MAMMA MIA! fever descended on the UK today, as Strictly Come Dancing’s Ola and James Jordan led 324 dancers in disco-inspired outfits to a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the world’s Largest Disco Dance.
The record attempt, celebrating the DVD and Blu-rayTM release of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, took place on London’s South Bank, a stone’s throw from Waterloo, and broke the previous record of 314 dancers (set on the 12th October 2017 by Scholastic in London UK).
It was truly a case of The Winners Take It All, as 324 students from Bird Performing Arts College boogied their way through a five minute dance routine to hit “Mamma Mia”, specially choreographed by MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN choreographer Anthony Van Laast and led by assistant choreographer Lucy Bardrick.
Inspired by the film’s famous jetty dance sequence, the students spent weeks learning the routine before the live performance in front of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ adjudicator Joanne Brent.
MAMMA MIA! super-fan Ola Jordan (Strictly Come Dancing) said: “The MAMMA MIA! films are a amazing and it’s great to be a part of such an epic event. We’ve been so impressed by the students who have clearly put a lot of time into learning this routine – I definitely think there are some Strictly stars of the future here!”