Location: The Secret Group
This past weekend I got to start my Saturday morning a little differently than usual. I attended a “morning after” dance party hosted by First Light District LLC, a company founded here in Houston by Pavi Dinamani, Sheri Baucom and Nammy Sirur. These vibrant gals are all music and dance lovers, so they decided to share their passion with the rest of us. The events FLD hosts are to help promote sober pop-up morning dance parties in nightclubs as a form of fun mixed with fitness. They capitalize on the physical and mental benefits of nightclub dancing while eliminating the less healthy components such as the late nights and alcohol. When you attendees arrive, they are treated to coffee, juices, smoothies, fruit and energy drinks. Then, at each event there are guest yoga teachers, guest dance instructors, and then a full on dance party to EDM music spun by fantastic DJs. Kickin’ Kombucha, JuiceLand, KIND bars, and FIX coffee are just some of the goodies open to all their ticket buyers. Each week, FLD chooses a charity to donate 10% of their proceeds to. This past weekend, they chose Girls Who Rock, which supports women in music education.
The morning started out with a refreshing yoga class, led by Tasha Palenik in a softly lit room. We then got treated to salsa dance lessons. After that, the DJ went all out and it was a full on rave! Everyone dressed in their alter-ego or exercise clothes. The smoke machines were going off, the lights were blinking, and everyone was letting their dance moves go! The event was so much fun and was a great way to start my Saturday!
Check them out at firstlightdistrict.com
Photos/Assistance by Angie Fanelli