marathon dancing

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marathon dancing

dance contest with endurance as chief factor. [Am. Hist.: Sann, 57–69]

marathon dancing

dance contests, the longest of which lasted 24 weeks and 5 days (1930s). [Am. Hist.: McWhirter, 461]
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Blow the System," with its classic disco beat backed by Bella Thorne's vocals, compares a marathon dance party with rolling the dice on love.
The first marathon dance in 2011 raised PS18,000 and last year, the group raised PS20,000.
MARATHON DANCE SESSION Central Newcastle High students staged a five-hour dance challenge for Save the Children.
On stage, she won more headlining parts, receiving an award nomination for her role in the 1975 farce Habeas Corpus and a Tony Award nomination for directing Marathon 33 (1963), a play based on her memoir about the marathon dance era.
The aim of the marathon dance session - which lasted from 9am to 6pm - was to raise pounds 600 towards the school's football and netball teams' tour of South Africa.
According to his official biography, Laine also set an all-time marathon dance record of 3,501 hours over 145 consecutive days in Atlantic City.
LINE-DANCERS kicked up their heels in a marathon dance session and raised pounds 4,000 for the Evening Telegraph-backed Snowball appeal.
Then, as if by magic, the clubbers, the ravers, the mad, frantic, drummers appear to pump up the action for another marathon dance night.
The outdoor marathon dance party drew thousands on the last weekend before school begins for many Southland teen-agers.
1935) the marathon dance hall on Ocean Pier became virtually a death camp for the depression's lost souls" (38).
He set an all- time marathon dance record in 1942, lasting an amazing 3501 hours over 145 consecutive days.
1969) - 1930's marathon dance becomes microcosm of life, with myriad of subplots.