Aberhart students cut loose at SAIT
Thanks to a group of musical theatre students and some quick thinking, SAITSA got big publicity last week for being the latest students’ association to pull off a ‘flash mob’ performance.
Flash mob performances consist of spontaneous dance mobs in public places. On Dec. 2, while SAIT students were on lunch break in the Burns rotunda, SAITSA members hatched a plan to liven up the campus with a little song and dance.
SAITSA marketing and communications co-ordinator Kristin Eberth heard the William Aberhart high school musical theatre students performing a routine in the Orpheus theatre, ran down to the SAITSA office and got SAITSA and the awareness committee on board.
Twenty minutes later, the group was performing Footloose for unsuspecting SAIT students. “The flash mob is something we’ve discussed doing on campus numerous times,” said SAITSA president Courtney Garlough.
The performance was videotaped, and SAITSA posted a Youtube video. So far, 3,122 viewers have watched the footage, with many commenting on SAIT’s school spirit.
News of the flash mob travelled quickly. CBC ran a story on it for the Dec. 3 nightly news. “Flash mobs make for good press,” said SAITSA VP student life Dan McIntyre. “I think it’s awesome that CBC picked it up. It brings attention to flash mobs going on across the country, too.” Watch it: theweal.com.