Attempt at record

Let's Dance: Pupils from Highfields School in Matlock take part in the national world record Big Dance 2012 event.
Let's Dance: Pupils from Highfields School in Matlock take part in the national world record Big Dance 2012 event.

Toe–tapping youngsters are eagerly awaiting the outcome of a world record attempt.

Sixty–nine pupils from Highfields School, aged between 11 and 14 years old, took part in the Big Dance – a national scheme aimed at smashing the Guinness world record for the most number of people taking part in a dance routine at the same time.

The current record is held by the Netherlands where 264,188 people took part in a dance across 1,472 locations.

The project is a celebration of the London 2012 Olympic year and took place on Friday, the day the Olympic torch landed in England.

Jayne Allen, sport co-ordinator for the school said: “They looked really good.

“It was a six minute dance and everybody had to take part in the same routine.”

The students were in training for the event for several weeks prior to taking part in it.

They have to wait until mid June to see if the attempt was successful.