Bexhill’s Charleston world record may have been ‘broken’

Bexhill Roaring 20s. Photo by Simon Newbury

Bexhill Roaring 20s. Photo by Simon Newbury

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Bexhill may have lost its world record for the most number of people dancing the Charleston, just months after achieving it.

According to national newspaper reports, a total of 977 people shimmied into the record books on Saturday (October 10) at an event in the streets of Spitalfields in London’s East End.

The event was staged by Swing Patrol, a dance group part run by Scott Cupit, a BBC choreographer for Strictly Come Dancing.

As part of the rules, the dance had to last five minutes

The event was raising money for Guy’s Hospital’s Cancer Centre Appeal.

Organisers of Saturday’s event are waiting to have the record confirmed by Guinness World Records.

In July at Bexhill’s Roaring 20s event, organised by Roger Crouch, a total of 503 enthusiastic dancers danced to a set routine for five minutes by the De La Warr Pavilion. They broke a previous record of 356 people, held by the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region of New South Wales, Australia.

‘So proud’ of Bexhill’s record breakers

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