A 16-year-old girl in India, Srushti Sudhir Jagtap, has achieved a remarkable feat by breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest dance marathon. Jagtap danced continuously for 127 hours with only brief breaks, surpassing the previous record set in 2018. Her incredible accomplishment took place in the auditorium of her school, where she began dancing on the morning of May 29 and concluded in the afternoon of June 3.
Throughout the grueling marathon, Jagtap was allowed one five-minute break every hour, which she accumulated to take longer breaks, mostly during late-night hours. Determined to showcase Indian culture, the teenager chose to perform in the Kathak style, which is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance.
Expressing her motivation behind the record-breaking attempt, Jagtap stated, “I wanted to promote our Indian culture.” Her dedication and perseverance have now earned her a well-deserved place in the prestigious Guinness World Records.
The previous record for the longest dance marathon by an individual was set at 126 hours by Nepalese dancer Bandana Nepal in 2018. Jagtap’s accomplishment not only surpasses this record but also highlights the immense talent and determination of young individuals in India. Her achievement serves as an inspiration to aspiring dancers and underscores the rich cultural heritage of the country.