If you love dancing to electronic dance music and hits or you’re feeling a bit blue or just plain sick of being cooped up at home, come to Dance Yourself Happy. Let the dance tunes of 80s, 90s, 00s & beyond work up a sweat while enjoying an hour of healthy me-time and exercise in disguise. There is no choreography to learn and no instructor, just drop in for a casual FREE dance session with like-minded people. Your body and soul will thank you!
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Did you know?
- Dancing improves mood and destresses
- You can burn over 250 calories and add thousands of steps to your count in one hour and it doesn’t even feel like exercise!
- Dancing on a regular basis may reduce your risk of dementia by 76%*
Does it cost to get in?
No, it’s free to attend – thanks to funding from Auckland Council and Howick Local Board.
Is this 'dancing in the dark'?
The lighting is minimised for the mood, or there might be some disco lights – we’ll see what The Lounge can do for us and what feels right. You will be joined by like-minded individuals in a non-judgemental setting.
What kind of music can I expect?
We’ll be dancing to electronic dance music and hits from 80s, 90s, 00s and today. Chart toppers, floor-bangers, house, synthpop, techno, Euro-disco, dance-pop, mashups, some pop & rock, the occasional touch of Latin, and much more for a groovy concoction. There won't be any ballroom, waltz, tango and that type of 'traditional' music.
What should I wear & bring?
Wear anything you feel comfortable in, be it track pants, leggings or jeans, but no high heels, please. And bring a water bottle. Water is also supplied by The Lounge in case you forget yours. Do not bring valuables.
Can I bring my kids along?
Kids over 12 are ok to come along, as long as they are under your supervision at all times.
I’ve been to The Lounge before. Can I buy a drink or food there?
No, Dance Yourself Happy is strictly an alcohol-free event and The Lounge bar & kitchen will be closed. Water is available though.
Do I need a Covid-19 vaccine pass to enter?
No, but we of course adhere to the changing requirements set by the government. Please respect other dancers' personal space and do stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
Do I need to wear a mask?
No. Should the situation change due to government requirement, we may pause the sessions because dancing with a mask on is not much fun.