Don’t Stop the Dance
During the 1920s and ’30s dance marathons were all the rage in the United States. Couples would dance non-stop for hours, days, sometimes even months for monetary prizes, while providing entertainment for the audiences watching. These marathons were real endurance contests and often one of the partners would fall asleep. But as long as they remained in motion and their knees did not touch the floor, they were still in the game. The longest dance marathon in history took place in Atlantic City. It lasted from June 6 to 30 November 1932 (a total of 4152 hours and 30 minutes – without stopping!). The prize money was a 1000 dollars.