On 11th October 2015, Swing Patrol entered the record books as we broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Charleston Dance with 975 people. Since claiming our title, Revel in Dance took on the challenge in 2018 and now hold the record with a 1096 people taking part. Amazing! Don’t worry though – we’ll be back!
Scroll down to view the highlights of this event in 2015.
The official video of our record attempt – filmed by Fredrik Lindbom.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DAY
Watch our highlights of the day – filmed by Fredrik Lindbom.
THE COUNTING PROCESS
What does nearly 1,000 dancers look like? See if you can spot yourself and your friends in our timelapse video!
MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE EVENT
Please note: Some articles refer to Scott Cupit as a choreographer on Strictly Come Dancing. This should read “assistant choreographer to Strictly’s lead Charleston choreographer, Jenny Thomas”.
- World’s largest Charleston dance breaks records in London, Daily Express, 11th October, 2015 (also published in Singapore news)
- Il più grande ballo di Charleston, registrato a Londra il nuovo Guinness World Record, Rai News, 12th October, 2015 [Italian]
- Swing Patrol break Guinness World Record at Spitalfields for the Charleston, The Docklands & East London Advertiser, 12th October, 2015
- 977 dancers swing into the record books, Daily Express, 13th October, 2015
- Forest Gate choreographer leads hundreds to new world record title, Newham Recorder, 13th October, 2015
- The Largest Charleston Dance, Dance Direct, 13th October, 2015
- London dancers get into the swing for new cancer ward, Hackney Post, 16th October, 2015
Scott on London Live
Scott makes an appearance on London Live to discuss Swing Patrol’s World Record Charleston attempt.
Swing Patrol appears on "A Different Kind of Woman"
TV show “A Different Kind of Woman” joined Swing Patrol on 11th October, 2015 as we broke the official Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Charleston Dance in London’s Spitalfields E1.
Thank you to everybody from London and afar who joined us in 2015 and made this such a great day!