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Dance with MTV, Break a World Record and Take a Stand Against Bullying
Put your dance shoes on, MTV's O Music Awards are hosting a dance party in Los Angeles in hopes of breaking the Guinness World Record for the Longest Dance Party. The goal is to pass the 55 hour mark previously set in Ireland. The purpose is to kick off the O Music Awards with a new record in hand and to also raise funds for several LGBT organizations and build awareness of bullying as part of the National Bullying Prevention Month in order to make schools and communities safer for LGBT youth.
The dance party will kick off on October 29 at the iconic Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip with goal of passing the 55 hour mark on October 31 during the O Music Awards. The awards show celebrates artists, fans and innovators who have a strong impact on the digital music culture. Both the party and the awards show will be livestreaming from OMusicAwards.com. The livestream will allow viewers to use social media platforms to provide words of encouragement to dancers and take a stand against bullying. Funds raised from the livestream will benefit several LGBT organizations and campaigns, including GLSEN, the It Gets Better Project, the GSA Network, HRC, GLAAD and The Trevor Project.
If you are in Los Angeles on October 29 and want to show off your dance moves, join MTV at the Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip. For more information, click here. Note: you must be over 18 years old and be available during the full 55 hours. The dancers will have to perform during the full time period and will only be allowed a five minute break each hour. In order to break the record, 38 of the dancers will have to make it past the 55 hour mark.