HOW TO LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR WITH HEIDI BARRETT, CO-CREATOR OF NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
Some of the best moments during any all-nighter are had on the dance floor. This can be intimidating to a novice but don’t feel pressure to be like Beyonce. If busting a move comes as naturally to you as millennial slang (what does â€œon fleek”even mean?), start off slow. Listen to the music and move your hips side to side with each beat – add a little shoulder or arm action in once you’ve mastered that movement. â€œMost people find they struggle to dance naturally when they’re over-thinking it.
Shut your eyes and pretend you’re alone, dancing in your bedroom with no-one watching!” Things to avoid: pseudo-breakdancing, flailing arms and anything resembling Elaine Benes’ signature Seinfeld moves.
Nothing spells disaster like free white wine and permission from your boss to â€œhave a great night”. While most people have two-weeks off to let the humiliating events of their end-of-year bash fade from colleagues’ memories, it’d really be much better if there was no humiliation to begin with. â€œIt’s important to remember this is still a work function and not a party with friends.”
Some golden rules: the one drink, one glass of water policy is for your benefit. All items of clothing must stay on. Flirting with a colleague (or superior) won’t go down well in the cold light of day. â€œIf you’re feeling emotional or have interpersonal conflict in the workplace – and feel like you won’t be able to hold your tongue – don’t go to the party.”