Check Lists and Check-in


  • Dancer check in will begin on Sunday morning Time 8:30am. You can stop by check in desk, turn in your bag with everything you will need during the event to bag-check, then leave. You must then return to check in desk no later than 25 minutes prior to start of event!

Check Lists

What to bring

  • Extra shoes, socks, thongs
  • A change (or two!) of comfortable clothes - Don't wear jeans! Try PJ pants or mesh shorts.
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Foot spray / powder / cushioned insoles
  • Foot lotion
  • CameraSmall towel, and toiletries
  • Eye drops / contact supplies
  • Small bum bag
  • Personal medication
  • Mobile phones can only be used on breaks (not while on dance floor)

 What NOT to bring

  • Jewellery and other valuables
  • Watches (makes the time go faster)
  • No Caffeine beverages
  • Energy Drinks i.e  Mother, Red bull etc
  • Drugs of any kind mean instant disqualification and police informed
  • Alcohol

Before the dance

  • Get a lot of sleep; while Dance Marathon is fun it is also exhausting. Sleeping plenty during the week leading up to Dance Marathon will make it easier to recover.
  • Drinking alcohol will leave you dehydrated and fatigued, so take it easy for the few nights before The BIG Event. (The bars will still be there in a week!).
  • The day of Dance Marathon, eat food that is high in carbohydrates and drink lots and lots of water.
  • Stay away from caffeine, sugar, and most importantly alcohol during the week before The BIG Event.

During the dance

  • Drink plenty of fluids. You are going to sweat. Water will be available at all times at the drink stations. 
  • You must wear your Dance Marathon registration number at all times. Removal of this number at any time will result in immediate disqualification.
  • During your break you can sit down, drink, have a snack etc (we'll supply). We also suggest washing your face and brushing your teeth often. This will help wake you up.
  • You must be dancing at all times (unless on your 10 min break)
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Take advantage of foot massages. Do not worry about how you look!
  • Talk to other dancers, take pictures, have a great time and before you know it, Dance-A-Thon Marathon will be over and it will be time to plan for Dance-A-Thon 2013.