The biggest w♥acking event in Canada



HotMess Weekend 2018


HotMess is the biggest canadian w♥acking battle and is dedicated to the growth of the dance scene since 2010.

One of the main goals of HotMess is to give a taste of w♥acking to people from outside our community. It is a  crazy night of festivity for music lovers, dancers and whoever is ready for a captivating and exciting time. It is the first w♥acking event world wide to be hosted by a drag queen, the one and only Barbada de Barbades.

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HotMess International Final
- May 16 2019

May 16 - 21h
Club Unity, 1171 Rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2G8

A crazy night of festivity for music lovers, dancers and whoever is ready for a captivating and exciting time. And we have a bunch of surprises for you this year…

  • W♥acking battle is a 2vs2!!! OH OOOH Double trouble! with a cash prize of 500$

  • Hosted by the one and only Barbada De Barbades at Club Unity

  • 3 Judges: Lorena, M Queen & Waackeisha

  • We are honnored to have MTL's own, the internationally known, DJ Soph-eye Richard spinning some amazing funky beats

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Big news Big news!!!! We are delighted to announce that MAC will provide free makeup artist services for all HotMess participants. Dancers also get the chance to win a goody bag full of MAC products!

Register your team to reserve your spot!



Part of The Chapter, Waackeisha dazzles with originality, creativity and musicality. She has toured the world sharing her approach with other w♥ackers, leaving her mark along the way. Yet she still keeps a strong root in her home town. 

Lorena V

Rooted deep in her emotions, Lorena is a dancer that digs every moves out of her heart. Currently residing in Los Angeles, don’t miss this opportunity to catch this beast while she passes by Montreal!

M Queen

M Queen is a firecracker, ranging from infinite finesse and subtlety, to power and strength in a fraction of a second. M Queen knows how to captivate her crowd, you will definitely be charmed.

International Preselections


Hot Mess is international baby!

We are associated with events around the globe in which the winner will have the chance to come and perform in the Performance contest. The winner of the prelims will automatically enter at top 8 in Montreal. We were more than happy to see this beast take the stage in our 2019 edition!

Los Angeles

This year is the 9th edition, and even tho we have been happy to welcome international competitors since the first edition, we are excited to welcome to this edition the winner of the HotMess preselection “Strike with Force” in Los Angeles: JUJU NIKZ ! We are so excited to have you in MONTREAL for the Performance Contest MAY 18 2019! Big shout out to the amazing organization from Strike with Force, our 2019 judge, Lorena!!!

A whole weekend of festivities!

May 15


Pre-Battle Bootcamp

May 15, 19h
Get some pre-battle knowledge with Montreal’s own Forêt Noire and Waackeisha!

May 16


Battle 2vs2

May 16, 21h
2 dancers against 2 dancers… high energy to be expected at Club Unity!

May 17

Guests Bootcamp

May 17, 18h
Don't miss our international guests teachers Tash from Hong Kong and Lorena V from Los Angeles! 


Chocolate Jungle After Party

May 17, 10pm - 3am
THE JUNGLE WILL BE LIVING IN COLOR! Based off the comedy show of the 90s with their iconic opening with the fly girls!

May 18


Performance Contest

May 18, 18h30 to 20h
SHOW us your most extravagant, divaesque, bigger than nature… alter ego side with a prepared number.


Wrap-up Party at Unity!

May 18, 10pm to 3am
It’s not over yeeet! We’re not ready to say goodbye to this edition! Join us in an evening that celebrates all things w♥acking!