Cromer dance school, Marlene’s School of Dancing took part in a nation wide attempt at a tap dancing world record in aid of Children in Need at the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer.
This was the fifth annual Tapathon organised by The Performers Project, that called on tap dancers of all ages and skills to take part.
It was staged in dance schools, theatres and other venues across the UK with dancers attempting to set a new world record with everyone dancing at the same time to the same music and dancing the very same steps.
The dance chosen was ‘Happy’ written by Pharrell Williams for the film Despicable Me.
Marlene’s School of Dancing have so far raised £820 by selling ‘Tapathon’ T-Shirts, one each to the 82 children taking part in the Cromer event. They also fund-raised on the day with the total to be confirmed.
A rather interesting and unusual addition to the dancers from Marlene’s School of Dancing was the crew of the Cromer Lifeboat perhaps better known for their skills on the water.
This plucky crew agreed to tap their way into a world record and support Marlene’s dancers, however, insisted they were all on the back row.
Dance School owner Marlene Duniam said “This was a really fun way to raise money for Children in Need” She continued, “I am delighted that the Cromer Lifeboat crew decided to join in the fun, it was interesting to see just how good they were” and added’ “they should be good as they must already have good balance from being at sea, you never know it might even open up a new career for one or two of them”