Man Candy Dance Dads

An unconventional dance group have proven there’s no creative limits to how you can fundraise.

17 Dads of students at Kilsyth South’s Vibe Studios showed off their moves at the mid-year dance concert and rallied community support to raise an incredible $17,000 for Victoria’s sickest children at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH).

The group, known as ‘Man Candy’, met during the Vibe Studios Father’s Day dance class in 2018 and bonded over their attempts at choreography and laughs from the kids. It was at this moment that one of the dads Craig realised their uncoordinated moves could be utilised to raise money for a worthy cause. Not long after, he established ‘Man Candy’, and for the group of fathers, the RCH was a logical choice to support.

“It was a relatable cause that resonated with all of us, we just wanted to help sick kids,” said Craig.

Setting an initial target of $5,000, ‘Man Candy’ promoted their fundraising page with family, friends and business networks leading up to the performance. With many generous donations, the group smashed their goals and raised $12,000 before the big day, pooling an additional $5,000 during the dance concert intermission with more donations and a raffle.

“None of us could dance, but what we lost in ability we made up for in enthusiasm. We performed a mix of different styles to get a few cheap laughs for a great cause and a great charity, it doesn’t get much better than that,” said Craig.