BOOM! We had a blast at the inaugural Dance Mile Saturday July 13th - and hope you did too! Over 200 dancers showed up in crazy costumes ready to bust out their best dance moves and celebrate the city. Energized by the beautiful weather and the awesome DJ Verbatum played, we danced our way up Free Street and down Congress Street to Monument Square. Along the way, spectators on the streets and in nearby buildings and restaurants cheered on our amazing dancers.
When we arrived at Monument Square, the music continued and the dance parade turned into a dance party. The crowd helped us crown the costume and dance contest winners and we danced into the night at Monument Square before heading to Binga’s Stadium for the after-party. We loved seeing so many people come together to dance their hearts out, and we can’t wait to do another Dance Mile! Be sure to check the website and follow us on Facebook to stay updated and find out where the Dance Mile will travel next!
Oh Yeah! The Dance Mile Portland, Maine is happening on Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm! We're going to dance our way through the heart of Downtown at the height of summer. The mile loop goes up Free Street and down Congress, culminating in a dance party at Monument Square, compete with costume and dance contests. Then we head to the post parade party at Binga's Stadium, where we jam until closing!
COME CELEBRATE THE CITY LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
The only real question is - Are You READY??
Charitable Cause: Maine Center for Creativity
How does it work?
Step 1. Register for The Dance Mile. Be sure you give your tank top size (critical information).
Step 2. Tell every single one of your friends. In fact, you may want to switch the order of Step 1 and Step 2, because there are group discounts if you all sign up together.
Step 3. Figure out your costume. Although not mandatory, costumes are a key part of the Dance Mile experience. Wearing one makes you feel invincible and way cool. We recommend having a few options on hand, so you can make an emergency swap if there happens to be someone else dressed up like Vanilla Ice. Did we mention there is a costume contest?
Step 4. Practice, practice, practice. Training is key to success at the Dance Mile. Showing up without proper warmup or experience may result in SDIs (spontaeous dance injuries), such as cramping or sore shoulders (from fist pumping).
Step 5. Stay tuned into our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages for all the inspiration you need.
Step 6. Learn the rules. There are only six and they are ridiculously obvious.
Step 7. High five everyone you see.
REMEMBER - At other "fun" events, you have to run before getting to the after party. At The Dance Mile, you ARE the party!
SO WHY RUN WHEN YOU CAN DANCE?