I'm back with a Dance-A-Thon recap!!

Helloooooo everyone!
Wow, this past weekend and the past week have been busy. From the start of 'resting' on Monday from the Danceathon I had two sewing projects, plus I decided to take on some OT at work. How could I pass that up!? I got so busy I missed a dance class. I'm pretty bummed about that.

But now that I'm at a regular pace, I gotta tell you all about the Danceathon!

It was so much fun as I'm sure you could see from the two videos I posted.
Here are some of the pictures I managed to snap in between dancing and sewing (heheheh).

Here I am the morning of. I spent the night at a friend's place, and we just went from there. I didn't even have time to wash my hair for the event, so I did it that morning and twisted it in the car!
Here is the venue. The dance took place in Irvine. It was really nice.
One carload, and most of this was my stuff!
Us setting up.  
This was the first dance which started promptly at 12 Noon.
Me after a shower in the very nice gym showers.
All the live bands donated their time to play for us. Jonathan Stout and his Campus 5 even came and did a set (his wife was on one of the teams). One of our team members was even in a band and they did a set. They played Rockabilly with went over very well with the crowds.

Most of our team right after the band played.
Most of our team in front of our booth, Passport to Dance.
There was dancing and classes, dancing and classes. It was so much fun. I set up a station to sell tailoring services, and though I only got about two things to sew, I was busy with our t-shirt contest entry.

Every time this event goes on, there is an altered contest entry and a prize. Off the bat when the team leader asked me to join, she allowed me to choose what I wanted to do. She described some of the previous entries: a flapper costume, etc. I wanted to do a team costume. I mean, it is a team event. But, I didn't want to use a lot of outside things to make it. I wanted this to be in the rules, so to speak. So I decided on a Chinese New Year dragon...or something like it :)

This is Eugene.
 He was made of about 20 shirts, most donated from the team and extras from last year, and his head is made of cardboard boxes and tape. That's it. The contest was at 6 am, and Eugene and one girl were the only entries. Eugene got a huge reception, but because the girl was the only one there, she 'won' because they had only one prize.

It was a shame, and my team leaders were pretty pissed, because they would have given to the prize to me, but I didn't care if I won or not. Seeing my team members in the costume put me in tears it was so great. So many of them helped me cut fabric, and hand sew and cut cardboard. It was a team effort! Still people, and even the organizer who announced the winner said no one had ever done anything like this before. That made me happy. I changed the game. Now group costumes will be expected. I mean, it is a group event. Why not group costumes!?

We even brought Eugene out later that morning and he lead a conga line! 

Eugene on stage at the closing ceremony.
I had a blast at the event, and I am so glad I took Monday off to rest, even though I didn't really, HA! There are tons of images on the Facebook, and more videos on YouTube.
The even has raised $126K so far and you can still donate until the end of the year!
So what are you waiting for!!??

Thanks all and have a great Saturday!!!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe you made that Chinese-like dragon! Super cool!

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