Students participate in Guinness World Records global dance event
Seven Parkland students were among 698 dancers who participated Aug. 1 in a global dance event for the Guinness Book of World Records.
The seven students, all from Mayura Academy of Dance, Breinigsville, performed an Indian Classical Dance routine, along with other participants from across the globe through an online platform, successfully breaking the previous record of “The Most People Performing a Choreographed Dance Online Simultaneously.”
Mayura Academy Dancers included: Shravya Suresh, third grade, Veterans Memorial Elementary; Karthika Kuppala, seventh grade, Springhouse Middle School; Aadarshini Ramoju, eighth grade, Orefield Middle School; Varsha Sivakumar, eighth grade, Springhouse Middle School; Swarna Rishika Suresh and Aashi Patel, both ninth grade, Parkland High School; and Varsha Borkar, 11th grade, Parkland High School.
The performers went through a month of rigorous training from a legendary dance Guru in India, Madurai R. Muralidharan, and were guided by their Guru, Swapna Suresh.
It was a trying experience for these dancers who had to learn an entire 30-minute dance routine in just a month.
Furthermore, learning the dance routine on an online platform along with many other dancers proved to be a challenging task.
They also had to coordinate their dance movements with hundreds of other dancers from different parts of the world.
However, they persevered, and their hard work paid off.
On the day of the event, the dancers simultaneously performed the routine in front of multiple stewards who monitored the event to qualify the dancers for the record.
All seven Parkland students were successful and qualified for the Guinness Book of World Records.
A special mention goes to Swarna Rishika Suresh for being a part of another successful Guinness Book of World Record attempt in April, two successful Asia and India book of record attempts in January and October and a successful World Records Union attempt in October.
Another special mention to Shravya Suresh for being part of a successful Asia and India book of record attempts and World Records Union attempt in October.
Shravya was the youngest participant in all her successful record attempts.
“This is truly a great accomplishment, and we wish these dancers nothing but success in their future endeavors,” Swapna Suresh said.