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Flashmobbing all the way across the north! Our latest venture went VERY well! Read on and watch our video to find out more!

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Early Xmas surprise for shoppers courtesy of DAN

Shoppers trying to beat the Christmas rush were rewarded with an early Christmas present last week when students from Carlisle College burst into a flashmob of dance.

Eight eager students performed live to the beat of a Dhol Drum at The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle, on Friday, November 11.

The youngsters were appearing as part of Dance Across the North (D.A.N) – our Strategic Touring Programme of workshops, flashmobs and live dance shows which has been travelling throughout the north of England over the past year.

The project has already wowed audiences and participants in North Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, Lancashire and County Durham.

Friday’s event was organised in conjunction with Highlights Rural Touring Arts and led by dancer Julious Ebreo.

Julius worked alongside apprentice Laura England, dance consultant Gail Ferrin, of Get Moving and Paula J Horton, Associate Artist, Blaize to deliver an awe-inspiring event, complete with music from dhol drummer Balwinder Singh.

On performer, Sarah Jane Burrows who Tweeted about the event said: “Everyone loved it, it was such a good day.”

A Just Giving page to help with the delivery of workshops has been set up and is available here

The flashmob precedes a live performance from BSDC due to be staged at The Old Fire Station on Thursday, November 17.

The show, entitled Decreasing Infinity and Champion of the Flatlands, will feature contemporary Indian dance alongside a jaw-dropping performance from UK and EuroChampion ‘flatland’ BMX bike rider Keelan Phillips.

Cumbrian Youth Dance Company will also perform a curtain raiser as part of the event, which will take place at The Old Fire Station on Thursday November 17 at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm).

Tickets are available from Carlisle Old Town Hall, by telephoning 01228 598596 or via

Watch our video to get an idea of just how well they danced!Flashmob

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