RED BANK TO ‘DANCE FOR KINDNESS’

Video from the Dance for Kindness global event in 2013. The next one, planned for November 9, will include downtown Red Bank, and anyone can participate.

A worldwide “kindness” phenomenon with digital roots in Red Bank is set to return next month.

The folks behind 2011’s pay-it-forward “Kindness Boomerang” video – which was shot downtown and has racked up 30 million YouTube views around the world – are organizing a “kindness freezmob/flashmob” dance in 30 countries on November 9, five days in advance of World Kindness Day. And Red Bank is among the 80 cities participating, say organizers.

Life Vest Inside, the organization behind both efforts, cites its vision as “empowering the masses to engage in acts of love and kindness” in order to change the world.

Founded by Orly Wahba, a former middle school teacher in Brooklyn, the nonprofit is now organizing “Dance for Kindness,” in which thousands of individuals around the globe “join together to perform a Kindness Freezmob/Flashmob to the same song, same dance, all happening on the same day.”

Red Bank will take part with a mass dance at the intersection of Broad and White streets at 1 p.m. that day.

Anyone can participate. To register, contact group leader Terese Rölke at Teresemr@gmail.com or 732-233-5122. Those who enroll will get access to a dance tutorial video, the songs to be used and contact info for the event’s head choreographers.