Kettering dance school joining world record attempt

Dancers in Kettering will play their part in a bid to break a world record this Sunday.

Thursday, 15th November 2018, 4:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th November 2018, 4:16 pm
The Kettering dance school. NNL-181115-171016005

Thirty-seven dancers from Anderson School of Dance, in Cunliffe Drive, are joining a national ‘tapathon’ at 1pm with a seven-minute routine which will be done at the exact same time at venues across the country.

It’s hoped that the largest tap dance in multiple venues world record - which currently stands at 7,596 people - will be broken.

Tap dancers at Anderson School of Dance. NNL-181115-142736005

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The world record attempt will raise money for Children in Need.

Dance school owner and teacher Christy Anderson said: “We’ve all put money in to do it and the kids are really excited about trying to break a world record.

“It’s been hard trying to learn the routine as well as other things but they’ve picked it up really well.

“We took part in the same attempt a couple of years ago but not enough people turned up on the day nationally so hopefully we’ll break it this time.”

The dance studio. NNL-181115-143600005

The dancers might not find out whether they’ve broken the record for about a week, with counts, pictures and witness statements all potentially to be taken.

All of the dancers that take part will get a T-shirt to say they attempted to break the record.

After there will also be a cake sale with lessons in fancy dress tomorrow and Saturday (November 16/17) to raise more money for charity.

Christy said: “Even if we don’t break the record we’re still raising money for a worthwhile cause and that’s what it’s all about.”