Video: Halfway There

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Video: Halfway There

Morale Captains and UIDM participants celebrate the halfway point with Bon Jovi's

Morale Captains and UIDM participants celebrate the halfway point with Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and during the halfway point in UI Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

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Morale Captains and UIDM participants celebrate the halfway point with Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and during the halfway point in UI Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Ben A

The Daily Iowan; Photos by Ben A

Morale Captains and UIDM participants celebrate the halfway point with Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and during the halfway point in UI Dance Marathon 24 at the IMU on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)


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Halfway There brings together the entire Dance Marathon body, nearly 3,000 strong. Moving briskly into the main lounge before the ceremony begins, dancers take their positions as they wait for the clock to strike 7 a.m.

Even Herky joins the dancers in celebration as the first half of the marathon comes to a close, bringing each participant closer to the finish line.

Halfway There provides an opportunity for dancers to reflect on what has been accomplished and what lies ahead.

– Jacob Guenther 

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