Dance Like No One’s Watching

Ten Year Anniversary for No Lights No Lyrca Movement

Free Dance in Eight Cities | July 26-29

Australians are being encouraged to help celebrate a decade of “dancing like no one’s watching” at the No Lights No Lycra 10th Birthday events presented and supported by Medibank, taking place in all major cities nationwide between 26-29 July 2019.

Come along and celebrate the No Lights No Lycra experience that you know and love with a sound track of all the very best songs that have helped to keep our dance-floors pumping over the past ten years. It’s also the perfect time to bring along those friends who are a bit sceptical about the whole ‘No Lights No Lycra’ thing – yes, we know those people exist and we’re here to change their minds! Community members aged 14 years and over are encouraged to move and shake their way onto the dance floor nearest to them.

Science has backed up the theory that dancing makes people happier, which is why the No Lights No Lycra movement was started ten years ago to encourage everyone to dance and move with out a care!

Since its inception, the free-form dance movement has been providing thousands of Australians with a fun and carefree outlet to shimmy their troubles away ⏤ all while in the judgement-free dark!

The decade milestone follows the release of new research[1] from the University of Sydney, which revealed the profound impact the organised events have had on participants.

No Lights, No Lycra Co-Founder, Alice Glenn, said she is thrilled that ten years on, their dance movement is making such a positive difference to Australians.

“Physical inactivity and a lack of community connection are two major challenges for our society at the moment, so I am excited to be celebrating our ten-year milestone working alongside Medibank to encourage more Australians to feel happier, healthier and more connected,” said Glenn.

“So put on your dancing shoes and come down to one of our eight events in July, which will be free for participants thanks to Medibank’s support of free community events!”

More info at

NO LIGHTS NO LYRCA 10th BIRTHDAY presented by Medibank

MELBOURNE – Northcote Town Hall
Friday 26th July
4pm – 5pm (Family event)
7:30pm – 9pm

CANBERRA – Canberra Dance Theatre
Friday 26th July
7:30pm – 9pm

SYDNEY – Newtown Main Hall
Saturday 27th July
1pm – 2pm (Family event)
7pm – 8:30pm

Saturday 27th July
6pm – 7pm

DARWIN – Happy Yess
Saturday 27th July
6pm – 7pm

PERTH – Perth Modern School, Tyler McCusker Sports Centre
Saturday 27th July
8pm – 9:15pm

ADELAIDE – Norwood Town Hall
Sunday 28th July
5:15pm – 6pm (Family event)
6:30pm – 7:30pm

HOBART – The Fourth Floor at Studio 65
Monday 29th July
7pm – 8:00pm


[1] Foley BC, Vassallo AJ, Reece LJ. Lights out, let’s dance! An investigation into participation in No Lights, No Lycra and its association with health and wellbeing. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s13102-019-0123-y