Sweden’s Lunch Beat

A friend passed me this USA Today article about a new way that young Swedish workers are spending their lunch breaks, namely, participating in dance parties. The organization, dubbed Lunch Beat, hosts alcohol-free dance parties in various locations throughout Stockholm as a means of both blowing off steam and re-energizing workers.

Daniel Odelstad, the 31-year old organizer had this to say, “People are sober, it’s in the middle of the day and it is very short, effective and intensive,” he said. “You just have to get in there and dance, because the hour ends pretty quickly.” Attendees pay approximately 14 dollars to attend, which includes sandwiches. All remaining profits go to local charities. Evidently, the trend is spreading to cities across Europe. Very cool.

Thanks for the find CJ!

[Image via Silvio Tanaka]



  1. This…rocks!

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