Last Friday, many unsuspecting William and Mary students were pleasantly surprised by an exhibition of hip-hop dance on the Sadler Terrace. At around 2:00 in the afternoon a flash mob broke out, catching the attention of everyone in the vicinity and interrupting numerous conversations at the nearby patio tables. The short dances were choreographed by Gary Armstrong of Kodachrome, lasting about 5 minutes in total. The flash mob was designed to raise awareness for the William and Mary Dance Marathon, which takes place on Friday, April 8 in Trinkle Hall.
The Dance Marathon will run for 12 hours, starting at 3 p.m. on Friday and lasting until 3 a.m. on Saturday. Various student dance groups will perform throughout the evening, including Syndicate, the swing dance, salsa, and ballroom dance clubs, as well as the B Boyz. There will also be multiple DJs in attendance to keep the music alive and the motivation to keep dancing strong. WMDM is a philanthropic event that aims to unite the College with the Williamsburg community while also donating money to "Beyond Boobs!", which is a Williamsburg-based non-profit that aids young women diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information about WMDM or Beyond Boobs!, visit the Dance Marathon's facebook page and http://www.beyondboobsinc.org/, respectively.
The following video of the flash mob is courtesy of WMTV.