Flash-mob dancers invade Eaton Centre

Idling Eaton Centre shoppers were almost bowled over by skipping,prancing little girls yesterday morning, when a group of 200 dancersconvened in the mall’s centre court, seemingly out of nowhere.

Idling Eaton Centre shoppers were almost bowled over by skipping, prancing little girls yesterday morning, when a group of 200 dancers convened in the mall’s centre court, seemingly out of nowhere.

To the strains of Yolanda Adams’ feel-good I Believe, the mass of bodies — which, at closer glance, also included a number of adult women and a few random guys — clapped, spun, hopped and smiled. And then, when the music ended, they were gone.

This was a random collection of people who had heard about yesterday’s flash mob through one social networking source or another.

It was organized by Mississauga’s Kim MacGregor in honour of her late friend Erika Heller.

After Heller died from colon cancer last year, at age 31, MacGregor says she wanted a way to share her friend’s enthusiasm and positive energy with women around the world.

MacGregor asked Maureen Morkill, the choreographer from her daughter Madison’s dance troupe, to help put together a routine that would help create “the largest living legacy of friendship in the world.”

The group filmed the event for a YouTube video that they hope will get one million views.

They’d also like to raise some money for Look Good Feel Better, a charity that helps cancer patients “feel radiant and beautiful,” of which Heller was a spokesperson.

 
 
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