Dancer Updates & Information
Hi dancers! We are so excited for our 21st UNC Dance Marathon. This year is going to be bigger and better than ever before, and we can't wait to see you on March 22nd-23rd! In order to prepare for the big event, please read through the Dancer Packet below to learn more about what to pack, an itinerary for the weekend, and what your funds support. Get ready to make friends that last a lifetime and unforgettable memories!
Packing Tips for the Marathon
What exactly does one pack for a 24 hour awake period of non-stop movement? Here's a list of some things you might not think to bring, but shouldn't leave at home!
Sample Itinerary for the Marathon
7:00 PM - Stand Up
7:45 PM - Performances Begin
8:30 PM - Dinner
9:45 PM - Indoor Sports
1:00 AM - Glow in the Dark Capture the Flag
2:15 AM - Fetzer Field Day
3:30 AM - Snack
4:00 AM - Zumba
4:45 AM - Senior Hour/Dodgeball
6:30 AM - Kenan Sunrise Walk
8:00 AM - Rave
9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:45 AM - Performances
10:30 AM - Hedgehogs
11:45 AM - Yoga
12:30 PM - Lunch
2:00 PM - Tar Heel Town
4:10 PM - Final Jam
5:00 PM - KCC Talent Show
6:00 PM - Family Hour
6:50 PM - Sway Time
7:00 PM - Sit Down
Check out the dancer incentives page to see more activities to look forward to if you raise more than your $200 dancer goal, For The Kids!
5 Things to Expect at the UNC Dance Marathon as a Dancer:
Whether this is your first UNC Dance Marathon or your last these five things will always be relevant during your dancer experience!
- Making unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!
- Meeting new people and making new friends.
- New experiences!
- Learning more about yourself (especially after standing for 24 (!!) hours)
- Finding your passion #FTK
Check out this blog post for great advice and tips on how to survive the 2018 UNC Dance Marathon, and to see a glimpse of what you have to look forward to!
Find out more information and tips on how to survive & thrive at the 2019 UNC Dance Marathon here:
“Stephanie” is a 10-year-old who has just been admitted for her 5th admission in the last year and a half for treatment for her chronic lung disease. After each of these admissions, she and her family also had to endure at least 2-3 weeks for home care and missed school and work. Her family lives 2 hours from UNC Hospitals and while both of her parents work, she also had 2 other siblings they are supporting, and they have had to miss a significant amount of work for these admissions. The family makes too much money for any federal or state assistance programs so they are drowning in out of pocket medical expenses. During Stephanie’s most recent 2 admissions, her family received gas assistance, and also took advantage of Parent’s Night Out dinners and Family Pizza Night. Her mother was floored at the generosity of the Carolina For The Kids FTK Fund , explaining that it made it that much easier for her to stay at Stephanie’s bedside and be a support to her when she didn’t have to worry about the cost of all her meals and the trips Dad was having to take between home and UNC.