The performers in action at Centro Toormina shopping centre on Saturday.
The performers in action at Centro Toormina shopping centre on Saturday. Bruce Thomas

'Spice girls' promote Curryfest

THIRTY Woolgoolga girls became a flash mob on Saturday as they took to the streets of the Coffs Coast to promote next Saturday’s Curryfest event in their town.

The girls popped up at Centro Toormina, Coffs Harbour CBD, Woolgoolga’s Bollywood markets, and even Woolgoolga Headland.

With an Indian-inspired dance routine, customised Curryfest T-shirts, a mobile PA system and plenty of energy, the flash mob spread the word about next week’s event.

The promotion was the brainchild of Curryfest committee member Tegan Ewart, a former dance teacher.

It attracted a number of dancers from the Woolgoolga Dance Studio, who added leaps and kicks to the performance and led the untrained dancers in the moves

Nicole McLennan, who acted as videographer for the flash mob, said the majority of the girls were in high school and the performers had rehearsed at school in their lunch hours, as well as attending weekend rehearsals for the just over three-minute “show”.

Curryfest organiser Kelvin Harris, who is also a bus driver, transported the mob, courtesy of Ryan’s Bus Service.

Nicole said the flash mob was enthusiastically received everywhere they went.

“We finished up on Woolgoolga Headland, not because there were lots of people there, but because it is an iconic spot and it was lovely to dance there with the sea in the background,” she said

Go to YouTube and look for Woolgoolga Curryfest Flash Mob.

Woolgoolga Curryfest, on Saturday at the Woolgoolga Beach Reserve, will offer 12 hours of multicultural music, dance, food and fun from 9am-9pm. Admission day $3, day/night $5.

Primary children and younger are free.



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