353 ballerinas dance on tiptoes in one place to break world record

(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
4. 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. I think. Again, it’s not about the record. It’s about giving for children something, and even for young dancers, something meaningful.”
5. Group of dancers bourreeing while on pointe
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Tina Shi, Guinness World Records adjudicator:
“I need to make sure that they are in very 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. Close feet on pointe
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Reaganne Beamer, 18 years-old, dancing since the age of 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. Wide, ballerina’s dancing
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Isabel Chelaidice, 16 years old, dancing since the age of 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.”
11. Close, feet on pointe
12. 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."
13. Medium, dancers nearing the end of the one minute on pointe attempt, clapping
14. 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. 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.”
15. Wide, dancers waiting to hear if the broke the record UPSOUND: “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 attempt 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.


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