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Photo essay: Best of Dance Marathon 2013

Photo essay: Best of Dance Marathon 2013

Lauren Caruba and Meghan Morris

March 10, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013, Top Stories

Photos by Joseph Diebold, Paulina Firozi, Kaitlyn Jakola, Rafi Letzter, Melody Song, Sheng Wu, Skylar Zhang 1. The men’s basketball team does the Harlem Shake with the dancers "It was a fun way for them to interact with us. It's something fun in today's culture." — Weinberg junior Alison Murra...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 10 recap

Stephanie Haines, Development Editor

March 10, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

The climax of Northwestern University Dance Marathon 2013 revealed $1,214,632 raised through fundraising, topping 2012's total by more than $100,000. Tears, screams and jumps for joy shook the tent during the revelation. $741,394.10 was allotted for the Danny Did Foundation, NUDM's primary beneficiary....

Glaser, Friedman, Theta, SAE/Tridelt, DG/ZBT take home fundraising awards

Glaser, Friedman, Theta, SAE/Tridelt, DG/ZBT take home fundraising awards

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

March 10, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

Dance Marathon awarded individual and group fundraising trophies early in Block 10. Delta Gamma and Zeta Beta Tau set a large group record, taking 1st place with $134,842 raised. The team also won a new award, presented by the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Association to the Greek team...

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

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

Sean Lavery and Paulina Firozi

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

Even as the more than 1,000 dancers embarked on their 25th hour of dancing, they still found their ways to shine in the "Where's My Spotlight"-themed Block 9. The Daily caught up with dancers from each hour club to talk to them about their Dance Marathon experience — whether it was their first time...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 9 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 9 recap

Meghan Morris, Reporter

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

Students fueled up with a pasta dinner before the second-to-last block of Dance Marathon began. The Schneider Electric-sponsored three hours, “Where’s My Spotlight,” featured student performances while dancers ate — or, in a few cases, took a quick nap. Dance group Boomshaka woke students...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 8 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 8 recap

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

Students seemed past the point of exhaustion during the “Space Jam” portion of Dance Marathon. Crowd favorites like “YMCA” and “Whoomp! (There It Is)” kicked off Block 8 as dancers buoyed beach balls above the crowd and black lights higlighted neon clothing. Weinberg freshman Tony Chen...

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

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

Stephanie Haines, Development Editor

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

For Mike Stanton, the past 30 hours have been fraught with emotion. “It’s of course been very emotional,” the co-founder of the Danny Did Foundation said. “We are here because Danny died, but being here is the positive aspect of this and what it will do for the Danny Did Foundation.” Danny’s...

Duffy family inspires DM dancers during Block 8

Duffy family inspires DM dancers during Block 8

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

With 45 minutes left in Block 8, the Duffy family — family friends of the Stantons and members of the Danny Did Foundation — took the Dance Marathon stage to talk to the dancers. Mary Duffy recalled her sons' friendship with Danny. "My sons met Danny on a baseball field, and soon after they...

Battle of the Bands winner Nebula performs during Block 8

Battle of the Bands winner Nebula performs during Block 8

Joseph Diebold and Sean Lavery

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

After kicking off with an hour of dancing and videos from Project Wildcat and BoxCo., Dance Marathon brought on Battle of the Bands winner Nebula for a half-hour set during Saturday afternoon's "Space Jam"-themed Block 8. The rock band, which defeated three other competitors in last week's Battle...

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

Sean Lavery, Reporter

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

When Communication senior Stacey Lurie met Weinberg senior Amalia Namath, it was dancer friendship at first sight. "We became friends at DM," Lurie said. "And every year since we've danced together." Lurie and Namath will soon be a part of the coveted 120 hour club — after four years of dancing...

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 7 recap

Dance Marathon 2013: Block 7 recap

Lauren Caruba, Assistant Campus Editor

March 9, 2013


Filed under Dance Marathon 2013

Onstage dancers and high-energy songs helped the crowd “bring down the house,” living up to the name of Block 7 as Dance Marathon entered its 18th hour. As students herded back into the tent with sandwiches around 1 p.m., the emcees encouraged students to remain standing while they ate their ...