EXETER'S SHOPPERS INVITED TO DANCE IN THE STREETS
PUBLISHED: 18:02 21 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:35 20 February 2013
Exeter's shoppers were invited to 'dance in the streets' in an exciting and exhausting four hour flash mob style mass dance event hosted by Exeter based Vibes Dance Company for Exeter children's charity FitKidz.
Exeters shoppers were invited to dance in the streets in an exciting and exhausting four hour flash mob style mass dance event hosted by Exeter based Vibes Dance Company for Exeter childrens charity FitKidz. The Dancing in the streets fundraising event took place in Princesshay Square on Saturday 11th June with over 100 people taking part and raising over 500 for charity.
In Exeter's first ever flash mob Vibes Dance Company added a comedy element by requesting people to come along dressed up as Grannies and Grandads in hair rollers and flat caps to perform a comical routine to MC Hammer's 'Can't Touch This'. Similar to the ever televised T Mobile adverts, a flash mob is a mass crowd spontaneous piece of dance performed usually in public places, in the midst of unsuspecting shoppers and commuters!
All donations and sponsorship from the event were donated to Fitkidz. Participants from Vibes Dance Company raised money through sponsorship in advance of the event and took part for four hours continuously with only a ten minute break each hour.
Mandi Wall, Director of Vibes Dance Company said, This has been one of the most exciting events in our calendar. We were delighted that it was even bigger and better than last year and were delighted to be supporting the childrens charity FitKidz which enables and encourages children to take part in sport. Vibes Dance Company is all about giving everyone the chance to dance, young or old, fit or unfit, dancer or non dancer, its all about taking part and having fun!
FitKidz is a unique and exciting childrens multisports club charity based in Exeter, offering sporting opportunities to boys in the age group 8 12 years. Children that attend regularly are able to improve their physical fitness and competitive skills in a caring, safe and fun environment. FitKidzs main aim is to use sport to promote a healthy lifestyle that will be carried forward by its members to adult life.
Rob Moss, Senior Club Coach, Fitkidz Multisports Club said, FitKidz Multisports club is delighted to be associated with the 'Dancing in the streets event in Princesshay. This fun and high energy event fitted the ethos of our club perfectly and the money raised will make a massive difference to the provision of sporting activities for local children.