Dance Marathon Alumni Group (DMAG)

The purpose of the Dance Marathon Alumni Group (DMAG) is to engage and connect alumni who support University of Iowa Dance Marathon's mission. Past Dance Marathon participants who fundraised and danced For The Kids (FTK) at any point in UIDM's history are encouraged to get involved with DMAG. Dance Marathon alumni make UI Dance Marathon stronger and continue to support pediatric cancer patients and their families at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

For updates, follow DMAG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Event will be held virtually February 26-27, 2021.

Big Event Alumni Official Registration

All alumni, as well as their friends and family, are encouraged to participate in at least one event during Big Event weekend. For security purposes, you are required to register for virtual events and will receive a secure link after you register.

  • Virtual Trivia and Opening Ceremony Watch Party
    Create your own team or register as a free agent and we can pair you with other alumni.
  • Virtual Craft and Zoom Time with DM Families
    Spend time with some Dance Marathon families in a more personal virtual Zoom breakout room. Watch here, Meeting Code: 922 8998 6397, Password: Alumni.
  • Virtual Power Hour and Closing Ceremony Watch Party
    Celebrate the end of an unforgettable year. Register now.


Donate to a Dancer in Need

Help a dancer hit their fundraising goal! Find a dancer on our real-time dancer page and click the "Past UIDM Participant" checkbox during checkout. Each person on this list has raised at least $250 but needs some support to reach their goals.

Fundraising Push Day

February 4, 2021
A fundraising push day will be held three weeks before the Big Event to encourage dancers to reach their goals for the year. Track the UIDM Facebook page for more information.

Virtual STEAD Talks

February 18, 2021
Register for the second virtual opportunity to hear from staff at the University of Iowa Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center (Level 11) of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital. Learn what days are like on the floor, how roles have shifted during the pandemic, and what new things are happening for patients and families thanks to support from UI Dance Marathon.
Note: Event is open to students, alumni, and community members.

Join the DMAG Board

We are expanding the board to provide additional opportunities and bring in fresh perspectives for DMAG moving forward. Learn more and apply.

Stay Connected

Sign up for updates to stay in touch with fellow Hawkeyes, and share your updated contact information so you never miss an upcoming newsletter or email.

For more information, email or call 319-335-3305. To learn more about other ways to get involved with the University of Iowa, check out additional Iowa Alumni Networks.

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