Dance Marathon returns with Beyonce, rave hours

Dance Marathon returns with Beyonce, rave hours

Dance Marathon will take place Saturday, Nov. 12. The annual 12-hour dance party raises money for local children’s hospitals and features food, music, student performances and themed dance hours. Organizers also will remember Maggie Ryan, the 2015 executive director, who died in a car accident in May, two days after graduation.

Faculty, staff invited to perform ‘The Dancellor’

Risa Zwerling Wrighton, honorary chair of Dance Marathon, invites faculty and staff to perform “The Dancellor” at Dance Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 12. The annual 12-hour dance party raises money for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.
Media Advisory: Washington University Dance Marathon

Media Advisory: Washington University Dance Marathon

​Hundreds of Washington University in St. Louis students will dance, play games, raise money, cheer student performers and meet “Miracle Kids” and their families during Dance Marathon, a 12-hour dance party on the Danforth Campus that benefits the Children’s Miracle Network.​

Fundraising flourishes as Dance Marathon awareness spreads​

Some 900 students have signed up to dance all night in the 14th annual St. Louis Area Dance Marathon. The 12-hour event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Athletic Complex Field House, and lasts until 2 a.m. the next day. Faculty and staff are encouraged to take part, too, with Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton donating $14 for every employee who attends the reception. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis.

Mission complete: Dance marathon raises $150,000

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and his wife, Risa Zwerling Wrighton, honorary event chair, and other faculty and staff members take the stage to lead students in “The Dancellor” during the Nov. 5 Dance Marathon of St. Louis in the Athletic Complex. A record number of student dancers — nearly 1,400 — participated in this year’s space-themed event, which raised $150,000 for Children’s Miracle Network.

Dance Marathon attracts record number of participants

The Sixth Annual Faculty and Staff Reception for St. Louis Dance Marathon begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Athletic Complex. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton feels so strongly about this benefit for Children’s Miracle Network that he is donating $13 – in honor of the event’s 13th year – for every faculty and staff member who attends.

Dance Marathon registration closes Oct. 14

Get your dancing shoes ready. Oct. 14 is the sign-up deadline to register for the annual Dance Marathon. Washington University in St. Louis hosts the student-run marathon, which will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2 p.m.-2 a.m. in the Athletic Complex. Proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis.