Free To Dance Marathon & World's Greatest Silent Disco

By Lindsey Last edited 87 months ago
Free To Dance Marathon & World's Greatest Silent Disco

Ben Hammond has only been dancing for a year but tomorrow he begins an attempt to break the world record for the world’s longest continuous dance – over 131 hours – all in the name of freedom in Burma.

The Free to Dance project culminates with Ben dancing at The Scoop, More London - right by City Hall - from tomorrow morning 6am right through until Sunday 16 October. He'll be dancing to all sorts of different music, in various get ups and with different dance teachers and groups to inspire his moves.

Under Guinness World Record rules he's allowed a 10-minute power nap every four hours to ensure he doesn't keel over, and he'll be eating on the hop so the dance experience could get quite surreal from his point of view after a day or so. With that in mind, don't let him get lonely! Go down to the Scoop to watch and cheer him on. You can also join in with the silent disco - have a look at the line up here - it's free to participate (if there's room) with a £10 refundable deposit on the headphones.

Ben's been training hard for this feat, dancing the London Marathon and dancing throughout Glastonbury and Womad. Watch the video below for the inspiring story so far.

You can sponsor Ben's mad world record attempt here.

Last Updated 10 October 2011