Recently, the crew of an Indian airline performed a short choreographed dance sequence mid-flight on the occasion of Holi. This is, a not so rare practice amongst low-cost Indian carriers, who organize such dance sequences to celebrate special festivals (since festivals are a huge part of Indian culture, plus publicity for the airline afterwards).
Here is a YouTube video.
One of the pilots can be seen recording the dance on his camera.
SpiceJet specially planned this event, and had extra cabin crew on-board the flight as a precaution. Also, during the dance, one of the pilots was in the cockpit while the other one was outside, following standard regulations.
DGCA however, got wind of this, and turned out to be not in a very festive mood.
Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots.
Here's another news link.
One of the arguments made by the DGCA was that this was dangerous to flight operations, and could have resulted in disaster had there been any emergency on-board during the event. Also, that this could result in an unruly cabin environment where in-flight safety of the crew and passengers would be affected.
Were the actions (suspension of pilots and showcause notice to the airline) justified? Is a dancing cabin crew dangerous to flight operations?