Participating as a Dancer at Dance Marathon is an exciting, rewarding experience unlike any other. Dancers stand on their feet for the entire 26.2 hours of the event along with 800+ other UF students as they learn a fun line dance, enjoy live entertainment and yummy, and hear firsthand stories from our very own Miracle Families about how Dance Marathon has changed their life. There are a limited number of dancer spots determined by participation and fundraising, don't miss your chance to register today!


Register to Dance

Registration to be a Dancer at Dance Marathon is open for two weeks in the fall and two weeks in the spring. In order to be eligible to dance, participants must be enrolled as students at the University of Florida during the spring semester. This includes students who are enrolled, but may have an internship in place of classes.

Registering to dance is not the same thing as registering to fundraise. Any one may register to fundraise at any time throughout the year, but Dancer Registration is only open for the two week period in the Fall and in the Spring.

Registering to dance also does not guarantee a dancer spot. Dancer spots are allocated in the spring based off of goals that have been achieved by each organization or individual.

You may register to dance with an organization team or as an individual. If you are a member of an organization that does not currently participate in Dance Marathon, you may start a team by registering on Kintera. See Starting a Team for more information.

Staying Healthy

  • Stay hydrated! Be sure to have bring a water bottle with you to the event to ensure you are drinking enough water. Water and Gatorade will be provided at the event as well.
  • Stay energized! Take advantage of the meals provided by our sponsors throughout the event.
  • Take time to stretch during the event so your muscles don't get as tight and sore.
  • Stay engaged! The more you participate in the activities, entertainment, and line dance throughout the event, the more likely you are to keep a positive mindset.

Packing List

  • Gator 1 ID - Must have to be admitted into the O’Dome.
  • Multiple pairs of socks and underwear. These will do wonders to make you feel refreshed throughout the event.
  • T-shirts, tanks, and long sleeve shirts to adjust to the temperature as you need to.
  • Water Bottle
  • At least 2 pairs of supportive, comfortable shoes
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • Baby Wipes
  • Goldbond powder
  • UF DM Fanny Pack
  • Any necessary medications
  • Glasses, contacts, or contact solution if necessary
  • Costumes for theme hours
  • Phone charger
  • Study material for upcoming exams
  • Games
  • Encouraging note from friends or family

For Swim/Shower Shifts:

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.
  • Shower shoes

Important Reminders:

  • Lockers are provided to store your things, however, there are not enough lockers for everyone to have their own. We suggest leaving any valuables at home.
  • If you have allergies, you will be given a chance to make note of this and you may bring your own snacks.
  • If you have medications, you will be able to turn these in to your Delegate or Dancer Relations captain and they will be kept safe in our Medical Room with our medical personnel.
Not necessarily. Dancer spots are allocated based off of participation and fundraising goals set for each organization and individual.
Yes, registering to fundraise and registering to dance are two separate things.
Yes, you must be enrolled as a student during the Spring semester in which Dance Marathon takes place. This also applies to those registered with UF who are taking an internship in place of classes.
You must be wearing a DM shirt to check in for spirit points. The purpose of wearing the shirt is to spread awareness around campus.
Click the Dancer Resources tab above for instructions.
Spirit Points are used to keep track of each organization’s participation in our events and incentives throughout the year leading up to Dance Marathon. There is a friendly competition between teams and the winner will be announced at closing ceremonies for Dance Marathon.
The money they paid for the registration fee will be allocated back to their organization’s total.