ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books

ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books
ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books
ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books
ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books
ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books
ECU hopes 25-hour dance marathon lands it in record books

EDITH Cowan University is hoping to make it into the record books after a 25-hour dance marathon last weekend.

People took to the dance floor at the Joondalup campus in a bid to break the Guinness World Record for longest dance marathon relay, currently held by MTV for 24 hours and nine minutes.

University vice-chancellor Steve Chapman kicked off the event at noon on Friday and people were kept entertained throughout the evening with DJs, performers, an appearance by Perth Wildcat Lucas Walker, food trucks, West Coast Eagles players Josh Hill and Malcolm Karpany spinning the decks, as well as mascot Rick the Rock Eagle and former lecturer and Cowan MHR Anne Aly each donning their dancing shoes.

Most people danced for between 20 minutes and three hours, with 15 dancers still grooving when it finished at 1pm on Saturday.

Professor Chapman said the record attempt was a fun way to end the university’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

“I was blown away by the support we received, with more than 200 dancers participating over the 25 hours, along with their friends and supporters,” he said.

“Some danced for just a few minutes, others for up to nine hours.

“We’ve now sent the log books and video evidence to the Guinness World Record officials and we look forward to the world record being confirmed in the New Year.”