Dance in the dark for mental health improvement

No Lights No Lycra Bibra Lake's Fay Bahemia, Roxanne Whipp & Lesley Gilroy. Photo: Jon Hewson. d493194 communitypix.com.au.
No Lights No Lycra Bibra Lake's Fay Bahemia, Roxanne Whipp & Lesley Gilroy. Photo: Jon Hewson. d493194 communitypix.com.au.

LOCALS can dance their cares away without fear of anyone seeing their uncoordinated moves in a new Bibra Lake dance class.

No Lights No Lycra (NLNL) is a casual dance class with no teachers, no techniques and no steps to learn.

Instead, participants are invited to let loose and enjoy a dance in the dark in any way their bodies decide to move.

The national organisation recently announced a new partnership with Lifeline, which will see NLNL continue to provide a safe space where people could connect with others free of judgement.

NLNL Bibra Lake’s Fay Bahemia said the program was a great way for participants to improve both their physical and mental health.

“Some people are shy or may feel embarrassed to exercise in public but we welcome people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities,” she said.

“You find a spot on the dance floor, the lights go out, the music starts, then it’s up to you, you can dance hard, do the robot, just sway or stretch – whatever you like.

“There is no chatter, no phones, no interacting with others, so we can really get into the moment and everyone leaves shiny and happy.

“Dancing has proven physical and mental health benefits and we believe that it should accessible to everyone.”

NLNL Bibra Lake is held at U7/8 Aspiration Circuit, Bibra Lake from 7.35pm on Mondays.

Visit www.facebook.com/NLNLBibraLake for more information.