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Block 9: The Tent Where It Happens

Jonah Dylan and Catherine Kim

March 5, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

After a block set to many songs from the blockbuster musical “Hamilton,” University President Morton Schapiro took the stage and praised the dancers for their charity work. “I am so proud to be at a University whe...

Block 8: Tie Dye and Neck Ties

Nora Shelly and Rishika Dugyala

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

Returning dancers were greeted with a familiar sight as the end of their 30 hours dancing drew nearer: Blessings in a Backpack, last year’s primary beneficiary, took the stage to discuss how Dance Marathon impacted their prog...

Block 7: Smells Like School Spirit

Catherine Kim and Jonah Dylan

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

As Dance Marathon reached the 20-hour mark, both the football team and the basketball team made an appearance to support the event. Themed “Smells Like School Spirit,” Block 7 started with several a capella performances as...

Block 6: Playhouse Disney

Ben Pope, Reporter

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

As dancers embarked on the second half of Dance Marathon on Saturday morning, a campaign to raise $30,000 in 10 hours during the event approached its own midway point. With more than six hours to go, fundraising efforts o...

Block 5: Actual Marathon

Sophie Mann and Zoe Miller

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

After a rousing run around Norris University Center and a glimpse of the outdoors for the first time in about 12 hours, dancers came back into the tent for breakfast and student group performances. Late in the block, th...

Block 4: Bikini Bottom

Matthew Choi and Nora Shelly

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

While snow flurried outside, the Dance Marathon tent went tropical. “Bikini Bottom” featured SpongeBob and beach themes for Block 4. As the sound of the Beach Boys filtered through the tent, a few dancers said wearine...

Block 3: (NUD)MTV

Stavros Agorakis and Sophie Mann

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

Despite a low-energy start to Block 3, dancers erupted in applause when GiGi — who Dance Marathon beneficiary GiGi’s Playhouse is named after — took the stage. “I don’t think most 14-year-olds are out on a stage at th...

Block 2: EDMpowerment

Kristina Karisch and Sophie Mann

March 4, 2017

Filed under Dance Marathon 2017, Latest Stories

With bass shaking the tent, dancers donned their best and brightest neon for the second block of Dance Marathon, themed EDMpowerment. Highlights included galaxy leggings, tights and shorts combos and neon wigs that harkened bac...

Dance Marathon 2017

Dance Marathon 2017

March 4, 2017