Flash mob dance proposal at Main Street Square

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On Monday love was in the air at Main Street Square.

Black Hills FOX Reporter Katrina Lim shows us how one Nebraska man pulled out all the stops when proposing to his girlfriend.

Chadron College senior Zander Casillas proposed to his girlfriend Courtney Lyon in Main Street Square today -- with a flash mob dance routine, and luckily, she said yes.

Courtney Lyon says, "I was really shocked. Still kind of shocked."

Casillas spent two months preparing for this proposal, and he says he wanted the occasion to be as special as the woman he loves.

Zander Casillas says, "What I do does represent how much I love her and so took the time and effort to put into that and how much I wanted to plan and prepare for it. I wanted to make it special for her. I wanted to do something extravagant, something big, something memorable that she'll remember for the rest of her life so that's why I want to get the videographer as well so that in the future, we can show our kids and grandchildren. This will be something they can remember."

More than 20 dancers from the Hot Shots dance team performed a routine to the song "Marry You" by Bruno Mars.

Debbie Ellerton says, "And at the end, the music slowed down, he came out with an umbrella and he proposed to his girlfriend and she had no idea until the very end. It was just really very fun to do. We had a great time. The little girls loved it. We had some boys involved."

Lyon says she was surprised and had no idea what was going on at first.

Courtney Lyon says, "A lot of confusion. The dancers came out. I was just like, 'Oh, it's just some people just dancing around. We've heard it before. We heard the song and we were like, and I was like. I just held his hand after I heard that first line. We were just walking around and then I still just thought that we were waiting for whatever he'd planned before."

Casillas and Lyon celebrated with friends and family after the big proposal.

Both of them are seniors at Chadron State College in Nebraska, but they visit Rapid City often.

The couple says they're not sure when the big day is, but they'd like to get married soon.