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Pandemic Can’t Stop Local Dancers: Virtual Flashmob Showcases Creativity

Pandemic Can’t Stop Local Dancers: Virtual Flashmob Showcases Creativity

Like all people involved in the creative arts during the pandemic, Ekaterina Yachmennikova, owner of Melbourne City Dance Center and artistic director of Melbourne City Ballet Theatre, had to get creative.

In addition to virtual classes that connected her staff to students around the world, she helped organize a socially distanced flashmob called “Space Coast Dances at Home.”

“During these challenging times, we loved showing some support to our community dance studios, sharing the art of dance with everyone, and proving that there are no obstacles big enough to stop us from dancing and sharing our passion,” Yachmennikova said.

The nonprofit 501c3 Melbourne City Ballet Theatre invited all local studios to participate in the Space Coast Dances at Home flashmob. More than 50 local dancers submitted videos performing and dancing in their backyards, in rooms of their homes and even on the beach. Participating dancers were from Keegan Dance Performance Company, Graceful Gifts Dance Academy, Dussich Dance Studio and Melbourne City Dance Center.

“Dance is about lifting the spirits and gifting smiles to the audiences of all kinds, and we want to give back to our community in every way we can through the art of dance,” Yachmennikova said.

You can watch the beautiful tribute video here: 


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