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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It was estimated that marathon dancing was equivalent to walking 40 miles a day.
Basketball, boxing, weight lifting, marathon dancing, skating, and the like were offered Monday through Fridays, with special concerts and performances usually held on the weekends.
He sparked a national craze dubbed marathon dancing, which gripped the nation for the next decade.
That simple, if unedifying, question has, thanks mainly to Sydney Pollack's 1969 movie about marathon dancing, become ingrained within society's general attitude to horseracing.
Many "ravers" use the drug to fuel their marathon dancing.