353 ballerinas break world record in New York City

(17 Apr 2024)

New York – 17 April 2024
1. Wide, ballerinas as they get ready to try to break the World Record for most dancers on pointe at the same time UPSOUND: “3,2,1… Go”
2. Close, feet "on pointe"
3. Close, ballerinas
SOUNDBITE (English) Larissa Saveliev, Founder and Artistic Director of Youth America Grand Prix:
“We have 350 dancers from all over the world. They will be on pointe shoes for one minute. And. So I think. Again, it’s not about the record. It’s about giving for children something. And even for young dancers, something meaningful.”
4. Group of dancers bourreeing while on pointe
5. Close feet on pointe
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tina Shi, Guinness World Records adjudicator:
“I need to make sure that they are wearing very appropriate professional ballet clothes and shoes and that they need to stand on pointe simultaneously in one minute, means that they cannot drop off their toes."
7. Wide, ballerinas
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Reaganne Beamer, 18 years-old, dancing since she was two:
“I thought that it was very cool how we can all get together from all the world and accomplish a goal. So I wanted to be a part of it.”
9. Close, feet on pointe
10. Medium, dancers nearing the end of the one minute on pointe attempt, clapping
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Isabel Chelaidice, 16 years old, dancing since she five:
“I was really excited to be surrounded by all amazing dancers and to do something that not a lot of people get to do outside of this, like, dance community.”
12. Close, world record certificate being held by dancers
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Seul Han, 15 years old from Brazil:
“It’s like more physical. Like, it’s like when you’re like, on your pointe you have to stretch your legs and point your toes. You need to keep, like, bourreeing."
14. Group of dancers holding the world record certificate
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Mikayla Kucherski, 15 years-old, started dancing at age three:
“It wasn’t very hard because we train like many hours a week. So just standing on pointe for a minute. Not too difficult. I guess it’s a little difficult because we’ve had a lot of rehearsals, so my toes have been a little like in a little bit of pain, but it wasn’t too bad.”
16. Wide, dancers waiting to hear if the broke the record UPSOUND: “Today, our record title is most Ballet Dancer on Pointe simultaneously, and the record to beat is 306. And your final result is… 353. That means a new Guinness World Records title. Congratulations.”
A group of ballerinas gathered at the famous Plaza Hotel in New York City Wednesday to break the Guinness World Record for the most dancers on pointe at the same time for one minute.

The ballerinas come from across the U.S. and countries around the world.

The event was organized by Youth America Grand Prix, – the world’s largest dance network and ballet scholarship competition. The organization is celebrating its their 25th anniversary!

The previous world record was 306 ballerinas on pointe set in 2019.

While the record was broken it still needs to be verified before the group can be officially deemed a Guinness World Record holder.

AP Video shot by Joseph B. Frederick


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