Women of all ages are being encouraged to let their hair down this Friday for The Boogie, a new event for those who love to dance the night away in Nottingham.
Designed for women who love to dance but don’t necessarily want to attend a class or go clubbing, the event hopes to eventually run regularly and lead the way in a new kind of women-only dance night.
The dance lovers can expect an Ibiza dance vibe with international DJ, Blonde Ambition set to play disco, soul, funk and pop music from across the decades.
Image: Famous DJ Blonde Ambition.
Founder and producer of The Boogie, Rachel Hinton, said the idea for the event came to her after dancing with her teenage daughter and mother in the kitchen one afternoon and wishing there was somewhere to go to dance and have some pressure-free fun.
Rachel, who has lived in Nottingham for 24 years, recently returned from over a year in Ibiza and wants to bring an inclusive dance experience to the city’s women using influences from her time abroad.
This is not the first time Rachel has encouraged fellow ladies to put on their dancing shoes, or take them off in fact.
Three years ago she ran the Barefoot Boogie events, where she rented out a local church hall and invited women to join her to dance barefoot while friends DJ’d and catered the evenings.
Now on returning from Ibiza, Rachel hopes to encourage more women to let their hair down and said: “The Boogie aims to give women of all ages the chance to enjoy the sheer joy of dancing in a place that’s safe, warm and welcoming, so they can get together with other women and have fun.
“Somewhere that we can turn up just as we are, whether tired and in need of rejuvenation, or ready to groove non-stop, wearing whatever we feel comfortable in.”
The Boogie is launching on Friday 27 March from 8.30pm to 10.30pm at 200 Degrees Café in Nottingham and women of all ages are welcome, providing they are 14 or over.
Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.
Specialist baristas will be serving an array of drinks and sweet and savoury bites at the cafe which is set to be transformed into a welcoming, alcohol-free space.
Jo Welch Photography will also be running a pop up booth at the event to capture all those busting some moves.
The dance nights create a sense of community in Nottingham.
Rachel Hinton, The Boogie founder and producer.
Having been involved with dance throughout her life, Rachel, 44, says she is no stranger to the dance floor, as well as being a beauty expert and specialist in movement, yoga and mindfulness for women.
Already gaining interest from cities across the country, it looks like the unique dance nights are going to be ‘boogying’ across the country with Nottingham leading the way.
Watch below to see Rachel explain how the idea of The Boogie came about on The 6.30 Show
Video: Rachel Hinton tells all to our very own Frances Finn.
To find out more or to book tickets visit The Boogie‘s website.