Flash Mob Raises Money for Refuge Home

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Fl --5-12-12--

Onlookers at the Farmer's Market on Market Square got a surprise Saturday 5-12-12.

A a flash mob shimmy and shook their way in front of the crowd. The group showed off a variety of belly-dancing moves as part of its 'Shimmy Mob', which was done to raise money for the Refuge House, a shelter that aids victims of domestic violence.

"The reason we do Shimmy Mob, and probably the most important reason is to bring awareness to women's and children's issues and to raise money for local women's shelters," says Laura Chan.

'Shimmy Mob' is part of a world-wide event that celebrates ' World Belly Dance Day' .

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  • by Marion Shaffer Location: Tallahassee on May 16, 2012 at 06:45 PM
    What an awesome way to raise awareness to women's and children's charities!!! Great job catching this event WCTV!!!
  • by Malinda Location: Tally on May 14, 2012 at 08:55 AM
    Great to see a group trying to help the community! Very fun!
  • by Dee on May 14, 2012 at 06:07 AM
    "Flash mob" is not the way to label this group - those are groups of hoodlums that run into businesses to steal and vandalize!
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      by t on May 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM in reply to Dee
      A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails. This is what Flash Mobs are supposed to be and started out being. The hoodlums that run into businesses to steal and vandalize should not be labeled a flash mob.
  • by AR on May 13, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    I just wanted to call out the most recent comment as being INCREDIBLY rude. For one, belly dance is great because it accepts dancers of all sizes! Just because this group doesn't fall into a stereotype Hollywood would like you to believe about belly dancers doesn't mean that you are allowed to comment. My primary point is that their size is none of your business, so keep that kind of judgement to yourself.
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      by Oh My... on May 13, 2012 at 05:34 PM in reply to AR
      sorry to have to state the facts, but there is nothing attractive or fun about seeing a belly dancer with a big belly...period.
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        by Kim on May 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM in reply to Oh My...
        That's why they call them BELLYdancers...look up the culture and you will see LOTS of big bellies. Don't look if you don't like.
  • by Oh My... on May 13, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    great cause, but never seen so many FAT dancers in my life!!
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      by KC on May 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM in reply to Oh My...
      Educate yourself on the culture of bellydance before you judge.
  • by Best Dance on May 13, 2012 at 07:56 AM
    They were great but should have asked the best dancers in town to assist based on the greatly received video about the Gaines street expansion, Mayor Marks and Officer McCrainie with the dented hood police car.
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      by Kim on May 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM in reply to Best Dance
      This comment makes no sense to me.
  • by Kim Location: Tallahassee on May 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
    http://youtu.be/FA4O-rsotEQ Shimmy Mob video!
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