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Cheltenham attempts to break Guinness World Record for Largest Street Jive this August

PUBLISHED: 12:21 05 June 2014

Jiving in Cheltenham

Jiving in Cheltenham

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On Sunday August 10 at 12pm, Cheltenham will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Street Jive on the Promenade in the town centre.

Organised by Cheltenham Town Hall, as part of its 23rd annual Dance Festival, the record attempt is in aid of the childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish and supported by leading local accountancy firm Tayabali Tomlin.

Helen Lennard, Marketing Manager at Tayabali Tomlin, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting such a fun event. It will be an incredible spectacle on the day, and really help to promote Cheltenham as the bright, energetic and diverse town that it is.”

To set the Guinness World Record, over 1,000 people need to dance a variation of Jive on the Promenade for five minutes. Partners are not required for the family friendly attempt and there is no lower or upper age limit, although children will need to be accompanied by an adult and will need to dance Jive for the duration of the attempt, in order to be successfully counted in the final total.

Cheltenham Town Hall will be holding six free Jive classes in the run up to the record attempt to teach the basics, or help dancers brush up on their technique, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get involved.

Melanie Jones, Sales & Marketing Manager for Cheltenham Town Hall, said: “This is the most exciting thing to hit Cheltenham in years! It’s very own Guinness World Record Attempt, bringing together 1,000 local people to bop their way into the records. If you don’t know how to jive you can choose from up to 6 free Jive lessons in June, July & August or for all those jivers register on our Facebook page and we’ll see you there on the day!”

Participation in the Guinness World Record attempt is free and does not require a ticket, however registration is via the Cheltenham Dance Festival Facebook page www.facebook.com/CheltDanceFest#!/CheltDanceFest

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