Learn more about the many events that we host throughout the year.
Dance Marathon at FSU is a year-long celebration and effort. Throughout the year, we host multiple events to fundraise and raise awareness for children who need it most. Our fall community events include Miracle Week, which kicks-off Dancer Registration and provides many platforms to get involved with DM at FSU. Spring events include our powder paint festival, FTKolor, and Rally Week to continue the Dance Marathon celebration. Be on the lookout to new and exciting Dance Marathon events this upcoming year!
FTKids on the Block
FTKids on the Block is the kickoff event that we host at the very beginning of the school year! It is the very first time of the year that we all get to hang out with the Miracle Families. We shut down all of Madison Street for our very own block party. We have food from the restaurants on Madison Street, live music, and a bunch of different yard games.
Miracle Week consists of five full days of Dance Marathon fun! The first day of the week was National Child Health Day and we played Double Dare, the next night was our So You Think You Can Line Dance event. All day on Wednesday we played penny wars on campus. Thursday night we had the most fun dance and dodgeball tournament. Last, but definitely not least, on Friday we had our Dancer Appreciation Day to show our dancers just how much we care about them.
High School Programs
In 2019, Leon, Maclay, Chiles, Rickards High School, Valwood School, Florida State University School, Lincoln High School, Maclay Middle School, and John Paul II High Schools raised a total of $387,299.46 For The Kids! If you or your high school are interested in starting a Dance Marathon program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s nothing better than football For The Kids. Join us for Family Weekend 2019 on September 28th and Homecoming Weekend on October 26th. Tickets are available to purchase! Make sure to use your organization’s unique code during checkout. We can’t wait to see you all there!
Family & Homecoming Weekend
All of our events lead up to a 40-hour Dance Marathon that culminates our year of fundraising efforts. The marathon is broken up into two, 20-hour shifts, with over 800 participants in each shift. To join us in this celebration, dancers must sign up during the registration periods in the fall and spring, and fundraise at least $300 For The Kids! The marathon is full of fun, dancing, food, and miracles. We stand in honor of those who can’t. Stay tuned for our 2020 marathon’s date release!