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(Video) Alabama students set world record for largest hip-hop dance performance

A few weeks ago, we shared a list of world records that have Alabama connections. Thanks to students in Dothan, Ala., that list just got a little longer.

Last Wednesday, 2,000 Dothan City Schools students officially secured their spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest hip-hop dance performance. According to the Dothan Eagle, students practiced for eight weeks in anticipation of breaking the record previously set by a group of 1,000 people in Japan.

The event was organized in part by Patti Rutland Jazz’s outreach program, a program that seeks to provide art education for students at schools where funding may have been cut. Ben Vereen, Tony Award-winning dancer and actor, was present at the event.

Watch the video below:

(h/t Dothan Eagle)