Beckenham stage school go viral in Microsoft proposal flashmob video

PUBLISHED: 12:53 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:53 26 February 2013

Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts provided a proposal flashmob.

Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts provided a proposal flashmob.


A Beckenham stage school have taken a starring role in a marriage proposal flashmob as part of an online campaign by Microsoft.

Kent Stage Academy of Performing Arts, based in Bromley Road, travelled to Bournemouth to surprise unsuspecting Katie Paton with her favourite song as fiance Andrew Hall proposed.

Students from the school posed as street sweepers, waitresses and general members of the public until they gathered together to sing Soldier by Gavin DeGraw for the couple.

Happily Katie accepted Andrew’s proposal.

KSA Course Director, Phillip Short, said: “What a fantastic opportunity for KSA to be part of this event for one of the world’s biggest companies.

“Part of our ethos is that we want our students to gain as much experience as possible, in order to be prepared for the future professional careers.

“Our students were fantastic and we were very proud of how professional they were. We have had a great response from all over the world.”

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