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ALMOST 120 Shetland school pupils joined an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records on Friday by joining a five minute simultaneous dance routine with kids all over the world.

The Big Dance 2012 was timed to coincide with the Olympic torch’s arrival in the UK and is part of the Cultural Olympiad.

While 76 pupils danced in Lerwick’s Clickimin Leisure Complex, another 50 joined them in Voe hall.

The aim is to beat the Dutch record of 264,188 people dancing for five minutes at 1,472 locations. The Shetland pupils were being steered by local dancers Jane McLaren and John Morris.

Children from countries as far afield as Lebanon, Malaysia, Tunisia and Greece were taking part.