COME AND BE PART OF OUR RECORD BREAKING ATTEMPT!
Saturday 22nd September 2018
In an attempt to see Shrewsbury in the Guinness Book of Records in a fun, active and inclusive way,
Revel-in-Dance is getting Shrewsbury in a flap!
The aim is to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest number of people to dance
the Charleston at one time. The current record is 975 people and is held by ‘Swing Patrol’ in London;
so with this hefty figure to beat we really need your feet!
We would love as many people as possible to take part so why not get your family,
friends and work buddies involved in this special charity event!
All proceeds go to Severn Hospice
Severn Hospice offers free specialist care and support to local families who are living with an incurable illness. To continue providing this invaluable service , they need to raise £6.75 million a year- through participating in this event you will be helping the hospice reach this figure!
To take part in the Guinness attempt you will need to learn a short piece of cheeky Charleston choreography before the event. During the attempt itself, you will repeat the choreography 6 times for a 5.5 minute duration during the record attempt. The routine itself is very easy and accessible to all levels of dance experience so please don't be put off if you have never danced the Charleston before!
You can learn the choreography by attending one of eight available workshops before Saturday 22nd September or alternatively by watching a video tutorial. If you prefer to learn by video you will also need to come to the pre-attempt workshop on Saturday 22nd September (10.15-11.15am at Shrewsbury Quarry) .
Please note, the rules set by Guinness World Record challenge are stringent; in order to achieve a new record, we not only must exceed 975 in numbers but everyone must dance the choreography for at least 5 minutes, accurately and in unison. For this reason we need to ensure that you are dance ready before the attempt at 1pm on Saturday 22nd September! Please be aware that the event is open to children 10 years and above only.
We are asking for a registration donation of £3 for adults and £2 for children to take part in the event. You are very welcome to donate more as all the registration funds raised will be donated to Severn Hospice.
We are also looking for volunteers to fulfill various stewarding roles at the event.
If you are interested in supporting the event please email
Please fill in the registration form and we will email you with reminders, updates or changes.
Thank you and hope to see you there!