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Stop. Drop what you’re doing at noon, Pacific time, on Friday. And roll out the dance moves.
March 18 is the international Dance Anywhere event, so don’t worry if you’re the only one doing the jitterbug in the grocery store checkout aisle, because you’re really not alone. Music or no, people will be breaking into dance simultaneously in places like Rome, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Paris and Moscow.
Now in its 11th year, Dance Anywhere — created by Bay Area artist and dancer Beth Fein — is touted as a “DIY public art project,” with the goal of “changing perspectives through a creative moment” and finding common ground.
There’s no cost, and anyone can do it. Either by joining with a group of dancers (find info about Bay Area dance spots at www.danceanywhere.org), or just boogying anywhere all by yourself.
Since 2005, thousands of people on seven continents, 66 countries and 714 cities have participated, according to the event website. In the Bay Area in years past, people have danced in parks, in pubs, in schools, on BART and on street corners. Some dance well. Others dance like Elaine from “Seinfeld.” But it matters not.
The duration of the dance is not clear. Presumably you can dance as long as your feet hold out.
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