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Dance Yourself Happy

Dance Yourself Happy

When:

  • Wed 7 Jun, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 14 Jun, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 21 Jun, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 28 Jun, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 5 Jul, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 12 Jul, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 19 Jul, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 26 Jul, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 2 Aug, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 9 Aug, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 16 Aug, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 23 Aug, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 30 Aug, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 6 Sep, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 13 Sep, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 20 Sep, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 27 Sep, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 4 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 11 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Wed 18 Oct, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
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Where:

All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook St, Howick Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Dance Yourself Happy is back on for winter 2017!

Thank you Howick Local Board for enabling it with your funding, and thank you Mecoss for all your help and continued support.

So, if you love electronic dance music & hits from all decades, and if you’re tired of dancing alone in your living room, come and Dance Yourself Happy! It's an hour of free uninstructed leg-shaking, side-stepping, body-popping, running man, robot, old-school, or whatever your style may be. Let the dance tunes of 80s, 90s, 00s & beyond work up a sweat. No age limit. Strictly no alcohol or drugs.

(The same building where 'Classy Crafts' craft market is on Saturdays).

Who's Doing This and Why?
I'm Mari, an ex-deejay, and although no longer deejaying I want to keep spreading some of that contagious good mood and positivity you get from music and dancing. DYH is about dancing together instead of alone in our living rooms, and dancing to de-stress from whatever negative stuff we've got going on in our lives.

What kind of music mix can i expect?
It will be a mix of electronic dance music and hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and today - chart-toppers, floor-bangers, house, synthpop, techno, dance-pop, mashups, remixes, disco, some pop/rock, the occasional hint of Latin and much more.

There won't be any folk dance, slow-dance, ballroom, waltz, tango and that type of 'traditional' music. A lot of the music is non-stop but there are some fade outs and different tempos giving you a bit of breathing space.

Is this 'Dancing In the Dark'?
It won’t be pitch black but we will reduce the lighting to a minimum for a nice moody feel.

What should I wear & bring?
Wear anything you feel comfortable in, be it jeans or track pants, but no high heels, please. And bring a water bottle. Do not bring valuables.

Does it cost to get in?
It makes me very happy to say no, this is absolutely free – thanks to the amazing generosity of Howick Local Board who is funding DYH in 2017! A big thanks also to Mecoss for all their help and continued support.

Can I bring my kids along?
Sure you can, but they have to be under your supervision at all times. Also worth noting is that a lot of care is taken to keep the music lyrics ‘clean', but there may be the odd unintentional missed word here or there or mature themes.

Did you know?
- Dancing improves mood and de-stresses
- You can burn over 250 calories in one hour
- It doesn’t even feel like exercise!
- Dancing on a regular basis may reduce your risk of dementia by 76%*

*Reference: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022252#t=abstract

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