February 15, 2013 at 8:52 PM
After months of anticipation, the line dance was revealed Friday to the 710 dancers at THON.
The 2013 edition of the line dance features moves and lyrics reflecting the past year's events. The dance covers a wide range of topics including the 2012 London Olympics, the term “YOLO,” and the NFL replacement referees.
Junior Emily Schwartz, who is a part of the Entertainment committee, learned the dance Tuesday and said she thinks she has it down to a degree.
“I think I know it pretty well, I mean, it's really hard to get to know,” Schwartz said. “I think I have an upper hand on some people because I learned it a little bit earlier.”
Schwartz said she thinks it will only take three or four more practices for the rest of the Bryce Jordan Center crowd to master the moves.
Junior Nick Lule said the line dance is awesome no matter what year because it elevates crowd's intensity levels and is an integral part of THON.
“It always gives everyone something to look forward to,” Lule said. “That way, each hour it comes on, the energy is back in the building, so I think it's a very important thing."
Lule also said his favorite part of this year's dance is when then the lyrics say, “Cancer got no chance in here,” with the lean back and snap motions accompanying. The management major admitted he did not know the dance well as of Friday, but he said hopefully he will master it before Sunday, but it will “take a while.”
Sophomore Julie Schou said the 2013 line dance is easier than 2012's because there are more manageable moves involved.
“It could use a little sprucing up, but it was pretty good overall,” Schou said.