Exotic dance showcase in Kirkcaldy

Ambrose and Kirsty
Ambrose and Kirsty

Dance lovers are being invited to watch professional performances of burlesque, pole dancing, tango and salsa as part of a Scottish Exotic Arts Showcase in Kirkcaldy.

This is the second time the event has been held in the town following a successful show last year in Kitty’s nightclub.

Ambrose and Kirsty

Ambrose and Kirsty

It has been organised once again by local dance instructor Ambrose Stanyer-Hunter and will take place in the same venue on Sunday, September 8 at 7.30 p.m.

The showcase will feature 22 acts demonstrating a variety of solo, double and group performances and there is an open invitation to anyone over 18 to enjoy the colourful spectacle.

He said: “I am organising another exotic arts showcase this year because the one I held last year for the first time was such a success.

“We had 160 people come along to the show and it was a fantastic turn-out.

“There will be flamenco, salsa, pole dancing, hula hoop, the Argentinian tango as well as a group doing a tribal belly dance.

“The dancers are from all over Scotland including Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Peebles and Perth.

“My students will also be taking part and for some of them it will be their first show in front of a live audience.”

Also taking part is fellow dance and fitness instructor Kirsty Birrell who has recently returned to Kirkcaldy from Atlanta, where she achieved her certification in Insanity – a new high intensity interval training course.

Kirsty is believed to be the only Scottish instructor qualified in Insanity, which is currently very popular in the States but isn’t taught yet in the UK.

Kirsty hopes to start up Insanity classes at the end of the month and says they will help improve people’s fitness, strength and cardio.

Ambrose said they are both looking forward to the showcase and have had a lot of enquiries about it: “We have had interest from people all over Scotland wanting to come and see this because these types of showcases are very unusual.

“Burlesque has also become very popular in the last few years and people find it exciting because it is something new.”

He said pole dance and burlesque workshops will be held in the run up to the event with information available from www.poleorama.co.uk.

He added: “This will certainly give people who moan there is nothing to do in Kirkcaldy a very different kind of night out with lots of entertainment.”

Scottish Exotic Arts Showcase

Tickets for the event on September 8 are priced £12. Over 18s only with ID required. Doors open 7.00 p.m. For more information or to book tickets call 07938 697 115. Tickets are also available from AK Campbell & Son jewellers at 277 High Street, Kirkcaldy and Spaghetti Tattoo, 4 Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy or online at www.poleorama.co.uk . Ambrose has a pair of tickets to give away to the showcase in Kitty’s. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is email: Your name, age, address and contact telephone number to: ffpnews@fifetoday.co.uk by August 30. Strictly over 18s only.