There are many ways for you to get involved in Dance Marathon!
Each specific role is incredibly important to having a successful event. Read below to find out more about which role best suits your involvement!
Dancers are the heroes of Dance Marathon. You guys are the heart and soul of the organization. Each dancer pledges to stay on his/her feet for 24 hours, to literally take a stand in the battle against HIV/AIDS, and to raise at least $300.
Every year, hundreds of students from Stanford and partner schools participate as dancers and raise money by getting support from family and friends, participating in SDM-sponsored fundraisers, and initiating their own creative projects. We welcome undergraduates and graduate / professional school students to be part of our event. Last year, over 600 students signed up to be a dancer and helped raise over $120,000 for our beneficiary!
Ever wonder how our dancers stay excited for all 24 hours? Moralers help keep dancers pumped up and energized throughout the night! Moralers attend Stanford DM in 3-hour shifts and provide energy and enthusiasm for the dancers. With crazy costumes, helping with fun games, and killer dance moves, Moralers show up in droves to support their dancer friends and keep the party going all night long. They also do their part for the cause, pledging to raise a reduced amount for the beneficiary organizations.
Want to be a HUGE part of Dance Marathon's success? Committee members are crucial to getting the word out, getting dancers pumped, and making sure the event is as successful and meaningful as it is! Committee members are students who help our executives plan and run the event, recruit dancers and moralers, and educate the Stanford and surrounding community about HIV/AIDS and health inequity issues. Needless to say, they are also some of our most enthusiastic dancers, and their boundless dedication and energy are invaluable throughout the year.