The Town of Bexhill (UK), in Bexhill-on-Sea, UK, marked the town’s annual Roaring 20s event in retro record breaking style last month by setting a new record for the world’s Largest Charleston dance.
Bexhill’s crowd of 503 enthusiastic flappers gathered at the Da La Warr Pavilion to swing their way past the previous record of 319 participants previously set by Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism (Australia) back in February 2014.
The choreographed American ballroom dance had to last a minimum of five minutesin order to qualify and was led by three dancers from Debonnaire Entertainment, following a practice workshop which took place before the attempt.
Other attractions such as fly pasts and displays of classic cars also featured at the town's popular period event.
Roger Crouch, who organised the day, said, “The whole event has been amazing. To actually claim the record for Bexhill is one of my proudest moments … and I’m so proud of the town and the people.”
Alastair Hazell, a major sponsor of the Roaring 20s, said, “Saturday was an absolutely amazing day and one that will go down in Bexhill folklore. The atmosphere on the De La Warr Pavilion terrace during the record bid was electric and, as I was standing on the balconies and the areas surrounding us, I couldn’t quite believe what was happening.”
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