dance a thon

10 Minute Dance Party

Hey guys! Let’s dance. 

Originally posted by thefictious

In our video on self care, @iamzachvalenti and I talk about (and experience) the beauty of the 10 minute dance party. Because it’s all about taking care of yo brain, I figured I’d take away some of the stress of choosing a good song to rock out to. They are separated by genre, but each has a good flow of mostly upbeat songs to get you out of your head and into your body.

So here are some options for a solid 10 minute dance-a-thon: 

(because these playlists are so short, I’m just gonna lists the songs and you can put them together on your music sharing service of choice!) 


  • “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
  • “Do You Want To” by Franz Ferdinand
  • “I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers

Dance Pop

  • “Don’t Cha” by The Pussycat Dolls
  • “Breakin’ Dishes” by Rihanna
  • “Bulletproof” by La Roux

Girl Power

  • “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” by Noisettes
  • “Telephone” by Lady Gaga & Beyonce
  • “Crushcrushcrush” by Paramore


  • “Stronger” by Kanye West
  • “King Kunta” by Kendrick Lamar
  • “The Way I Are (Remix)” by Timbaland

Pop Punk

  • “The World” by The Starting Line
  • “Everything Is Alright” by Motion City Soundtrack
  • “The Middle” by Jimmy Eat World


  • “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd
  • “Caught Up” by Usher
  • “Hey Ya” by Outkast
💰Master list of sorority fundraising ideas! 💰

Q: I am the assistant philanthropy chair of my chapter. We are doing some research on different philanthropy events for our chapter besides the ones we have been doing for the past few years. Do you have any advice on finding events that other sororities have done and some ideas for coming up with original philanthropy events? Thanks!

A: Launching a new fundraiser is a fabulous idea for keeping your membership interested, attracting fellow greeks on campus, increasing participation and energizing everyone connected to your philanthropy!

The first step is to decide what TYPE of fundraiser you want to tackle. Is your chapter more the sports type, or foodie fans? Think about what your sisters, alumnae and other greeks will respond to. Also, if five other chapters already have food sales, you should try a dodgeball tournament instead. Being unique will attract more attention! 

💰  Creative Sorority Fundraising Ideas by Category:💰

💰  SPECIAL EVENT fundraisers: 

  • Sorority Fashion Show 
  • Gala Dinner & Silent Auction 
  • Kissing Booth
  • Puppy Kissing Booth
  • Hugging Booth
  • Pie in the Face 
  • Polar Plunge
  • Fraternity Bachelor Auction
  • Talent Show
  • Car Wash
  • Casino Night
  • Bingo Night
  • Christmas Caroling Service
  • Shopping Night at a Favorite Dress Boutique - a % of sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.
  • Haunted Hay Ride
  • Carnival/Festival for Kids
  • Dunk Tank - recruit popular people to dunk
  • Junker Car or Old Computer Smash - charge for turns bashing an old jalopy, or vintage computers.
  • Outdoor Movie Marathon
  • Campus “Celeb” Bartenders Event
  • Service Auction - sorority & fraternity volunteers are auctioned off for 2 hour “work” sessions.
  • Restaurant Special - a % of food sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.

💰  COMPETITION fundraisers:

  • “MR” Sorority Contest
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Chicken Wing Eating Contest
  • Board Game Tournament
  • Twister Tournament 
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • Dance Marathon
  • Rocking-Chair-A-Thon
  • Air Band Competition
  • Lipsync Competition
  • Skip-a-thon, Walk-a-thon, Seesaw-a-thon, Skate-a-thon, etc…
  • Trivia Contest
  • Battle of the College Bands
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Decorated Golf Cart Parade & Competition
  • Halloween Costume Competition
  • Adult Spelling Bee
  • Penny Wars
  • Yellow Rubber Ducky Race 
  • Male Beauty Pageant - dressed as women.
  • Goldfish Races - set up two rain gutters filled with water as race tracks. Contestants are given a straw to blow on the water to help the fish along to the finish line. 
  • Charity Specific Events - such as Walking in High Heeled Shoes, Bra Dart Board, Relay for Life, etc…

💰  FOOD fundraisers: 

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Late Night Waffles
  • Grilled Burger Dinner
  • Chicken Wings Dinner
  • Taco/Burritos/Nachos Bar 
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Tailgate BBQ
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Oyster Shucking Dinner
  • Pizza Party
  • Box Lunch Delivery
  • Build Your Own Sub Sandwich
  • Hot Soup Bar
  • Octoberfest
  • Catfish Fry
  • Bake Sale 
  • Build Your Own Sundae
  • Smoothie Stand
  • Popular Food Truck on Campus
  • Watermelon Eating Contest
  • Cake Walk
  • Frozen Yogurt Eating Contest
  • Coffee & Donuts Table
  • Chocoholics Festival
  • All You Can Eat Baked Potato Bar
  • Gourmet Popcorn Tasting Party
  • Midnight Munchies Sale
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Chowder Cook Off
  • BBQ Cook Off
  • Burger Cook Off
  • Snow Cone Booth
  • Cookies & Milk Event
  • Cupcake Sale
  • Eat for a Cause - ask a local restaurant to donate 10% of their profits on a designated night, in exchange for encouraging greeks to eat there.

💰  SPORTS fundraisers:

  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Golf Tournament
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Baseball Game
  • Flag Football Game
  • Powder Puff Football Game
  • Volleyball Tournament
  • Swimming Pool Competitions 
  • Cardboard Boat Regatta 
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Cheerleading Competition
  • Miniature Golf Tournament
  • Bowling Competition
  • Tricycle Races
  • Wheelbarrow Races
  • Coolers with Wheels Races
  • Inflatable Rock Wall Climbing Competition
  • Holiday Jingle Bell Walk
  • Greek “Chariot” Races

💰  SERVICE & SALES fundraisers: 

  • Discounted Prom Dress Sale
  • Manicure Table
  • Candy-gram/Flower-gram/Balloon-gram Deliveries on Campus (especially for Valentines Day and finals)
  • Finals Week Snack Deliveries
  • Raffle with Amazing Grand Prize
  • Sell Swag - koozies, buttons, or other small accessories.
  • Sorority Trunk Show ~ especially greek jewelry or fashions.
  • Craft Sale 
  • Yard Sale or Antique Sale
  • Used Book Sale 
  • Holiday Ornament Sale 
  • Sorority Recipe Book
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping Service
  • Flower Sales for Valentine’s Day
  • Art Show & Sale
  • Dog Wash
  • Gift Basket Auction
  • Guess How Many ___ in the Jar - M&Ms, jelly beans, peanuts.
  • Friendship Bracelet Sales
  • Pink Flamingos on Greek Row - sell pink flamingos to be placed (with a message) on sorority & fraternity house front lawns.
  • Sell Commemorative Bricks or Tiles for a Sorority House Construction Project
  • Tee Shirt Sales
  • Massage Chair Booth - offer several chairs & charge for 10 minute messages by professional therapists.

💰 Check out these additional sorority sugar fundraising posts:

• Step One: Choose From 5 TYPES of Sorority Fundraisers

• 7 Successful Fundraisers from Followers

• Top 10 Types of Greek Marathons

My ultimate Uber A theory: Who I want A.D. to be!

“The First Secret” in my opinion is the biggest PLL episode we ever had. It’s full of answers, questions, explanations, clues, foreshadowing, you name it! AND the most important thing–the most in depth look we’ve had into Alison’s life before she went missing, given it’s a full-flashback episode. It’s on Halloween that Alison begins getting threats and texts from –A, which is why I believe whoever was the first –A, is in this episode. And based on Mona’s behavior and the way she is depicted in this episode, I don’t believe it was her, but LUCAS.

Early CLUES:

1.) “Do you still have both?” –Ali to Lucas
Lucas accidently spills his drink on Alison and tries to clean it up. Mona watches quietly standing against her locker. After Alison walks away, he says, “One day she’ll get what’s coming to her.” Mona smiles at him and slightly nods. After this, Alison begins calling Lucas “Hermie,” that alone could be his motive of hating her and the Liars but what if it’s also his connection to Cece? If she really is Charles who transitioned into a woman, he could have her her story and felt sympathy like the writers all wanted us to.

2.) “I’m watching you.”

Alison is in the Halloween store buying her costume and gets this in a text message, it’s NOT signed by “A,” but I don’t think that’s because it wasn’t from “A,” but because it was only the beginning of –A’s work. In this scene someone in the baby doll mask costume pops out and scares Alison. Although there has been numerous people in this costume, for example Noel and Garrett, I think this time it was Lucas. Garrett wasn’t in the episode and Noel had already scared her minutes before in regular clothes. If this was Lucas it makes sense that he sent the message since he was “watching her” previously in Spencer’s bedroom.

3.) Alison is attacked
Alison and Noel plan to give the Liars a Halloween “scare,” by having Alison pretend that Noel, dressed in the same costume as Lucas (and appears like maybe two other people lol) is trying to kill her. After it all happens and the Liars already know it was a trick, Alison tells Noel what a great job he did. Except, according to him, he DIDN’T DO IT. This could be a lie, OR someone else did the job for him. Lucas is also dressed in the same costume, so how do we know it wasn’t him who did this? Alison says, “The way you shoved me against the wall. You even scared me.” If it was all just a joke, why would Noel try to hurt her? No one could even see them? Whoever actually did it, wanted to her hurt. Wanted her to be scared. Lucas I’m sure has a lot of built up anger towards Alison so it definitely makes sense that he would have the passion to actually try and hurt Alison.
4.) “Bitch!”
Right before it’s revealed that Noel wasn’t the person who attacked Ali, someone in the baby face mask costume runs quickly by Alison and yells, “BITCH!” Seconds after he rips off his mask… It’s LUCAS. I don’t see the point of having Lucas take off his mask unless it was a reveal of some sort. I would almost go to the extent and say that (if this was the writer’s attempt) it was meant to be obvious that Lucas attacked her. He also seemed full of rage which could be because possibly Alison got away or because the Liars came to her rescue?
5.) “Dying to know who I am? You’ll find out. –A”
This is the very first “A” signed text Alison receives and it connects with all of these clues about Lucas being this person. He was possibly the person from the Halloween store (masked), the person outside Spencer’s window (masked), the person who attacked her (masked), and we know he was the person who called her a bitch (masked, then he unmasked himself).
What I think happened:
Lucas came up with the idea of harassing Alison anonymously starting the night of Halloween. He had all the motive to and even admitted that she’s GOING TO get what’s coming to her. He asked Mona to help him, given she had the same motive as he did (being bullied by Alison). This is why Mona said “No, but you will,” when Ali asked if she knew her.. She seemed much more confident than she did in any other flashback when she said that, which could have been just because she was masked but it also could have been because she knew she was going to get her revenge. He started off by following Alison around for example, to the Halloween Store and watching her from outside Spencer’s window. He wanted her to be afraid. And then the texts started rolling in but that wasn’t enough for him. In order to REALLY scare Alison, he attacked her that night, which is why he was revealed (unmasked). In the ending scene of the episode, there is someone else in the same costume sending a text, this person is NOT revealed but used “A,” which is why I think this person was MONA and she came up with idea to use “A” as the signature to their messages and stuff. That’s why she’s considered THE ORIGINAL A. We’ve seen almost every important character with Alison the night she went missing but we have not seen Lucas. 

I think Lucas has been –A all along as basically the ring leader. If Lucas is after Alison now, it can’t possibly be that big of a surprise that he still hates her, he trashed her memorial, remember?


“A” Clues:
1.) Photography
In all the –A lairs we’ve seen there is tons of pictures of the Liars and some of them look professionally taken. There was also the time that –A sent the girls a picture of Alison from the night she went missing and the time that –A took a bunch of pictures of the girls at the Lake House. Lucas has a passion for photography so it’s possible he took these pictures.
2.) A’s message to Hanna on her cast
A leaves Hanna a message saying, “Sorry about losing my temper. My bad. Love, -A.” Although it makes sense that this was Mona based on her hitting Hanna with her car, it’s also possible this was from Lucas because he “loves” Hanna and had just had an argument with her in the hospital about how she “deserves a better boyfriend.”
3.) Sean and Hanna’s break-up
I find it ironic that Lucas, who is in love with Hanna in a sense participated in their break up. Their downfall began at the Dance-A-Thon when “A” pushed Lucas and Hanna to dance. I don’t see how this could have benefitted Mona in any way. And based on the way Mona treats Lucas, why would she want him dancing with Hanna? I think it’s possible those texts in particular could have been from him and part of his plan of breaking them up.
4.) We’ve seen Lucas in a black hoodie more than once.
5.) Toby tried to hit Lucas with a car
At the time Toby was supposedly pretending to work with Mona to help Spencer, he tried to run over Lucas. If Toby wasn’t really “evil” why do that??? I think this clearly means Lucas involved with the A Team and was trying to get out so Mona sent Toby to do this to scare him. I think this is why he tried to kill Mona in season 3. If Mona knows his secret he couldn’t just stop helping her and and the only way to keep his secret a secret is to kill her.
6.) Lucas was visiting Mona while she was in Radley and she was giving him her pills which were the same pills used to drug Emily the night “Alison’s” body was dug up.
7.) A is shown buring photos in a scene and Lucas is shown burning papers in class.


Many of these clues are from older seasons and may not apply to S7 but he could easily be A.D. All this Archer business could be a distraction like the whole Charles storyline was. Also, Hanna used him as a alibi maybe this is how A.D. thought Hanna actually killed Charlotte. 


So a while ago I did a post on Toby wearing a leather jacket like the -A in the first couple of ending scenes in Season 1 (SEE HERE) A few people pointed out to me that after the dance-a-thon -A collects the jacket from Ella. This could not have been Toby because he was on house arrest with an ankle monitor.


When you go back and rewatch S1 in order something about his ankle monitor (house arrest) doesn’t add up.


  • he is found behind the church and arrested


  • Spencer see’s him in the street going into city hall, Veronica says he is out on bail and probably meeting with his attorney. But he is not wearing an ankle monitor.
  • Emily see’s him on his porch, he is tampering with something around his ankle using a screwdriver. He says to Emily that he “can bearly leave his porch”, indicating that he is on house arrest, but he doesn’t actually say it. (the thing around his ankle looks more like a watch than an ankle monitor - see pics below)


  • He is escorted by police to collect books from his locker at the school.
  • Then later (still in the same clothes, so same day) Spencer is out jogging and she sees him in the street. 2 kids are scared of him and he runs into an Alley and crouches beside a dumpster and cries. So he is obviously not on house arrest or behind escorted by police at that time


  • This is the episode with the dance-a-thon where -A picks up a black leather jacket and gloves from Ella. Toby is not seen in this episode. Emily only mentions him saying “Why is toby at home wearing a lojack”. But he might not have even been wearing an ankle monitor at that time.


  • Spencer goes to Toby’s house to tutor him, he says he can’t go anywhere and gestures to an his ankle monitor (this monitor looks different to the one he had on when he was on the porch in 1x12)

This makes me think that Toby was faking the ankle monitor the first time with Emily on the porch so that no one would suspect him of any -A type antics. No one would think he was at the dance-a-thon either. Then he got a real ankle monitor later. It’s like a really clever alibi.

It can’t be a fault with the props department on the show because it is only a few episodes later. Also there is no other explanation for him being unable to leave his porch in 1x12, then able to walk around the streets in 1x13 and then can’t leave his porch again in 1x16. If he had the ankle monitor off momentarily and a new one put on then why weren’t the poli

Also just for shits and giggles Ashley Marin has the same type of REAL monitor in Season 4.

Now I am not saying that this means Toby is Uber -A, because I really don’t like to get hung up on a character and commit all my theories to them. But I do think that Toby has been involved since the start (maybe -A’s real henchman)

And if he does end up being Uber -A I think it will be plausible when we rewatch for verification and earlier clues.

anonymous asked:

"Care to join me?" ~ Team SLFR

20. Competing in a charity dance-a-thon

“Would any of you like to sign up for the upcoming dance-a-thon?” Livia inquired, hugging a clipboard to her chest with a friendly smile on her face. “We’re looking for dancers for donors to pledge on. The longer you dance, the more we’ll make for the food shelters in the poorer districts of Vale." 


Beyonce Dance-a-Thon to Kick Off MTV’s Record-Setting Week

MTV is hoping this week is one for the books – the book of world records.

The network is hosting a series of events designed to set some standards, mostly for goofy fun. It begins Monday at 11 p.m. with a 24-hour Beyonce dance marathon outside of MTV’s New York headquarters. In the attempt to claim the Guinness World Record for longest dance relay marathon, dancers will get a nonstop Beyonce soundtrack.

Britney’s Manager Larry Rudolph on Van Toffler, MTV’s ‘Real Visionary’

On Wednesday, MTV is asking viewers and their cats to submit videos in an attempt to set a mark for most “meows” in a minute. The network will challenge its audience members to break some of their own personal records Thursday, and post evidence online with the hashtag #EpicWin.

MTV will also ask viewers to express their wishes for the world in 2025, and will print out as many as possible to be buried in a time capsule for a decade.

Besides having fun, MTV is looking to tap into the attitudes of its viewers as expressed in a recent poll, said Stephen Friedman, network president.

“Our audience is made up of dreamers, believers and they love nothing more than to do something bigger and better than it has ever been done before,” he said.


Dancing & Cuddles (Michael) Requested

Requested by anon - Hiya, can you write something about you dancing around your room and micky whining for cuddles and to cheekily annoy him you one by one get the boys to join your dance party (ALL TIME LOW AND GREEN DAY) and you finally give in and you and all the boys squish into a king size bed together and watch a movie, but micky doesn’t care his just happy he gets his cuddle and to be able to wisper cute things in your ear

“But baaaaaaaaaabe” Michael whines as I laugh.

“Come on Mikey! I got my test results back and I passed all my classes. I want to dance!” I say happily.

“I want to cuddle”

“Not until you dance”

“I’m not dancing”

“CALUM!” I shout and his head pops around the door jam. 


“I want to dance but Mikey won’t dance with me and I have all the music set up and he is being a party pooper. I bet you are a better dancer anyway” I say, winking at him. He decides to play along and I’m grateful for that. 

“Two seconds” he says, holding up his finger. When he returns with a couple bottles of beer. He hands me one and I take a sip. I hear Michael groan.

“Caaaaaaaal, I just wanted cuddles. Why do you have to go against me!?” he pouts and Cal and I both laugh. I push play and Green Day starts coming through the speakers. I look at Michael with one eyebrow raised and dare him to try and get me to turn it off. By the third song, Luke comes to investigate. I run over to the door and grab his hand.

“Come on Lucas! Join us in our dance-a-thon” I shout over the music and he laughs as he brings his other hand up to mine and we dance a weird little move. 

“Okay babe, you have proven your point, come cuddle now” Michael says a little grumpy now.

“Michael Gordon Clifford, if you won’t celebrate with me, I will find other people to dance with”

“Looks like you already have” he says.

“I’m still missing Ashton, hold on” I say skipping out of the room. I find Ashton sitting in his room with his computer on his lap.

“I’m trying to annoy Michael, will you come help me”

“Why are you trying to annoy him?”

“He won’t dance with me and I have Luke and Calum already out there. Pleaaaaaassssssse” I almost beg. Ashton puts his computer down and follows me into the room just as the music switches to All Time Low. Ashton joins us in dancing and Michael groans. 

“Don’t you want to dance with us Michael?” Ashton teases.

“No, I want to cuddle with my girlfriend and you assholes are making it impossible” he says. The song switches to the acoustic version of ‘Jasey Rae’ and I know that as soon as I grab Luke, Michael will be off that bed. I push Calum to Ash and laugh.

“Slow dance time!” I grab Luke and wrap my hands around his middle (since I can reach his neck comfortably) and fold into him. He hesitantly brings his arms around my back and I can tell he is nervous of Michael’s reaction.

“NOPE! No way, don’t even think about it, hands off my girl Hemmings”

“She grabbed me Mikey” he says as he pulls away. When I look at Michael, he is off the bed and has a hand extended to me. I smile at Luke and then back at Michael. 

“He doesn’t get to hold you like that” he growls into my ear.

“Well I asked you but you refused”

“If I had known that someone else was going to do it, I would have gotten up”

“My plan worked then” I say with a giggle and we lean our foreheads against each other. When the song ends, Michael gives me a light kiss on the lips. 

“Can we please do movie night now?” he asks.

“But I want to watch a movie” Luke pouts.

“Yeah, can’t we cuddle too?” Ash says.

“Your bed is big enough, come on” Calum laughs as he pulls us all down.

“Someone still has to put the movie in” I laugh.

“Nah” Michael replies as he grabs the x-box remote and goes to Netflix.

“Never underestimate his laziness, Y/N” Ashton jokes. I smile as the movies starts and I curl into Michael. I feel Calum cuddle into me but when I look up to Mikey to see if he is okay with it he chuckles and whispers in my ear.

“My hand is close enough to punch him in the junk if he tries anything” I laugh with him and receive a look from the other 3. 

“I love you, you lazy goon”

“I love you more you overactive hamster”

- Kimmie

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"Care to join me?" (My Markus OC, Also Hi? Tumblr suggested ya a while back.)

[Sure ^^ and hello]

20. Competing in a charity dance-a-thon

Jamie lifted her head and smiled, “You had me at charity and sealed the deal with dance-a-thon. Let’s do it.” She flashed him a wide fanged grin.


THON line dance 2014! 

For those who don’t know, this line dance (incorporating various pop culture/Penn State references) is part of Penn State’s 46 hour dance mara-THON that is the culmination of a year long effort to raise money in the fight against pediatric cancer! Great cause and a really fun weekend. If you want to learn more go to! For the kids!