A flash mob for kids might not be an easy thing to pull off, but with Georcelle of G-Force teaching the steps to the danceable tune "Step Up, Step Down," it was a success.
Last May 3, SM North's The Block experienced the new dance craze.
The activity area at first seemed like an area where new designs and styles of Sugar Kids and Tough Kids shoes were being sold.
Suddenly, two kids started dancing on the empty stage and were joined soon afterwards by Georcelle and the rest of the G-Force dancers.
Without missing a beat, a group of young kids from the audience started dancing to "Step Up, Step Down."
WORKING WITH KIDS. The dance maven herself was overwhelmed with the success of the flash mob, "It's full of energy and everybody's happy!"
More than a hundred kids joined the flash mob to help launch the dance craze contest of Sugar Kids and Tough Kids shoes.
Teacher Georcelle commented, "I love working with kids, I love the energy.
"I am very happy to see a new breed of dancers."
She even joked, "Maybe kids love me because I'm like a mascot to them.
"Whenever they see me, they are encouraged to dance."
She didn't have a hard time at all doing the flash mob dance as she felt she had the full support and trust of the SM group.
And because G-Force does projects where they work with hundreds of kids twice a year, from 200 to 500, Georcelle said working with 100-plus kids was not hard at all.
"What we have here, they are actually smaller and younger and the energy is really crazy but I loved doing it!
"Iba eto, they are younger, mas playful, not really particular in terms of getting the details.
"As long as they are getting the steps correctly, we're okay with that," she pointed out.
Right after the flash mob concluded, Georcelle exclaimed, "I am ecstatic now, see, I'm very... I'm still overwhelmed!"
She said the flash mob helped bring together different looks of kids and different walks of life.
"There is help from the team, siempre my G-Force they're here to help with the kids.
"It's just a matter of getting their attention, making it fast.
"Alam natin na they have limited attention span so that's what we have to work on," she elaborated.
HOW TO JOIN. Sugar Kids and Tough Kids shoes are sold exclusively in SM.
Eugene Saw, SM Shoes vice president, said he was happy with the way the dance craze contest for the two shoe brands was launched.
"A lot of people turned up, a lot of passersby saw, and I'm sure it has made a buzz."
He said the idea to launch the dance craze through a flash mob is perfect for the season, "It's summer, a lot of kids have a lot of free time and they're looking for something to do.
"And we thought of something before going back to school, they'll have a last hurrah."
To join the ongoing search for a dance crew, Saw said, "It's really easy to join, just purchase three pairs of shoes and we'll give you a password where you can go to our Facebook and download the video and steps."
The dance craze contest to the tune of "Step Up, Step Down" for Sugar Kids and Tough Kids shoes is now open to kiddie crews of three members and more.