A FLASH MOB took over Brewery Square this afternoon singing Dancing in the Street to hundreds of onlookers.

The dancing group was made up of sixth formers from Thomas Hardye School and also members of Dorchester choirs – including one 82-year-old.

For the students the song marked the start of their long summer holidays and many had been sponsored by friends and family to take part.

At 2.20pm the water fountains stopped and the dancers suddenly all flocked for the square to start dancing.

Hundreds of people looked and cheered from the square and on the balconies of Zizzi and Wagamama.

Organiser Anna Kinnick, the Enrichment Coordinator, said: “We wanted to do something different from your usual singing and dancing show and this seemed perfect.

“It was really successful and great that so many students took part voluntarily and raised money.”

Local singer Kathie Prince helped the pupils learn the dance from scratch and integrated other Dorchester singers with the students.

Student Ellie Mullan, aged 17, said: “It was really good to do something so fun and active on such a nice day.

“I think people were really surprised at the number of students that took part and it shows we are interested in raising money for charity.”