Thursday, 1 August 2013

Fiesty flamenco flashmob gets Edinburgh festivaling

OVER fifty dancers helped a mixture of Edinburghers and international visitors get in the mood for festival season by bringing flamenco, flambouyancy and a good deal of fun to the streets this evening.

After several days of rumours, the venue for the flashmob was finally revealed The Mound, near the RSA, at 6pm on Thursday 1st August. Dancers came from all over Scotland's capital, after a call out from event partners Hispanic Arts Scotland and Just Festival to residents of Wester Hailes and Craigmillar.

The estates have enjoyed a series of free local classes ahead of the event, as well as others hosted by the national dance agency Dance Base. For many participants this has been their first opportunity to learn to dance and perform in public.

The Edinburgh Evening news captured the event in an online video which you can watch here.

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