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University of Iowa Dance Marathon 27 Big Event Announcement


“UI Dance Marathon 27 Big Event Announcement” 

IOWA CITY, IA Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UI Dance Marathon Executive Council has made a decision in regard to the annual Big Event celebration. In the interest of the health and safety of our families, students, community members, and generous supporters, it has been decided that the Big Event will not be held in-person.  

The Big Event, formally scheduled for February 5th-6th, 2021, will now take place on February 26th-27th, 2021 in a virtual format. 

Dance Marathon remains fully dedicated and passionate about providing the most memorable and rewarding experience possible so that families feel fully supported by the community surrounding them. The mission of UIDM is never changing and will continue to provide steadfast loyalty to our families this year and for years to come. Now more than ever, the financial and emotional support we provide to our community of over 1,000 families is critical.  

A full fall-semester calendar has been made to show that though this year looks different, we continue to rise with resilience alongside our families to show our ongoing commitment. Please click here to learn what events and programming will look like this year, and other ways to stay involved. We are eager to reinvent our Big Event celebration and reach new heights of success this year.  

For more information or to make a donation, please visit or email Holly Smith at

Media Contact: Maddie Huntley