This week kicks off Dancer Appreciation Week. Dance Marathon has tons of things planned to help celebrate all the effort that dancers have been putting into get those donations. UNI DM would not be possible if it weren't for the endless dedication and handwork from our dancers. Throughout the week UNI DM has several events planned to honor our dancers.
Monday, January 20th, is the kickoff for Dancer Appreciation Week.
As a freshman coming into UNI, I felt excited and a little terrified. I was worried about meeting new people and making friends. I was also scared I wouldn’t find my “place” on campus. Several upperclassmen encouraged me to join some clubs, and it just so happened that the one day I walk into Mauker Union, friendly girls, dressed in orange, persuaded me to join Dance Marathon. I thought to myself, ‘Perfect! But, what do I do now?’ Luckily I have some tips for...
Wednesday night kicked off Push Day, 24 hours dedicated to fundraising as much as dancers can for the kids. The end of Push Day was celebrated through the Orange Party. Starting at 6 in the upper courts of the WRC, kiddos got a chance to celebrate with the dancers before the big reveal. Every hour, a family shared their story and journey with Dance Marathon. Dancers got to hear stories from Meara O’Brien, Rose Wolff, and Keiana James.