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Parc y Scarlets’ largest Zumba class world record attempt

Posted on June 29, 2011

Thousands of people are expected to shimmy their way to Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli’s rugby stadium, at 7pm on August 19 to join the attempt to break the world record for the largest number of participants in a Zumba class.

As the popularity of Zumba spreads like wildfire, a growing number of record attempts are taking place across the world. The current record, set in Texas, stands at 1,223 and the team at Parc y Scarlets hopes to be the first to beat this record with Zumba instructor Tina Tracey leading the huge class.

For £10 per person, the class will comprise a 30-minute monitored routine, plus an optional one-hour masterclass. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to the Ray Gravell and Friends Charitable Trust, which supports hundreds of charities throughout West Wales.

Participants will receive a complimentary bottle of water, a commemorative t-shirt and a match ticket to any Scarlets home fixture in 2011/12. For more information and an application form, contact Julie David on juliedavid@scarlets.co.uk or call 07970 601 582. All participants must register in advance of the attempt. Please note that all participants must be aged 12 or over.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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