That Swing Sensation gets Glasgow dancing into the record books- for the second time!!
City recaptures Guinness World Tea Dance RecordJon Ritchie Swing Sensation world record dance

Band Leader Jon Ritchie is seen here celebrating another record breaking event with Tony Carlin of Glasgow's Evening times as on Sunday 12 September, three hours of dance music from That Swing Sensation Big Bandhad Glasgow dancing back into the record books with the Largest Tea Dance in the World.

The event, organised by the Evening Times in association with Glasgow Life and the Glasgow Housing Association, saw over 600 dancers from around the country take to the "floor" in the city's George Square to beat the latest record, set in London in July with 254 couples.
During the day the crowd were treated to a stunning display of expert dancing from dance legends Andrew and Margaret Cowan , a five minute Foxtrot from Gary and Susan of the Flyright Dance Company - and some great music from That Swing Sensation as well of course:-)

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Our photographs from the day are now online why not have a look and see if you can spot yourself. We'd love to hear you views on the day - drop us a line at

Clips from the event - YouTube>> Award ceremony- YouTube>>

Glasgow Winterfets tea dance - Guinness world record attempt Bill Blackwood, Eva Flannery & Jon Ritchie

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