A dance mob raises their hands to music during last Friday’s flash mob

A dance mob raises their hands to music during last Friday’s flash mob

Dance day celebrated in Smithers with hands in the air

You could either dance or just watch in amazement, but the only think you couldn’t do is look away as a flashmob of Smithereens converged in various locations in Smithers to wave their hands in dance.

A flash mob, the term given to a large group of people who assemble suddenly in public to dance, was again organized for Smithers to coincide with April 29’s International Dance Day.

On Friday dancers took people by surprise at the B.V. Credit Union, on Main Street, and at the Trade Show at the arena.

Smithers choreographer Miriam Colvin said she was delighted to see over 60 people turn out for the event.

“There was even one mother and father dancing together with their four-month-old baby boy,” she said.

The dance celebration was sponsored by the B.V. Concert Association, Made in BC — Dance Tour and Myriad Dance Projects in Smithers.

People were invited to dance through an e-mail call out.

Colvin teamed up with area musician Dave McTavish to incorporate The Beatles’ Come Together into a dance routine.