Guyz in Sync, who are the UK’s only all-male gay Latin and Ballroom formation dance team, have beaten thousands of other hopefuls to the live semi-finals of TV talent contest Got to Dance on Sky1. The semi-finals featuring just the top 28 acts start on 30th January 2011. Guyz in Sync will be on screen in the second semi-final on 6th February 2011.
Guyz in Sync are twelve gay men aged 27 to 50 from various professional backgrounds who first came together to compete at the Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) sports event World Outgames 2009 in Copenhagen. In their first competition they took the Gold medal. In August 2010 they brought home the Silver from the Gay Games Cologne, retaining their title as the world’s best all-male Latin and Ballroom formation team. Got to Dance is their first major step towards bringing the exciting world of same-sex Latin and Ballroom dancing to a broader public.
Thorsten Dreyer, member of Guyz in Sync said: “Being in the Got to Dance semi-finals is very exciting and there is a lot at stake. We are squeezing in as much rehearsal time as we can and it’s a challenge to juggle that with my job. Showing the viewers our cheeky new routine will make it worth the effort in the end. If the audience can’t wait until then, they can join us on Facebook for all the latest news.”
Hadass Armon, co-director of Studio LaDanza, London and coach of Guyz in Sync, said: “I have worked with same-sex dancers for many years. This is an amazing opportunity to bring the beauty and power of same-sex dancing to a wider audience. I am so proud that the team has come this far.”
Guyz in Sync are currently setting up a number of screening venues across the country so their fans can watch the show together in a relaxed environment. Any bars, pubs or community venues interested in supporting the team can contact Guyz in Sync through their Facebook page.