NY high school raises $489K with marathon dance

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – More than 700 students at South Glens Falls High School in upstate New York danced the weekend away for charity, raising almost half a million dollars for local causes.

The kids did it all: Conga lines, “Gangnam Style,” giddy-ups, hand jives and the “Harlem Shake.” Then the flushed and weary teens showed why this is a dance marathon with a difference.

Students cleared a path for a group who walked or were wheeled to the stage at one end of the gym. One by one – a woman battling cancer in a stocking cap, mothers of ailing children, car crash survivors – thanked the teenage dancers who’d just raised more than $489,000 to help them tackle life’s challenges.

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