May 23 2012 By Joe McGuire
St Albert's Primary dance record attempt Image 2
GLASGOW kids welcomed the arrival of the Olympic Torch to the UK by setting fire to the dancefloor.
Children from Pollokshields Primary School St Albert's go their dancing shoes on last Thursday to try and set the world record for the largest dance routine ever performed.
The attempt saw thousands of school children in venues all over the world perform an energetic five-minute routine.
The Olympic-inspired dance work was created by Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Scottish Ballet’s Associates Director Catherine Cassidy said: "We are delighted to be working with over pupils in Scotland to support the Big Dance Schools Pledge.
“This has been a great opportunity to get children of all ages across Scotland dancing and to enable them to play a part in the special London 2012 Olympic celebrations.
"We are delighted with the enthusiasm, commitment and skill shown by all of the young people involved, each of whom have worked very hard to learn this challenging new dance with much energy and interest.
"And, as the national dance company of Scotland, we welcome the opportunity to support initiatives such as this that create fantastic opportunities for young people to get active and be creative.”
It will be June before the St Albert's children find out if they broke the current record held by the Netherlands of 264,188 in 1472 venues.