For most people, the thought of 2,000 elementary school kids yelling and jumping in unison is enough to trigger nightmares. For Alabama's Patti Rutland Jazz Arts in Education Outreach Program, it's the sound of a world record being broken.
On Wednesday, the nonprofit orchestrated the world's largest hip-hop dance performance reports the Dothan Eagle, aided by 2,000 kids from 11 different schools in Dothan, Ala., who have practiced the dance routine for the last eight weeks.
Sharon Cherry, a co-organizer for the record-setting event, told Alabama's WSFA it's about more than the dance.
"Anytime in their life they aren't sure they can do something," Cherry said, "if they look back at event like this, they will know anything is possible, no dream is too big."