WNY Teen "Limbos" in to National Spotlight

September 15, 2010 Updated Sep 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM EDT

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September 15, 2010 Updated Sep 15, 2010 at 3:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - A Western New York teen is "limboing" here way to the big apple and to the stage of Live with Regis and Kelly.

Shemika Charles, 18, has been limbo dancing for more then four years. It's always been her dream to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the lowest limbo.

Now, she has been invited to perform on Live with Regis and Kelly for their Guinness World Records Week. She's planning to set the female world record by going under a limbo stick that is only eight and a half inches from the floor.

Shemika said it took a lot of training to get to this point. She practiced four times a day during the summer.

She said this is something that will be a part of her life for a long time.

"It's very different and people are more willing to accept something they haven't seen before. I would like to limbo as long as I can but you can only limbo for so long. I can't limbo when I'm 50 or 60 but I'd like to limbo for as long as I can," Charles said.

Her trainer Bob Diaz said it is quite an honor to be on their show and considered for the Guinness World Record.

"When we go the call from Regis and Kelly we were like wow, how low can you go? You see, we were going high because she was going low," Diaz said.

You can see Shemika perform on Live with Regis and Kelly at 9 a.m. on Thursday. She also limbo dances around Western New York with her family's band called Caribbean Extravaganza.