Three generations among dancers attempting to break world record

SIXTY-SIX tap dancers from the Sarah England School of Dance took part in the annual world record breaking Tapathon in aid of Children in Need.

The dancers were aged between two and 60 years and three generations of two families took part, with some of the children wearing Pudsey ears.

The Tapathon is organised by The Performers Project, a group that choreographs a dance for dancers all over the country to learn and then attempt the world record for the most people to perform the same dance at the same time in multiple venues.

Sarah England School of Dance held their event at Stalybridge Methodist Church where they performed Aston Merrygold’s Get Stupid twice.

Photos and video evidence was submitted to the organisers as proof.

Money is raised for Children in Need from the purchase of the T-shirts they perform in.

“I can honestly say we all love these and wear them with great pride – we collect a different colour each year we do it. This is our third year,” said Sarah.

This year two families with three generations took part.

They were the Swettenhams comprising grandmother Jean Orrell, daughter Sharon Swettenham and granddaughter Nell Swettenham.

The Cullens comprised grandmother Lilian Cullen, daughter Sarah Cullen-Shaw and granddaughter Alyssa Cullen-Shaw. They are part of Sarah England’s regular adult tap class. 

In 2017, there were more than 7,000 tap dancers taking part nationally and they missed the record by only 78 dancers. 

The result of this year’s world record attempt has yet to be verified.

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