Tuesdays are dancing days in Uppsala during the summer. If you go down to the park by the river, you'll find lindy hoppers and balboa dancers all over the place from 18 o'clock and until we run out of batteries for the boombox or run out of dancers, whichever happens first.
Many people bring food and drinks and have a picnic while they rest for a while. Many other (not yet dancing) people pass by on the walking paths beside and stay for a while and look. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce your friends to the dance.
Nobody has yet fallen into the river by accident but last Tuesday one guy jumped into river all by himself.
The event has expanded to Mondays when tap dancer try their rhythms on the quayside.
The event seems to be getting some attention since earlier this week the local radio station phoned me and wanted to get in contact with some dancers.
There are also other outside dances in Uppsala, if you dance tango, go to Smultron at Svartbäcksgatan on Tuesdays between 19 and 23 and if dance Swedish Bugg, go to the river between Skolgatan and Eddaspången on Thursdays after 18.
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What do you think of the outside dancing by the river in Uppsala? Have you been there yet? Please comment.