A SURPRISE dance flash mob took place in Didcot to showcase “creative and talented” young people from the town.

More than 250 adults and children joined in with the event on Saturday (30) which started at the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Station Road and finished at M&S in Orchard Street.

Mayor and mayoress of Didcot, Mocky and Lisa Khan, led the flash mob which consisted of members of Bernadine School of Dance along with their friends and family.

Herald Series: About 250 people got involved.About 250 people got involved.

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Shoppers cheered as they danced to a variety of tunes such as It’s My Time to Shine by Gemma Stone.

Mr Khan said: “Didcot has so much creative and talented young people and I wanted to showcase this.

“We wanted to do something different and something never done in Didcot so Bernadine, Natalie Soul and I formulated the idea of a flash mob.

“I was amazed at the reception we got from shoppers and the fun we had. There was a Carnival atmosphere”.

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Herald Series: The team behind the flash mobThe team behind the flash mob

Natalie Soul, of Bernadine School of Dance, added: “The secret practice sessions to get the mums and dads learning the routine so they could keep up with the children, some as young as four, was great fun.

“Everyone got into the spirit and danced in the sun. The response was great from Didcot residents and shoppers. Music was blaring and everyone was in the party mood.”


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