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Captured: 30 Hours in 30 Photos

March 7, 2016

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily’s staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing [email protected].

 

Dance Marathon 2016 raised $1,201,216, reaching a total of more than $1 million for the sixth consecutive year.

The finance committee announced early Sunday morning the primary beneficiary, Blessings in a Backpack, received $920,057. The money will go toward feeding food-insecure students over the weekend who rely on free or reduced meals during the school week.

— Rishika Dugyala and Erica Snow

 

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Dancers show their wristbands to enter the tent before Block 1.

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Students dance during Block 1. The theme of the block was Baby Got Back(pack).

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August Hotel guitarist Ryan Lanner performs during Block 2. The Chicago band performed both original music and covered bands including Vampire Weekend and Two Door Cinema Club.

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Weinberg freshman Paul Kim dances during Block 2.

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Dancers’ water bottles sit in long containers off to the side of the Dance Marathon tent.

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Dancers sing and dance on stage to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun during Middle School Dance-themed Block 3.

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Battle of the DJs duo L&L, made up of Weinberg junior Patrick Quaggin-Smith and McCormick junior Nicolay Dahl, played remixes of popular songs to pump up dancers during Block 4. The dancers got their first exposure to the outdoors after over 12 hours in the tent.

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Yellow balloons fall during Block 4 as dancers celebrate the sunrise. DM organizers said more than 1,000 dancers participated this year.

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Dancers run around the tent and Norris University Center during Block 4. The theme of Block 4 was Skype Interview.

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Deeva Dance Troupe performs for dancers inside the tent during Block 4. The dance group was one of many student performances throughout DM which included NU Drumline and Griffin’s Tale.

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Two dancers show off their costumes in Block 5, themed The Block Awakens.

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During Block 5 two dancers lean on each other. The finance committee announced a weekend-of fundraising initiative during the block.

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Dancers practice the 30-hour dance during Block 6, which was themed What Team? Wildcats.

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A student from Stagg Elementary School who benefits from Blessings in a Backpack shows off his dance moves during Block 6.

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Students from Stagg Elementary School dance to Silento’s Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) during Block 7. In addition, the dancers received encouragement from Northwestern’s football team.

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Dancers clap and sing along to popular 80’s songs during Block 7, themed 80’s Workout Video.

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Emcee Brad McCandless, a Weinberg senior, pumps up dancers during Block 8, themed Set Fire to the Rainbow. Actor Alfonso Ribeiro also encouraged dancers in a celebrity video, showing off his trademark dance, The Carlton.

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Dancers rock out to Sandstorm, a DM tradition, during Block 8. The basketball team and last year’s beneficiary, Starlight Children’s Foundation, visited during the block.

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Members of Fusion Dance Company take over the Dance Marathon stage. Along with Boomshaka and X-Factors, the hip hop dance group tried to pump up dancers during dinner.

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University President Morton Schapiro takes the stage during Block 9. Schapiro invited dancers over to his house for dinner but jokingly required that they shower before showing up.

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Emcee Sarah Thompson, a SESP junior, addresses the crowd during Block 10.

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Members of the dancer and beneficiary relations committee teach this year’s 30-hour dance, which was set to Backstreet Boys hit “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”

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Members of the DM executive board embrace on stage after the finance committee reveals this year’s fundraising total.

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Members of Alpha Phi celebrate when fundraising totals are announced during Block 10. The team of Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi raised $104,540.00.

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Productions co-chair Kaitlin Jennrich celebrates with other members of the Dance Marathon executive board after the final fundraising total was announced. DM’s contribution to primary beneficiary Blessings in a Backpack will help more than 9,000 children and provide more than 349,000 meals.

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Dancers await the announcement of this year’s fundraising total during Block 10, themed This is What Feeding Dreams are Made Of.

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Blessings in a Backpack CEO Brooke Wiseman addresses the crowd after being presented with a check for $920,057. The amount is the second-largest donation to a primary beneficiary in Dance Marathon history.

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Dance Marathon co-chair Arielle Miller presents a check to Monique Brunson Jones, CEO of Evanston Community Foundation. ECF has partnered with DM for 19 years, and this year, the inaugural community engagement committee worked to emphasize the secondary beneficiary.

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Members of DM’s executive board link arms while listening to a speaker during Block 10.  

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