Lincoln schools in world dance record attempt

A number of schools in Lincoln have been dancing their socks off to try to break an international record.

Hosted by artsNK and Lincoln College, 400 pupils and staff across the county congregated at Ravendale Sports Ground to take part in the dance.

The aim is to be the current for The Largest Dance Routine – Multi Venue, held by the Netherlands with 264,188 people and 1,472 locations.

The Guinness World Record attempt lasted for five minutes at 1pm, synced with other schools in the UK taking part.

The Lincoln attempt is the only outdoor event in the county with many schools and colleges remaining indoors, and the biggest in the region.

The record attempt is being managed by the British Council to promote the Schools Pledge to schools across the world.

The timing also coincides with the Olympic Torch beginning its tour through the UK.

Choreography for the dance was created by Artistic Director Wayne McGregor CBE, to go with the music by Scanner and Joel Cadbury.

McGregor said about his choreography: “The Schools Pledge is a fantastic and fun opportunity for young people to learn a new dance inspired by the Olympics and to perform it as part of our Guinness World Record attempt.

“On the day the Olympic Torch arrives in the UK, young dancers throughout Britain and in our partner countries worldwide will share a unique moment in time, dancing together and in unison, sharing our passion for the art form we love.”

The results of the attempt will be announced in a few days.

Photos by Joshua Potter for The Lincolnite