Dancing in the Dark

When 6 Dec, 2019 8:00pm — 9:00pm Where Canberra Dance Theatre, Kingsley Street, Canberra Website http://facebook.nolightsnolycranorthcanberra

WHAT IS NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA?
NLNL is dancing in the dark. On your own. With other people. It's about dancing free of judgement of yourself or others. No teacher, no steps to learn. Just dance however you want for 1hr to the fun music we play (using Spotify and a stereo system).

WHERE AND WHEN?
- Canberra Dance Theatre, Cnr Barry Drive & Kingsley Street, City.
- Every Friday night, 8pm. No bookings. Just come along. (Doors close after 3rd song)

COST
$8 (cash). Kids are free.

UM... WHY?
For fun, exercise, mental health, love of music... It's whatever you want it to be.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS IT?
All songs that make you want to dance. From The Beatles to Lady Gaga, Otis Redding to Sia, Dolly to Pnau. Pop, funk, rock, R&B, World, Indie … everything. Lots of songs you know and lots outside your normal musical habits. All playlists posted on FB.

HOW DARK IS IT?
As dark as we can make it. But your eyes adjust amazingly. You don't bump into people. There's plenty of space. It’s not creepy.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Anything you want. Lycra is totally fine (despite the name). We recommend comfy exercise gear.

INCLUSION
All ages, all peoples, all bodies, all backgrounds, all abilities. Wheelchair friendly. Contact us to discuss specific issues. We want you to feel not only safe but welcome to come as yourself.

PARKING and TRANSPORT
Plenty of parking. Best spot is Watson Street car park (free). We are also close to light rail, buses and bike path.

I CAN’T FIND ANYONE TO COME WITH ME ...
Don't wait for those slow-pokes to get organised. NLNL is a great thing to do on your own! You definitely won’t be the only one there on your own.

RULES?
- Turn off all light emitting displays (we provide watch-covers you can borrow if you can't work out your settings)
- No phones! Put it away for an hour. Go out to the foyer if you really really need to look at it.
- Please dance on your own in your own space : NLN is not the place to practise tango, dirty dancing or ballroom with your partner.
- Only wear socks or bare feet on the dance floor. This is just a rule of the venue. (We have over-shoe covers available for people who want to keep their shoes on)
- Clapping and singing along is totally fine but please go out to the foyer if you want to have a chat – everyone is there to get lost in the music!
- Limit going in and out of the dance room because it lets in light.
- Drug and alcohol free
- KIDS: No running please. Please try not to yell or chat. Dance on your own in your own space. Stay near your adult.
For more information about this event, call 0427229275 or visit http://facebook.nolightsnolycranorthcanberra

How to get there

1 Kingsley St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia