VIDEO: Shoppers come to standstill as flash mob performs in supermarket

Shoppers came to a standstill as a flash mob performed at a supermarket.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd February 2016, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd February 2016, 2:05 pm
Flash mob in Tesco
Flash mob in Tesco

Dance Fusion performed the five minute routine at the entrance of Tesco in Hemsworth on Saturday.

Shoppers stopped in the aisles as one of the youngsters unexpectedly started dancing in the store.

Around 50 other students then appeared from the crowd and the isles to join in with the routine.

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Flash mob in Tesco

A video of the performance was posted on Facebook and it has been viewed more than 10,000 times.

Dance Fusion director Louise Mercedes-Rainford said: "We performed a flash mob surprising customers as they were shopping.

"We started of with one dancer and gradually 50 dancers appeared from around the store. We had a amazing reaction as Tesco's came to a halt."

The students also did a sponsored bag pack for shoppers and raised £1,274.75, which will be used to pay for trips and events.

Flash mob in Tesco

Mrs Mercedes-Rainford said: "We were raising money to take 50 of our dancers to go to the Move It show in London.

"This has given many of our dancers an opportunity that they may never have had."

Dance Fusion, based at Hemsworth Academy, has now been asked to perform at other stores after the video went viral.