Executive Director Charlie Ellis First off, welcome to Dance Marathon 25! Our first month in the Silver Year began with creating an amazing team and starting to form the vision for the journey ahead. This year, we want to have a large focus on letting every individual know they matter to Dance Marathon. This is … Continue reading A Month in DM — March
Executive Director "$3,011,015.24... It’s been over three weeks since Dance Marathon’s 24th Big Event where Iowa became the second school ever to break $3 million, and I am still in awe. To all of our Dancers, Leadership members, donors, sponsors, community members, and volunteers, thank you so much for making this year one to remember. Many … Continue reading A Month in DM – February
As the end of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon 24’s Big Event gets closer and closer, the members of UIDM continue to celebrate life: the lives of the kiddos who are now five years into remission and get to graduate at the Big Event. Kiddo Graduation is a UIDM tradition that honors the kiddos … Continue reading Kiddo Graduation celebrates 5 years cancer free!
Dance Marathon is known for the dancers who push themselves to stay on their feet for 24 hours straight. However, one thing that isn’t often recognized is the DJ team that works tirelessly to make sure the dancers stay pumped throughout the whole event. The team is made up of three DJs, who stay up … Continue reading Humans of DM: DJ NYJ
As the clock turned to 7:00 AM, dancers, leadership members, kiddos and families gathering in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge to celebrate the halfway mark: Dance Marathon style. This tradition was followed by the annual "Short Hair Don't Care" ceremony where people donate 8 or more inches of hair or choose to shave their … Continue reading Officially Halfway There!
“Dancers, on your feet!” Those words from the executive council vibrated the main ballroom of the IMU. That was the signal that the event that everybody has anticipating all year is finally beginning, the Dance Marathon 24 Big Event! The past two days, Dance Marathon has been hosting a Radiothon. Volunteers sat in the press … Continue reading Dancers, ON YOUR FEET!
With just days before the Big Event, tune into our Podcast to hear Directors and Chairs of UIDM tell us their favorite parts of the Big Event, things to look forward to, and why it's such a special time of year. Executive Director "January was full of a lot of exciting things throughout all of … Continue reading A Month in DM — January