Monday, February 28, 2011

Success: Operation WHAM!

Operation WHAM was a huge success. Thank you to Julie at the 2nd Street District who provided us an "in" to get our music on the PA. Congrats to lead instructor and choreographer Sarah and the 50 Flash Mob Austin dancing agents who made this mission a smash hit:



Come to our March 12th planning meeting at 2 pm at Shipe Park to help plan April's mission.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Operation: WHAM!

For years you've been begging us to do a flash mob choreographed dance. The opportunity to do a really great dance in a public place has never arisen until NOW. Please join us this Saturday for Operation: WHAM!
Mission date
this Saturday, Feb, 26th

What
Spontaneous, public, choreography per request and inspired by this, this, and this. Don't worry if you're not a strong dancer. Our choreography is easy, fun, and a quick learn!

Approximate times
LESSON: 1 pm (not required if you learn the dance from the video or if you came to a previous lesson)
EVENT: 4 pm- 6 pm
REQUIRED MEETING: 4:30 pm
PERFORMANCE: sometime between 5:30- 5:50 pm
WRAP-UP (at meeting space-- not required): 15 minutes after performance

Essential details
Our REQUIRED PRE-MEETING is at 4:30 at 416 Cesar Chavez (which is an empty retail space on the corner of Cesar Chavez & San Antonio. Look for a yellow balloon tied to the door!). Please note: this pre-meeting is for those who already know the choreography. We will be assigning dancers' spots and will only do one quick rehearsal at this time. Please plan to arrive early to find available downtown parking. If you miss this required meeting, you will miss the revealed details of where we are dancing but more importantly, you will not be assigned a place within the dance to dance. Regardless of whether you came to our first lesson, or the last (day-of) lesson, or learned the dance on the video, everyone who wished to participate must come to the pre-meeting.

DANCE CLASS: 1:00, Saturday, Feb. 26
If you missed our first lesson or would like to review it again, we will have one more lesson held in the empty retail space at 1:00 p.m. at 416 Cesar Chavez (corner of Cesar Chavez & San Antonio). This is the same space as our required pre-meeting at 4:30 pm.

VIDEO:
Please visit our Facebook page to find a link to the choreography video review. Note: the video is only for review purposes. If you teach yourself the dance using the video, you are still required to come to the 4:30 meeting to find out where we will perform the dance and to get a space in the dance formation. We highly recommend coming to the 1:00 dance class to perfect your moves!

MISSION LEADER:
Indiana Adams

CHOREOGRAPHER & LEAD INSTRUCTOR:
Sarah Franklin

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flashmob Austin Active Once Again!

Hey FMAers and those interested in Flashmobs. Agent Tons0fun here. FMA is active once again! That's right. Meetings are occurring the Second Saturday of every month at 2pm in Shipe Park.


We have had two meetings so far and things are brewing up quite nicely. There is an event planned for February and already we have things in development for March.

This is going to be a great year for FMA!

The practice for the February flashmob is going to be:

Sunday, February 20th
2 - 5 p.m.
416 E. Cesar Chavez

There will be a video following this practice, but please try and make it. You will learn the dance and get to meet your fellow FMAers!

Can't wait to see you guys there!