The roots of marathon dancing go as far
back as the mid 14th century, but as a sport it never really took off until the
To find the record for the world's longest dance we have to shuffle our way back
to August 29 1930 when Mike Ritof and Edith Boudreaux started dancing at the
Merry Garden Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois.
They did not stop until April 01 1931 after clocking in 5,152 hours and 48
minutes, claiming the dance marathon record and $2,000.00 cash.
Every dance marathon has it's own rules and we are not sure of the exact
rules of this one, but we are pretty certain they were given breaks. We are also
pretty sure that this record may never be broken.
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