Roofer breaks into dance for flashmob proposal

The Argus: Roofer breaks into dance for flashmob proposal Roofer breaks into dance for flashmob proposal

A roofer proved he had all the right moves when he proposed to his girlfriend with a choreographed flashmob in a packed shopping centre.

While most shoppers were busy worrying about last minute gift buying, Dan Hawkins was running through his specially-designed dance routine to pop the question to his girlfriend Laura Howse.

The 28-year-old enlisted the help of more than 30 friends to help him propose to his girlfriend of two years in Shoreham’s Holmbush Shopping Centre on Saturday at 1pm.

Having led Miss Howse, a special constable with Sussex Police, out of Tesco, he and his helpers, who had rehearsed the moves a week before, then began his dance moves to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Mr Hawkins said the proposal could “not have gone better”.

He said: “I don’t really know why I came up with this.

“I thought about just going out to dinner and doing it then but I felt it needed it to be a bit bigger and out there.

“Laura was very emotional, crying.

“She didn’t say anything when I asked the question, she just kissed me and then we had a cuddle.”

Mr Hawkins enlisted the help of Jonny Stewart, Miss Howse’s zumba instructor and flashmob veteran, to choreograph the engagement shuffle.

Mr Hawkins said: “She never thought I would do anything like this, I don’t dance normally.

“I was very nervous beforehand, more nervous about getting the right answer then remembering my dance moves.”

The pair, who live in Whitelot Close in Southwick, have been going out for two years after meeting on social media website Facebook.

They hope to have a wedding ceremony in November next year and friends have been telling them they will have to come up with a new dance to mark the occasion.

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9:03am Mon 23 Dec 13

jackthekipper says...

not learnt how to upload video yet argus?
not learnt how to upload video yet argus? jackthekipper

10:07am Mon 23 Dec 13

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So glad he got the answer he wanted! Happy Christmas to you all :)
So glad he got the answer he wanted! Happy Christmas to you all :) getThisCoalitionOut

10:31am Mon 23 Dec 13

All 9 of me says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
So glad he got the answer he wanted! Happy Christmas to you all :)
are you feeling okay ????? :)
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: So glad he got the answer he wanted! Happy Christmas to you all :)[/p][/quote]are you feeling okay ????? :) All 9 of me

7:54pm Mon 23 Dec 13

hubby says...

Pass the sick-bag!
Pass the sick-bag! hubby

8:57pm Mon 23 Dec 13

xlaughingx says...

The link was on youtube.I thought it was really sweet & certainly improved the atmosphere at the Holmbush centre.Well done all the "dancers" who managed to keep the secret.
The link was on youtube.I thought it was really sweet & certainly improved the atmosphere at the Holmbush centre.Well done all the "dancers" who managed to keep the secret. xlaughingx

11:26pm Mon 23 Dec 13

All 9 of me says...

There will be Flashmob funerals next...oh, wait ....
There will be Flashmob funerals next...oh, wait .... All 9 of me

9:16am Tue 24 Dec 13

whoee! says...

What a mug lol
What a mug lol whoee!

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