Dance Marathon

Hosted by Para2Fine, the Dance Marathon is a combination of multiple dance styles where all the choreographies that are easy enough to follow with minimum explanation have been selected and modified! For Animecon Classic, we are going to include some 20s styles to fit the theme, along with a special selection of Japan’s craziest and most popular dance styles! No prior dancing experience is required to partake!


Check out this video!

Historically, Dance Marathons (also called Walkathons), an American phenomenon of the 1920s and 1930s, were human endurance contests in which couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours (as long as a month or two), competing for prize money. Dance marathons originated as part of an early 1920s giddy, jazz-age fad for human endurance competitions such as flagpole sitting and six day bicycle races. Dance marathons persisted throughout the 1930s as partially staged performance events, mirroring the marathon of desperation Americans endured during the Great Depression. In these dance endurance contests, a mix of local hopefuls and seasoned professional marathoners danced, walked, shuffled, sprinted, and sometimes cracked under the pressure and exhaustion of round-the-clock motion. A 25 cent admission price entitled audience members to watch as long as they pleased.

What is Para2Fine?

Para2Fine is a Dutch dance team that originated from Eindhoven! Dancing a wide variety of genres and styles, the main focus is on Japan’s parapara styles! Para2Fine hosts dance events on Dutch conventions such as AnimeCon!

Find them on YouTube and Instagram!

 


Signup

Not required.

Restrictions

The usual rules apply.

Location

Ravelzaal

Time

Saturday 14:30 - 15:30

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Booth open: 31-Jan-20

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