Dance Marathon 2013: Full 30 Hour Coverage

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

Dance Marathon 2013 kicked off Friday night. More than 1,000 students are in the middle of dancing for 30 hours, raising money for the Danny Did Foundation, which aims to prevent sudden unexplained death in epilepsy, and the Evanston Community Foundation. This is DM’s 39th year, and the 2013 edition is now under way, emceed by Weinberg juniors Demetri Elias and Chloe Woodhouse.

This page will be updated throughout the weekend with The Daily’s full coverage.


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Dance Marathon 2013: Block 10 recap

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Clubs on Clubs: Old and young dancers alike reflect as DM comes to a close

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 9 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 8 recap (with photos)

For Mike Stanton, just 30 hours at Northwestern but a lifetime in the name of Danny

Duffy family inspires DM dancers during Block 8

Battle of the Bands winner Nebula performs during Block 8

‘Dancer friendship at first sight:’ Two 120 hour club members

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 7 recap (with photos)

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 6 recap (with photos)

Dance Marathon Block 6 cut short due to medical issue in tent

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 5 recap (with photos)

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 4 recap (with photos)

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 3 recap (with photos)

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 2 recap (with photos)

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 1 recap (with photos)


Children from the Danny Did Foundation have been filtering in and out of the tent throughout DM, but during Block 6 they started to show off their dance moves. (Videos by Lauren Caruba/Daily Senior Staffer)

Later in Block 6, Pat Fitzgerald led the NU football team onto the stage.

Northwestern’s men’s basketball took the stage midway through Block 1. Sophomore guard Dave Sobolewski crowd-surfed, junior guard James Montgomery III did the Dougie and the team led the dancers in a rendition of the Harlem Shake. (Videos by Paulina Firozi/Daily Senior Staffer)

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