Carolina Productions Grad Assistant believes Dance Marathon is a “fantastic cause that empowers college students”
Name: Chelsea Ball
Role at USC: Carolina Productions Graduate Assistant
Alma Mater: University of Central Florida
Length of Dance Marathon (hours): 16
What was your past involvement with Dance Marathon?
I fundraised for our Knight-Thon (Dance Marathon) throughout my four years of undergrad and I participated in the event my Senior Year (2012)
What was your most memorable Dance Marathon experience?
Definitely meeting our Miracle child my team sponsored. We were able to play with her throughout the night and it really touched my heart in so many ways. Seeing how happy she and her family were to be there is something I will never forget!
How has participating in Dance Marathon left an impact on your personal life or career?
Service has always been really important to me, but participating in our Knight-Thon was something that left a really big impact on me. I will continue to support Dance Marathon’s at my Alma Mater and whatever institution I end up at. It is a fantastic cause that empowers college students to stand up for those who may not be able to.
Why is Dance Marathon such a great way for students to get involved on campus?
There are just so many ways to get involved and participate in Dance Marathon. Students have the opportunity to take on a leadership position, join the Morale committee, participate in the event or even cheer and support their friends by donating. There’s different ways to get involved for everyone. It is also an event that students can get a group of friends together and make their own team.
One item you wouldn’t attend Dance Marathon without:
A very very large sugar-free red bull!
Favorite theme hour?
We had a country music hour where our line-dancing club came and taught all of the participants a line dance. It’s one of my favorite things to do, so being able to line dance with my teammates and other friends for an entire hour who may not have ever line danced otherwise was so much fun!