The team met at Widford Village Hall on Sunday 15th November 2016 at 12.00 noon. After a short referesher of the routine, they were then handed their T-shirts, posed for photographs (some less serious than others) and then we were all waiting for the cue to start. SMS messages arrived for a 15-minute warning and 5-minute warning. It was a strange feeling to know that in those last few minutes, in village halls and dance studios throughout the length and breadth of the country, teams were waiting for the same signal. Then, at 1.00pm, we received the cue to start. Nearly 10 minutes later it was all over. It will took some time for the evidence to be collected (photographs showing those waiting to take part, independent witness statements at each venue, videos of each venue's routine) before we knew whether the record has been achieved. Sadly, the attempt did not quite achieve the record target. However we do know that this National Tap Dancing Event did raise money for BBC Children in Need as every participant purchased a T-shirt from the organiser's, a significiant portion of the cost of which went to the appeal.
Sunday 19th November 2017
10.30 am - 12.30 pm Learn / rehearse the short routine
(includes a break)
12.30 pm - 12.45pm T-shirt distribution
1.00 pm OR 1.30 pm TAPATHON!!! (Time still to be confirmed by the organisers)
Followed by Coffee and cake!
To register your interest please complete the t-shirt order form and return it, together with your remittance in the sum of £10 per shirt, to the Weston School office by Saturday 14th October