More than 1,000 Calgarians are expected to strut their stuff in hopes of setting a new world record for the largest dance class while raising money for a good cause.


Dubbed Dance For a Cure, local dancers will put their best foot forward at beating the world record for most people in a dance class, which stands at 580 dancers in England.


Nino Acosta, the event’s producer, said as more than 700 people have already signed up for the world-record attempt, and he’s hoping at least 300 more will step up.


“I’m just so excited to do this and our goal is to get more than 1000 people out dancing. We already have 729 signed up and we still have over a month to go,” Acosta told Metro.


While the excitement of having Guinness Book of World Records officials transcend on Calgary, Acosta said the attempt is about much more than breaking a record.

“We’re raising money for a children’s hospital in Venezuela,” Acosta said, explaining many children in the region suffer birth defects that prevent the normal passage of stool.

For more information or to sign up to join the dance class, call 262-3282 or visit


  • Dance for a Cure is set for Sept. 29 at U of C’s MacEwan Hall.