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Mountain Creek Primary School

Freestyle Dance Night

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Freestyle Dance Night
Freestyle Dance Night

Time & Location

29 Mar 2022, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mountain Creek Primary School, 51 Lady Musgrave Dr, Mountain Creek QLD 4557, Australia

About the event

We will meet 30 minutes before it begins to meet each other and have a chat outside of the school hall.

Then the dancing starts at 7-8PM

**** NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA - F.A.Q. **** WHAT IS NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA? NLNL is a weekly lights-off chance to dance in the dark for the pure joy of dancing. It’s a place to shake out the stresses of the week, let go of your inhibitions and completely be yourself. It occurs in over 75 locations around the world, and Mountain Creek's sessions are on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:00pm at Mountain Creek State Primary School Hall which is located at 51 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek. Entry $10 +bf and you can book them online: Link for tickets

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS IT? We aim for a little bit of everything. From swing, to dance, to pop, to folk, to rock, to hip hop, to soul, to super cheesy top 40. We like dance floor classics, and we like weird things we've never heard before. You'll hate some of it, but you'll love a lot of it. It varies week to week, so if you’re not sure after your first time, be sure to try a second. And you can always sit out for a song or step-tap on the spot if anything doesn't take your fancy - it's not like anyone will see you!

CAN I REQUEST MY FAVOURITE TRACK? Yes! All of our playlists feature requests from our community members. If you have a track you want played, just send us a PM by the weekend prior to the session you’re attending. We’ll also post a call-out for requests a few days before we dance, so keep an eye out for that and comment. We try our best to fit in one track per person each week, but will try to squeeze in more if there’s room in the playlist. HOW DARK IS IT? It's light enough so that you can see the silhouettes of people around you, but dark enough so that you can't make out their features. We aim for a sweet spot between creating a foolproof judgement-free space, and safety! When the lights first go out, it will seem pitch black, but after a few minutes your eyes will adjust and you can find your space to bust a move.

IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE CREEPY. IS IT CREEPY? Nope. NLNL is a drug, alcohol and douchebag free zone. While it is dark, NLNL is for dancing on your own, so people dance independently and it's completely non-contact - there isn't any direct physical interaction between people.

WHATS WITH NO LYCRA? When NLNL started in 2009, it was born out of the desire of two rebellious Australian dance students to quit critiquing themselves in the mirror and start dancing for the joy of dancing again. So off came the skin-tight spandex and off went the lights. While the 'No Lights' is a given, wearing lycra is actually totally okay.

SO WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? Whatever makes you feel comfortable to dance in - sweat pants, bike shorts, your office attire, or a one-piece full-sequined leotard! The only rule is that you do need to wear clothes and shoes.

DO PEOPLE TALK? Our sessions are strictly a talk-free zone – this might seem strange to begin with, but it’s pivotal for getting lost in yourself and lost in the music. Besides, the music is loud and people are there to dance, so the most verbal activity that happens is the whooping and cheering between songs, plus the occasional sing-along to the classics .

CAN WE USE OUR PHONES DURING THE SESSION TO SHAZAM/TEXT OUR MATES/INSTAGRAM/CHECK THE TIME? Nope! No matter how dark or subtle you think you’re being with your phone – it’s really bright, and it disturbs the magic of the darkness for everyone else, so make sure your phone or smartwatch is hidden away where we can’t see it. We aim to start on time every week and never go past 8:05pm, so you don’t need to check the time. Also, we post the Spotify playlists here every week, so no need to Shazam! Use this opportunity to turn it off and shut out the rest of the world – this is time for YOU!

ARE FITBITS/ SMARTWATCHES OKAY? I WANT TO COUNT MY STEPS! If you want to use your Fitbit/smartwatch, please ensure that any lights on it are either covered up or disabled. The light they give off is super bright in the dark and distracting to others when lost in the moment. Alternatively, pop it in your pocket or bra for the duration of the session.

WHY WOULD I GO IF I'M NOT A SHY DANCER? Because the darkness creates a certain kind of magic that forces you to forget about what you or the people around you look like, so that your brain can shut off and your body can move with the beat. Stay for a session and we guarantee by the end you'll be in a dancing zone that you've never been before!

WHO GOES TO THIS THING? There's generally a good mix of ages, genders, bodies, abilities, backgrounds, and dance styles. We've had 14 year olds and 74 year olds, and everything in between. The beauty of the dark is that it doesn't really matter. If you want to be there, then you belong!

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