Country Day Student Becomes World Record Holder
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While Sashti Subramaniam ‘28 may only be in middle school, she already holds a world record in dance.  
 
Sashti is in the India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, and the Guinness Book of World Records for holding her place among the most people to perform a choreographed dance via an online relay with 139 other people. 
 
To achieve the record, she practiced for six months, sometimes staying up till midnight for rehearsals. She is the youngest member of the 140-person team. 
 
The slogan for the Guinness Book of World Records is “Officially Amazing” and that’s exactly how Sashti says she feels. “It feels good to see all my practice and hard work pay off, especially for something that’s a big part of my culture.”  

Most of her lessons are online and provided by instructors beyond Cincinnati, including gurus in India. She traverses time zones, technology breakdowns, and keeps up with practices and performances while still maintaining her dedication to schoolwork. 
 
Sashti has been dancing Bharatanatyam - a style of Indian classical dance - since she was four years old. 
 
"She has shown incredible commitment and such grit for such a little kid and continues to make the honor roll too," said Shani Srikantha, Sashti's mom. "Through dance, she's learned such valuable lessons such as collaboration, time management, hard work, and - most importantly - she's having fun."