Have you ever considered being a part of a Flash Mob? I am asked all the time from my students, “When are we going to do a Flash Mob?,” so it was time to finally say “now!”
Flash Mobs have been around for quite some time now. Do you know what they are? A Flash Mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. I asked Wikipedia.
The very first Flash Mobs were created in 2003 in Manhattan by Bill Wasik, senior editor of Harper’s Magazine. Wasik claimed that he created flash mobs as a kind of playful social experiment meant to encourage spontaneity and big gatherings to temporarily take over commercial and public areas simply to show that they could. Well…it definitely worked because if you go to YouTube, you will see exactly what I mean…Flash Mobs are EVERYWHERE! So when you are asked to be a part of one, just say YES! Like I always say, “You will thank me later!”
Within the last month I’ve directed and choreographed two different flash mobs at two totally different events. My first experience was with ten of my students at a private event held in the backyard of a lovely home in Woodland Hills. We were asked to act as the “hired help” of the Hot August Night themed party and then at 6:00pm sharp…BAM…we Flash Mobbed! It was a blast and completely unexpected so it worked!!! By the end of our Mob, everyone was up dancing with us and saying, “We have been Flashed Mobbed!”
My second experience was presented to me by Equinox’s Group Fitness Manager, Stephanie Vitorino. Stephanie had this great idea to get all of the Southern California Dance Instructors and their students together to blow Wilshire Blvd. away with a Flash Mob. I was asked to take the lead on this event and work with Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts. We kicked the event off with a rehearsal/dance party on the sundeck at Equinox West LA with DJ Eddie the week before the Mob was going to happen. It was a packed jammin’ house with everyone pumped!. The actual Flash Mob took place at Equinox Beverly Hills on August 23, 2012 at 6pm SHARP. Not only did we have tourists stop to grab pictures and video, cars honking and people hooting and hollering, but the Beverly Hills Cops even stopped by to take a first hand look. They wouldn’t admit it, but they LOVED us!.
Check it out for yourself and make sure you join our next one! They are so much fun and something you must experience at least once in your life. There will be more… so please stay in touch and comment below to share your thoughts.