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Museum set to break Guinness record with largest Soul Train Dance
The San Bernardino County Museum has announced that the Guinness World Record organization has officially accepted the museum’s application to achieve the world’s Largest Soul Train Dance. This record-breaking event will take place on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. to open the popular week-long Train Days. The museum will need to gather 427 dancing participants to beat the previous record of 426 set in 2014 at Arizona’s Goodyear Ballpark.
No experience in line dancing – or doing the Locomotion – is required, and all ages are encouraged to participate in the dance.
“Dancing is one of the most joyful, social activities on the planet, and we want to show the rest of the world the joy that represents San Bernardino County. We need to have everyone dancing at the same time for the record to count,” said Museum Director Melissa Russo. “We’ll be organizing everyone in the Museum’s Courtyard starting around 10:15 a.m. to start the music at 11 sharp. Seniors, parents, students, toddlers, babes-in-arms—everybody counts.”
The San Bernardino County Museum Association will be hosting a member’s breakfast just before the Soul Train Dance. Maggie Latimer, the Association’s Executive Director said, “What better way to kick off Train Days than by joining 450 other people doing the Locomotion? We’re asking all our museum members to participate, and we want to make sure we have everyone from the community along for the fun – and for the record!”
A special promotion including admission discounts and free T-shirts is offered to everyone who commits to helping break the record by making a reservation on the museum’s website at www.sbcounty.gov/museum. Train Days will run April 2 – April 10 and is included with general admission. Participants in the Soul Train Dance can enjoy a 50 percent discount on admission by using the promo code DANCE.
Train Days and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.