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Philly dancers set ‘Soul Train’ line record

FILE - In this Feb. 13 2012 file phopeople participate Soul Tradance line record attempt Philadelphia. Guinness World Records has

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012 file photo, people participate in the Soul Train dance line record attempt in Philadelphia. Guinness World Records has certified February's Soul Train line outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the world's longest. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports organizers Sheila Simmons received confirmation of the record from Guinness on Monday, Dec. 10. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek, File)

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PHILADELPHIA — Almost 300 dancers who strutted, shimmied and shook their way down a Soul Train line set a world record earlier this year in Philadelphia.

Guinness World Records has certified February’s Soul Train line outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art as the world’s longest.

Two hundred ninety-one dancers took a hip trip between the two lines of swaying participants, breaking the old record of 211 dancers set at a California high school last year.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/T509xX ) reports organizers Sheila Simmons received confirmation of the record from Guinness on Monday.

Simmons says the record-setting attempt was inspired by the death of longtime “Soul Train” host Don Cornelius on Feb. 1.



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