Step dancers set new world record at Charlotte Irish Summer Festival

It was a day to remember in Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday as 400 step dancers congregated and danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The successful attempt for the longest choreographed dance was organized by the two Irish dance schools from the area. 

The dancers broke the old record, held by Rockland, New York, by 88 dancers.  The troupe held hands together in a circle and step danced for five minutes straight to enter the fabled record book.

“With such a thriving Irish community and support from the city, it’s our goal to continue to grow Charlotte's Irish Summer Festival into a destination event with visitors from all over the country,” said festival founder Kevin Devin.

During the two-day festival day there were Gaelic games from the Charlotte Gaelic Football Club, Irish dance lessons, and performances by Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dance and Rince na h’Eireann.

There was also a Tullamore Dew Putting green, and the main stage at night featured, among others, The Dublin City Ramblers The Prodigals and Vertigo.

Congratulations to all concerned!

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