Following the announcement of the date and modality of DanceBlue 2021, we have received many questions. We hope our answers to these frequently asked questions help you understand a little more about what to expect going into the marathon!
What are the plans for the marathon?
The DanceBlue dance marathon will be held virtually on April 10, 2021.
How long will the marathon be?
The virtual dance marathon will be 8 hours long, going from 11am to 8pm, including a dinner break.
What will the marathon look like?
The format of the marathon will be a condensed version of our normal, 24-hour marathon. There will be two hours from 11am to 1pm spent learning the line dance, three and a half hours from 1pm to 4:30pm spent doing the themed programming activities, a dinner break from 4:30pm to 6pm, and then two hours from 6pm to 8pm to do the concluding marathon activities such as the kids’ talent show, clinic family speakers, and the reveal of the total raised this year. The themed programming activities will change every 30 minutes and the line dance will be performed at the top of each hour.
Will we just be staring at a screen for the whole time?
Do not worry! It will not feel like you are in a Zoom class for 8 hours. Between the livestream, interactive Zoom rooms for the programming activities, and doing the line dance, we are sure the time will fly by.
How can we participate in DanceBlue 2021 if we are not dancing?
Sadly, volunteers will not be needed for this marathon, but we invite you to visit our website and follow along on social media! There will still be an audience component of the marathon, so invite your friends, family, and DanceBlue alumni to “come watch” the marathon. More information on the audience components of the marathon will be released on social media as it gets closer to the marathon date.
Is there still a dancer minimum, since there’s technically unlimited space?
Yes! With the technology we are using, there will still be limitations, so dancer spots will still be awarded.
How will dancer spots work?
Dancer spots will be awarded as usual and there will still be morale groups. You are welcome to do the marathon by yourself or with your quaranteam. Who you are doing it with will be a factor in the formation of morale groups. If awarded a dancer spot, you will still receive a dancer bag containing your dancer t-shirt, mail call, and any incentives you may have reached. Dancers will receive detailed information on how to use all of the technology we will use, so do not worry if you are not technologically savvy! Dancer incentive information will also be released soon. If you have any dancer-specific questions, please ask your Team Captain!
When is the fundraising deadline?
The fundraising deadline is March 19 at 5pm.
Will there be a Spring Blitz Week?
There will not be a Blitz Week surrounding the fundraising deadline. Instead, there will be a marathon hype week, called Marathon Madness. It will be similar to Blitz Week, but have much more happening. There will still be on-campus and virtual daily activities like Blitz Week had, but there will also be daily challenges for morale cup points. It will be held April 5 – 9!
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to message us on social media or email Emma Rotkis, DanceBlue 2021 Dancer Relations Chair, at [email protected]. We’re so excited for what is to come this year!