Store staff’s DIY dance event

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SHOPPERS were stunned when DIY store staff burst into a dance routine on the shopfloor.

A dozen workers from B&Q, at Tees Bay retail park in Hartlepool, took part in a company-wide ‘flash mob’ event that involved 330 stores.

B&Q staff members(left to right) Peter Cavanagh, Paul Marsh, Riz Hussain, Ernest Allot, Amanda Bond, Linda Frank, Rebekah I'Anson, Diane Stevens and Katrina Drane  who took part in the performance at the Tees Bay Retail Park store.

B&Q staff members(left to right) Peter Cavanagh, Paul Marsh, Riz Hussain, Ernest Allot, Amanda Bond, Linda Frank, Rebekah I'Anson, Diane Stevens and Katrina Drane who took part in the performance at the Tees Bay Retail Park store.

A flash mob, like an example seen in recent mobile phone adverts, is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment.

That was the case at the store at 11.30am on Saturday, when employees assembled for a dance routine performed to the Black Eyed Peas hit I’ve Got A Feeling.

Customer David Measor, 39, from the Rift House area, who was shopping for a tile cutter, with his wife Nicola, 37, said: “I was quite impressed.

“When they started to dance, I thought ‘what the heck are they doing?’

“They did well and it brightened up my day.”

Katrina Drane, a customer advisor at the store who took part in the routine, said: “The dance was pretty easy to learn. “We weren’t embarrassed at all.”

The idea behind the event was to show how easy it is to learn a new skill, whether it is dancing or DIY.