Dance Marathon 2014!

February 25, 2014

Wow! What a weekend! This past Friday, February 21, 2014 was our big event! The doors at Carmichael opened at 6:15pm and dancers flooded to the Check-In table. At 6:45pm, dancers were introduced to the Board of Directors and Managers followed by a word from Keri, who is the Duke Children’s Hospital representative. A few of our Miracle Children were there to help up countdown to when dancers would start to stand for the next 16 hours.

By 7pm, everyone was on there feet and ready to stand for those who can’t! This was definitely a night to remember with appearances by all of our Miracle Children, Chancellor Woodson, and Miss North Carolina. With rave hour at 1am, the energy was through the roof! Since this year’s theme was “Dancing Through the Decades,” we had a different theme hour as the night went on. The decades included the 20s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Every hour began with the moral line dance that was composed of songs though out the decades. The night consisted of games, such as a dodge ball tournament, 3 vs 3 basketball tournament, ultimate rock paper scissors, trivia game,  90s boy/girl band competitions, Mr. and Mrs. DM, and who could forget all the minute to win it games.

We also had 14 entertainment groups, who are organizations from NCSU. We would like to thank Dance Life, Fusion, The Ridge Turner Band, Nazarre, Ladies in Red, Prestifilippos, Dances with Wolves, Sube Ritmo, Just Cuz Crew, A.B.R., Wolfgang Acappella, Dance Visions, The Production, and Grains of Time for taking the time and coming out in the middle of the night to perform at the marathon.

At 10am, we began to wrap up the marathon with our final moral line dance, followed by a recap video of the night, the color merge (where everyone takes off their colored wrist bands), and then REVEAL!!! We are PROUD to announce that at this years marathon we raised…

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We would like to thank everyone who made this event possible! We especially would like to thank all the dancers who came out the marathon! We know it was not easy to stand for 16 hours but, you did  it and the Duke Children’s hospital is grateful! We would also like to thank everyone who supported the dancers through donations and moral support. They could not have done it with out y’all.