Dancing World Records

Humans have been dancing since they could first walk on two legs. It’s great for the mind, soul and body. Here are some dancing world records that show just how much people love to come together for a boogie:

Biggest Charleston – In 2018, a group of 1,096 dancers joined together in Shrewsbury, UK to raise money for charity. The aim was for as many people of all different ages as possible to perform the charleston. Why not consider taking Salsa Classes London? Find out more at rvdance.co.uk/dance-classes-london/salsa-classes-london/

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Largest Cheerleading Dance – The largest gathering of cheerleaders took place in Japan in 2015. The event attracted 1,371 people and was organised by the Wing Dance Promotion Company. The event was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company.

Biggest Peruvian Folk Dance – In September 2018, 2,352 pairs of dancers came together to perform the largest Peruvian folk dance and set a new world record taking place in Arequipa, Peru.

Oldest Dance Teacher – This record just goes to show that age means nothing when it comes to dancing. Ulla Kasics from Switzerland hit the grand old age of 95 and 164 days in July 2021 making her the oldest dance teacher in the world and still teaches four days a week.

Longest Belly Dance – The longest time anyone in the world has belly shimmered is 3 hours and 7 minutes! The record was set by Melanie White from Australia in 2012. Imagine the calories she burned!

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Largest Couples Dance – In September 2019 in Wuhan, China, 10,320 people gathered for a couples dance as part of a cultural event.

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