Lunch disco

May 1, 2012 

In America, we tend to eat lunch at our desks. In France, taking a leisurely two-hour lunch break is common. And in Sweden, they spend their lunch breaks going clubbing.

"Lunch Beat" is an hour-long rave in the middle of the day. There's no alcohol or drugs -- just dancing. At the end of the hour, you get a drink and a sandwich.

From Slate:

The basic idea behind Lunch Beat is that workers take an hour out in the middle of the day to let loose in the company of fellow dance-enthusiasts. The founders have dubbed it "your week's most important business lunch" and say that they want to create a sense of community among participants. But the discos are not meant to be crass networking opportunities. After all, the fourth rule of the manifesto is "You don’t talk about your job at Lunch Beat." Instead, the aim is to embody "playfulness, participation and community," the founders write. It’s intended almost to be a way of forgetting about your job, so you can feel energized and inspired when you get back to your desk.

I work late, so my lunch break is actually a dinner break and I usually use it to read. But this sounds like an interesting alternative to walking around the park or going to the gym on your lunch break.

You can find more info on the Lunch Beat website.

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