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The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge 2013

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Don your 20's party gear and help set a world record at The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge as part of 'The Roaring 20's and all that Jazz' Festival. The event aims to gather the largest number of Charleston Dancers (251 people are needed), who will dance for five minutes.

The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge will take place on Saturday February 2 at Leura Mall, which will be closed to traffic for the event. Participation only costs a $2.00 gold coin donation, and the money raised will go towards The Rural Fire Service.

If you don't already know the Charleston, don't worry. Jan, Petar and Amanda, choreographers of the Charleston Challenge Dance Routine, will be conducting lessons throughout the morning prior to the record attempt and will lead the dance during the Challenge. You can also find a video of the dance sequence here, to help you start practicing at home.

Image from The Roaring 20's Festival website


The world record attempt should take place around noon, but you won't be travelling all that way just for five minutes of dancing. There will also be a Welcome to Country, speeches and live entertainment from the Greg Poppleton Trio, Penrith Harmony and The Blue MUGs. The Grand Concert Organ will also feature.

As well, there will be a display of vintage cars, motor bikes and other conveyances, including those featured in Underbelly Razor, and also Betty Boop, a car that was featured in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. Prizes will also be awarded to the best dressed male, female and child, with Charlotte Smith of The Darnell Collection selecting the winners.

Image from The Roaring 20's Festival website


If you're coming to The Blue Mountains Charleston Challenge from Sydney you can even catch the The Blue Mountains Flyer, which will be picking up people from Central, Strathfield, Westmead and Penrith stations, arriving in Leura at 11.00am.
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Why? Set a world record while travelling back in time
When: Saturday, February 2
Where: Leura Mall, Leura
Cost: $2.00 gold coin donation
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