university of iowa dance marathon

We have raised $35,800,947  for our Dance Marathon kids and families!

The University of Iowa Dance Marathon is a student organization that provides year-round support to youth cancer patients and their families. The Big Event is a 24-hour Dance Marathon where students assemble to celebrate the children survivors and remember the children who have passed away throughout the year. Dancers remain standing (if able) for the full 24 hours with no caffeine allowed!  Please continue through the site to find more information about our activities and events. Thank you.

University of Iowa Dance Marathon Big Event 2023

How to be a Dancer

When registering for Dance Marathon you will pick a Miracle Group, and your group’s Morale Captain and Lime Captain will provide fundraising resources, plan social activities to meet people, and keep you informed of what’s happening within the organization.

Big Event Family

Meet The Families

We want you to meet some of our amazing families and hear about their journey with cancer and Dance Marathon!

Mini Toteboard 2023

Mini Dance Marathons

Dance Marathon is not just for college students. UI Dance Marathon partners with elementary, middle, and high schools to get kids of all ages to join the fight against pediatric cancer.

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Registered Dancers in 2023

$ 35M

Raised For Kids Since 1995

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largest Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon

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DM30 Big Event Press Kit

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Big Event Memories from DM26

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
The Big Event is just around the corner and with that comes a lot of memories for me and questions for dancers who have not experienced the Big Event yet

UIDM 29 Big Event Press Release

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
On February 3rd and 4th, the University of Iowa Dance Marathon will have its annual Big Event. The event will take place from 7:00 PM Friday to 7:00 PM Saturday.

DM30 Big Event Recap Video