“Adopt, don’t shop”, said flashmob

Students from Synergy Worx Dance Studio had a flashmob at Cedar Square in order to create awareness about animal adoption. Photo: Facebook.

What is the best way to create awareness about animal adoption?

Synergy Worx Dance students thought it best to spread the word through a fun and hip flashmob dance performance.

About 30 students and 10 non-students from the Krugersdorp-based dance studio recently took to Cedar Square Shopping Centre in Fourways, where they created quite a buzz about a local animal shelter, Dog Town SA, through their interpretive flashmob.

Natasha Rizzo, from the dance studio, said her own dogs were adopted and she constantly tries to help out, but not everyone is in the position to donate money towards shelters.

“So I did what I could do – dance – and offered it to the shelters if they ever needed help,” Natasha said.

Students from Synergy Worx Dance Studio had a flashmob at Cedar Square in order to create awareness about animal adoption. Photo: Facebook.

After a representative from Dog Town asked Natasha to put a flashmob together, she presented the idea to her dancers and teachers who were eager to jump in and help.

They attracted some corporate sponsors who donated some goodies and arranged for a DJ and some volunteers to help out during the day.

The youngest dancer who took part was a mere four years old while the oldest, at 65, threw some ‘sick’ moves on the dance floor.

Three songs were used to tie in with the theme for the day, ‘Adopt, don’t shop’ and R6 500 was raised. A quantity of food was also donated.

Natasha said that the studio is not only looking into doing another flashmob soon – they have attracted the interest of other local shelters too.

“Our dancers have also collected dog food for the 9th Day Animal Shelter in Krugersdorp West, and donated some money to them.”

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