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 1920's.
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.