frequently asked questions

When/where is the next Butler University Dance Marathon?

February 2, 2019 in the Butler University Health and Recreation Complex. 


Do I need a special pass to attend the event?

No, we encourage people to visit Dance Marathon. Donations are greatly appreciated!


Do I have to stay all 12 hours?

We strongly encourage each dancer to stay all 12 hours. There will be plenty of activities and inspiration to keep you at the event.

Do I have to dance?

No, there are many other activities to do besides dancing, but dancing is FUN! Throughout the event, the Morale committee will teach a dance that will be completed at the end of the night.

What am I dancing for?

You are dancing for Riley Hospital for Children. All the money raised for BUDM directly benefits the hospital. “It’s For The Kids!”


Do I sleep or eat during those 12 hours?

As a dancer, there is no sleeping! However, dancers are fed for free throughout the entire event! There are meals, drinks, and snacks available during the 12 hours. If there is something in particular that you like, you are welcome to bring it to the event.

How do I register to be a dancer?

Click the registration link on the “Home” page or the “Dancers” page. It is all done online. There is a $20.00 registration fee, but this contributes to your fundraising total!


What is the cost to be a dancer?

Each dancer is asked to pay a $20 registration fee during the registration process.

What activities are planned for the Dance Marathon?

The Morale committee teaches a dance throughout the event. There is music, games, entertainment acts, and playing with the kids from Riley. We are constantly updating our activities as well, so you can be sure this year is even better than last!


As a dancer, am I responsible for fundraising?

Because the mission of our organization is to be For The Kids, we want to put our money where our mouths are! We ask members to fundraise $75 (including their $20 registration fee) to gain access to our day of event. We want everyone to be at the marathon! We have a Fundraising committee dedicated to providing education on personal fundraising efforts as well as providing outside opportunities for group fundraising. If you want to come to the marathon, we will do everything we can to get you there!


How do I become a committee member?

While you can join BUDM as a dancer any time throughout the year, committee members have a shared timeline beginning fall semester until our main event. Applications are live now, and will be due September 9th, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. Visit the committees page for more information.