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Line dance flash mob takes over Preston shopping centre

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James Harrington was leading the line dancing. Pic: Blog Preston

Shoppers in Preston city centre were treated to a range of modern line dance performances this Saturday (4 May).


Those looking around St George’s Shopping Centre in the city may have noticed some music and dancing.

James Harrington, who has been teaching dancing for nearly 30 years, arranged a line dance flash mob, to celebrate ‘International Line Dance Flash Mob Day’.

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People of all ages took part. Pic: Blog Preston
People of all ages took part. Pic: Blog Preston

A group of all ages and genders performed back-to-back modern line dances to a range of different songs at 1.30pm and again at 3.30pm.

The routines took over 40 minutes in total, with waltzes, east coast swings, west coast swings, cha chas and street dances to all types of music. 

The complexity ranged from absolute beginner to advanced, with people joining in with whatever stage they were comfortable with.

Described as “not your stereotypical country ‘yee haw’ boot slapping, gallon hat dancing but Strictly without a partner,” the dancing attracted a big crowd.

Watch the video of their performances above or on TikTok.

James’ line dance classes run from the Clitheroe Rugby Club, Beechwood Social Club in Blackburn and Walmer Bridge Village Hall.

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