Top Ten Flash Mob Dances Around the World
This article will explore an exciting and fun selection of flash mobs. I love dancing and these are the ten best dance routines that I could find.
Flash mob dances, appear to be a fairly recent phenomenon. The first was said to have occurred in New York City in 2003. They occur in various forms, and can range from simply freezing in position, to intensely choreographed dance routines.
I have never witnessed one in person, but they seem to be so much fun! Flash mob dances spread so much joy. It's beautiful to see how they get everyone to coordinate as a team!
What Makes a Successful Flashmob?
- good choreography
- email coordination
- a great song
When the dancing is random and not coordinated, it is much less impressive. To have a successful flash mob, remember, practice makes perfect.
Currently, some of the most trendy songs for performing flash mobs to are Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" (the Glee version) and songs from the soundtrack of the film Sound of Music.
Here are my favorite flash mob dances of all time!
10. Beyonce Single Ladies Flash Mob in London
9. Bollywood Flash Mob Dance in Times Square, New York City
8. Glee Flash Mob in Dublin, Ireland
7. Seattle Flash Mob in Westlake Park
6. Oprah Celebrating 25 seasons in Chicago
5. Backstreet Boys Flash Mob Dance in the Ukraine
4. Hammer Time Flash Mob in L.A. (This One Made Me Laugh the Most!)
3. Stockholm Tribute to Michael Jackson
2. T-Mobile Commercial
1. Sound of Music Flash Mob Dance in Belgium
What Causes Flash Mobs to Fail?
- too few people
- lack of organization
- not enough practice
- bad coordination
- faulty technology
- a bad song
There is much debate over what really constitutes a flash mob. Can it really be planned or must it be spontaneous? I argue that to be effective, it can not be truly spontaneous. The most impressive flash mob dances include a lot of participants and the event must be planned and organized to get everyone to show up. Spreading the word might occur through emails/evites or flyers.
Poll about flash mob dancing
Have you ever participated in a flash mob dance?
This question is for if you have never participated in a flash mob dance.
If you have never participated in a large organized flash mob dance before, would you consider doing so in the future?
Questions & Answers
© 2010 Nyesha Pagnou MPH