Kelly Ripa: talk show host, mother — and ballet dancer!
On Tuesday, the Live with Kelly and Ryan host shared a very impressive photo of herself wearing some satin pointe shoes and balancing on her tiptoes.
In the Instagram snap, Ripa, 48, wore a tank top, grey sweat pants, and her pointe shoes, with her shoulder-length blonde hair in a half-up ‘do. She kept her arms low by her sides and balanced in front of a large floor-length mirror.
“Practice makes……um…….something?” Ripa wrote in the caption of the graceful photo. “Join #kellyandryan #guinessworldrecord attempt-most #balletdancers #enpointe simultaneously ”
Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos showed his support with a loving comment on the post, saying, “Reason 1001 why …”
Consuelos’ Riverdale costar Skeet Ulrich commented, “Impressive ” — a sentiment that Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan echoed with the comment “Very impressive!!”
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But Ripa didn’t don the ballet shoes for nothing — Live with Kelly and Ryan is on a quest to break the Guinness World Record for Most Ballet Dancers En Pointe Simultaneously.
The attempt will take place on the morning of Tuesday, September 10, and American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside will be joining in on the challenge.
To successfully break the record, the group will need to have more than 245 people rise up en pointe at once for a full minute.
Happy 85th Birthday to dance legend and founder of one of my favorite organizations/charities @nationaldanceinstitute, Jacques D’Amboise! #NDI partners with public schools to provide free dance classes for kids and has impacted the lives of over 2 million children! #jump4jacques
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“This record-breaking challenge is a great way to share our art form with a large audience and make everyone feel included,” Boylston and Whiteside said in a joint statement to Pointe Magazine.
“All are welcome to participate and all you have to do is stand en pointe!” the pals, who call themselves “The Cindies,” added.
#ad I’ve lived for a crop top ever since high school. I remember wearing glitter-coated wide leg jeans and a red cutoff crop top to school. There were many people who thought it was chic, but there were also those who called me a freak. Over the years, I’ve learned to care less about what others think, and have been supported by an amazing treasure trove of free-thinkers. This is me. Crop top, dance, and a rainbow of love for everyone. I’m thrilled to team up with @statefarm and @glsen to support their mission to help make schools a safer and more inclusive place for LGBTQ youth. I hope that all high school kids feel comfortable in their own skin and feel free to express themselves! #HereToHelp Photo by @isabellaboylston aka Cindy
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“LET’S BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!” the caption said.
“CALLING ALL BALLET DANCERS! If you can dance en pointe, you can join me and @jamesbwhiteside to be a part of @livekellyandryan‘s attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Most Ballet Dancers En Pointe Simultaneously!” the caption continued.
“On September 10, join “The Cindies”, @kellyripa & @ryanseacrest in our attempt to break the world record! Go to LINK IN BIO to sign up and make sure to TAG YOUR FELLOW BALLERINOS & BALLERINAS BELOW!”
The current record was achieved in Orlando, Florida, by Dr. Phillips High School Dance Magnet, Orlando Ballet and other dance schools in the area at the Orange County Convention Center in 2011.