a supportive community with Kings of Joy. No experience necessary. What started as a performance group for first-time Drag Kings, is so much more. It's a transformational Drag King course. It's community. It's friendship. It's a home.

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A night like no other - 30+ Drag Kings performing in Kings of Joy groups. Lose your mind at a stage full of hot masc Kings.

27 June, doors open 7 pm

The Red Rattler,

6 Faversham St, Marrickville,

Sydney, Australia.

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Max'd Out

“Before working with Danica I had long harboured a daydream to do drag. But I'm not a performer, certainly not a dancer, and I had no idea how that would ever happen. Danica swooped in with an ease about her that made me relaxed, and my partner and I signed up with zero experience of dancing on stage - knowing that we would have to perform in 6 weeks. Stage was a blast, and Danica's support is nothing short of massive, joyful and connecting. Practice was always a joy, and performing to a cheering crowd was unbelievable. I could do it because I trust Danica. She was right, we were in good hands.”

Trans Mission

“Before working with Danica I had not performed in a really long time but then along came Kings of Joy to gas me up and surround me with awesome Kings to inspire me. I truly appreciated seeing the development of our characters, especially the fellow People of Colour Kings in my group. It was really awesome to be able to see us draw on our cultural heritage to inform our Drag personas. After completing the Kings of Joy program with Danica, you will be so ready and raring to perform again and again."

Jim Junkie

“I signed up to Kings of Joy to challenge myself but I ended up growing in confidence, community and creativity. After this rough year it was a delight to make such beautiful connections to the members in my group and the greater drag community. I wasn't sure if I would ever get to find a creative community like this however this experience surpassed my wildest expectations. For the week after the performance I felt ecstatic. I never thought I would do anything like this but we did it!  I've made friends, found a creative outlet for my gender expression and found a community to support my gender journey.”

Hi! I'm Danica Lani, The King Coach

My first Drag King performance was for a competition in 2011. And guess what?! I won!

I also met my person, Chris aka Chase Cocks, doing a group Drag King performance together. They did a Patrick Swayze slide across the rehearsal room, and that was it. I was a goner.

I'm known as the King Coach, Daddy Joy, and the Mother of Drag Kings. I've proudly mentored 106 first-time Drag Kings since December 2020.

I can't wait to start working together. Being a Drag King is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.

Xx Danica

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Featuring artwork by Toby aka Martin Van Tasmal @trashgirlarts. 10% of all merch goes to our LGBTQI friends living in Block 13, refugee camp, Kakuma, Kenya.

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Kings of Joy Gold Stars

For first-time Drag Kings who want to perform in a group. A pay-it-forward program with 6 weeks of rehearsals. Perform at Queers of Joy the bi-monthly performance event showcasing trans, non-binary and gender-diverse performers in Sydney, Australia.

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Kings of Joy All-Stars

For emerging Drag Kings. Join this premium 8-week program & delve deeper into your Drag persona with a group of like-minded humans. Perform with your crew at Drag Kingdom in Sydney, Australia. 10% of all proceeds go to our LGBTQ+ refugee friends at Block 13, Kenya. 

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Crown Your King: Mastering Your Drag King Persona

Join Kings from around the world as we master your Drag King persona - no matter where you are starting from. Work in an intimate group setting online with the King Coach, Danica Lani and find fun, fame, dollars and glory in a supportive environment. It's time to claim your crown!

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