Flashmob surprises shoppers in Ipswich town centre to launch new mobile app

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon.

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon. - Credit: Archant

Shoppers in Ipswich town centre got a surprise near to the Giles statue in Princes Street on Saturday as a group of dancers launched in to a flashmob.

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon.

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon. - Credit: Archant

More than 25 members of DanceEast took part in the flashmob, which began at 12noon, choreographed by Tom Hobden, DanceEast associate artist and tutor, and included groups Boyz United - who recently represented the East of England at U.Dance in Plymouth - and 11-15-year-olds who are part of The Suffolk Junior Dance Company.

The event was to help the Suffolk Skills Show launch its new mobile application which provides information on the event, maps and competitions.

Several shoppers stopped to watch and cheer on the dancers.

The Suffolk Skills Show app can be downloaded for free on Android or Apple devices by searching Suffolk Skills Show 2015 in the app store.

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon.

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon. - Credit: Archant

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon.

A group of dancers surprised shoppers in Ipswich town centre on Saturday afternoon. - Credit: Archant

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