Monday, December 24, 2012
An Irish dance company surprised shoppers near JCPenney on Saturday.
A group of Irish step dancers surprised patrons of the Westfield Annapolis Mall with a flash mob dance to Psy's "Gangnam Style" on Saturday. The Columbia-based Teelin Irish Dance Company overtook the space in front of JCPenney's with about 40 dancers who combined traditional Irish step moves with the Korean pop star's now famous horse-riding move. "Gangnam Style" has inspired dozens of spoof videos from across the globe, including one by the U.S. Naval Academy for its annual spirit video. On Friday, Psy's original music video became the first video on YouTube to exceed 1 billion views, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Teelin School of Irish Dance performed an impromptu dance at the center court of the Parole mall on St. Patrick's Day.
The Teelin School of Irish Dance entertained shoppers at Westfield Annapolis mall Saturday with a flash mob performance of some Irish dance steps. The impromptu dance started with a single dancer and eventually grew to include a large troupe dancing throughout the main court area of the mall. The dancers completed their number then went back about their shopping. Flash mobs generally include large numbers of people coordinating a performance in a public area and seemingly spontaneously singing or dancing, with the results shared online. This isn't the first flash mob to hit the mall. For the past two years the Annapolis Chorale performed during a flash mob inside Nordstrom's at Christmastime. The first year the group performed "Hallelujah …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is the second year the group participated in the impromptu performance of Christmas carols in the store.
On Saturday afternoon, members of the Annapolis Chorale meandered around the aisles of Nordstrom in Westfield Annapolis mall. Until they heard their cue. That's when the nearly 50 members of the group slowly gathered and starting singing Christmas carols as part of a flash mob in the popular store. Flash mobs generally include large numbers of people coordinating a performance in a public area and seemingly spontaneously singing or dancing. Those performances are typically arranged online and the results shared on the Internet. Katherine Hilton, director of marketing and development for the Annapolis Chorale, said the group did a similar flash mob at the store last year and were invited back by the store manager this season. She said last …