On Thursday night, I did something seriously out of character.
I, er, bopped side to side because I’m an incredibly awkward human. And then I danced like I was 18 again in the clubs. And like I was headbanging at a rock concert.
And I did all of this in a room full of strangers and it probably definitely wasn’t pretty, but it didn’t matter because I did it in pitch black darkness.
It was weird. And awesome.
As the name suggests, there is no light and no lycra (as in – there’s no pressure or requirements to wear the latest fitness gear). There’s also no dance teacher, no steps to learn, no… technique required (luckily for me!).
Sidenote: When I told my mum about the class she thought ‘no lycra’ meant no pants which is… another kind of class I think.
No Lights No Lycra is all about letting go. As its website states, it's "a space where you can completely let go, shake out the stresses of the week, and lose yourself in the music and the physicality of your body. NLNL is a daggy, non-pretentious place to completely be yourself."
I was definitely sceptical before the class. I've never been a dancer, and honestly feel like a bit of a d*ck whenever I'm doing it.