DO I have to dance/be standing the entire event?
Nope! We understand that your own health conditions may prevent dancing or standing for 8 hours straight so you are welcome to take a break when necessary however, we do encourage you to prepare so you can dance/stand as long as possible to honor our Miracle Kids (visit 'How to Prepare' for tips).
Do I Have to be a good dancer to come to the event? what if i don't like to dance?
'Bad Dancing Saves Lives! ' Everyone is welcome from any skill level and please remember our event is not about the dancing, it's about the Miracle Kids and their families! While we will have a dance floor and a silent disco area, we also will have games, a bounce house, guest performances, and many other activities for you to participate in besides dancing.
is it okay to join if i am not in a group?
Absolutely! If possible, we encourage you to ask a few friends to join you because it is always more fun to fundraise with a team, but by the end of the event you will have made many new friends with other dancers so it is not essential! This year, we have several general themed teams you are welcome to join or feel free to join as a single dancer for now and you can still join a team later.
how much should i fundraise?
The amount is completely up to you and how much time/effort you are willing to put into fundraising (visit our 'Fundraising Tips' page for help). Any amount is helpful and appreciated to support our families!
how do i fundraise?
how can i get involved with planning 'Sota thon?
We have 7 committees on our leadership team: Entertainment and Logistics, Recruitment, Marketing, Family Relations, Finance, Sponsorship, and Communications, students are welcome to join any of them! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or message us on any of our social media platforms to join! We are active on Twitter and Instagram at @UMN_DM, we are on Facebook at 'Minnesota Dance Marathon', and on TikTok!
can i volunteer at 'sota thon?
Yes! Email us at email@example.com for more information on how!
What is the difference between University of minnesota dance marathon and 'sota thon?
Great question! University of Minnesota Dance Marathon (UMNDM) is the organization while 'Sota Thon is the event, for example the same way that Victoria's Secret is the brand/organization while Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is their event, it's the same concept. UMNDM includes the leadership team and elected directors that create our 'Sota Thon event, while the event itself is open to anyone and everyone in the Minnesota community!
Have additional questions not answered here? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media for help!