Nutbush attempt postponed
Organisers of a 2017 Horsham effort to win back a Nutbush dance world record are considering fresh options after cancelling the November 26 attempt.
Event manager Mark Radford said that despite a lack of time to organise the number of participants needed to break a new Guinness World Record set by a Queensland school, the idea remained alive.
“We’re not done yet,” he said. “However, with a little over three weeks out from the event, we simply haven’t got enough people registered to run a credible attempt.
“Currently with our community members who have signed up and the good numbers of primary school students interested, we would have about 200 dancers at best.
“Even taking into account the inevitable registrations at Horsham Kannamaroo Festival, setting a new world record of 522 dancers is a long way off using this method.”
Mr Radford said next year organisers would meet Horsham district school principals to discuss a possible record attempt, during school hours to promote healthy living and exercise.
“This is what Rivermount College in Queensland did to set their higher record,” he said.
Mr Radford said Nutbush Horsham Committee members thanked supporters of the 2017 attempt.
He added the committee would issue refunds as required and dancers could keep their souvenir t-shirts.