On Saturday 29th June 2013 Khushi Feet will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest Bollywood dance and we need YOU to take part.
The current world record of 4,428 people was set in Mumbai, India on 1st March 2012. We are aiming to beat the record with a simple but hugely enjoyable dance designed for those who have never danced before. Absolutely no dance skills are required – anyone and everyone can do it from children to grandparents! (Under 11s must be accompanied by an adult).
The FREE event will take place on the Abbey School field, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8RZ. Gates open at 12noon with free parking and entertainment provided. Why not come early for a picnic lunch? Or if you prefer, you will be able to buy food – there will be many tasty treats including: a Hog Roast, Corinne’s Curries, Burgers, Ice Cream, Cakes & Biscuits, and Pancakes!
At 2pm all participants need to be in place to learn the Bollywood dance. The dance has been choreographed and will be taught by leading Indian dancer Ash Mukherjee. The actual record attempt will take place at 3pm.
We are challenging groups of all kinds – schools, pubs, work places, dance groups – to take part by bringing the largest possible team of people.
Donations will be collected on the day for Khushi Feet, raising money and awareness for Schools for Street Children in Kolkata. (You can donate now!)
Breaking news: Michael Jackson’s associate producer and dancer Alif Sankey is coming to Khushi Does Bollywood!
How much does it cost?
Nothing. It's free. We are hoping that everyone who takes part will make a donation to Khushi Feet to support the work of the schools for street children in Kolkata. Maybe £2, or perhaps something more generous. No hard sell, though!
Do I have to dance?
We can't make you. But our experience has been that Bollywood is infectious, and this dance is designed to appeal to all ages and be suitable even for people who have never danced before. Ever. So surprise yourself!
I’m not a dancer so will I be able to do it?
Yes! Yes! Yes! We've seen Ash
leading workshops, and before very long even the most unlikely people who have never danced before, or even dreamed that they could, are joining in. Bollywood is infectious! It's irresistible! We can't say this enough, you can do it
. Just be prepared to give it a go and surprise yourself. In our Step-By-Step Tutorial
, the moves are broken down one by one. On the day it will be possible to follow Ash and the dance leaders.
Do I need to know the dance before the day?
No. It is easy to pick up, and will be taught to everyone at 2pm on the afternoon of Khushi Does Bollywood. On the other hand, Ash Mukherjee teaches the dance on video here
, so you can learn it in advance if you want to.
How good do I need to be?
Just do it to the best of your ability. That's all we ask.
What will happen on the day?
Where is ‘Khushi Does Bollywood’ being held?
The Abbey School, Faversham
. Please aim to arrive in good time. Car parking is available and free, and the school is easily accessible by road via the M2 and M20, though we are asking people local to Faversham to walk wherever possible. The railway station is within ten minutes walk.