The crowd gathered in front of College Hall to watch the flash mob around 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Approximately 50 international students stopped traffic and began dancing in the street – Flash Mob style.
The flash mob performed a routine they had practiced for two weeks. The performance as in recognition of International Education Week at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The university has more than 1,000 international students from throughout the world.
“I have friends in the mob and I liked everything about it. It’s great knowing people that dance in the road.” Laxmitheesdha Sankapally, a graduate student in Computer Science, said with a slight chuckle and grin on her face.
The mob smiled and cheered as the crowd increased. The audience stopped along the sidewalks and in the grass to watch them perform. Since performing the previous fall semester the number of the people participating has increased.
“We did a flash mob last year and the count was merely twenty-five and now it’s over forty,” she said.
Since it was such a success, people spread the word and they just brought in more and were super enthusiastic.
“There’s no restriction to the number. People can just pour in,” Shreya Kulali, a graduate student pursuing her master’s in Industrial Engineering, said.
Kulali is the coordinator and the person who has organized the flash mob. She is willing to teach anyone who joins.
This week being International Education Week, the flash mob danced to music of the Indian culture.
The crowd took pictures and some recorded until the very last clap of the mob.
International Education Week was a week-long activity with numerous events. The celebration tries to honor all the different cultures students bring to the university, Kulali said, noting that it plans to be an annual event.