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Flash Mob Dance @ Unity of Tampa
Submitted by dmoss on January 18, 2013 - 2:29pm
In the preparations for our Spirit Expressing series on The Untethered Soul, I prayed for fresh ideas and new ways to present spiritual principles. Spirit responded with “use dance, you haven’t yet danced the principles”! Not one to argue with Spirit, the idea of a unique flash mob dance seemed to be a perfect way to demonstrate the chaos created by the many voices we hear in our minds.
I invited Theresa Moore, our ballroom dance instructor, to create a flash mob dance. Leah agreed to write a song for the dance which turned out to be the perfect song. Theresa spent a long time researching how to choreograph a flash mob dance to create the right and perfect “moves” to match the song lyrics and tempo.
It all worked beautifully, Leah created the perfect lyrics, Theresa created the right moves, and we sent out a request for dancers! Maureen Duffy, Scott Barry, Diane Kelly, Gail Gibson, Vinnie Zeoli, Bill McCullough, Denise Hall, Pat Fenda, Fred Raymond, and Brian England followed Theresa’s lead and the flash mob dance was a huge success!
The Untethered Soul series began with the flash mob dance that so well received, we decided to offer it again. The series ended with the flash mob dance along with another original song by Leah Clark, Quiet Voices. Quite Voices became a beautiful waltz by Theresa and Fred. The flash dance demonstrated the chaos of the voices and the waltz demonstrated how peaceful and serene our lives can be as we listen for the quiet voice of God, waltzing through life with God as our guide and partner.
It truly was a very different way to demonstrate the amazing principles found in The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. The feedback received for both the flash mob dance and the waltz was very positive. The video was the work of two cameras belonging to Jon Close and Beth Williams. Pam Butler provided the excellent editing to create the video attached. I found the whole experience to be a very exciting, fun and visual way to teach spiritual principles.
What do you think?
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