The Dance Party Daybreaker Is Coming Back to Boston in a Big Way

Fitness instructors and wellness influencers, Sarah Gaines and Chris Capozzi have some new ideas up their sleeves.


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Typically, raves are reserved for the late-night party crowd but not this one. Daybreaker, the early-morning sober dance party featuring yoga and fitness—that is held in 25 cities across the world—is coming back to Boston (after a short hiatus) in a big way.

The event, which was previously held monthly in places like Fenway and Rowes Wharf, will be revived by fitness instructor and entrepreneur Sarah Gaines along with November Project co-leader Chris Capozzi. They will lead the dance party experience on March 21 at WBUR CitySpace from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Izzy VanHall will kick things off with yoga at 6 a.m. and dancing will commence from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Live beats will be spun by New York City-based musical group FDVM and you’ll be able to sip on kombucha and snack on Manitoba Harvest breakfast bites before heading to the office for the day.

Daybreaker hasn’t been held in Boston since September due to what Capozzi tells me was an inconsistency with producers but now him and Gaines are stoked to be kicking off the start of monthly events again and to build up the community. “When you see the positivity that comes out of things like this in other cities it’s really cool to see and we want to bring that to Boston on a consistent basis,” Capozzi says.

Each monthly dance party will feature a theme, this month’s being “The Future is Feminine” as a nod to International Women’s Day last week. “We’re kind of continuing that celebration because honestly, it should be celebrated every day,” Capozzi says. Participants are encouraged to wear futuristic gear, like maybe these retro limited-edition New Balance shoes.

This event will feature a dance led by female-founded 305 Fitness as well as a spoken word to close things out. Capozzi says they plan to bring other people back that were previously featured like Eliza Shirazi of Kick it by Eliza, and at the end of the day Gaines hopes to bring a little more fun, lightness, and mischief to Daybreaker moving forward.

$15-$35, 6 a.m.-9 a.m., WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Ave., Boston,