Melbourne: No Lights No Lyrca
Get there: 250 George St, Fitzroy OR 49 Nicholson St Brunswick East, under the church, enter via Barkly st. – Catch the tram
Price: $5 (AUD)
Hours: Fitzroy – Thursday 7:30PM OR Brunswick East – Wednesday 7:00PM
Dancing like you’re completely smacked out – you know, completely letting loose, letting your limbs dangle, flip and flop – is really only fun when you’re totally smashed, right? NAH, WRONG! You can do all this and more, completely sober and completely in the dark at No Lights No Lycra. On various nights around the city, the NLNL DJs spin some funky flashback beats for an hour in some pretty wicked iconic locations, like the St Marks Church Hall in Fitzroy. There’s a strict no drinks and no drugs policy and the dress code is “preferably daggy”. They’ll encourage you to get spazzo, and it’s exactly that you can do with not a bit of embarrassment because no one can see you! You’re completely in the dark. This exhilarating experience also doubles as a fitspo cardio sesh, as the room gets awfully steamy due to lack of ventilation and heap of sweaty bods. No Lights No Lyrca begun in Melbourne in 2009, but has since started dance nights all over Australia and the world. Check out their website for a full listing of locations and get dangling.