On Feb. 24 Turning Point hosted its annual 10 hour long Dance Marathon. This is the 19th annual Dance Marathon, 2000 was the first year that turning point decided to put on the dance This year the theme is the Full House. Last year the theme was Friends ans people that attended the dance have said that they are excited to see what the dance will be like this year. Turning Point is working on prevention of domestic and dating violence. Dance Marathon is not just dancing, there were many more activities that you can interact in: such as Yoga, Zumba, making fun signs, and a gym full of fun and interactive games. There was different places that donated food for every hour at the dance. Every hour on the hour the Full House theme song and then they would give more information about Turning Point and domestic violence.
Committee member junior Nick Tungett to see what dance marathon means to him.
“Not only does it support the fight against domestic violence and abuse, it allows students to get to know other kids in the community and let students get involved in the community”
“Dance Marathon is a place where a bunch of teens can get together and have a great time to support a great cause,” Tungett said.
Being part of Turning Points committee for Dance Marathon and just being a regular dancer that attends the dance. The two different groups of people that attend the dance have different perspectives of the dance as a whole.
“It makes me more appreciative for the people that make the dance happen,” Tungett said.
There are different committees that make up dance marathon staff and the students that are on staff are divided into those staffs and all the committees have different jobs and tasks that they have to get done and ready for the dance.
“I am a part of facilities, what we do is basically make all the decorations for the dance,” Tungett said.
With the decorations up and ready for the night of the dance the staff members to get the students registered and ready to go to the dance .
“Not only does it support the fight against domestic violence and abuse, it allows students to get to know other kids in the community and let students get involved in the community,” Tungett said.
It is never too late to join one of the committees it is Nick Tungett’s first year on staff and he thinks that it is a good way for students to go out and get involved with some rather serious groups throughout Columbus. Being a part of Dance Marathon is a way for people to learn more about domestic abuse and how they can prevent being in a bad relationship.