If you are out for lunch and see people dancing in the streets, don’t be alarmed.

Today is Dance Anywhere day, a time when people are encouraged to hoof it up and wiggle to interior music.

Started in Berkeley six years ago by conceptual artist Beth Hines, Dance Anywhere is now a global concept, with people dancing  in Turkey, Australia, Sweden and Ireland. The idea is to break down the boundaries between art and life and to help people become more creative.

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates has declared March 26 as Dance Anywhere Day, praising the event as one that encourages people to be creative.

Fein is an artist in resident at the KALA Art Institute in Berkeley.

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