Nearly 300 students from Henry Barnard School commandeered the quad last week for a "flash mob dance" they had been rehearsing in celebration of National Sport and Physical Education Week.
The students wore matching outfits of jeans, white t-shirts and sunglasses.
Henry Barnard School students were led by a team of RIC physical education students in dancing to One Direction's hit song "What Makes You Beautiful."
Professor Kathleen Johnson, from the department of Health and Physical Education, and her students led them through the dance moves they had rehearsed, then followed by inviting everyone to join them in improvised versions of the "Macarena," "The Chicken Dance" and "YMCA."
Henry Barnard School students working on their "Chicken Dance" moves.
Henry Barnard School students dance to "What Makes You Beautiful".
Henry Barnard School students dance to "Macarena".
Students in Professor Johnson's Rhythmic Movement class: Jack Adamo, David Banda, Bryant Cleary, Michael Haggerty, Kyle Harper, Eric Korytkowski, Anthony Manfredi, Anthony McDermott and Jamey McIntyre, along with Nancy Mukanya, Community Health Student Volunteer, lead the crowd of Henry Barnard School students, faculty, and parents in "Macarena."