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 “on 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. “Most 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 “have 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. “It’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. “If 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.”