Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a big sucker for dance surprises! I’m fortunate to have played a variety of roles in flash mobs and other unexpected performances. As a spectator, flash mobs have brought me to tears. There’s something about the love behind the unexpected gift of dance breaking up an otherwise normal day that gets to me. As a participator, I’ve experienced the adrenalin rush of a flash mob. It’s different than any other type of dance performance. Again, there is something special about the beauty of dance erupting in an unexpected environment affecting strangers instantly in a positive way. As a flash mob organizer, I have a good understanding of all the planning that goes into coordinating choreography for a group of people, keeping it a secret, and scouting out all the finer details like location, time, and music projection.
My recent move to Southern California brought me the opportunity to teach at Bella Ballroom studio where I help create and choreograph dance surprises for students every week! This summer I enjoyed teaching dance with the intention of surprise for several Orange County weddings. I gained a lot from the experience and researched some more fun ideas surrounding wedding dance surprises including elaborate proposals, fundraising flash mobs, and more… Read on!
Ziva Emtiyaz is an award winning International Dance Artist excited to share her knowledge and life experiences about the big world of dance!