Dance Marathon’s Impact on Child Life

By Jenny Earl Dancer Finds Calling Via Dance Marathon Flyer While attending a Dance Marathon meeting Hannah Downing was given a flyer that would change her life forever. Entering the University of Iowa as a pre-med major with the goal of being a pediatrician, Downing always knew she loved kids. But after starting her classes and … Continue reading Dance Marathon’s Impact on Child Life


Meet the Johnson Family

By: Lauren Peck After living in Tampa, Florida for almost 20 years, The Johnson family moved here to Iowa in March of 2011. Unfortunately, they had to leave all of their friends and family in Tampa, but the kids – Aimee (age 14), Sydney (5), and twins Bethanie and Marleigh (2) - adjusted well to … Continue reading Meet the Johnson Family

The Word “Alumni” Doesn’t Mean ‘The End’ for this Dancer

We asked University of Iowa alumi, and former UI Dance Marathon dancer about her experience throughout her four years with Dance Marathon. Check it out: Danielle Faubert, 22. How many years have you been involved with Dance Marathon? I have been involved with Dance Marathon since my freshman year. I started as a dancer, and … Continue reading The Word “Alumni” Doesn’t Mean ‘The End’ for this Dancer