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Dancing in the Dark at No Lights, No Lycra

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Fess up. Maybe you had a good day, maybe you had a bad day, maybe you just had a really good sandwich, but you know you’ve done your own version of Tom Cruise’s epic Risky Business underwear dance at one point in life. And it felt good. So good that you probably think about doing it again every time your roommate isn’t around. Now, there’s a place for people like us: No Lights, No Lycra.

Held every Tuesday at Greenpoint’s Church of the Messiah Hall, No Lights, No Lycra is a free weekly dance jam in the dark for people who just simply want to get out and shake their tale feather without getting grinded on, bottle service, and all of the other douchey things that usually go hand in hand with going out dancing. The event is a celebration of the simple joy of dancing, and turn out the lights to embrace all of the bad moves that come with it.

There’s a no drugs or alcohol policy, which is for the best since there’s a pretty dangerous difference between dancing in the dark drunk and dancing in the dark sober. This makes the DJ’s role crucial, and they take it very seriously – taking rhythm, crowd energy level and more into account when plotting the set.  It may even include “Old Time Rock and Roll,” but accompanying sunglasses and underwear not permitted.

No Lights, No Lycra
Church of the Messiah Hall
129 Russell Street (btn Nassau and Driggs)
Tuesdays 8PM-9:30PM
$5 Donation Suggested.

Photo Credit: No Lights, No Lycra.

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Jill S.

Jill S.

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.