UMKC unofficially breaks Guinness World Record for largest robot dance
It's official - the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) unofficially
broke the Guinness World Record for the most people robotic dancing at the same
time and place. At 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27 at UMKC's
Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field, 658 people moved
to a robot routine designed by Conservatory of Music and Dance students and
emceed by Hot 103 Jamz DJ JT Quick. To view a video of the event, visit
Within the next several weeks, London-based Guinness World Records Limited will verify UMKC's record. London's Whitgift Independent School set the previous record of 429 in May.
The UMKC Student Government Association (SGA) invited the general public, students, faculty and staff to participate in the free event, which kicked off UMKC's homecoming week and celebrated Miller Nichols Library's new robotic book retrieval system.
In addition to breaking a world record, participants donated to the YMCA Young Achievers program, which encourages minority high school students to pursue higher education and focus on professional careers.
Follow the links below for media coverage of the event:
UMKC Makes Run At Robot Dance World Record – KMBC-9 (includes video)
UMKC students seek Guinness World Record – KSHB-41 (includes video)
Students, Community Robot Dance To Break Record
- KCTV-5 (includes video)