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The record I found was for the longest someone has stayed awake straight without any stimulants (no dancing involved).
Dancing is quite different because you actually have to be standing the whole time unless on a break.
You can actually survive going months with only like 3 or 4 hours of sleep a day. I think you have to take a 20-30 minute nap every 3 or 4 hours and you can NOT sleep any longer than 20-30 minutes. I read an article by someone who did it. He said it definitely gave him a lot more free time but it got to the point where he was starting to lose his mind. He had a very short temper and got furious about the smallest things. He was always on edge.
Being on your feet for days at a time without sleep is actually a torture method which has been used before in history. I’m amazed that people put themselves through these dance competitions. I’m surprised that people were actually evil/greedy enough to host them.