A SAMBA dance atop a world-famous bridge provided a sneak preview of a world record attempt.

Towering 180ft above the River Tees, the top of Middlesbrough’s Transporter Bridge was temporarily transformed into a dancefloor on Friday afternoon.

Anne Sykes, CEO of Age UK Teesside, and Zumba instructor Glyn Stinchcombe were among those who put their dancing shoes on and ascended the height of the bridge to reveal the choreography for an upcoming world record attempt.

On Sunday, July 1, the pair will join X Factor star Chico and crowds of others in a mass Samba dance, staged in the hope of breaking the Guinness world record.

Ms Sykes said: “The choreography for the Samba has been a well-guarded secret and we couldn’t just unveil it anywhere.

“The iconic Transporter Bridge was chosen due to its fantastic panoramic views of Teesside, the area we serve and are passionate about.”

The mass dance will take place as part of the Full of Life Fair in Redcar’s Majuba Road car park.

Described as an “intergenerational celebration of life”, the event will also feature a variety of stalls, live music and the Mad Hatter’s Chocolate Walk.

For more information or to sign up for the Samba, visit fulloflifefair.org.uk.