Disco-loving dads show the women they’ve got the dancefloor moves

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THESE disco dancing dads have shown they’ve definitely got the moves.

Fed-up with seeing their partners and children head off to dance groups, the men – aged between 30 and 60 – got together in a bid to compete with the women.

ALL THE MOVES Back to front, Teacher Amber Andrews, Neil Driscoll, Lee Taylor, Simon Figueira, Jason Richardson,  Barry Samways and Simon Tier.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (120814-5487)

ALL THE MOVES Back to front, Teacher Amber Andrews, Neil Driscoll, Lee Taylor, Simon Figueira, Jason Richardson, Barry Samways and Simon Tier. Picture: Malcolm Wells (120814-5487)

They have now become so popular, they have won three dancing competitions and have come home with trophies.

The group is run by the Amber Andrews School of Dance.

They take on different themes including dancing to hits from Michael Jackson, performing the Greased Lightning routine from the film Grease, and dressing up as the Village People to perform a medley of their hits including YMCA, In The Navy and Macho Man.

One of the dancers is Amber’s husband, 32-year-old Neil Driscoll from Oxford Close in Fareham.

‘We thought it would be quite novel for the chaps to have a go,’ he said.

‘We thought the crowd would like it.

‘We went from there and did it in one of the shows – it was well received. We have a good laugh.

‘It reflects on Amber’s teaching ability as well. When we first started we weren’t very good at all.’

Lee Taylor, 36, from Gudge Heath Lane, added: ‘It was a bit of fun first of all, it was just for the dads to dance. But then we won the first competition.

‘It’s unusual but we all enjoy it. We are doing quite well.

‘It’s good to break the norm. We want to show that we can do it and show the women how to do it.’

The group, which started in 2008, gets together every Tuesday evening to rehearse.

Teacher Amber said: ‘I do a show every two years for all the children and the adults I teach.

‘The women were saying how hard it is to do, but some of the men said they could do it.

‘At first it was a disaster – it was hard, but they got it.

‘They went down a storm. Everybody really liked them.

‘They are getting better and better. They haven’t had any dance training whereas a lot of women do.

‘They are such a novelty and are so good at it, they just love the crowd and performing.

‘They love the thrill of everybody clapping and cheering.’

The group will perform to a selection of hits at Ferneham Hall in Fareham on Sunday, May 27 in a show called Lights, Camera, Action. n For more information about buying tickets call the box office on 01329 231942.