The lights go down, the music goes up, and you have an incredible opportunity to let go of any inhibitions and dance! The result is a room full of energy and positivity, an inclusive experience that everyone will enjoy being a part of.
Dancing in the dark is a concept where people engage in a free-form dance session in complete darkness. Our selected venues are dark enough to take away one's inhibition and you get to experience complete freedom.
It’s a powerful practise that allows you to tune in to your body and throw off your shells. We often get asked if people don’t bump into each other. It’s true it gets pretty dark but your eyes adjust after 2-3 minutes, making silhouettes of people to appear. You feel the presence of others dancing around and you may distinguish whether it’s a guy or girl yet not identifying their faces. This creates a sense of being completely incognito.
What are the health benefits?
People nowadays are craving this sort of escapism and have the break they deserve. First Light creates a world in which they can do so. People come for different reasons. Some do it to burn calories. Some like because they enjoy dancing. Some like the clubbing vibe without the cigarettes and alcohol friends. Others do it because they like the transcendental aspect and all of the above do it because they get results out of it: more confidence, elevated happiness and more energy which last for days.
What type of music is usually played?
Our goal is to appeal to a wide audience, meaning that having that element of being able to relate and having commercial elements is key to its success.
At a typical First Light event people come in and they’re greeted with background music that makes them feel comfortable while creating a nice atmosphere to prepare for what’s coming next.
Most people in the beginning still feel a bit awkward, so it’s a good idea to start with something they’re familiar with, that breaks down the initial barrier. From this point onwards people are taken on a journey. What they like so much about this journey is that they’re incentivised to be dancing in different styles while keeping an overall picture in mind. From current hits to EDM to tribal to world to hip-hop to 90ies to classical music. The transitions can be smooth or sudden without creating awkwardness. They tune in and follow their body. Up and down with moments to take it easier and rest.
The playlist is very different from a regular night out as the attendees are not intoxicated and don’t take breaks to talk to their friends or to drink alcohol. It’s a full hour where the music journey and the dancing experience is at the very centre. We change the theme of the playlist every session so people get to experience moving their bodies in different ways.