Canada Day choreographer invites dancers to join the mob

British Columbians who are energetic, love to dance, or are just patriotic are invited to perform in a 1,000-troupe flash mob dance for Canada Day celebrations in Langley, B.C.

Marlise McCormick, the associate director of choreography for the Vancouver Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies, says she wants to reignite the national pride and energy that was felt during the Winter Olympics. Produced by Maria Martini, the dance will be set to “Keep the Pride Alive”, an original song by Bob Buckley and Brian Gibson.

All participants must be 15 years or older and can sign up for the flash mob dance through the organizers' Web site.

Participants have to attend two rehearsals for the routine. The first rehearsal takes place at the Langley Events Centre and dancers have their last chance to rehearse today, Friday (June 25), between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. The second rehearsal is at McLeod Park on Saturday (June 26) between 12 and 4 p.m.

The routine will be performed three times during the celebrations at McLeod Park: once on June 30 at 9 p.m. and twice on July 1 at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.