Keep Calm and Shimmy On: Recharge and Relax at BurlyCon

BurlyCon is a pretty high-energy weekend. Aside from the classes themselves, which can be physically and/or emotionally demanding, the sheer volume of socializing, dancing, giggling, and fun can be extremely overwhelming. For those of us who like a quiet place to recharge, BurlyCon has lots of awesome spaces to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the con. The Library

BurlyCon 2012 Sets World Record for Largest Fan Dance!


On November 2, 2012, BurlyCon made history! We successfully set a Guinness World Record for “Largest Fan Dance.” 252 dancers, clad in traditional burlesque costume, held 504 fans as they simultaneously performed a fan dance to Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” for five minutes. The dancers met the Guinness requirements for setting a record on the first attempt! Just for good measure (and further evidence), the dancers then completed a second successful attempt. The package of evidence (data, witness statement, photos, and videos) went to Guinness for official confirmation. We kept our fingers crossed as we awaited Guinness’s decision. Our patience and hard work paid off! BurlyCon heard back from Guinness: We’d set the world record!guinness