Getting in rhythm : Over 31,000 in China set dance record

Posted on:25 May 2016 09:32:50
Getting in rhythm : Over 31,000 in China set dance record
25 May 2016 Current Affairs: China's dancing grannies have taken their moves to the record books. 

Guinness World Records says more than 31,000 Chinese participants have set a record for mass plaza dancing in multiple locations. 

It says on its website that 31,697 participants in Beijing,Shanghai and four other cities set the new mark on Saturday by performing choreographed dance moves together for more than five minutes. 

Participants in Beijing posed with Guinness representatives in front of the city's iconic Bird's Nest stadium. 

Generally middle-aged and elderly women, such dancers are a common site in parks, plazas and other public spaces in Chinese cities. 

While considered a healthy way to exercise and socialize, the performances have sometimes drawn criticism from those living nearby over the loud music accompanying the moves.

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