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Dance Yourself Happy

Where: All Saints' Community Centre, 30 Cook St, Howick, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Mari Pettersson

Love electronic dance music & hits from all decades? Tired of dancing in your living room all alone? Feeling blue? Come and Dance Yourself Happy!

It's a casual drop-in hour of 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. Free entry! No age limit. Strictly no alcohol or drugs.

What Kind of Music Mix Can I Expect?
We’ll be dancing to electronic dance music with hits from 80s, 90s, 00s and today. Chart-toppers, floor-bangers, house, synthpop, techno, Euro-disco, dance-pop, mashups, some pop & rock, the occasional touch of latin, and much more for a groovy concoction. There won't be any ballroom, waltz, tango and that type of 'traditional' music.

Is This 'Dancing In the Dark'?
The hall lights are turned off but this is not about dancing in complete blinding darkness. There is a wee disco light for a nice moody feel and to help you see where you're going.

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

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.

Does It Cost to Get In?
This event is free to attend – thanks to Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)!

Can I Request a Song?
Each session has been prerecorded and there is no DJ, so you cannot request a song on the night. A lot of the playlists are recycled from previous years too, but feel free to share your favourite tunes on DYH Facebook page. You never know – there may be new playlists with yours on it!

Did you know?
- Dancing improves mood and destresses
- 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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