So you’ve booked your very first Lights Out And Dance session, and you’ve got no idea what to expect, right?
You wouldn’t be the first, so we hope this information will help ensure you’re well prepared for your first session and ready for your new favourite thing to do – have a weekly date with yourself on the Lights Out dance floor!
Lights Out is your time each week to just dance! It’s going to be the weirdest, most awkward thing you’ll have done in a while, but only to begin with! By the end, it will be your new favourite thing to do and you’ll leave our session a laughing, cheering, sweaty happy mess like all of us!
At Lights Out there’s
⚡️no glass bottles
You must book your spot to dance each week, we do not offer door sales under any circumstance. Tickets can be purchased up until the session begins, so please ensure you have booked your ticket prior to arrival or you will be asked to do this before joining us on the dance floor. If you’ve told your friends about us, please ensure they know they are required to book online also. Click here to book.
Please ensure you arrive prior to lights out at 7pm. The entrances to our building lock at 7:10pm and we do not wait for late arrivals. On arrival, have your ticket’s QR code ready for scanning – some people screenshot it after booking, so it’s easy to access in your photos.
WARM UP / DOWN
As your Lights Out host is NOT a fitness instructor and Lights Out sessions are free movement, you’ll need to ensure you do your own warm-up and warm-down.
At the heart of Lights Out is our love of music and dancing. We curate playlists that are fast, fun, and full of dancefloor bangers to keep our tribe dancing non-stop for the entire hour!
We understand that it’s impossible to ‘get it right’ for everyone every week, but aim for a 80-90% hit rate for everyone every time. If you don’t like a song, it will be over in 3-4 minutes so just use this time to stretch and keep moving.
While we mostly play lots of ‘old classics’ (the ’80s is everyone’s favourite decade), we try to cover a wide variety of decades and genres to get the right balance of old and new. If it’s fast and fun, we’ll dance to it!
We play the same playlist across all sessions each week, with a new playlist every week. If you hear a new song you love during a session, don’t worry about shazaming it; we will share our weekly playlists via a blog post on our website at the end of each week after all sessions are done – we play the same playlist at each session!
You can find all of our playlists on Spotify and/or Apple Music by clicking on the below logos.
With so many people joining our dance floors each week, and so many varying musical tastes we are unable to cater to everyone’s requests. We will sometimes add a question to our booking system asking for your favourite dance floor banger or singalong song to get some inspo, however, most of the time we go to our Lights Out Songbox on Spotify for inspiration. Our Lights Out Songbox is a playlist that you can contribute to and drop in your favourite dance floor bangers and singalong tunes! The only thing we ask is that whatever you put in is fast and fun for everyone, and that you don’t put 100 in at once, but pop a couple in each week.
We love belting out a tune while we’re dancing, and as no one hears us, we encourage everyone to sing to their heart’s content. In fact, we love it so much we have a dedicated singalong song during the session!
At Lights Out we encourage everyone to let go of their inhibitions and just dance any way they want. People have daggy dance-offs, twirl around like ballerinas and get on the floor or do the worm if they feel the urge. As long as you are safe and keep everyone else safe, you can dance how you want.
Please note Lights Out is a non-contact dance session, so no dirty dancing lifts, no getting jiggy with your lover on the dance floor etc.
CLAPPING & CHEERING
Like singing, we love when everyone is so excited at the end of each song that they clap and cheer. We encourage clapping and cheering that motivates others and is not annoying.
NO TALKING, JUST DANCING
We have a strict no-talking policy at Lights Out. Most people attend the session on their own, and it’s their ‘me time’ each week to unwind and get lost in the music. It’s not a social occasion for chitter-chatter. If you join us with mates and feel like talking, please step outside. If there is too much talking during the session, you’ll be asked to stop.
We aim to have all of our sessions as dark as possible for each venue. We are currently working on plans to get the Burleigh Heads & Upper Coomera sessions darker, so please note they will be much darker in the future.
Once everything is as dark as possible, your night vision will kick in, and you will be able to make out the silhouettes of those dancing around you. It’s not an unsafe environment where you will bump into anyone or where you are unable to see everyone. Most importantly, your Lights Out host will ensure they can see everyone upright and dancing throughout the entire session.
NO PHONES & FITNESS TRACKERS
To ensure we keep the session as dark as possible, mobile phones are not permitted to be used during the session, and we ask that all fitness trackers are covered with a sweatband. If fitness trackers cannot be covered, please place these in your bra, a pocket, or socks where they will still work.
WHAT TO BRING
Apart from yourself and your dancey vibes, the only other thing you’ll need to bring is water to stay hydrated because you’re going to sweat!! We recommend at least 1-2L. Please note glass bottles are NOT permitted into any Lights Out venue. Anyone who brings a glass bottle will be asked to leave them outside the hall.
WHAT TO WEAR
As this is a fitness session, we recommend wearing activewear. As mentioned, you’re going to sweat, so activewear is best! Jeans & high heels are definitely not recommended!
While our preference is that everyone dances in shoes, we do have people who prefer to dance in bare feet. We are happy for people to dance barefoot, but please ensure that your feet are clean and stink-free!
NO DANCING ON STAGES
Please note we do not permit any dancing on stages if there is one in any Lights Out venue.
CAN KIDS ATTEND?
Our sessions are targeted to adults and the environment is not particularly suited to children, however, if your child loves to dance we would never deny them entry to a session!
Parents are required to supervise their kids and ensure their behaviour is not disruptive and negatively impacts the session for others. Please also ensure they are ok being in a dark, loud space and note we do not filter any songs with explicit language.
IF YOU LOVE IT!
If you loved your dancing in the dark experience with us, we would love your support of our small business with a Facebook or Google review, and invite all your friends to join us.
This small act has a massive impact on helping our sessions reach more people, and the more people we can get off their couch and onto our dance floor, the better!
You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or our Google Page. We do have Meetup but rarely use this, so please go directly to Facebook, Instagram, or our Google Page for any updates and changes to our sessions.
BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS
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