Miracle Week 2017!
When it comes to Miracle Week, Dance Marathon at Florida State University pulls out all the stops, and then some to create a rewarding experience for every member! Over the course of the last week, dancers and fundraisers alike participated in events geared towards celebrating our cause.
Monday - DM Olympics
On October 9th, we officially kicked off Miracle Week with our first annual DM Olympics! During this event, each team got to put their skills to the test and competed against each other for the gold. Dancers and their teams competed in a total of thirteen events ranging from a tug-of-war and wheelbarrow races, to donut eating contests and the famous frozen t-shirt race. By the end of the night, we had three teams rise above the rest, with Team Powie taking the bronze, Team Jack taking the silver and Team Hunter coming in first for the gold.
The event was an awesome opportunity to get all first-year and returning dancers excited for the rest of Miracle Week and the upcoming months leading up to the Marathon in March. Sarah Beth Bryant, a first-time dancer with Team Kayla, explained how she was, “excited to see the organizations get involved this week and everyone get pumped.” Also, Bryant mentioned she was, “looking forward to challenging myself and seeing what I can do for DM this upcoming year.”
Tuesday - So You Think You Can Line Dance
On October 10th, students gathered at TENN Lounge to watch teams from different organizations perform a mini line-dance of their very own. Morale Chair, Ali Jacobs, was the host of the evening. The winning team’s dance will be incorporated into the 2018 line dance. Each performance was judged on spirit, creativity, talent and overall entertainment. Each team brought something unique to the table, such as killer dance moves, great music or a unique theme. This event turned out to be even more special because it was the same day as the birthday of one of our Miracle Children, Fletcher. After celebrations were had and performances were completed, the final results came in from the judges. The Most Spirited award was given to Team Chloe, third place was Team Parker, second place was Team Lauren and the overall prize was given to Team Taylor. Performer and Tau Kappa Epsilon Delegate, Kevin Friedrich mentioned how, “This event got everyone into the Dance Marathon mood and hyped for the year. It brought all the teams together for a great cause.”