Flashmob to show off moves in Cumbernauld

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A NOT so secret flashmob are set to impress with their moves when they take over Cumbernauld town centre in aid of charity.

Zumba instructor Emma Dunlop is holding the event in the Antonine Shopping Centre on Saturday, September 29, at 12.30pm in a bid to publicise a Zumbathon she is hosting in aid of the Samaritans.

Emma, who is a member of Lanarkshire-based dance troupe The Kennedy Cupcakes, organised another Zumbathon following last year’s event at Ravenscraig Regional Sport Facility which raised £700 for the charity.

Anyone who is interested in attending this year’s zumbathon can take part on Sunday, November 4, from 10.15am to 3pm in Airdrie Sports Centre.

Instructors from across Scotland will come together to lead participants through this four hour Zumba event to raise awareness of suicide and mental health.

Emma explained: “I always see these flashmobs on the internet and I thought it would be a good way to make people aware of the event we are hosting.

“It will show people what Zumba is about and if they like what they see, they are more than welcome to come along.”

Emma also believes the event is an opportunity to show people how exercise can actually benefit their mental health.

She said: “Studies have shown exercise can improve your mood. I think Zumba has a real feel good factor. It is not like most exercise classes which can be daunting - anyone at any age can do it.”

If you wish to take part in the event, Tickets costing £7 are available from www.nl-zumba.com.

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