Dance Marathon 2014: Full 30-Hour Coverage


Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

Block 10, Brian Lee/Daily Senior Staffer

Dance Marathon 2014 kicked off Friday night and wrapped up Sunday morning. More than 1,500 registered to dance for 30 hours, raising money for Team Joseph, a Detroit-based organization that aims to find a treatment or cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This was DM’s 40th year, with the 2014 edition emceed by Kelsey Adams and Ethan Levine-Weinberg. Early Sunday morning, DM’s finance committee announced the organization had raised a record $1,385,273.

Relive all 30 hours of our coverage below, including our stories, photos, live playlist and Storify of the best social media posts.


RECAP: ‘The miracle is Joseph’: Dance Marathon raises more than $1.3 million in hopes of Duchenne cure

30 hours in 30 photos: The Best of Dance Marathon 2014

VIDEO: Block 10 highlights

McQuillan, Gallagher, Project Wildcat, Alpha Chi/AEPi, DG/ZBT win top fundraising awards

Seniors in 120-hour club recall 4 years of Dance Marathon experience

Penrod reflects on journey to Team Joseph

Second White House video shown during DM Block 10

In 17th-year, Dance Marathon – Evanston Community Foundation relationship continues to grow

Obama surprises Dance Marathon dancers with Block 1 video


Block 1: This Our Team (recap with photos)
Block 2: Characters Welcome Sponsored by Red Bull (recap with photos)
Block 3: “Animal” House (recap with photos)
Block 4: Guilty Pleasures (recap with photos)
Block 5: Nerd-Western (recap with photos)
Block 6: Dancing through the Decades Alumni Block (recap with photos)
Block 7: Sporty 40 Sponsored by Whole Foods Market Evanston (recap with photos)
Block 8: #TBT Sponsored by NU RHA (recap with photos)
Block 9: Let it Reign Sponsored by Schneider Electric (recap with photos)
Block 10: DreaM Team (recap with photos)


DM beneficiary Team Joseph fights for treatment approval in race for a cure

Student-athletes raise nearly $2,900 for Dance Marathon in annual talent show

Captured: Student-athlete talent show for Dance Marathon

Local high school students to participate in Northwestern Dance Marathon

Students get creative to raise money for Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon announces new online fundraising platform

Dance Marathon sets registration record, tops 1,500 registrants

Dance Marathon sees another record year for committee applicants

New co-chairs look forward to 40th Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon announces 2014 executive co-chairs

Q&A: Dance Marathon emcees on ‘hyperdrive’

Dance Marathon selects 2014 emcees 

Dance Marathon primary beneficiary’s namesake visits Northwestern

Team Joseph named Primary Beneficiary for Dance Marathon 2014

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Dance Marathon playlist

The Best of Dance Marathon: Storify