What’s Lunch Beat?
Lunch Beat started as an experiment but has now grown into an international trend. In June 2010 Molly Ränge organized a Lunch Beat for the first time in Stockholm; a monthly non-profit dance event that lasts exactly one hour and takes place centrally in the city during the lunch break.
The first edition took place in a disgusting garage and attracted 14 participants. Meanwhile, Lunch Beat has become a true phenomenon in Sweden. And lunchbeat event attracts more than a hundred visitors. Also abroad (e.g. Paris, Oslo, Berlin and Manchester) there is already plenty of LunchBeat.
Who is organising the first Dutch Lunch Beat?
Our southern neighbours organised the first official Lunch Beat at the futuristic MAS in Antwerp at the beginning of June. How nice it would be if the Netherlands at work were to adopt this trend and, in addition to having lunch, now go for a walk once or twice a month together to have lunch. No networking drinks with fatty snacks, beer and wine, but lunchbites on Friday afternoon!
Summer and winter fun, hip and healthy! Who is the first to organize it in the Netherlands?
10 Lunch Beat rules
On the site www.lunchbeat.org you can announce your own Lunch Beat. Here you will also find ten rules that every Lunch Beat should meet according to the inventor. These rules are a guideline for everyone who wants to follow the example:
Rule #1: If it’s your first lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
Rule #2: If it’s your second, third or fourth time lunch at Lunch Beat, you have to dance.
Rule #3: If you are getting too tired to actually dance at Lunch Beat, please have your lunch at some other place.
Rule #4: You don’t talk about your job at Lunch Beat.
Rule #5: At Lunch Beat everyone present is your dance partner.
Rule #6: Any Lunch Beat are to be no longer than 60 minutes long and set during “lunch time”.
Rule #7: Lunch Beat always serve their guest with a 1 Dj-set and 1 take away meal.
Rule #8: Water is always served during a Lunch Beat for free.
Rule #9: Lunch Beat is a preferably drug free environment.
Rule #10: Lunch Beat can be set up anywhere by anyone as long as they are announced as public events, are nonprofit arrangements and are directed by this manifesto.
On the Lunch Beat website you will also find great YouTube videos with examples and enthusiastic stories from participants! Below is a video that I would like to share with you.
What do you think of Lunch Beat? Would you try it? I would like to hear your reactions.