World’s Longest Dance

Is it physically possible to dance for 5 and a half days non-stop?

I was about to find out.

With the training in the bag it was time for the real thing: to attempt to set a world record for the longest ever dance – 135 hours straight, in central London. We managed quite a coup in securing The Scoop next to City Hall as our venue for the six days – though it meant doing the entire dance as one massive silent disco so as not to upset the neighbours.  Here are the final moments of those crazy few days…

The dance was the most phenomenal experience. I made it to the end, but only just – and I was whizzed straight to hospital afterwards with exhaustion, severe inflammation of my legs, and ankles that had suffered numerous twists and falls. My eyes had stopped working for a couple of hours one morning, and towards the end I had been hallucinating wildly. The amazing thing was to have been joined by so many people along the way – they came to dance, have a laugh and support the crazy venture, and they meant we got there in the end.  Here’s a great little film of the final few hours…

 

Here is our promo film for the whole event, telling the story up until the world record attempt and complete with what became the theme tune for the entire silent disco…

 

 

And for the most committed of website visitors, here’s the story of the entire 5-day, 15-hour danceathon in pictures…

 

 

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