Stage school in tap dance record attempt

Lisa Jay Stage Institute.
Lisa Jay Stage Institute.

Pupils from a stage school will be collaborating with The Performers Project and BBC’s Children in Need in an attempt to break a world record.

Pupils from the Lisa Jay Stage Institute are preparing themselves for the largest number of people tap dancing a set routine at Tapathon a nationwide tap dancing event, which takes place throughout the UK on November 17.

Sixty pupils from the Lisa Jay Stage Institute have registered for fourth annual event raising approximately £600 for the BBC’s Children in Need charity already.

Lisa Jay Walker, principal of LJSI, said: “I am thrilled that so many of our pupils are taking part in the world record attempt.

“All of our pupils have been practising hard from our youngest, Christopher Bellion aged three, to our eldest, Sylvia Beverley, 83 - nearly a world record in itself,” she said.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Embassy Theatre for their support in providing us with the ideal venue free of charge for this exciting event,” she added.

The pupils will perform their routine from 1pm on November 17 at the Embassy Theatre, Skegness.

Find out more about the attempt on the school’s Facebook page at ‘Lisa Jay Stage Institute’.