If social distancing is making you feel stir-crazy, take a tip from a group of neighbors in Frodsham, a village in the UK. Every morning, neighbors fire up the music and start dancing.
A Daily Dose of Fun
Every day, they enjoy a safe, socially distant dance party. The whole neighborhood looks forward to this daily dose of fun.
They Call It Distance Dancing
Local fitness instructor Janet Woodcock came up with the idea to help older people feel less isolated. She now leads the combination dance party and workout each morning. Elsa Williams, a neighbor who posted a video of the party on her Twitter account, said it’s become a popular event.
“Distance dancing only lasts 10 minutes a day so causes minimal disturbance,” she tweeted. “Mostly our road is kids and elderly residents who are self-isolating, so they look forward to it.”
It’s a Sensation
The dance was supposed to be a one-time thing, but it became too popular. The daily dance has attracted the attention of CNN, the BBC and other news outlets looking for some good news to share during the worldwide lockdown.
Williams said the dancing has lifted everyone’s spirits and made the community closer than it was before.
— Elsa Williams (@elsalwilliams) March 31, 2020
Bringing People Together In a Safe Way
“It was only meant to be a one time thing, but it lifted people round here up a bit and they wanted more,” she wrote. “It’s also worth noting that our road hardly spoke to each other before all this!”
What is your community doing to bring everyone together safely?
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