Kettle flash mob hits Birmingham

The first-ever flash mob for The Salvation Army helped kick off the Red Kettle season Nov. 18 in Birmingham, Ala., with more than 50 dancers.

Holiday music at the Colonial Brookwood Village Mall unexpectedly shifted to a dance version of “Silver Bells” while members of the mob threw off their jackets and began dancing and ringing silver bells.

“We had six practices of 40 to 50 people since the 1st of November, and we had different people every time,” Brian Wallace, spokesman for Birmingham Salvation Army, told The Birmingham News. “We really had no idea how many people would come. Red Kettle is the largest fundraiser we have every year, and we were looking for a way to kick it off boldly.”

The dancers—volunteers ranging in age from 5 to 80—spent several weeks practicing the dance under the direction of choreographer Carl Dean.

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