North Norfolk dancers get moving for Children in Need ‘tapathon’ event

Broadland School of Dance tapathon. Photo: Katy Carroll

Broadland School of Dance tapathon. Photo: Katy Carroll - Credit: Archant

Tap-dancers from the Broadland School of Dance have attempted to beat a world record, as they took part in a 'tapathon'.

Broadland School of Dance tapathon. Photo: Katy Carroll

Broadland School of Dance tapathon. Photo: Katy Carroll - Credit: Archant

More than 40 dancers from the school spent weeks learning a dance routine for the event on November 19.

And thousands of people across the UK tap-danced simultaneously as they tried to beat the Guinness World Record in aid of Children in Need. The current record is 7,596 tap-dancers.

The 'tapathon' was held at the ACT Centre, Aylsham.

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Broadland School of Dance tapathon. Photo: Katy Carroll

Broadland School of Dance tapathon. Photo: Katy Carroll - Credit: Archant

Dance teacher Katy Carroll said: 'We had 42 people take part. They all practiced the routines for four to five weeks.


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'Its been intensive, but the kids have all had a great time.'

The tapathon is the second time the dance school has taken part in a world record attempt, after an effort last year failed to claim the title.

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Miss Carroll added that the four minute routine had to be danced through twice, starting on the dot of 1pm.

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