Bleary-eyed commuters had a lively wake-up call at Huddersfield Railway Station this morning.
A group of teenagers broke into a spontaneous and acrobatic display of street dancing on the platform.
The event, known as a flash mob, was performed by dance students on the Level 3 Performing Arts course at Kirklees College – and it was all for a good cause.
The energetic exhibition was part of the Make a Moment fundraising day in aid of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, involving people and businesses around Huddersfield. The final amount raised is not yet known.
This is the latest in a series of flash mobs by the college’s Performing Arts students over the last couple of years. Previous venues have included Kirklees College, The Packhorse Centre and Byram Arcade.
Dance lecturer Maureen Nowodny said that the concept behind flash mob was that in appeared to be spontaneous, but in reality, participants have trained for the event, which has been choreographed.
She added: “Our students are typical performing arts students – they are very outgoing and chatty and absolutely love to get involved in the community.
“We will help out where we can. Any opportunity to be in the public eye and have fun and they are up for it.”