No Lights No Lycra is the pitch-black, entirely sober dance party that attracts crowds in over 75 chapters globally. NLNL began in 2009 by 2 Australian dance students keen to quit critiquing themselves in the mirror and start dancing for pure joy again – so they ditched the spandex and the lights.
The darkness at NLNL creates a certain kind of magic that forces you to forget about what you or the people around you look like, so that your brain can shut off and your body can move with the beat. Talking is kept to a minimum, dancers dance alone, there’s no drugs or booze, no uninvited grinding, no set steps, and no mirrors or lights to feed your self-consciousness.
Everyone is welcome. NLNL is open to all ages, abilities, genders and backgrounds.
The best part? No-one is watching.