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Tuesday May 6, 2014 MYT 8:20:05 AM
The Lunch Beat parties will be held simultaneously around the world on May 6 for folks to chill out for a bit.
From the United States to France, Vietnam and Sweden, office workers around the world will be loosening their ties and kicking off their heels on Tuesday to join a global lunch hour dance-athon created to let workers blow off steam and put on their dancing shoes midday.
Instead of eating stale sandwiches at their desks, 9-to-5ers in cities like Boston (US), Copenhagen (Denmark), Paris (France) and Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) will gather over their lunch break to participate in the fifth edition of Lunch Beat.
For the first time this year, events around the world will be held simultaneously on the same day – May 6 – to bring the “tribes” together.
What began as an underground movement by Swede Molly Range in Stockholm in 2010 has now become a global phenomenon, with Lunch Beat parties hosted in 90 cities around the world.
The concept is simple: For one hour, employees can blow off steam, get some exercise and take in DJ-spun tunes at a midday dance party. The only requirement: You have to dance.
And shop talk is highly discouraged.
Organisers also stress that the event is everything but a flash mob and should be held far from prying eyes, namely in a closed-off venue.
For a complete listing of Lunch Beat events being held around the world, visit the website.
If no event is being organised near you, some events may livestream their party. Use the hashtag #LunchBeat on Facebook or Twitter to follow along. — AFP Relaxnews
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