Cambridge, United Kingdom, June 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The current Guinness World Record is held by the American version of "So You Think You Can Dance" in Los Angeles and was hosted by Cat Deeley in 2008.
Glen Jones, Director of Cyber Coach: "We'll be taking along enough equipment to connect over 200 dance mats and we'll see how many we can get working within the specified time. A lot of dance mat systems are supplied by gym equipment suppliers who simply import the equipment in and sell it on. At Cyber Coach, we have designed the system from top to bottom and spent the last 3 years working with PE and fitness professionals such as Heather and her colleagues in Bognor to improve it. Because of all this work, we can now offer curriculum content, we can offer cheerleading and body poppin' into schools and get everyone active. With the variety of activities available on the system, the Cyber Coach is easily the UK's number 1 dance mat system in the UK and features at over 600 sites."
USB technology experts Cambrionix will be lending a hand to help make sure the day is a success. Cambrionix will use its worldwide selling large capacity sync and charge hub’s to connect the dance mats to the main computer. This will be achieved by a USB connection from the hub to the computer to enable 49 dance mats to synchronise at once to the main computer. The hub can also be used to charge up to 49 USB devices at once.
The attempt will be on 2nd July at Chicester University, during Lloyds TSB's National School Sports Week.
Heather Lowe, Assistant Partnership Development Manager said: "We currently have 3 Cyber Coach machines each with 8 dance mats used in 10 different secondary schools across the school sport partnership. They are a fantastic resource and are very popular with our young people. We decided to combine a dance mat World Record attempt to coincide with National School Sport Week. This national initiative pioneered by the Youth Sport Trust uses the power of the 2012 Olympics to engage young people to take part in physical activity. Cyber Coach have been excellent in helping us achieve our goal and have worked very hard behind the scenes to make this happen. We are very appreciative of all their support.
Kate Smith PDM
"Being part of a World Record Attempt is a great honour. Therefore young people showing outstanding commitment to P.E from Y7 and Y8 were selected across 10 secondary schools. They will also be supported by 40 excellent sports leaders who will help officiate and manage the day. The West Sussex School Sport Partnership provides a wide variety of sporting opportunities to cater for all young people's interests. Dance mats have certainly proved popular with a great number of young people."
Cambrionix are based in Cambridge and have a wealth of Electronics Design and manufacturing experience with some of the world’s largest and most successful companies. Their products are focussed around USB charging and sync. and have provided proven solutions for multiple iTouch (iPod) and iPhone solutions. For more information please contact Victoria Tyson – Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Sussex West School Sport partnership:
West Sussex West School Sport Partnership (SSP) is part of a national infrastructure of 450 SSPs. It is hosted at Bognor Regis Community College and encompasses all schools and colleges across Chichester and Bognor Regis, providing high quality PE and school sport opportunities for all young people aged 5-19yrs old. The partnership provides opportunities for nearly 18,000 young people in West Sussex West. The aim of SSPs is to ensure all young people are offered 5 hours of PE and school sport a week. SSPs are targeted with getting 80% of all young people taking part in 3 hours of PE and school sport by July 2011. For more information, please contact Heather Lowe - email@example.com
Cyber Coach is the UK's number 1 dance mat system featuring at over 600 sites in the UK. Cyber Coach is produced by Quick Controls Ltd, who are Supplier Members of the Fitness Industry Association (FIA), a Corporate Member of the Institute for Sport, Park and Leisure (ISPAL), Business Members of the Association of Physical Education (afPE), Business Associates of the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and Corporate Affiliates of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM). Form more information, please contact Glen Jones on 07764 77 3132 or Glen.Jones@cyber-Coach.co.uk .
National School Sports Week:
Delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week is a week-long sporting celebration for primary and secondary schools from the 28 June to 2 July 2010. Last year more than 10,500 schools and three million children took part.