Meet Andrew, our go-go dancer for the month of April. Andrew is an official White Party Palm Springs go-go dancer who is being flown in all the way from Miami to perform at Jeffrey Sanker’s massive 29th annual party weekend, on April 27-29. This will be the third year Andrew entertains at White Party in the desert. He says it’s an real honor to be invited back, but he doesn’t let get to his head. Underneath that square jaw and bulging muscles, people are surprised to learn that he’s actually a shy guy.
Where are you from?
I’m from Miami.
Is this your first time go-go dancing at the White Party Palm Springs?
It’s going to be my third time.
What’s it like dancing at White Party?
It’s fun. It’s a different vibe from what I typically do here in Miami or in New York. It’s definitely its own thing. It’s kind of cool, because I met some of my best friends through White Party, like Jeff, and Eddie and Jacob. The energy and the vibe is really different. You’re in the middle of the desert and it’s a big party. I love it. The fact that they still want me after three times is a real honor.
What’s your astrological sign?
I’m a Pisces.
What do they say about Pisces?
A lot. We’re very artistic. We’re very creative. We’re very lazy [laughs]. Very emotional. I think I take a lot of that with me on stage. [Dancing] is an art form and sort of a meditation for me. I can go on stage and I can become whoever they dress me up to be, or whoever I choose to be.
What’s your relationship status?
Right now I’m in a relationship.
How long have you been go-go dancing?
I’ve been doing it for about 10 years now. I’ve auditioned for Britney and J-Lo. I’ve been on Britney’s stage twice. For the most part, the type of dancing I do is about entertainment. I danced for White Party Madrid, I’ve danced much everyone, where it’s a big production with full costumes and makeup. It takes time–sometimes two hours. It’s kind of cool.
At what point does go-go dancing become work for you?
It’s never work for me. It’s always been my escape. It’s a form of therapy. I love to dance and I love a production. I’ve always admired watching Britney Spears or Michael Jackson do huge performances, so if I can’t be by their side, I get to do something similar. I travel to Palm Springs, New York, Vegas and Miami and all over Europe, so it lets me live that fantasy, where I can work with big productions.
Does your mom know you dance?
Oh yeah. She knows its a passion of mine. She’s been dying to see me. I always tell her, not today mom.