Ballerinas Break World Record, Support Local Arts

August 5, 2010

On Monday, 230 ballerinas broke a world record by standing en pointe in Central Park for a minute and seven seconds.

The ballerinas congregated at the Naumburg Bandshell for the event that was organized by Michele Wiles and Craig Salstein, principal dancers for the American Ballet Theatre.

These dancers were attempting to break the record, but the main goal for the event was to raise funds for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club dance program. Each dancer was asked to donate $10 to participate.

As part of the event, dancers from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club’s dance program performed, and Angelina Ballerina was there to greet the young dancers.

To see more pictures from the event, click here or go to

Check out residential buildings nearby Central Park on the Upper West and Upper East Sides at


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