Care to dance? This year at PVDFest we’re attempting to make history with the world’s largest choreographed Bachata. We need to get over 370 couples dancing at once! Couples, singles, and groups are invited to come downtown at sunset on Friday, June 8 to pair off for an elegant evening Bachata. Judges from the Guinness Book of World Records will be on hand to count the couples. The fun starts at 8pm at the Waste Management Stage (40 Snow Street).

Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate.

Like to dance but don’t know the moves? No problem! There will be on-site lessons from Carlos Gonzales (Mambo Pa Ti) and Martin Rivera-Baldera (FusionCultureRI / Studio One RI). Tapping into their vast experience sharing dancing techniques with diverse audiences, Carlos Gonzales and Martin Rivera-Baldera will guide a crowd of festival attendees through the necessary steps to dance to Bachata music. You can also start practicing at home with this Facebook video!

Bachata originated in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s, and has since been carried around the world by immigrants and visitors to the island who were charmed by the music and the romantic style of Bachata dancing.

You can help us get the word out by sharing our Facebook event. Tell your friends!

This Guinness World Record attempt is sponsored by Virgin Pulse.

(lead photo: Eshun Mirza)