World record for largest tap dancing lesson broken during Belfast's Culture Night
A WORLD record was broken during Belfast's Culture Night on Friday for the largest tap dancing lesson.
A total of 445 people participated in a 30 minute lesson and three minute performance at the Europa Hotel in the city centre.
The dancers ranged in age from two to 87 years-old.
The previous Guinness World Record had been set in Australia last year, when 247 dancers took to the floor.
The lesson was led by the Julie Dorman School of Dance, and organised by Bank of Ireland UK and Visa.
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The Alzheimer's Society collected donations through contactless collection buckets at the event and the Bank of Ireland has committed to match funds raised on the night.
Ian Sheppard from Bank of Ireland said: "We wanted to embrace the ethos of Culture Night by organising the world's largest tap dance lesson - which was a fun play on how easy it is to make contactless payments with a simple tap."
There were more than 250 free events across 100 locations in Belfast city centre to mark Culture Night, which was marking its tenth anniversary.
From city hall all the way through to the Cathedral Quarter, thousands of people enjoyed a free evening of music, dance, theatre and art.