Flash mob surprises shoppers

Sat 25th April 2015

Visitors to White River Place had a surprise on Saturday (April 25th) when a flash mob of young people broke into an unannounced hip hop routine.   

The St Austell shopping centre hosted 32 members of Cornwall-based dance company 4Real Dance, with young dancers aged from eight to 19 years old showing off their moves in the unexpected performance to the delight of onlookers.   

The flash mob was staged by members of the dance club’s Charlestown and Probus groups as a way of raising awareness for upcoming fundraising event WIG Wednesday. People are being urged to wear wigs for the day on May 20th to raise money for CLIC Sargent, a charity supporting children and young people with cancer.   

Angie Smith, Principal of 4Real Dance, said: “We do as much as we can to support charities like CLIC Sargent, which is such a vital organisation doing amazing work. We organised the flash mob in White River Place to help build awareness of WIG Wednesday, and hopefully persuade more people to wear a wig on May 20th and raise money for the charity.     Lots of our dancers wore funny wigs, and then handed out leaflets about WIG Wednesday afterwards. People were really taken aback when our crews first began dancing but a crowd quickly built up and it was great to see so many smiles with everyone enjoying the show.”  

Richard Hurst, Manager of White River Place Shopping Centre, said: “Dozens of shoppers stopped to watch the fantastic show put on by members of 4Real Dance and we were delighted to help these enthusiastic young dancers showcase their skills at the same time as generating support for the major fundraising initiative planned by CLIC Sargent on WIG Wednesday.”   

4Real Dance runs classes in street dance, house and commercial dance held in Charlestown and Probus. 

Find out more by visiting www.4realdancefitness.co.uk or call Angie Smith on 07825 234855.  

Visit our Gallery on the White River Place website to see more photos from Saturday's lively flash mob performance.

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