Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Starting tomorrow, our social media is going to EXPLODE with daily posts, tags, and videos. Tomorrow marks 50 days from our marathon on March 30th. We’re celebrating by offering a different reason to dance each day - 50 days, 50 reasons to dance. We’re going to use the “#50FTK” for Twitter, “50 days” event on our facebook page, and keep blogging about the prep work going in to these last few weeks leading up to the event. There will be YouTube releases. There will be giveaways. And of course, there will be kids who’s lives have been changed by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

If you want to keep up with the countdown, check out our DMGC12 timer on the webpage.

What can you do in 50 days? Can you pledge to raise $50 by March 30th? Can you find 50 potential donors? Most importantly, why do you dance? We want to know. Send us a shout up via @Facebook tagging, #50FTK, or write on the event wall. 50days50reasonstodance is meant to be interactive - at the end of the day, its YOU who will make DMGC12 a success. We want to know what it takes for you to give up a Friday night to support a stellar cause. See you in 50.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Exec Board Perspectives...Hannah Flanery

Well, my friends, this is it. It’s the spring semester, which means it’s crunch time for Dance Marathon, and I can’t wait! If you thought we Exec Board members were excited and enthusiastic last semester, wait to see what we have in store for the next few months!
 Now I’ll be honest with you, I hate failing, and I hate losing. I get so frustrated with myself if I lose a game of Uno, or miss the Final Jeopardy question as I play along from my couch. It’s pretty sad, really. So you can only imagine how badly I want Georgetown College to meet our goals for this year ($10,000 raised, 150+ dancers registered). After all, there’s a lot more on the line than just my pride here; we need to reach this goal for the kids! So I, personally, will be giving it my all as I work in my mission as Campus/Dancer Relations Chair to boost those registration and fundraising numbers!
 Let’s hope my relentlessness pays off.
 In other news…
For last year’s Dance Marathon, I learned the “Jai Ho” dance from Slumdog Millionaire, and taught it to a group of dancers at around 4:00 in the morning. We looked almost as good as the original:
 (Take my word for it).
 Here I am, a year later, and my embarrassingly horrible dancing and teaching skills have led a lot of my friends to insist that I teach another dance in 2012.
 I’m glad they find joy in my awkwardness.
So, I’m sure you’re dying to know what song/dance I’ve chosen for this year. 
Well, my decision was simple, because I’ve chosen the dance from the most fabulous music video of this decade, for one of the catchiest pop songs of all time (NOTE: this is not an exaggeration).
 What song is this? None other than…
Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn.
 If you haven’t seen the video or heard the song yet, I implore you to take a gander right now:

 Perfect, right? Just think: if you register for Dance Marathon, you’ll get to see me, in all of my awkward glory, teach you the dance to this song (with only a few wardrobe reconsiderations and the elimination of certain floor humping elements).
Now that’s what I call incentive.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Exec Board Perspectives...Ashley Fox

Hey everyone!
My name is Ashley Fox and I’m on the Executive Board for Dance Marathon Georgetown College (DMGC). I want to share why I got involved with dance marathon and some of the awesome things that are currently going on with DMGC.
The summer before I came to Georgetown I spent some time at Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington. I visited the hospital with a group who threw a party for the children who were currently living in the building. While playing games and serving food, I met a boy that was about the same age as me. At the time, I was 17 and loved being able to drive and to go out with my friends whenever I wanted. The boy I met was just a year younger and he was bedridden due to his illness. It hit me that he couldn’t enjoy any of the things that a normal teenager should be able to experience. While I could walk out of the hospital and go to a movie or out to eat, he had to stay in his bed, secluded from the outside world. His situation really touched me and made me want to help kids who were like him. As a result, I knew that I wanted to be a part of dance marathon when I first learned about it as a freshman. I knew that DMGC would be one way to raise money for medical care for children like those at Shriners Hospital.
Currently, DMGC is up and running and we can’t wait for our next event. We currently are working on various fundraisers to raise money not only for our event in the spring, but also for the Children’s Miracle Network. This past weekend we had a soccer tournament in which 5 teams participated. Each team paid a $20 fee to play. Jose Baeza and his team members won the tournament and they were given coupons for Bruster’s and other prizes. In addition, I’ve been working with Clear Channel Radio, which is located in Lexington. DMGC is currently up on all of the websites for their radio stations and hopefully it will be mentioned on air. So tune in!!!
If anyone would like to get involved with DMGC, there are still positions available on the Executive Board. We would love to read your applications! Also, we’re looking for people who have special talents to come see us so that they can share their amazing abilities at dance marathon. Lastly, register!!! Registration is only $20 right now and you’ll get a t-shirt! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

When planning for March start in....June?

Hello again!

The 2011-2012 Exec Board has been hard at work over the past few months preparing for Round 2 on March 30th. A few highlights of our most recent activity:

Summer: Lauren and Katie attend Dance Marathon Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City where they learned some tips of the trade from some of the best in the field. We launched our website and made a YouTube video of the 2011 Event (click to watch).

August and September: With the new website came online access to the 2011-2012 Exec Board application and we were happy to add Abby, Ashley, Alan, and Eddie to the board! We ordered snazzy new "What will you stand for?" t-shirts (see Meredith and Hannah sport it here). We also received a special bonus during GC Songfest with Lauren speaking about the event and $1 from each ticket going to DMGC. We also had a shout out during the Homecoming Football game and are excited to get Alumni involved in the cause. We participated in the local Fireman's Chilli Cookoff in downtown Georgetown, supporting another great cause, Toys for Tots, and getting our name out to the community at the same time.

October: Lots to look forward to this month! Just a sneak peak....more DM Mondays, Wear it Wednesday's, a Dine to Donate on Wed Oct16th, and more! Check back often for updates, different Exec Board members will be writing each time to change up the style. Looking forward to March!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Last Chance to Dance!

Register today at the $20 fee. After 11:45pm tonight, the registration fee will increase to $40. We still encourage everyone to register after this evening but if you'd like the best bargain, you'll register ASAP!

Remember, we're doing this FOR THE KIDS. If you need a little inspiration, check out this video:

Registration and donations: