It's Official!
Largest Outdoor Tea Dance Guinness World Record for Glasgow

On what felt like one of the coldest days of the year, over 400 dance devotees registered for the Glasgow Winterfest Tea Dance Tuesday and helped Glasgow dance its way into the record books by breaking the current UK Guinness record for the largest Outdoor Tea Dance in the World.
Bolstered up with cups of tea and free scones, everyone waltzed, tangoed, foxtrotted and quick-stepped their way into the record books - not to mention the odd Gay Gordons, Slosh and Alley Cat thrown in for good measure
With two hours of non-stop music from That Swing Sensation and help and advice from Gary and Susan of the Fly Right Dance Company it was guaranteed that everyone, from dancing divas to complete beginners, young or old, had a fabulous day.

Well done everyone !

For those who love facts and figures, the new record is officially set at 418 dancers - the previous World Record for the largest outdoor tea dance was set in 2005 when 195 couples danced in Trafalgar Square London.

Glasgow Winterfets tea dance - Guinness world record attempt Bill Blackwood, Eva Flannery & Jon Ritchie

Paul Baville & Becky Schofield came all the way from Yorkshire to join in the attempt:
Jon Ritchie & Hermie Longalong sax it up a bit.
The crowd warms up with a quick foxtrot
The Big Screen announcing the number of registered couples
Dougie Jackson from Smooth Radio announces the result

cameraAs part of the verification process a record of the day was created by Geewhizz Digital media and we look forward to having a link to this soon.

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