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Michigan Avenue - 2016 - Issue 6 - Winter - Dwyane Wade

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM VONDRUSKA Yoga meets an all-out dance party at Daybreaker, which is giving folks across Chicago a reason to get up with the early birds. Picture this: The beat is thumping, the dance floor is packed, you're sweating, smiling, euphoric as the sun starts to rise. It's morning, but you're not at the tail end of an exhausting all-nighter—you're kicking your day off with an epic, pre-work, thousand- person dance party. This is Daybreaker, the wellness-meets- nightlife love child of entrepreneur best friends Radha Agrawal and Matthew Brimer, which is turning dance culture on its head in cities across the globe. Started in New York in 2013 and now in 15 cities and counting, Daybreaker is a completely sober experience meant to bring people together and get that blood pumping. It starts with an hour of deep house yoga followed by a two-hour immersive, full-on rave. The format, however, is the only constant. "Our goal is to always find new, mischievous ways to wow our communi- ties and inspire them to wake up and dance," says Agrawal. "If it's the same place over and over again it gets boring." In Chicago, that means partnering with iconic spaces like Macy's, or a lake- bound boat party on the Spirit of Chicago. "Chicago is our fastest-growing city, and we're coming up on our one-year anniversary here," Agrawal says proudly. "It's been a dream to design experiences for our Chicago community." . KICK OFF YOUR MORNING IN STYLE WITH DAYBREA ER, THE PRE-WORK DANCE PARTY WITH A HEALTH- CONSCIOUS TWIST. BY CHUCK ANSBACHER WE BREAK THE DAWN 56  MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM SCENE SPECTACLE

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