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No Lights No Lycra Motueka

No Lights No Lycra is a dance night that was started in 2009 in Melbourne. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. It is pure dance (your own way) for an hour, to a wide range of awesome music.

No Lights No Lycra is an inclusive, drug and alcohol free environment. Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays at 7.15pm - 8.15pm.
Venue is Imagine Theatre, Woodlands Ave.
Cost is $5. Wear comfy clothes, bring water.

For more information, contact: Emma Ryder at

No Lights No Lycra is a dance night that was started in Melbourne by unconventional dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett. The first week saw three people walk through the doors of St Marks Church Hall in Fitzroy, Melbourne in June 2009. In the winter darkness, with the light glow of the heaters and a portrait of Amma the Hugging Saint looking down upon them, No Lights No Lycra was launched to the song Rien de Rienby Edith Piath.

The dance night grew through word of mouth and within a few months the hall was full of people who shared the same yearning for a dimly lit space to dance without feeling self conscious and without the aid of alcohol, a space to completely let go and shake out the stresses of the week.

Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett started NLNL because they loved to dance. As former dance students they were tired of trying to mold their bodies and conform to what a dancer 'should' look like. They wanted to move away from an environment where mirrors, lights and performance were at the heart of the experience and create a space where they could dance freely without the pressure of being watched.

Who should try NLNL?
Everyone should try NLNL at least once. It's an experience for all body types, fitness levels and anyone who loves music. It's a place to experience movement without the pressure of being watched. Your body will thank you.

What is the best thing about NLNL?
Feeling the energy and joy of those around you and being free to dance completely as yourself.