Motivated to uplift community spirit, Nina from Zumba Galston organised a fun-filled flash mob in Fagan’s African Garden.
In the late afternoon of the 8th of January, with the sky threatening to storm, Nina led a group of 28 members from her Zumba classes. Inspired by their location, the dancers donned African themed headscarves and fluorescent tops to bring a splash of colour and an energetic verve to the gardens. As Nina had arranged for a professional videographer to record the event the group had been practising one of their class favourites, an African spiritual song ‘Jerusalema’ for several weeks.
A project like this takes a lot of planning behind the scenes. Despite the everchanging restriction due to COVID and the challenges of erratic weather and class members away, all participants were thrilled and excited about their success. Exclaiming, ‘we did it’ with jubilation.
Nina would like to express her sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to join the mob, practise the steps, find something bright to wear, and dance with JOY
Nina says, “It was beautiful to watch such an amazing group of ladies dance with abundant enthusiasm. There were participants from my daytime Galston ladies and those from my evening class in North Kellyville in almost equal numbers. But on this day we were one group. I’m so proud how we all came together for this unifying experience. Whilst I was exhausted and my energy spent…this mother hen was feeling grateful and happy to be surrounded and supported by her dancing peeps.”
WHAT A GREAT START TO 2021!
If you would like to watch the video, you can view it on Nina’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/PYN3s9evZ88 (watch till the end for some outtakes!)
Video filming and editing by: Alexis of Nanotree Studios
Galston Classes are held in the Galston Memorial Hall next to the Galston Public School on Arcadia Road. Wednesday and Friday from 10 am-11am.
All ages and fitness levels welcome. If you love to dance this is the exercise group for you.
Zumba profile: https://www.zumba.com/en-US/profile/moninade-la-cruz/83056