Brolly good show in the park

Umbrella dancers in Endcliffe Park
Umbrella dancers in Endcliffe Park
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THEY may not have broken the world record, but 140 umbrella dancers created a “glorious feeling” as they twirled and kicked to the sound of Singin’ in the Rain in a Sheffield park.

Dozens of brolly-wielding people of all ages gathered in Endcliffe Park and performed an eight-step, eight-minute dance routine that would have had Gene Kelly “happy again”.

The visually spectacular show drew scores of delighted spectators.

The umbrella dance was organised by four Sheffield Hallam University students as part of their events management course. The aim was to beat the Guinness world record of 322 umbrella dancers set in India last year.

Organiser Charlotte Scott said although they missed out it was still a roaring success .

She said: “There was a really good turn-out and a lot of people came to support. ”

The event raised £315 for Barnados and Sheffield Mencap.