A crowd of children and teenagers gathered in Bedford to surprise shoppers with a street dance routine.
The event on Saturday (March 8) was the first ever flashmob to hit the town and saw about 80 dancers from the DanceVybz dance school demonstrate a range of dance styles from hip hop, street and contemporary.
The performance was jointly organised by the school and charity Thani Ram Foundation, which raises funds to help people in developing countries start businesses.
It formed part of the dance school’s preparations for the World Championship Qualifiers in Birmingham, on March 16, where eight crews and teams of various ages will be competing for a place in the 2014 World Championships in Germany in October 2014.
Dancer Mia Beaney, 9, said: “I love street dance and enjoyed seeing the smiles on peoples faces as we performed our routines.”
DanceVybz founder Stephanie Massey added: “We are excited about competing in the world qualifiers and will strive to be successful but it’s as important to me that the kids use dance to get fit, gain confidence and have fun together, as we did with this flash mob.”
DanceVybz holds classes across the county and teams have performed all over the world. They were previously ranked sixth in the Hip Hop world championships in Las Vegas, while squad Kazzum reached the live finals of Sky One’s “Got to Dance” in 2012.