Executive Director "We held our Dance Marathon 24 Exec/Chair retreat where the Executive Council and the chairpersons from each committee got together to create our goals for the year. It was a fun and productive evening. This year, we plan to embrace challenges, push limits, and foster innovation. It is evident in the large goals … Continue reading A Month in DM – April
Every dancer looks forward to rocking out to Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the halfway point of the marathon to raise spirits after standing for twelve straight hours for the kids. This year, that excitement was continued when performers Go Go Gadjet came on stage. The awesome group covered new and old hits … Continue reading Go Go Gadjet Fires Up Dancers
7:00 am marks the halfway point for Dance Marathon, and with that a kick butt rendition of Living on a Prayer and the knowledge that there’s only 12 hours left at the Big Event. Although the hour starts off with a bang, it is only one of many exciting things in store for the rest … Continue reading Saturday: What’s Left
The best 24 hours of the year have finally arrived! Over 2,000 UI students started gathering in the main ballroom of IMU to begin the biggest event of the entire year, Dance Marathon. As each dancer searched to find their morale group, hearts were nervous and excited. The University of Iowa Spirit Squad members … Continue reading Capturing the First Hour
Dance Marathon 23 merchandise for the Big Event is out of this world this year. New merchandise for the Big Event was released to the public to buy this past Sunday for leadership and dancer check in! Popular items selling this week are items such as a light gray quarter zip, two tanks, a baseball … Continue reading Merchandise Must-Haves!
What is one of the first things you think of when someone mentions Dance Marathon? It's probably people in lime chanting "FTK!", right? With the Big Event THIS weekend, have you ever wondered, "where did lime come from?" This is the story behind our iconic color. Before UIDM had a consist brand, from year to year colors and logos … Continue reading Forever FTK: The Story Behind Lime
Finals week. It’s upon us and there’s no stopping it. Fortunately there are ways you can get through this. You aren’t the only one riding the struggle bus. Just when you’re about to give up try a few of these ideas and rally your way to an A+! 1. Find a F.R.I.E.N.D. - Finals suck … Continue reading First Semester Study Break Ideas!