A group of Colfeians have attempted to break a Guinness record for the largest simultaneous dance routine. 35 students from years 7-11 and 3 teachers from the senior school participated in the Big Dance Day 2012 Schools’ Pledge which was danced in venues across the UK. The current record held by the Netherlands involved 264, 188 people across 1742 locations and Colfe’s is hoping to be part of the team to beat this.
Mrs Rayes, Director of Sport, said "The Big Dance Schools" Pledge routine was a fun and Olympic inspired piece. Experienced dancers and novices alike enjoyed learning, rehearsing and performing the new dance in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. On the day the Olympic Torch arrived in the UK, it was great that our students, alongside others in Britain and the worldwide had the opportunity to share in such a unique experience.”
The routine was choreographed by Wayne McGregor CBE, Artistic Director of Random Dance and Resident Choreographer at the Royal Ballet. He created the 5 minute choreography to music by Scanner and Joel Cadbury.
Year 8s Rose, said “All the Olympic sports were put into a dance routine, like javelin and shooting and it was really well done. I enjoyed it. The dancers performed at exactly 1pm at the same time as other dancers elsewhere but it hasn’t been revealed yet whether we’ve beaten the record.”
Molly from Year 7 also enjoyed the experience. “I loved being part of it and it was really good routine. I hope we’ve managed to help set a new record.”