dance class-world record set by Ryerson dancers
12] TORONTO, Canada--To the strains of Jamiroquai's "Canned Heat,"
students and staff at Toronto's
Ryerson University broke the world record for the largest
Ryerson dance students performed and led the
throng through an original sequence for ten minutes, breaking the
world record made on May 16 by 580 dancers in Birmingham, England.
School officials say 626 people, mostly first-year students,
took part in the event Thursday afternoon at Dundas Square at the
heart of the city's downtown.
The event took months to create and a heap of co-ordination
between Ryerson Student Services, Ryerson’s Orientation staff, the
Rez Life staff, and 40 dance instructors from Ryerson’s Theatre
Gaya Arasaratnam, the Orientation Co-ordinator,
was happy with the outcome. “The student turnout was fantastic,”
she said. “We would really love to get Ryerson in the record books.”
To break the record, more than 580 participants
had to dance for 10 minutes.Two independent judges from the National
Ballet School attended the event
The class was led by 40 student dance instructors
from the university's theatre school. The event was part of the
university's orientation week for new students.