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The Main Event will be held on November 17, 2018 at the Busch Student Center in the Ballrooms.

Before the day of the event:

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Dancer check-in will begin two hours prior to the event, so the dancers are ready to run through the tunnel at the kick-off of the event.  Look for information about check-in with your team leaders to be sure you arrive at the correct time!  While checking in, you will verify that you have raised and turned in all of your money, drop your belongings off in the ‘dancer room’, and then get EXCITED for the event!

What to bring:

  • Extra shoes, socks, flip flops

  • A change of comfortable clothes.  DON’T wear jeans or anything uncomfortable!

  • Deodorant- you will be sweaty from all of the activities!

  • Camera- plenty of opportunities for great pictures

  • Small towel- for if you get sweaty

  • Eye drops or Contact supplies- just in case it will be needed

  • Personal medication

  • Extra clothes and outfits for themed hours! (more information will be coming soon announcing the themes)

  • Money- if you would like to purchase any merchandise or donate during the Miracle Hour!

What NOT to bring:

  • Anything valuable such as jewelry

  • Watches- you will be constantly wondering what time it is, making the day seem so much longer!

  • Caffeine

  • Balls, Frisbees, or any other equipment- we have games planned for the event!

Before the Event:

  • Make sure you are well rested.  Dance Marathon is going to be a FUN day but also very exhausting.  Getting plenty of rest during the week before will make it easier to recover.

  • Take it easy a few nights before the event.  Drinking alcohol will cause you to be dehydrated and extremely tired.

  • Work ahead in school!  You will want to rest on Sunday after the event!

The Day of Dance Marathon:

  • Eat food that is high in carbohydrates and drink LOTS of water.

  • Alcohol or drugs are NOT permitted at SLUDM!  If dancers appear to be under the influence, they will be asked to leave the event.

During the Event:

  • Drink plenty of fluids because you are going to sweat!  You will be able to drink water at any time during the event.

  • Wear your Dance Marathon T-shirt, most importantly during the opening and closing of the event.  If you wish to change your outfit for hour themes, try to keep your Dance Marathon shirt at least somewhat visible.

  • If you are feeling tired, wash your face!  It will wake you up!

  • Always keep moving and stretch if you are getting tired.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.  We have a long, exciting day ahead of us!

  • Make sure to play with the kids, talk to dancers, take pictures, and most importantly, have a great time.