Onlookers heeded call to help largest square dance attempt

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Posted: Jul 09, 2016 6:23 PM

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Some spectators at a Tennessee bluegrass festival jumped in at the last minute to help locals try to break the Guinness World Record for largest square dance.

Gloria Christy says they may have tipped the balance. She's president of Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro.

The Daily News Journal reports (http://on.dnj.com/29uP8qu) 808 dancers were needed to break the record Thursday. Organizers counted 736 dancers before they put the call out to onlookers. Christy says she thinks about 200 more people joined.

The potential record could take weeks to verify. Video recordings, colored arm bands and more than two dozen record officials and judges will help determine the exact number of dancers.

Festival officials say regardless of whether they broke the record, they plan to do it again next year.

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Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com