Every week is different, but we average 35 each week. Special events draw a larger crowd and we have had up to 90! The more people the better the atmosphere and energy, so be sure to spread the word!
You don't need to book, but please make sure you arrive on 10 minutes before the session. Doors lock 10 minutes after and you might not get in.
HOW MANY PEOPLE GO TO LIGHTS OUT AND DANCE & DO I NEED TO BOOK?
At LOAD we've always got a great mix of ages, genders, bodies, abilities, backgrounds, and dance styles. Our Groovers range from 8-80, and everything in between.
Our groovers are mums, kids, dads, families, friends, university students & lecturers, public servants, accountants, lawyers, doctors, school staff, retiree's, and so many more. Mostly, our Groovers are women 35-65.
WHO GOES TO LOAD?
Most people wear active/workout wear, but you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable to dance and get sweaty in. As long as you're wearing clothes (and preferably shoes), we do not mind. Once the lights go out we only care about the music and dancing.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Yes. but not many!
1. ZERO TALKING
Whilst we encourage people to bring their friends, L.O.A.D is not a social occasion, so there is no talking allowed. This is reason pivotal to ensure everyone gets lost in themselves, and lost in the music.
We do however encourage singing, clapping and cheering in between songs!
ARE THERE ANY RULES?
At L.O.A.D you only have yourself to keep up with! You can dance at your own pace, so regardless of your fitness level you can go as hard as you like, or a slow as you like. The great thing about L.O.A.D is that it will help you with your fitness goals as it is a great cardio workout and without trying, you're exercising.
I'M SO UNFIT, I COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH A CLASS.
Absolutely! LOAD is for everyone, regardless of your shape, size, mental health, abilities or non-abilities. We are about ensuring the entire community feels included and part of the LOAD family. Both Burleigh Heads and Runaway Bay venues have wheelchair access.
MY FRIEND IS IN A WHEELCHAIR, CAN THEY COME TO A SESSION?
Then, we look forward to seeing you every week forever!
WHAT IF I LOVE IT?
Totally, but only at first!
But, we guarantee by the end of the session you will be a laughing, clapping, cheering sweaty Groover like the rest of us!
IT SOUNDS WEIRD.
LOAD sessions are just $7 on the door, or if you love it as much as us you can purchase a Loyalty Card for $70 which gives you 12 sessions for the price of 10!
Kids are only $5 (under 5 are free).
HOW MUCH IS LIGHTS OUT AND DANCE?
Yes. We have many Groovers who attend on their own each week. For them, LOAD is their dedicated time each week for them to escape life and just dance.
Regardless if you come on your own, once the music starts everyone finds room on the dance floor to cut loose & dance independently. Attending alone is totally normal, welcome and even encouraged!
DO PEOPLE GO ON THEIR OWN?
That's a HELL YES from us!
We love having our Groovy Groms join us. The only thing you need to be mindful of, is it's dark, it's loud and while most music doesn't have explicit language, we don't censor it so there may be the occasional swear in there.
We also ask for those bringing Groovy Groms with them to be mindful of everyone in the room. Our session rules are no talking and while we understand kids will excitedly run around and play, we just want to ensure all of our other Groovers in the room are not impacted by this so please ensure that your Groovy Groms are not running riot and screaming the house down! .
SOUNDS LIKE FUN, CAN I BRING MY KIDS?
It's light enough so that you can see the silhouettes of people around you, but dark enough so that you can't make out their features. We aim for a sweet spot between creating a fool proof judgment-free space, and safety! At Burleigh, our hall is a large space with big windows. Most windows are blocked out to prevent the light coming in, but there are a few which can't be reached due to their height. Please note - our summer sessions are a little bit lighter at the beginning due to the late sunsets!
HOW DARK IS IT?
Have you ever seen the excitement and exhilaration of a baby giraffe taking its first steps?! Daggy dancing is the best form of dance for L.O.A.D. Regardless of your style of dancing, or your dance ability, L.O.A.D is a place where everyone can let go and dance without feeling self conscious because when the lights go out, the only thing that matters is you and the music.
I REALLY CAN'T DANCE. I LOOK LIKE A BABY GIRAFFE TAKING ITS FIRST STEPS.
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WHAT KIND OF MUSIC IS IT?
You won't. But if it turns out that it's not your thing, no worries at all, you're welcome to leave at any point and no one will notice anyway!