The Des Moines Water Works Park Amphitheatre had a little extra "wobble" on Saturday as a group of Iowans gathered to set a Guinness World Record for the "wobble dance".

Back in 2014, a group in Cincinnati set this record with 2,241 participants. The Des Moines Register says this weekend's gathering garnered just under 300. Despite a valiant but failed effort, it sure seemed like fun!

According to the Guinness Book of World Records website:

The largest wobble dance consisted of 2,241 participants in an event organized by The Center for Closing the Health Gap (USA) in Washington Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on 26 April 2014.

The dance was, apparently, inspired by  "Wobble" by V.I.C. It's a dance craze that has become popular since the song came out in around 2008 (ish).

The group hosting the event, I'll Make Me a World in Iowa, considered it a successful event. Organization director Betty Andrews said:

We wanted to break the record, but we knew that was impossible with the number," Andrews said. "But we had a great turnout. Not only was I happy, what really made me feel good was when everyone just got up and started dancing. Working together and dancing together and moving together, that was the point

Maybe next year!

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