1000 Dancers to Attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

NEWS RELEASE: Tuesday 6th October 2015


  • Strictly Come Dancing’s Assistant Charleston Choreographer to Attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title
  • Dragons’ Den’s swing dance school supports huge charity Charleston feat
  • Hundreds of swing dancers and members of the public will be attempting to beat the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Charleston dance at Spitalfields E1, London from 11:30am until 2pm on Sunday 11th October 2015. It’ll be quite the photo opportunity.

Strictly Come Dancing’s assistant Charleston choreographer, Scott Cupit – who has coached the likes of Daniel O’Donnell, Scott Mills, Judy Murray and Alison Hammond with one of the show’s head Charleston choreographers, Jenny Thomas – will be leading a huge mass of swing dancers to break the world record whilst raising money for Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal. Scott was honoured as Dance Today magazine’s Dance Teacher Of The Year this year.

Teachers and students from BBC Dragons’ Den swing dance school success, Swing Patrol, are dedicating weeks preparing for the world record attempt. The record attempting Charleston routine will be taught at over 40 weekly dance classes across London. Dedicated dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to international professionals are being encouraged to learn the routine at a Swing Patrol class and via an instructional video posted on YouTube so they are ready to perform in Spitalfields E1 on the 11th October.

Sue Hardy, skin cancer patient and Patient Governor of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, said, “I performed on West End stages and glamorous cruise ships in the ‘60s and ‘70s, but I never thought I’d be part of a dance world record attempt. The challenge Swing Patrol is organising will be incredible fun and a wonderful opportunity to raise money for a charity that continues to make radical innovation in healthcare to help people like myself.”

Scott Cupit, Managing Director of Swing Patrol said, “This will be a joyful day of dancing, but also a huge challenge, so we really need as many dedicated swing dancers and members of the public to get involved. Don’t worry if you’ve never done the Charleston or never even taken a dance class before. Swing Patrol’s team will be teaching a simple Charleston routine at 40 venues across London in the weeks before the event, and we’ve created a YouTube video for people to learn from if they can’t make it to class. For anyone who has been inspired by Strictly Come Dancing in anyway, this is a great chance to try your feet at dancing, meet lots of new people and help raise money for Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal.”

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is building a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital to help meet the needs of over two million people across the South East. Each year the Centre will see 20,000 suspected cancer cases and treat 6,500 cancer patients.

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When the new Cancer Centre opens at Guy’s in 2016 it will bring together most treatment and research under one roof. Uniting world-leading scientists and clinicians under the same roof will give more patients the opportunity to take part in the latest clinical trials and benefit from the most advanced treatments in development. Crucially, it will help to discover better treatments and cures faster.

Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal will raise £15 million towards the project cost in total – more than £5 million of which has already been raised. Donations to the appeal will help provide the finishing touches, from treatment couches and wheelchairs to privacy screens and gym equipment.

For further information about Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal visit www.supportgstt.org.uk/cancercentre.

Voluntary donations of £2 to Guy’s Cancer Centre Appeal will be collected on the day.

The YouTube video of the routine to be performed in the Charleston Guinness World Record attempt can be found at https://youtu.be/vZpHx25KW5E.

For more information on where to learn the routine and to register to participate in the world record attempt visit http://www.swingpatrol.co.uk/.

Examples of Swing Patrol’s events at Spitalfields E1 can be seen at the following links:


Swing Dance: Fashion, music, culture and key moves by Scott Cupit is published by Jacqui Small, priced £20, available here.

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Photographers and camera crews are welcome to this event by pre-arrangement. Please contact [email protected] or call 020 3287 9030.

For images of people swing dancing, sample lessons or to arrange interviews with Scott Cupit contact: [email protected] or call 020 3287 9030.


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