A flash mob dancing at East Durham College

College Turned Into Dancefloor For Brilliant Cause

Wed, 2002-10-30 00:00

A flash mob takes over the Peterlee campus... East Durham College’s Peterlee Campus was unexpectedly taken over by a world of dance last week.

Students from the College and local schools around the East Durham area came to the College to perform a flash mob dance routine in the Peterlee site’s atrium to help raise money for charity.

Over 100 young people were involved in the dance with representatives from Cotsford Junior School, Dene House Primary & Secondary Schools, The East Durham College Dance Academy, and The Garage Urban Styles dance group all taking part.

The event was organised as part of the Big Dance Pledge, which is supporting Unicef UK with dance events around the country throughout the month.

The flash mob dance was later followed by a special dance show in the evening involving dance schools from around the area held at the College’s Lubetkin Theatre.

East Durham College dance lecturer Kayleigh Gage hailed the whole day as a huge success and was proud to be a part of the Big Dance Pledge.

Kayleigh said: “The preparation for this charity event was very rewarding and special as everyone was aware of the reasoning behind the piece; it was a pleasure to teach all of the students.

“The vibe in the College when the flash mob happened was electric, all students performed strong and full of energy to ensure the audience left feeling upbeat and energised which after talking to staff was certainly achieved.

“I was also very proud of all the participants involved in the community showcase on the evening. All students performed to a professional standard showing great focus and fantastic commitment; I can’t wait for next years to be even bigger and better.”

For more information on the Big Dance Pledge.

And for more information on dance courses and classes at East Durham College, please contact Kayleigh on 0191 518 5565 or e-mail kayleigh.gage@eastdurham.ac.uk