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Dance Marathon 2014: Block 3 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 3 recap

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2014

Though dancers started to get lethargic in the early hours of Saturday morning, they were quickly reminded why they had committed to dance for 30 hours. Katie Penrod, a representative of Team Joseph and Joseph Penrod’s sister, encouraged dancers to keep going early in Block 3. “I just want to co...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 2 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 2 recap

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 8, 2014

What Dance Marathon Block 2 lacked in presidents, it made up for in characters. After the leaders of both the country and Northwestern made appearances during Block 1, dancers came back out of the tunnel for Block 2, “Characters Welcome,” still energized. Emcee Ethan Levine-Weinberg, a Communic...

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 1 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 1 recap

Ciara McCarthy and Rebecca Savransky

March 7, 2014

The first block of Dance Marathon 2014 started with encouragement from a familiar face: President Barack Obama, a surprise appearance that elicited screams and chants of “USA! USA!” when his face appeared on the screen. Obama congratulated students on committing to 30 hours of dancing to benefit ...

Dance Marathon 2014 Spotify Playlist

Dance Marathon 2014 Spotify Playlist

Daily Staff

March 7, 2014

Watching from home or your dorm room and want to experience every moment of Dance Marathon 2014? The Daily has you covered. We want to make sure you're dancing to the right songs. Follow our Dance Marathon playlist throughout the night: ...

Obama surprises Dance Marathon dancers with Block 1 video

Obama surprises Dance Marathon dancers with Block 1 video

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 7, 2014

Dance Marathon's first celebrity video went from the Oval Office to the DM tent. President Barack Obama filmed a 37-second video for the dancers from the White House, expressing his gratitude at the effort they put in to raise money for the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The start of the...