It is mid-January 2012 and many of us have made the obvious realisation that our New Year's resolution to 'get fit and lose those Christmas puddings is just plain not going to happen. Well, not without that ludicrously expensive gym membership you convinced yourself you should invest in on the first day back from holiday and most likely will stop using in the next few weeks.
As far as I am concerned, the gyms can keep their fitness programs and yoga-lates classes because I have found something far more enjoyable and will have you so fit you'll be rocking those '50s style skirts and slacks for spring fashion in no time.
In the depths of the St Peter's Church crypt in Dalston, one hour of uninhibited and free-for-all dancing coupled with an array of music genres to satiate anybody's beat boppin' desires takes place in what is the trendiest and just plain darn fun form of 'exercise' since (apparently) Zumba. There is no need for running shoes, all you need is those dancing feet because on Tuesdays at 7:30pm you will find the non-guided dance collective, No Lights, No Lycra.
Keeping true to its name, lights are turned off and those lycra bike-shorts are firmly shunned along with the judgmental eye of those you fear in clubs. Here is one hour of complete dancing in the dark freedom and the chance to bust out that epic 80's dance move you've been aching to do since you saw Taylor Dayne's "Tell it to my heart" music video and which you've always been too scared to try out at parties.
No Lights, No Lycra gives you the opportunity to quite literally shake out those old anxieties and enjoy music sans limitations. With hits from Blondie, OMD, Blur and The National there is no stopping the crowd of hungry dancers as they indulge in the sheer euphoria that dancing in the dark brings them.
No Lights, No Lycra has brought new meaning to dance and quells any hesitation you may have about exercising. Here is a New Year's Resolution you will actually keep and I urge you to be a part of it. Plus it's only £4 a pop. Fit and fabulous never came so cheap.
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