Dance marathon is now only two days away and we can not contain our excitement! When packing for 24-hours in Tate grand hall, keep in mind these Dance Marathon necessities:.
A Second Pair of Shoes - this is especially important if you are planning on taking the 24 hour standing challenge! Just one pair will not get you through this 24 hours, so be sure to bring your two (or even three) comfortable sneakers so you can switch off.
Phone charger / portable charger- We advise you to soak up the amazing experience of Dance Marathon by not being invested in your phone taking too many videos and photos, but you will not want it to die! Phones do not last 24 hours, so bring a charger, portable charger, and maybe even a backup portable charger. You will want to document the incredible 24-hour experience.
Water bottle- Hydration is key! Dancing for 24 hours can be exhausting, and you do not want to become fatigued, so bring a portable water bottle and make sure you are drinking from it!
Cash/Credit Card/Venmo Account - You will be able to purchase food, drinks, merchandise and more at the event! Bring some method of payment whether its cash, a credit card or just the login to your venmo account.
Toiletries- toothpaste, toothbrush, DEODORANT, facewash, lotion, dry shampoo, makeup wipes, chapstick, etc. This is a necessity! Dancing for 24 hours with 2,000 of your closest friends without a shower can lead to some funky smelling people, so deodorant is a must. When you start to get tired or start to feel gross, washing your face and brushing your teeth can make you feel like a new person.
Change of clothes- Tank tops, shorts, t-shirts, jackets, all of the above! You will not want to be in the same clothes for 24 hours+ so prepare accordingly.
Color group accessories- Go all out for your color group! Bring colored beads, body paint and other fun accessories to represent your color group!
SOCKS- The absolute MVPs of Dance Marathon. Bring way more socks then you think you’re going to need, it’s almost guaranteed you’re going to use all of them.
Fanny Pack- The tacky tourist worst accessory is your best asset for Dance Marathon. It’s the perfect place for your phone, snacks, charger, and everything else you may need for the event.
Snacks- There will be six meals and opportunities to buy food/drinks at the fundraising station but it's important to bring extra to keep your strength up!
A long night’s sleep- bring this with you in the morning!! You need at least 8 hours of sleep Friday night going into this marathon. We want 2,000+ bright eyed and bushy tailed people ready to embark on the best 24 hours they will ever experience so get some sleep Friday night and get excited for DM!
While we’re on the subject, here’s what not to bring to Dance Marathon:
Start packing and start getting excited! Dance Marathon will be the time of your life, so make sure you pack appropriately. Only two more days, get excited!