Largest Charleston dance: London breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) LONDON, UK -- Dancers and onlookers inspired by the Jazz Age filled the streets of Spitalfields in East London; with 977 people shaking their bodies, they broke the old Guinness World Records world record for the largest Charleston dance, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Dancers filled the streets of Spitalfields in London for the world record attempt. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest Charleston dance is 503 and was achieved by The Town of Bexhill (UK), in Bexhill-on-Sea, UK, on 18 July 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest cheerleading dance; it is 1,371 people, achieved by Wing Dance Promotion Co., Ltd. (Japan) at Maihama Amphitheater, in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, on 30 August 2015. The event was staged by Swing Patrol, a dance group part run by Scott Cupit, a BBC choreographer for Strictly Come Dancing.
The previous Guinness World Records world record was set in Bexhill, East Sussex, with 503 dancers swirling their way to the top.
The event was raising money for Guy's Cancer Centre Appeal.
As part of the rules, the dance had to last five minutes with everyone completing the entire routine.