In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s during the heyday of gay disco not only were you treated to the hedonistic world of loud thumping music, poppers, great recreational drugs, and the bodies of hundreds of hot, sweaty, gyrating men. If you lucky enough were treated to spectacular displays of “disco fan dancing”.
No one knows when it started and who was the first gay man to hit the floor and twirl but we do know that one of the best fan dancers of the era was Bret Lacquement member of the first and finest of the fan dancing troops who toured Europe and America teaching and dancing.
Disco fan dancing is truly a forgotten art form as well as a lost piece of gay history.
Watch this rare 1977 footage of Bret twirling at the White Party at the Trocadero Transfer below.