PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

New Dancer Support Program Helps Dancers See Loved Ones Despite PASS Failures

Many aspects of THON 2013 could be considered a logistical nightmare. Although THON 2014 hasn’t been entirely glitch free, the Executive Committee has come up with new, effective ways to maintain order while assuring the dancers’ health and safety are a top priority. Just this year, the Rules and Regulations committee launched the Dancer Support Program.

In this new system, each dancer choses two predetermined friends or family members that they would want to see —  even if the PASS system wasn’t working, which is essentially an inevitability at this point. Dancers were given two passes that look something like this (colors vary depending on dancer number):

Screen shot 2014-02-23 at 1.44.03 AM

Dancers gave these tickets to their supporters about a week before THON and sent the guest emails to R&R. R&R then contacted “the chosen ones” and sent them a specific time Sunday morning that they would have to arrive at the West entrance of the Bryce Jordan Center, between gates A and D, to see their dancer for 25 minutes each.

Screen shot 2014-02-23 at 1.48.28 AM

These supporters will not meet the dancers on the THON floor. Instead, the dancers will be escorted somewhere else to meet. Dancers know that they will meet these supporters but don’t know when or where.

It is great to see R&R being cognizant of pass issues and making initiatives to ensure that the dancers are able to get support from loved ones during their 46 hours on their feet. We will find out today how well this new system works.

About the Author

Janki Patel

An awkward girl in an awkward world. Ke$ha is my role model. Nothing I say is meant to be taken seriously (unless it is).

Comments

More by Janki

Franco Harris to Lead Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run

This Sunday, April 13, the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania will return to Penn State on Blue White Weekend for a fifth consecutive year. Two Special Olympics PA athletes, Greg Focht and Matt Prosek are especially excited for Sunday’s race, as they’ve been working hard to prepare

Penn State’s Infusion Dance Competition Set for Saturday

Meet the Penn State Bass Fishing Club

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Road And Utility Work Impacting Penn State This Summer

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Predicting Penn State’s 2018 Kickoff Times

As the Nittany Lions have ascended back into college football’s elite, they’ve taken the field at night more often in the past few years and avoided the dreaded early kickoff.

We Are Royalty: Meghan Markle Is A Penn State Fan

Penn State fans are everywhere, even in the British royal family.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

With two Penn State Esport teams in the top eight, the odds of winning the National Championship were ever in our favor.

Send this to a friend