19th Annual Dance Marathon

Last weekend, from Friday, March 28th through Sunday, March 30th, Florida State hosted its 19th annual Dance Marathon in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. All registered dancers stood for 20 hours straight in two shifts for a total of 40 hours to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Pediatric Outreach Program. 
Every hour on the hour, dancers rushed to the dance floor to perform an eight minute long medley of popular songs. After every line dance, a miracle family was introduced and shared their story either in person or via video. It was a heartwarming and inspirational experience for everyone, including some honorary 3rd and 4th year dancers. 
Over the course of each 20 hour shift, dancers wrote letters to the miracle families, colored, played sports or video games, earned sitting time in La-Z-Boy chairs, and showcased their spirit with hourly costume themes. In the early AM hours, the fraternities hosted a drag show, dance and step teams performed, the circus put on a show, and DJ’s competed. Around 5am, there was “silent disco,” where dancers jammed to different stations playing on their wireless headphones. The event drew to a close with performances by local dance companies and a rave. 
By the end of Dance Marathon, Alpha Chi Omega had raised $32,634!Sigma Delta Tau and Chi Phi won the event, but Alpha Chi Omega took home the Most Spirited Organization award! 

Florida State’s Dance Marathon raised a total of $781,196.22!!! #FTK 

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