Longest YMCA Dance: Mandan sets world record (PICS & VIDEO) Mandan, ND, USA -- The YMCA Dance organized by the Mandan Independence Day Parade and Street Festival Committee on Main Street in Mandan, ND, covered 24 blocks and was 1.627 miles long
- setting the new world record for the Longest YMCA Dance,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
A poll placed on the City of Mandan's website by business development director Ellen Hubor ask to see what dance should be used for a world record attempt on July 4th, 2012.
The overwhelming choice was the YMCA by the Village People.
"Y.M.C.A." is a song recorded by the American group Village People. It was released as the only single from the album Cruisin'.
The song reached No. 2 on the U.S. Charts in early 1979 and reached No. 1 in the UK around the same time, becoming the group's biggest hit. It is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide.
"Other than some technical issues caused by the early morning wind storm, the event was an overwhelming success," stated Marlo Anderson, Mandan Parade co-chairperson.
"The turnout was amazing. People traveled here from many states and also meet a couple from England who traveled to Mandan, ND just to be part of the festivities," stated Dennis Freisz, Mandan Parade co-chairperson.
The world's longest YMCA Dance was sponsored by Security First Bank, Maple River Winery, Cool 98.7, Maple River Distillery, Awesome 2 Products, Centennial Shipping Products and the Mandan Progress Organization.