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  Ballet dancer twirls to world record
Updated 05 November 2001, 13.40

A ballet star has danced herself into the record books after performing the most consecutive "fouettes" ever.

A fouette is a bit like a pirouette where the dancer flicks their leg around to spin, but experts say the flick is slightly different.

38 spins


New Yorker Leigh Zimmerman managed 38 complete spins at the Pineapple Dance Studios in London.

The 32-year-old is currently starring in the musical Chicago.

She'd hoped to complete 50 fouettes but said: "It is great to have broken the Guinness Record. Even though I am starring in Chicago, my ballet training held up after 10 years."


 
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