Scottish Ballet and The Big Dance attempt to break a world record

Today, thousands of children across the UK took part in an attempt to break the world record for the Largest Dance Routine (multi venue) ever performed. 


Scottish Ballet Education Officer Miriam Early leads the attempt at St Albert's Primary, Glasgow.

Marking the arrival of the Olympic Torch in the UK, The Big Dance Schools Pledge will saw thousands of school children in venues all over the world perform an energetic five-minute routine. The Olympic-inspired dance work was created by esteemed choreographer Wayne McGregor (Royal Ballet) and is set to music specially composed by Scanner for this year’s event.

Scottish Ballet today led sessions in Glasgow, Perthshire and Belfast. The result of the record attempt will be announced in June.

“We are delighted to be working with over 290 pupils from two schools in Scotland to support the Big Dance Schools Pledge” said Scottish Ballet’s Associates Director (Education) Catherine Cassidy. This has been a great opportunity to get children of all ages across Scotland dancing and to enable them to play a part in the special London 2012 Olympic celebrations.  We are delighted with the enthusiasm, commitment and skill shown by all of the young people involved – each of whom have worked very hard to learn this challenging new dance with much energy and interest. And, as the national dance company of Scotland, we welcome the opportunity to support initiatives such as this that create fantastic opportunities for young people to get active and be creative.”

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