Excitement thrums through the Iowa Memorial Union as power hour draws near.
Both new and veteran dancers are anticipating the hour of straight dancing that pulls the Big Event to a furious close.
“It’s the closing of the big event and we’ve been putting all this work into it — it’s just exciting to think that it’s going to end big,” said Abbie Debner, first time dancer.
She has heard stories about how amazing Power Hour is and is excited to be a part of it.
“They say that it’s just huge and that everyone is in there — it’s a big dance fest and it’s sweaty,” Debner said. “But I’ve heard that it’s a great experience and it’ll be fun,”
New dancer Caitlyn Summers isn’t quite sure what to expect, but has heard some amazing stories.
“For power hour everyone comes together and unites and just dances for the kids,” she said.
Returning dancer Amanda Brause is full of anticipation.
“Im pumped,” she said. “I’m really excited.”
This year Brause is a Morale Captain Assistant, and believes it will bring her closer to the spirit of Power Hour.
“Being on leadership and knowing everyone and being so much closer to the organization I feel like I will be even more into it than last year,” she said.
And for morale captain Carly Grant, even after going through two before, she can’t find words to describe Power Hour .
“Its indescribable,” she said. “I am really looking forward to it.”
First time dancer Ryan Epperson is also looking forward to the big finale.
“I feel like it’s one final chance to celebrate the whole event,” he said.