One of the most exuberant and elaborate flashmobs I have ever seen, done by the side of a frozen river, to the tune of Puttin’ on the Ritz:
Hundreds of dancers joined together in Moscow on 26.02.2012 to perform together a great flashmob of “Puttin’ on the Ritz”, a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin, and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz (1930). The title derives from the slang expression “putting on the Ritz” meaning to dress very fashionably. The expression was inspired by the swanky Ritz Hotel.
Other versions of this video claim that it was all done to surprise the bride & groom who show up about halfway through, although in that case I wonder how they appeared to know the dance at the end. Perhaps they just thought their friends were planning something much, much smaller for the wedding reception?
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