get ready for the best 26 hours of your life
Have checks or cash to turn in? Find your dancer captain or anyone on PAC committee and we’ll take care of it!
The Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA (PAC) presents Dance Marathon 2019. Join us as we acknowledge the battle of children suffering from AIDS by fighting our own personal battle: staying on your feet for 26 hours to literally take a stand against pediatric HIV/AIDS.
With thousands of participants, live music, and appearances by celebrities and activists alike, Dance Marathon has raised over $5.5 million in its eighteen year history benefiting HIV-affected children around the world. DM aims to empower the UCLA campus community in the fight against pediatric AIDS by raising awareness about the importance of HIV education and testing, and by helping young people make a difference in halting the spread of this critical, preventable disease.
This coming year, we look forward to another monumental weekend of campus unity, entertainment, energy, and education, where we stand for our cause -- for the kids and for a cure. Registration opens soon!
DM is for the dancers! Join the 7,000+ UCLA students who have completed the challenge of staying standing for the entire 26 hours, literally taking a stand in the fight against Pediatric HIV/AIDS. Dancers have the opportunity to meet our beneficiaries, dance with friends, and be a part of a life-changing event. We have 12 Dancer Captains who assist with fundraising and are here to guide and support you every step of the way.
Dancers commit to fundraising $260 for our beneficiaries. Aside from a life-changing experience, the $260 you fundraise includes five meals, a dancer t-shirt, and a box stuffed with goodies from our corporate sponsors. Register here!
Please direct any questions about dancing to your Dancer Captain or Griffin Scheinman at firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: PAULEY PAVILION, UCLA
18th-ANNUAL DANCE MARATHON at UCLA
To volunteer, email Laura Van Voorhis at email@example.com.
HELP KEEP DANCERS ON THEIR FEET WITH YOUR EXTREME ENTHUSIASM!
Moralers help support dancers throughout their 26-hour quest by committing to one three-hour shift (with the option of staying longer) during the 26 hours where you will encourage, support, and energize Dance Marathon participants! Each theme shift includes a moraler t-shirt.
1-3pm 4/28: $30
3-6pm 4/28 (Community Morale Shift): $30
6-9pm 4/28: $35
9pm-12am 4/28 (FLETCHER and The Unlikely Candidates): $45
12-3am 4/29: $45
3-6am 4/29: $30
6am-9am 4/29: $30
9am-12pm 4/29: $30
SHOWCASE YOUR TALENT & HELP US ENTERTAIN THE DANCERS!
Please direct entertainment inquiries to Hayley Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DJs, bands, and a variety of other performance groups are essential in keeping dancers’ spirits high! In the past, Dance Marathon has hosted artists such as grandson, CVBZ, Half the Animal, Tyrone Wells and Nico & Vinz. An assortment of various UCLA student groups, ranging from NSU Modern to Bruin Harmony, along the West Hollywood Cheerleaders, maintained the energy throughout previous Dance Marathons with their inspiring performances.
ALUMNI & the ALumni Reception
KEEP THE EVENT RUNNING SMOOTHLY BEHIND THE SCENES!
Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor? Contact Elina Vanuska at email@example.com!
There are lots of fun volunteer opportunities available if you are unable to participate as a dancer or moraler. Each year, Dance Marathon depends on volunteers’ dedication to help make the event run efficiently. Plus, you get a cool volunteer t-shirt and community service hours at an event for an amazing cause!
Want to stay involved after you graduate? UCLA Dance Marathon Alumni (DMA) meets year round to support PAC committee and stay involved through various cause events.
Are you looking to get a taste of Dance Marathon at UCLA? Join other members of the LA community for the Community Morale Shift, a three hour event from 3pm to 6pm on Saturday, April 28th! It will include an educational presentation about HIV/AIDS and our beneficiaries over light refreshments. Don’t miss this chance to engage with passionate UCLA students, talk to children affected and infected with HIV, watch exciting performances, and, of course, dance! High school students, families, and other members of the LA community are all welcome!
COme learn about the impact that pac and dance marathon have on the ucla community and beyond.
Learn more about the reception here!
Last year's lineup...
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to dance? I'm a horrible dancer!
While dancing to our wide array of performers is lots of fun in and of itself, there are plenty of other things to do at Dance Marathon: Hang out with the Kindle Ambassadors, interact with our Cause display, arts and crafts, play games in Corpo Corner, study in our quiet area, take a workshop on Yoga, Polynesian Dance, Acapella, Zumba, and more!
Does my registration fee go towards my fundraising?
Nope! It's a mandatory donation to the cause and the only thing we ask you personally to contribute financially to our cause.
If you prefer, you can look at is as paying for your free T-shirt, goodie box, and free meals throughout the entire event.
Does my registration fee go towards my morale registration if I change my mind?
I have a medical condition that inhibits me from participating in Dance Marathon. How can I contribute?
We hope for our event to be as accessible as possible. On our registration form we have a checkbox that allows you to identify any foreseeable challenges. We will work with you personally to make sure that you can experience Dance Marathon to the fullest extent possible! If you prefer to explore your options prior to registering, please contact the President or the Director of Outreach.
When is the last day I can register?
The day before Dance Marathon! Though the sooner you register the lower the fee and the more time you have to fundraise.
If you have a legitimate concern regarding fundraising and your ability to attend Dance Marathon, please contact this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.