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Adelaide Airport Flashmob Dance

Adelaide Airport Flashmob Dance

Adelaide Airport Flashmob DanceA few months ago we received an email from an Australian soldier who had been serving overseas and hadn’t seen his family for 6 months. He said his wife really likes flashmobs and asked if we could help him organise a surprise flashmob dance for her to coincide with his arrival back in Adelaide. We couldn’t resist the opportunity so we said ‘sure’ and began the planning. We got Emma & Stephanie from The Dance Pad flashmob group and dance studio to help out with the choreography and teach it to our mobbers. A few rehearsals and numerous hours of home practice later brought us to the day of the event; Friday August 3rd.

Had I realised the logistics of organising a flashmob in an airport to coincide with someone’s arrival would be so tricky, I may never have agreed to do it. The flight had originally been planned for the evening but then we found out a week before that it was going to be smack bam in the middle of the day, making it difficult for some people, with work, school and uni commitments, to attend. The day of the event I felt like a spy executing a covert operation. I was in secret contact with a member of the family who was feeding me updates about the locations of our arriving home soldier and waiting wife. We learned that 1:15… then 1:20 would be the time of arrival, but how long would they be in customs? I didn’t want to miss him so I had everyone in place at 1:15. What followed was an excruciating 45 minutes wait but finally, the waiting family’s faces lit up and we knew he had arrived. I gave the signal, started the music and we quickly assembled… but the music was too soft… I quickly readjusted and away we went.

Check out the videos below for the final product. A big thanks to Emma & Stephanie from The Dance Pad, the Adelaide Airport staff, Heidi for the music, Wendy and Gail for filming and, of course, all of our great mobbers for coming out to be a part of this event.

If you want to get involved in our future events, join us on Facebook or join our Mailing List (Song & Dance Flashmob Only List Here).

(who’s the guy in blue who seems to have forgotten his moves?)

Burst Into Awesome!

Adelaide Flashmob: Burst Into Song and DanceWind and rain couldn’t keep us away from today’s Burst Into Song and Dance event.

For weeks, a core team of performers (headed up by the dangerous duo, Nicole and Dirk) have been practicing their roles for the Adelaide Flashmob’s own rendition of “Little Town” from the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. Today, their hard work paid off as they were joined by a small band of extra flashmobbers for a brilliant performance that would draw in huge crowd of Christmas shoppers at Rundle Mall.

At 2:30pm, a lone singer stood in the Gawler Place canopy to sing a chorus of “Oh Holy Night.” Just as she hit her high note, she was rudely interrupted by the over-head speakers playing a completely different song.

As the song played, a young lady in a blue dress stepped out from the hustle and bustle of Sunday Christmas shoppers and launched into “Little Town.” As the song progressed, more and more of the ‘shoppers’ joined in with their parts until the single singer was joined by a full chorus line of singers and dancers! Everyone played their parts perfectly. Even the people who had only learnt the song two hours earlier, were spot on (for many of them, it was their first flashmob!).

As suddenly as the performance started, it ended.

The music ended, the flashmobbers dispersed, and the Sunday shoppers were once again entertained by the antics of the Adelaide Flashmob.

Belle โ€“ December 19th, 2010

Date: December, 19th
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Meeting Point: Clubs Assosiation on Adelaide University Campus, Lady Symons Building

The main cast has already been organised, however we still need plenty of people to get involved in the chorus/ensemble. We’ll be teaching everyone these parts on the day, so you don’t need to rehearse. We’d still suggest you check out the song that we’re doing though, just so you’re familiar with it. Check out the YouTube clip below:


For those of you who are not aware of “BITS” This is how it works. Imaginge that you are in a musical, people bustling about you in Rundle Mall, chatting, laughing, then something happens. Music starts, suddenly everyone seems to know the words and dance steps. Peopleย dance and sing and then, as the song ends, they disperse back into the crowd as if nothing happened.

FlashMobs all over the world have been running BITS for a while now. Adelaide has had two successful ones ‘kiss the girl’ and ‘wicked’, the videos of both can be found on youtube.

However we need people to learn the song, come along and learn the choerography (both relativly simple so anyone can do it.) Without people, we cannot make this happen.

There will be more details on the day.

Please take a look/listen to the song that we are doing. It is ‘little town’ or ‘belle’ from Beauty and the Beast, the very first song of the whole movie.

Hope to see you there, if you have questions feel free to leave a comment below or drop us an email at

Auditions & Rehearsals โ€“ 2nd October 2010

That’s right, auditions and rehearsals are happening this Saturday. Dirk and Nicole will be auditioning people for the main roles for the upcoming Burst Into Song and Dance event. If you like to sing and dance (you don’t even have to sing and dance well… you just have to enjoy it!) then come along and have a bit of fun.

Time: 12pm – 4pm
Location: Adelaide Uni Clubs Asc (Lady Symon Building)

Burst Into Song and Dance โ€“ 28th October, 2010



The Burst Into Song and Dance crew will be performing the song ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ at a very special location. If you like to sing and dance, or just like to have a great time, you can get more info by sending us an email, or heading over to the Facebook event page.
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BitS: Kiss the Girl: Event Report

What a great way to get our first Burst Into Song event off the ground. Thanks to everyone who participated on the day as well, we couldn’t have done it without you. The core team who put in all the hard effort of rehearsals, the coordinating team who organised the choreography and training, and also everyone who showed up on the day to be a part of the ensemble.

Just brilliant!


You’ll be able to find a few more videos over at our YouTube Channel