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| 241 ballerinas set pointe standing world record|
| Updated at: 0953 PST, Friday, August 06, 2010|
NEW YORK: Hundreds of ballerinas of all ages gathered on Monday, in Central Park, New York, to set a new world record for standing on pointe.
Led by a desire to leave their mark on the world of ballet dancing, 241 ballerinas from New York’s dance school attempted to set a new Guinness world record, by standing on pointe simultaneously.
Most of them heard about the challenge online, and decided to “make history through dance” with other fellow ballerinas.
At the signal of Craig Salstein, a soloist with the American Ballet Theater, the ballerinas attempted to stand on their toes. 230 of them managed to maintain their pose for 1 minute and 7 seconds, thus beating the old record set last year by 220 other ballerinas.