#TEDDI35 FEBRUARY 17-18, 2017 (8PM-8PM) RALPH C. WILSON JR. ATHLETIC CENTER

Teddi Alumni

 

Erin

Teddi 29 Chair Erin Conway
“One of the hardest questions past Teddi Chairs can get is “What does Teddi mean to you?” or “How did Teddi impact you?” How can you answer such an easy question with a monumental answer- Teddi means the WORLD to me. Teddi has changed my life for the better. I met some of the most incredible people, people I’ve loved and people that have become my dearest friends by being involved with Teddi. It has changed my heart, my outlook on life, and is my inspiration. The idea and love of the Teddi committee is so contagious. The committee as a whole can really motivate a Teddi Chair; it can make them believe something as impossible as setting up at 24-hour dance marathon become very realistic within months (months that fly by!!) Some of my greatest memories will always be during Wednesday night Teddi meetings and Teddi 26-31 (so far!!) When January hits each year, I get so excited to return to see what incredible new ideas and fun the committee has planned for the year! Can’t wait for Teddi 32!! 🙂
One of my greatest memories was this past Teddi 31. Sarah was one of my campers during DAWG 1 at Camp Good Days. It is a common tradition for the Teddi Vice Chair to make a line dance that gets performed throughout the dance. Even as alumni, we bring back our line dances during Alumni Hour. This past year, Sarah came up on stage and showed off her incredible dance skills. Her smile is one of my favorite things about this courageous little girl! J”
Teddi 31 Chair Danielle Allington
 “Everyone must have known that this would be one of my favorite moments from Teddi. Seeing all of the hard work that I, Jenny, and the entire committee put into this dance end in such a phenomenal way is something that I will never forget. This year broughDanniellet out every emotion that is possible for me. I never could have imagined something being so successful. Teddi 31 was the best way to end my 4 years as a part of the committee. Despite picking this one picture, I could never pick a favorite memory from the 96 hours that I have danced for love or the thousands of hours that went into planning it. I have made some of the best friends I could ever ask for by being a part of this group. I have learned to see what is really important in the grand scheme of things. And most importantly I have felt what it feels like to make a difference and that is something I will never forget. I know that Teddi will just get better and better and I can’t wait to keep being able to be a part of it! WHOAAA TEDDI!”
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Teddi 28 Chair Christopher Keyes

 

“One of the most influential things in my life thus far has been the Teddi Dance for Love. It has had such an impact on the person that I am today. I care so much for this event that thinking about it brings my emotions to tears. And yes as a man, I am not afraid to admit that. There are such a flurry of memories and faces that have been a part of this amazing event. No matter the weather, thoughts of the dance give me the most warm feeling inside. Being Chair of Teddi 28 was the first time in my life where I was given a true sense of accomplishment. I felt as though I really made an impact in this world. With that being said, I was never alone. I was surrounded by some of the most amazing people! A few of them are pictured here. This was such a wonderful group of seniors! The bonds I have built through Teddi will never be broken and the things that I have learned continue to drive me to help as many people on this earth as I possibly can. Being a part of Teddi truly taught me how to love. It also taught me how to live my life to fullest whilst putting others first. It all started in the Fall of 2006 and my love and passion for the Teddi Dance for Love continues to grow. Thank you to all those people who have helped fuel that passion!”

 

jennyTeddi 32 Chair Jenny Keeler
“One of the main reasons I chose Fisher was because of the Teddi Dance for Love. No school that I had toured had something as unique as Teddi, and my Fisher tour guide could not stop talking about how wonderful it was! She was right. I joined the committee as a freshman and dragged some of my friends with me. I ended up being the only one who stuck with it (and I’m so glad I did). I volunteered at Camp Good Days for the first time after my freshman year. It was the most fantastic, emotional, and tiring week in my entire life. I fell in love with camp, the volunteers, and the campers, and continued to go back every summer. The fact that the Teddi Dance for Love supports something as great as Camp Good Days makes every single hour, minute, and second of the 24 hour dance so special. I can’t even begin to describe how lucky I am to have Teddi in my life, and I can’t wait to experience another AMAZING 24 hours this year! My favorite part of Teddi is toward the end of the 24 hours when everyone linked together in a circle. This is my favorite part (not because its the end of the dance) but because you could be standing next to someone who was a complete stranger at the beginning of the dance, but in that moment it’s like you’re the best of friends. It’s so crazy how much the dance brings people together.”

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