Diamond Dance based in Coventry will be putting their tap dancing shoes on for Pudsey to help break a new world record, while raising money for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.
On Sunday 20th November 2016 at Warwickshire Shopping Park’s Community Space, Diamond Dance will be holding a Tapathon event to raise money for the BBC Children in Need.
An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest tap dancing event is being planned across the UK in aid of BBC Children in Need, and your help is needed. No matter what your age or tap dancing expertise is, the Tapathon 2016 is calling on the British public to get their tap dancing shoes on for Pudsey to help break a new world record, while raising money for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.
On Sunday 20th November 2016, at hundreds of locations across the UK, the Tapathon 2016 will aim to break the Guinness world record for the largest tap dancing event to be held simultaneously at multiple events, which currently stands at 7,596 people. Whether your venue is a school hall, a community centre, or even your town centre, organisers are calling for your support to arrange your own event to take part in the record breaking attempt.
The organisers of the Tapathon 2016, The Performers Project, with the support of BBC Children in Need, have choreographed the tap dance routine to one of the UK's biggest selling singles, 'SAX' by Fleur East and they hope to break the world record with over 10,000 tappers of all ages dancing the routine.
Director of the Performers Project and former professional dancer, Joanne Greenhalgh said: “No matter what your age or your ability, the Tapathon 2016 needs your support. The Tapathon is a great opportunity for none dancers and trained dancers to come together across the UK and tap their way into the Guinness book of world records, while raising money for BBC Children in need.”
To find out more information on how to take part in the Tapathon 2016 visit www.theperformersproject.co.uk.
For more information about BBC Children in Need visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.