Part of the crowd at Northbrook Days Saturday suddenly broke into dance, choreographed in a "flash mob" to raise money for a local nonprofit.
Led by Northbrook native Jennifer Eirinberg, the group brought in more than $200 with their energetic performance at the local festival on the Village Green.
A graduate, Eirinberg has always loved to dance. While a student at the University of Illinois, she started a charitable program called Dance 'N Donate, where students would chip in $1 to participate in dance workout classes. All proceeds raised through the program were donated to seven charities throughout the Chicagoland area.
Since graduating from college, Eirinberg has continued her charitable efforts--but the nature of the dance has changed a little bit.
Inspired by a flash mob on ABC's The Bachelorette, Eirinberg coordinated and choreographed two flash mobs over the past few weeks. , where Eirinberg and other flash mob dancers raised $500. They followed that up with the performance at .
All funds raised during the flash mobs have been donated to Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook as well as the .