If you go

What: Dancewalking

When: Wednesday mornings, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Outside Bodyworks Bistro, 1100 Spruce Street, Boulder

More info: facebook.com/groups/353477231393970/

A dozen or so young men and women groove down Pearl Street, headphones plugged in, their eyes closed as they move in rhythm down the sidewalk to the silent beats emitted by their iPods.

From the outside, dancewalkers appear to be a shaking it in silence, possibly a little nuts, but having fun nonetheless. On the inside, the sounds of Gotye, Prince and Michael Jackson dictate the pace of the dancers' steps and create an irresistible urge for them to sing or smile.

"Even though it's public, what I love is that it's great exercise," said Lindsay Sworski, 34, who started the Boulder dancewalk group after watching a YouTube video of a man shimmying down the streets of New York City. "It's just like going jogging except you're dancing, and then instead of dancing at night with alcohol in a small space you get to dance out in the sunshine in the middle of the day where you get to take up tons of space."

Deb Silver, Bree Golem, Lindsay Sworski, Roger Wolsey and Heather Kuhn dance-walk through downtown Boulder. Colorado Daily/Paul Aiken
Deb Silver, Bree Golem, Lindsay Sworski, Roger Wolsey and Heather Kuhn dance-walk through downtown Boulder. Colorado Daily/Paul Aiken ( PAUL AIKEN )
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