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Lessons Available for Record-Breaking Wooden Shoe Dance at Tulip Time

Posted: Saturday, March 20th, 2010 at 6:23 am

After some time off for spring break, Dutch dancing practices will resume next week for those who want to brush up on their skills before taking part in the attempt to set a world record for dancers in wooden shoes at Tulip Time in Pella. The practices are held Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Jefferson Intermediate School.

The Tulip Time committee is hoping to have over 1000 participants dancing in wooden shoes for the event, which will take place on the morning of Saturday, May 8th. To make the record official, participants need to register for the event, which is free of charge. Registration can be done at the Interpretive Center at the Vermeer Mill, or can be completed online at The website also features a video that will teach viewers how to do the simple Dutch dance that will be performed at Tulip Time.