Dance at Sydney Opera House Forecourt to raise awareness of Australia’s number one debilitating condition – dementia
Someone in Australia is diagnosed with dementia every six minutes. It’s a staggering statistic, and by 2025, it’s estimated that 400,000 people will be caring for someone with dementia. That’s why, for the third year running, the Uniting Big Move will be dancing in front of our city’s most recognised building to raise awareness of dementia and the importance of staying active as we age.
But raising awareness is not all they’ll be doing – Uniting is hoping to break the Guiness World Record title for the Largest Macarena dance. The number to beat is 2,219 (which was set on July 7, 2011 by Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth) and they’re calling on people of all ages to join in the Spanish dance that was popularised by the hit song ‘Macarena’ in 1993.
Don’t remember the moves? No worries. Hosts Jono Coleman and Alana Patience will be there to lead the dance and remind us of the moves. If you can’t make it to the Opera House, there are Uniting Big Move events taking place at venues across NSW and ACT on 30 March 2016.