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Last Updated: Sunday July 06 2008 16:30 GMT

Bollywood dancers break record

Bollywood dancing record attempt

More than 200 dancers braved the rain in London to break a world record for Bollywood dancing.

The five minute routine had people of all ages and backgrounds moving to the classic Indian show song Om Shanti Om.

And the 278 people who took part earned themselves a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Taking part was Tara, 7, who has been going to Bollywood dance classes for two years, and said: "It was good fun but I found it easy."

The event was part of a dance-themed festival organised by BBC Blast, which provides opportunities for teenagers and young adults.

Bollywood dancing record attempt
Dancing to Om Shanti Om
Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing's Erin Boag, it encouraged hundreds of young people to break several world records including the largest number of couples jiving simultaneously and largest number of street dance moves in 60 seconds.

Rained off

Organisers said the weather had put many people off, with attendance down on the 10,000 who took part last year but said they were hopeful of breaking all the records.

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli was at the event and said: "It's a great event. It's wonderful to inspire people to dance in their own way."