Edinburgh’s amateur dancers have embraced the 1940s in preparation for a record-breaking attempt.
Led by swing specialists Fly Right Dance Company, beginners were given a 15-minute master class in the Foxtrot, ahead of the World's Largest Tea Dance Guinness World Record Attempt.
Dancers Susan and Gary McDonald put the audience through their paces during the mass dance class on Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.
On Sunday, organisers Dance Base hope to set the record for the most couples dancing the three-minute Foxtrot, which currently stands at 306.
The attempt will round off a weekend of free events as part of Big Dance 2012, the UK’s biggest celebration of dance, taking place alongside the Scottish Government’s initiative to Get Scotland Dancing.
Dance Base’s artistic director, Morag Deyes, MBE said: “We have always been about the joy and openness of all kinds of dance and how great it makes you feel regardless of size, age or ability.
“This weekend will reaffirm that with bells, tutus, whistles, tassels and tiaras on. Even if you don’t feel like joining in I’m guessing you will feel the excitement surging throughout our beautiful dancing city.”