HORSHAM has lost its Guinness World Record title for Nutbush Dancing.
Rivermount College at Yatala, Queensland set the new record of 522 dancers on Thursday.
The record doubles the Horsham benchmark of 254 dancers set in 2015.
Event organiser Mark Radford encouraged people to help reclaim the world record on November 26.
“Horsham created the very first world record for Nutbush Dancing in 2015,” he said.
“Since then, around Australia and even overseas, people have been dancing, and continue to dance, trying to claim the Wimmera’s title.
“Now it has happened, how will we respond?”
Mr Radford said dance classes were at Horsham’s May Park every Sunday from 4pm to 5pm.
He said dancers needed to attend at least one class to participate in the world record attempt.
“We will provide you with a free dance lesson in the lead-up to the attempt, a uniform T-shirt and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to be part of a world record attempt,” he said.
“All we ask of people is an hour of their time on Sunday, a $20 registration fee and a donation of your skill and enthusiasm to reclaim our record.”
Dance instructor Lynne McKenzie said attending a lesson was important as there were four ways to do the dance.
She said participants would learn the correct steps and would practise for the full five minutes and 15 seconds.