THE robotic routine that will be used in a world record-breaking attempt, has now been revealed.
We’re just a week away from the robodance, which aims to raise awareness and money of the £2.4m Da Vinci surgical robot, which is at Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham.
Portsmouth street dance school Most Wanted have been busy choreographing a five-minute routine for people to follow next Friday.
Director Carly-Ann Purcell said: ‘We were asked if we could create a routine for the world-record attempt, and we were really keen to help.
‘We always love to help out with community projects, and this is a great fun one to be apart of.
‘The Most Wanted teachers have come up with this routine.
‘We’ve tried to keep it simple and robotic, so everyone can join in – and of course kept it fun.’
The five-minute piece starts off with Will.I.Am and Justin Bieber’s #Thatpower, followed by LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem.
There are a few basic steps that are repeated, so the routine is quick to learn.
Paul Morgan, head of fundraising for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, and has been seen across the city in his robot costume.
He said: ‘The routine Most Wanted have created is absolutely brilliant, and I can’t thank them enough for getting on board.
‘We’re just a week away now, so really want to call on people to sign up.
‘The robot is a fantastic piece of kit, and we really want to keep it in Portsmouth.’
The robodance record-breaking attempt takes place on Friday, November 22, from 3pm to 4.30pm, at HMS Temeraire, in Burnaby Road, Portsmouth.
People need to pre-register and a nominal fee of £3 per person has been suggested as a registration cost.
Dancers will be broken up into groups of 50, where a marshall will coordinate and invigilate.
The attempt will officially start at 4.15pm, but people need to be present from 3.30pm in order to be signed off and take part in warm-ups.
The robot means surgeons can work more precisely and with more manoeuvrability.
QA is the only hospital in the UK to use the robot for multiple procedures.