(Yes, it’s a secret… but tell every knitter you know!)
definition: a flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and pointless act for a brief time, then disperse.
We are going to put on a knitterly flash mob during Sock Summit 2011.
Have you had the time of your life with a skein of yarn? Of course you have, you’re a knitter! Together, we are going to create a participatory spectacle for us knitters to celebrate our love of yarn, in public, during Sock Summit.
We’re going to dance with our favorite skeins of yarn on Saturday, July 30th at 5:15 at the main entrance of the Oregon Convention Center on MLK in Portland. All you need to bring is yourself, a skein of yarn, and a willingness to have fun! (We ask that you do not dance with needles, for safety’s sake!)
Below are two videos: one to teach you the dance moves, the other so you can practice and dance-along with the music.
The choreography is written so just about EVERYONE can do it. At first it may look like a lot, but the moves are pretty simple and go well with the music. Watch the instruction video to learn the moves. We describe each step. Use the practice video to do the dance to the music. We show it from the front and the back. The view from the back is what it will be like on the day we all dance together. That’s the best way to make sure we’re synchronizing our movements and which right is right.
Trust us, you can do this.
Here’s the instruction video:
And here’s the practice video. Remember, the best way to practice is the view from behind the dancers. (If you see an error message, you can watch it on YouTube.com):