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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 community. It's friendship. It's a home.
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“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.”
“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."
“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
I met my person, Chris aka Chase Cocks, doing a group Drag King performance together. Known as the King Coach, Daddy Joy, and the Mother of Drag Kings, I've mentored 102 first-time Drag Kings since December 2020.
Oh, and a high percentage of new Kings have also found love in a Kings of Joy group - they call it a secret dating agency.
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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.
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 where 10% of all proceeds go to our LGBTQ+ refugee friends at Block 13, Kakuma, Kenya.
Crown Your King: Mastering Your Drag King Persona
Join Kings 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 fame, dollars and glory in a supportive environment. It's time to claim your crown!