A group of contemporary dancers is making moves on Charlottesville's downtown mall. And Tuesday afternoon, some lucky people passing by got a preview. 

Artists in the University of Virginia Dance Department and Concordance Contemporary are teaming up for this year's Tom Tom Founder's Festival.

They've created a dance score for the downtown mall, which organizer Paul Beyer says will channel some of the mall's original inspiration.

"They designed the mall as sort of a continuous flow for…to kind of take the rhythm of dance. So during Tom Tom there will be a dance performance that sort of illustrates the highlights of sort of a new way to see the mall," Beyer said.

This year's Tom Tom Founder's Festival spans four days, starting Thursday April 11, and culminating with the downtown mall dance performance Sunday April 14.