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Dance like no-one is watching
When I hear the words "Dance Party" I automatically think of dark sweaty night clubs packed with people and lots of alcohol. Feeling healthy and energised afterwards are probably the last things that come to mind, well that was until I discovered At First Light. I had read of morning raves before and have always been intrigued so when I stumbled across At First Light last year I was keen to give it a go... and guess what? I have been to every one since then!
So what is At First Light? Essentially it is Adelaide's first healthy outdoor morning dance party! At First Light aims to change up your morning routine for the better.
Leah Kertesz, At First Light founder, said the idea came to her whilst living in New York when a friend encouraged her to attend a morning dance party held in a club in an Industrial estate. She recalls the bars being fitted with healthy juices instead of alcohol and an overall fun and healthy vibe going on. Leah was inspired to replicate this back home but place it in a more Australian context, hence taking it outdoors.
This October At First Light is partnering with Splash Adelaide and Fresh 92.7 to create a NEON PINK LANEWAY party in Vaughan Place to celebrate the inaugural Vogue Festival in the East End. Starting at 9am with a 45 minute yoga class by Aleenta Barre yoga teacher Ruby Dolman, we'll then bust a move and twerk off the winter blues with dance tunes by Fresh 92.7's Drive Host DJ Ryley who will bring the best party beats. There will be special 'not to miss' entertainment at 10am, along with free coffee and treats from The Howling Owl. They will also be hosting a competition for the Best Neon Pink outfit and the winner will receive a $50 Aleenta Barre voucher and At First Light t-shirt!
The best part about At First Light though is there is no mandatory part of the morning. You don't feel forced to be there the whole time, or awkward if you get up to leave the group midway through. Leah revealed she did this intentionally to help people have more fun and feel more comfortable. The event is more like a dance party than a structured class where people can feel free to be themselves and just have fun, beginning the day feeling refreshed. There is literally no better way to start your day than... AT FIRST LIGHT!