The Sugar Dandies: Ladies Not Required

The Sugar Dandies are made up of loveable gay couple Soren and Bradley Stauffer Kruse. They met in 1996 and have bravely put their footprints firmly into the world of ballroom. There is an endearing innocence about this show that may be a rarity amongst fringe shows. Many break boundaries with a more forceful manner, whereas the Sugar Dandies are not out to do this. They point out early on that there are no rules in the world of ballroom preventing same sex couples dancing together. So here we have the Sugar Dandies displaying their wonderful talent on the dancefloor interspersed with humour from their compere Philip Rescorla as they change and prepare for their next display. Philip is as frothy as the dancing itself. His jokes echo old time music hall and will have you cringing and beaming at the same time.The choice of music is excellent and the show flows as beautifully as it is choreographed. They have no problems sending themselves up but don't be fooled as they are very serious about their art. We are guided through a variety of dance styles including a waltz, lindy hop and foxtrot. The tango was particularly powerful and moving - a dance originally for two males and they do demonstrate how masculine it can be. This is camp - but not a show for sissies. I couldn't help feeling that another same sex couple would even more enhance the show. After the performance I discovered that this is their very intention. Go see them. They are deliciously light on their loafers!

Reviews by Kevin Stevens

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The real-life upstream adventures of a gay couple in the conservative world of ballroom dancing, with the best of their exclusive international hit performances. Strictly glamorous. Strictly extraordinary. Not-so-strictly ballroom. www.sugardandies.com

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