2022 Dance Mob

The annual dance mob is a fun & easy dance that anyone can do! Learn the moves in one of our workshops, then join us on stage for a performance. This year’s event will feature a live performance of Asante’s song “Diagonal”. FREE but donations are gratefully accepted!

Thursday, June 30 – Dundas Place
7:30-8:30pm – Dance Mob Workshop with Zola Ncube (Jubilee Square at Talbot & King)
8:30-9pm – Performance (Dundas & Talbot)

Saturday, July 2 – Ivey Park, 331 Thames St.
5pm – Dance Mob Workshop with Jesselle Paguergan
6pm – Live Performance

Meet the 2022 Dance Mob Choreographers

Zola Ncube by Lighthouse Photography

Nokuzola Ncube
I am an academic and creative. Academically, I am interested in mental health services and intimate partner violence during COVID-19. I am currently completing my MSc. examining the intersection of the aforementioned topics while also pursuing other interesting topics such as kindness, aging, and women’s health. Creatively, my dance career has taken me from all over Ontario, to Zimbabwe and back over the course of 12+ years.  Between using dance as an empowerment tool through the Sexual Assault Centre of London (renamed ‘ANOVA’), performing at National Basketball League games, winning national dance awards, and choreographing for international music videos–  one question has led my artistry: “What story am I telling?”. As a hip-hop and contemporary dance instructor, I encourage my students to answer that question through their movements. Sometimes the answer is closer to “none Miss Zola, I’m not telling a story– I’m just existing” – and that’s okay too.  As an academic and creative, I believe dance has the ability to heal, communicate and bridge seemingly disparate worlds. 

Jesselle Paguergan

I have been dancing for almost 4 months with O.N.E centre and I am on the competitive dance team! I am currently working in St. Thomas as a nursing student and doing part-time school. I love dancing and meeting so many people. I am happy that I started dancing now when I couldn’t as a child. I will continue dancing and learn new skills from amazing dancers.

Asante is no stranger to the London music scene. Asante has just completed Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts program and is ready to apply his knowledge to his career. The sounds of this extraordinary young artist range from Pop to RnB.   Asante recently won Best Artist at the Essence and Culture Awards and was nominated twice at the  Forest City London Music Awards for the Fan Favorite award and Best Pop award. Asante’s performances are high-energy and family-friendly. The music of Asante can be found on all streaming platforms!  His website is www.asantemusic.net. The future King of Melodies has a bright future!

Thanks to London Arts Live for supporting Asante’s performance!