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Leonie is waiting for Paula, Paula is waiting for a man, Bryan is waiting to be included. But we are all waiting for something, mostly for something to happen. 
So if you have a love for good dancing, good looks and a good time, then you’ve come to the right place because these guys know how to fill the time better than most.

Adored for it’s reckless dance routines and high octane humour, it featured in Wendy Perron’s Highlights of the year in Dance Magazine US 2011. This is a signature ponydance work marrying comedy and dance to brilliant effect. It has been performed both indoors and outdoors, from train stations to bars.

  • Originally an Absolut Commission for Absolut Dublin Fringe in 2010.
  • Winner of the weekly Comedy Award at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2013
  • Nominated for Best Dance Show and Best Comedy Show at Perth Fringe 2013

Key Performances

The most toured of the pony shows, it has been presented at

  • High Performance Rodeo, Canada
  • LaMaMa, New York
  • Adelaide Fringe
  • Christchurch International Festival and Taranaki International Festival, New Zealand
  • Dublin Dance Festival
  • British Dance Edition, Glasgow
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe
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What they say...

Yet in the hands of this Belfast-based troupe, it’s sheer entertainment. Peppered as it is with such well-timed, honest, and at times ridiculous comedy, the dancing can be seen for exactly what it is – well choreographed and extremely well performed. Although how they manage to execute such energetic and elaborate moves in such a tiny space is a mystery.With a soundtrack veering from Stevie Wonder to Robert Palmer, Lady Gaga to Bonnie Tyler (a hilarious duet to Total Eclipse of the Heart), the pace never drops and the fun never stops in this uplifting, Lycra-stretching, high-kicking gem of a show. - The Scotsman
Their irony-drenched antics .... bring us to a pitch of delirium.Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine US
It's a fifty minute marvel that entertains relentlessly.Kilkenny Arts Festival
ponydance not only brings talent to the forefront, but also a brilliant comedic flair and tricks up their sleeves.Broadway Baby
But there cant' be many better ways to spend fifty minutes than this high-octane hormone-fuelled romp.Ellie Carr, The Arts Journal Scotland
These four dancing ponies can really move! They spin, squat, jump and jive in perfect synchronicity...Anthony Sammeroff, The Skinny
Peppered as it is with such well-timed, honest and at times ridiculous comedy, the dancing can be seen for exactly what it is - well choreographed and extremely well performed. Although how they manage to execute such energetic and elaborate moves in such a tiny space is a mystery.Kelly Apter, The Scotsman
ponydance prance, pounce and, if you're lucky, will give you a cheeky lap dance and all before 9pm. Now that's a good night out!Lucinda Al-Zoghbi, Three Weeks