Sunday, 15 May 2011

Sshhhh... it's a flashmob!

Yesterday was an exciting day for me; after keeping quiet for the past week or so, I took part in a flashmob - yes, a real flashmob!


According to the Urban Dictionary:

"A flashmob is when a large group of people suddenly come together and perform some sort of action, which draws an audience very quickly. After they perform the stunt, the group of people quickly disperse."


Our flashmob was based on zumba, and what an experience it was! Private messages were passed around and there were brief talks in classes. The idea was for us to all hang around a certain area of the town, a samba band began to play then our teacher, Rachel Blood (who is a fab teacher) began to dance. The rest of us, all dressed in pink (under our coats and jumpers), joined in, surprising all the passers-by - and it worked! People watched and there were beeps from cars as they drove by; some people even took pictures! I love dancing, but doing it in a busy public place when no-one is expecting it = nerve-wracking but yet exciting! It really was a great afternoon, and what was meant to be a quick, two-song event turned into a full half-an-hour; absolutely brilliant!

The aim of this event was to raise awareness for the charity event which is taking place on 17th June at the Grimsby Auditorium. It is a two hour 'zumbathon' with performances from 'Sambalada', a local samba band who also took part in the flashmob. This will be in aid of Help for Heroes and Wish Upon A Star and is going to be a fantastic night!

If anybody would like to know any more information about the event, visit www.zumbawithrachel.co.uk; tickets cost £5 - it is all for a great cause!

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