A world-record breaking attempt at the world’s largest waltz will be taking place on Saltburn Pier and Promenade on 19th May.
The ‘Teesside Waltz’ will attempt to bring together 2017 couples with an aim to break the current world record of 1510 couples waltzing, which was achieved in Bosnia in 2007.
Whatever your age or ability, you can go along and dance to the original composition – ‘Teesside Waltz’. Participants are expected to dance the same steps and below is a link to a YouTube video with the step sequence to learn (no freestyling is allowed).
Entry fee includes a ‘World Record Breaker Medal’ and a ‘World Record Breaker Rain Mac’ – for if the heaven’s open and you’re dancing in the rain!
Outside of the main record breaker attempt there are a host of activities in the main event marquee in Valley Gardens in Saltburn. There will be taster sessions in zumba, belly dancing and jiving, and you can try your hand with a range of arts and crafts.
Pop in to Saltburn Community Theatre for Afternoon Tea, or sample a bit of Tea Dancing.
There will also be stalls from Stockton’s Victorian Sweet Kitchen, Macmillan Health Awareness and Action on Hearing Loss and performances from Valerie Grainger and her Tribal Belly-Dancers, plus Donna Moore from Kiddleydivey. Saltburn Farmers Market will be in the main square.
Local TV actor Mark Benton, of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Season 11, is showing his support for the cause. Mark will form part of the judging panel on the day but has said he might sneak a quick waltz in himself during rehearsals.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite, payment methods are secure online payment with a credit/debit card, or you can order your tickets and send a cheque to Age UK Teesside. Alternatively, you can call 01642 805500.
Practice your steps by watching the video on YouTube.
This event is being funded by The Big Lottery Celebrate Fund.