On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 200+ dancers surprised Calgarians with a line dance flash mob before Stampede. Volunteers from Calgary’s dance community and the Calgary Stampede arrived on Stephen Avenue Walk during the peak of lunch hour and jumped right into the dance.
Of course, line dancing is a western-style of dance and is generally performed to country songs like Achy Breaky Heart, but it doesn’t have to be. Anything with the right beat can work, all you need is a group of dancers dancing in rows or lines. Our choice? Imma Be by the Black Eyed Peas.
It was a beautiful day for it. Even Harry the Horse turned up to show off some moves.
Luckily, we have a YouTube video of the action if you weren’t down there to see it in person: