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Dance Yourself Happy 2020

Just like our PM who "did a little dance" in front of her daughter Neve, it's time for us to celebrate Level 1 and shake off the blues – it's time to dance yourself happy again!

Love electronic dance music & hits from all decades? Feeling blue or bored? Dance Yourself Happy is 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.

WHERE?
All Saints' Community Centre, Howick
30 Cook Street (the brick building opposite to Subway)

WHEN?
Thursdays 18 Jun – 26 Nov 2020
8–9pm

WHAT ARE YOU DOING DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF COVID-19?
You have always had to sign in for the headcount, but we now also enforce the Government's and the venue's COVID-19 advice which may change from time to time, including social distancing recommendations. Please respect other dancers' social space.

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 KIND OF MUSIC 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.

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, or keep them 'on' or beside you.

CAN I BRING MY KIDS ALONG?
Sure you can, but they have to be under your supervision at all times. They need to be able to adhere to social distancing, so rambunctious kids may be better off waiting at home ;) 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 Howick Local Board and MECOSS, Manukau East Council of Social Services!

CAN I REQUEST A SONG?
Each session has been prerecorded and there is no DJ, so you cannot request a song on the night, but feel free to share your favourites 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%*
• https://www.psychologies.co.uk/dance-your-way-happiness

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

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