We are so excited to announce that the main event this year will be March 26-27, 2022!
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Main Event FAQs
We have provided specific questions for the following general groups:
All UF students attending the DM at UF Main Event will be required to wear a CDC-approved mask at all times during the event. We will be advising all members to limit unnecessary exposures for two weeks leading up to the Main Event to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
-Masks with exhalation valves or vents that allow air to be expelled are prohibited because they do not protect others.
-In addition, neck gaiters and bandanas should not be worn unless no other face-covering is available.
-Participants will be asked to arrive with their own face covering; however, we will have disposable masks available if someone forgets their face covering.
During all serving and interactive activities, we will wipe down all frequently touched surfaces to prevent the spread of any germs or illnesses.
On-site volunteer medical staff will be available to assist with any injuries or illnesses that may occur throughout the Main Event. This year, we will be implementing bag checks and security precautions to ensure the safety of all individuals in the O’Connell Center.
Yes. This year all visitors are welcome to attend the Main Event. However, they must be checked in, go through security, and be escorted to their respected location. All visitors are welcome to view the Main Event floor from the 100 level stands.
VIPs must be invited by Dance Marathon at UF to have access to the Center Court Club to enjoy snacks, beverages, and a place to hang out for the duration of their visit.
VIPs include: Overall Team family members, past Overall Team members, the DMA, faculty, and staff (by invitation only)
All Dance Marathon at UF Alumni are welcome to attend our Main Event. Alumni will have to check-in, go through security, and are welcome on the floor during their respective wristband time.
UF Faculty and Staff
Any UF Faculty and Staff who attend the Main Event will be escorted and shown around by a Recruitment or Community Outreach Captain. If they would like to go on the floor, they will need to receive a colored wristband and go at that time.
Any sponsor who attends the Main Event will be escorted and shown around by a Sponsorship Captain. If they would like to go on the floor, they will need to receive a colored wristband and go at that time.
A chaperone must accompany any High School student at all times. If they would like to go on the floor, they will need to receive a colored wristband and go at that time. In addition, Marathon Relations will be hosting special engagements for them.
Friends and Family
Any other visitors are welcome to come and check in to our event. As long as they go through security and receive a wristband, visitors will be allowed on the floor during their wristband color shift time.
Meals will be provided to all Dancers, Emerging Leaders, Captains, and Assistant Directors at the Main Event. All meals will be served by Hospitality Captains who will wear gloves and sanitize frequently.
All VIP visitors will have access to snacks and beverages in the Center Court Club. All Miracle Families will receive meals in the Family Room during the event.
Organizations select Dancers from their Registered Dancer lists and submit the names to DM at UF. Organization Dancer lists will be due by March 18.
If Ambassadors do not register to dance, they will be welcome to attend the event as a general visitor.
The 200 level stands will be reserved for Captains for the duration of the Main Event to observe the floor engagement.
All Captains will receive meals and a sleep shift during the Main Event.
Emerging Leaders Program
All Emerging Leaders will receive meals and a sleep shift during the Main Event.