Blue Mountains dancers ready to take back world record

The original Blue Mountains party palace has taken up the gauntlet thrown down by the town of Bexhill in England by announcing a return of the annual world record retro dance attempt in February.

The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge will be held at the Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath on Saturday, February 25, 2017.

The Guinness World Record attempt for the largest number of costumed people dancing the Charleston will be held in front of the Hydro Majestic Pavilion, with participants contributing a gold coin donation to Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service to enter.

The town of Bexhill in London took the Guinness World Record in 2015 with 977 dancers after the Blue Mountains had held the title for three years in a row.

Escarpment Group general manager Ralf Bruegger encouraged retro buffs to start planning their costumes, practicing the dance routine and booking festival events and accommodation.

“The Roaring 20s Festival is one of the biggest events on the Blue Mountains calendar and gives people an extra reason to come to the region,” he said.

“People come from around the country, so I suggest booking accommodation and events with us early to avoid the disappointment of missing out.”

The Hydro Majestic Hotel will host several events in February (to be announced shortly) including the popular Long Lunch after the Charleston Challenge, a Charlie Chaplin Festival and casino event.