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Brighton Journal | 12th November 2019

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Tapathon 2019 to break world record and raise money for BBC Children in Need

Tapathon 2019 to break world record and raise money for BBC Children in Need
Lauren Nicolle

On Sunday 17th November 2019, Marina Studios will be holding a Tapathon event to raise money for the BBC Children in Need.

An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest tap dancing event is being planned across the UK in aid of BBC Children in Need, and your help is needed. No matter your age or dancing expertise, the Tapathon 2019 is calling on the British public to get their tap dancing shoes on for Pudsey. This year’s Tapathon is due to break a new world record while also raising money for some of the UK’s most disadvantaged children.

The current world record stands at at 7,596 people and this year, tap-dancers all over the UK are hoping to smash this record. The event will take place at multiple venues across the country, including school halls, community centres and town centres. This year’s Tapathon organizers are calling for your support to arrange your own event and take part in this record breaking attempt.

The organizer and Director of the Performers Project, Joanne Greenhalgh, has choreographed the tap dance routine with the support of BBC Children in Need. The dancers will tap away to one of the UK’s biggest selling singles, ‘Out of our Heads’ by Take That.

The Tapathon team hope to break the world record with over 10,000 tappers of all ages dancing the routine. Participants must be booked on by Friday 25th October.

 

To find out more information on how to take part in the Tapathon 2019 please visit www.theperformersproject.co.uk.

For more information or to join the event on the day, contact India at Marina Studios on 01273 253 679 or email info@marinastudios.co.uk.

For more information about BBC Children in Need visit www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

Event details: 17thNovember, 12pm-2pm at Marina Studios, 11 Mermaid Walk, Brighton BN2 5WA

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