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.