By  Dhanusha  Gokulan  www.thenational.ae

Michael Jackson’s hit song ‘Thriller’ can get anyone on their toes and move the shoulders. Set against the iconic backdrop of Burj Khalifa, a few thousand dancers grooved to the song at the first-ever dance extravaganza at Downtown Dubai on Friday.

DANCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS…Participants of a dance-cum-fitness event move to the tune of Michael Jackson’s hit song Thriller at Burj Steps in Dubai on Friday.— KT photo by Shihab
DANCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS…Participants of a dance-cum-fitness event move to the tune of Michael Jackson’s hit song Thriller at Burj Steps in Dubai on Friday.— KT photo by Shihab

From zombie walks to well coordinated dance moves, the event saw high-energy action from every single participant.

“It was a one of a kind exhilarating experience. You are standing among several like-minded people and the backdrop of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain made things pretty amazing,” said dancer and marketing professional at Fitness First Sarah Bell.

Jointly organised by Emaar Properties and Fitness First, the dancers donned their dancing shoes and the Burj Steps, overlooking Burj Khalifa, came alive to a footloose dance spectacle.

Mark Botha, sales and marketing director of Fitness First said, “The whole point of the event was to encourage fitness as a community event. It was to encourage people to get into fitness as a lifestyle and the reason we didn’t keep the event as a flash mob is because we wanted people to know about it and take part,” said Botha. He added that fitness is not about boring walks on the treadmill, it can be highly enjoyable. More info and photos

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