danceathon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dance +‎ -athon

Noun[edit]

danceathon (plural danceathons)

  1. A charity event in which participants engage in a prolonged session of dancing.
    • 1989, Cincinnati Magazine (volume 22, number 9, June 1989, page 12)
      The first-time event, modeled after a Seattle danceathon, raised an estimated $10,000...
    • 2009, Adam Russ, 101 Sports Not to Try (page 140)
      Out of desperation promoters hit upon the idea of marathon events - walkathons, danceathons, and almost inevitably skateathons.