Join a team & pledge your help!

If you would like to increase your involvement with UDance, you can sign up on our donation page as an individual, or with a team.

A UDance team consists of a group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the University of Delaware community, and UDance supporters who raise awareness and funds to fight pediatric cancer. Individuals & Teams can choose a commitment level and set financial goals, which will be displayed on the team page. Check out the different commitment levels below!

Commit to Beating Childhood Cancer

There are multiple levels of commitment that all come with perks & rewards:

The Dancer Program gives UD students the opportunity to participate in UDance at the highest level. If signed up as a Dancer, students pledge to raise a minimum of $460 toward their individual UDance totals on the donation page throughout the school year. Dancers are also required to attend UDance and stand for all 12 hours. Being a Dancer is UDance’s highest honor.

Requirements

Reach a Minimum goal of $460

Don’t be discouraged by this amount! There will be multiple fundraising opportunities for you to smash through this target!

Dance All Day!

You must stand and be present for the entire 12 hours (9am-9pm) on the day of UDance while helping to keep the energy going and encouraging others to participate in games and activities.

Be part of a team

You must be registered for a team on the UDance donation page.

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Spread the word!

You must help promote UDance in your Residence Hall, to friends, and throughout the University community.

Attend Events

If there is a meeting or event for all Dancers, you are required to attend. Make-up meetings for informational sessions will be offered. All meetings will be announced ahead of time on our UDance calendar and through the Dancer mailing list.

Perks!

Receive a FREE UDance Dancer t-shirt.

Free Food & Drink!

Free food and drink during the entire event!

Attend Exclusive Events

Access to Dancer-only fundraising and team building events throughout the year

Feel Great!

Walk away feeling accomplished after standing for 12 hours to fight childhood cancer.

Change Your Life!

Make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information regarding the Dancer Program, please contact dancer.program@udancedelaware.org

The Moraler Program gives UD students the opportunity to participate in UDance on a more involved level than a general participant. If signed up as a Moraler, students pledge to raise a minimum of $246 toward their individual UDance totals on the donation page throughout the school year. Moralers are also required to attend UDance and stand for all 12 hours. Moralers motivate participants and Dancers to continue standing for the entire event.

Requirements

Reach a minimum goal of $246

Don’t be discouraged by this amount! There will be multiple fundraising opportunities for you to smash through this target!

Dance All Day!

You must stand and be present for the entire 12 hours (9am-9pm) on the day of UDance while helping to keep the energy going and encouraging others to participate in games and activities.

Be part of a team

You must be registered for a team on the UDance donation page.

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Spread the word!

You must help promote UDance in your Residence Hall, to friends, and throughout the University community.

Perks!

Receive a FREE UDance Moraler t-shirt.

Limited Free Food & Drink!

Receive a voucher for limited free food and drink during the event!

Attend Exclusive Events

Access to Moraler-only fundraising and team building events throughout the year

Feel Great!

Walk away feeling accomplished after standing for 12 hours to fight childhood cancer.

Change Your Life!

Make new friends and create memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information regarding the Moraler Program, please contact moraler.program@udancedelaware.org

Engagement Coordinator

Engagement Coordinators are UDance representatives within the Residence Halls. Engagement Coordinators act as a resource and liaison to help connect fellow residents to UDance through various opportunities inside and outside of the Residence Halls. EC’s are a part of a large committee of other Engagement Coordinators across campus whose tasks may include but are not limited to: attending weekly Engagement Coordinator meetings with the UDance Residence Life Chairs, planning Residence Hall or campus wide events with fellow EC’s, presenting about UDance within the Residence Halls, promoting UDance in local dining halls, and composing their own promotional materials (flyers, Facebook events, etc.). With the help of Engagement Coordinators, UDance raises awareness and funds in the Residence Halls across campus. Apply to be an engagement coordinator

Chapter Representative

Chapter Representatives keep their chapters up-to-date on all UDance related events and activities. Their responsibilities may include but are not limited to: speaking at Chapter meetings, planning UDance events within their Chapters, coordinating outings with their B+ Heroes, and finding ways to increase Chapter participation and involvement with UDance. These representatives are chosen differently by each Chapter, check with yours to get involved.

Committee Member

UDance Committee Members contribute to one of three individual teams: The Canning Committee, The Hospitality Committee, and The Special Events Committee. Committee Members assist with the daily operations of UDance. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: keeping master lists of all UDance event items and numbers, creating additional decorations for the day of UDance, planning Decoration Days, hosting individual Committee events, and transporting food, beverages, and other miscellaneous items from their respective locations to the Bob Carpenter Center. Tasks differ based on Committee. Apply to be a committee member

Executive Board

After UDance, the current Co-Executive Directors choose two new Co-Executive Directors for the following year through an application and interview process. In order to apply for this position, individuals must have served at least one year on the UDance Executive Board.

After the new Co-Executive Directors are chosen, Director and Chair position descriptions and applications are made available to University of Delaware students. After reviewing applications and conducting interviews, the new Executive Board is chosen.

See Upcoming Events

All individuals are welcome to attend special events held throughout the academic year.

The significance of $460

Our goal at UDance is to have each participating Dancer raise at least $460. This number represents $10 for each of the 46 kids diagnosed with cancer each school day.

Number of kids diagnosed with cancer each school day

Number of kids who pass away from cancer every week

Dollars raised by every student for each kid diagnosed

Every year at UDance I see Andrew’s presence in the UD students, Delaware community, executive board, & of course the heroes and their families. UDance reminds me of how something as incredibly simple as B+ transformed from a blood type, to a poster, to a t-shirt, to eventually becoming the foundation that benefits thousands of families in the fight versus childhood cancer. - Brian S.

Many hands make light work!

Anyone can help out during the day of UDance, (even dancers)! We have a lot of positions to cover, both throughout the year and on the day of the big event! Simply fill out this form to apply to be a volunteer, or reach out to us to learn more.

Yearly Volunteer Positions

Yearly UDance Volunteers ensure the special events held throughout the year run effectively. Volunteers may set up and break down events throughout the year, create posters and banners for special events, coordinate merchandise kiosks in the Trabant Student Center, and assist in UDance Decoration Days. Yearly UDance Volunteers play an instrumental role in the functionality and success of year-long UDance events and activities.

Day of Event Positions

UDance Day Of Volunteers assist in the operation of the culminating event every March. Some of their roles include working the ticket window and check-in tables for students and alumni, upholding security procedures throughout the day around The Bob Carpenter Center, monitoring and assisting the Food and Beverage locations, assisting performers throughout the day, and working merchandise tables.

Day of volunteer shifts are two hours each. Volunteers may sign up for more than one shift if they would like to.

Lobby Workers

Check In

Responsible for checking in Dancers, Moralers, Volunteers, and Alumni as they enter The Bob Carpenter Sports Center.

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Ticket Window

Responsible for selling entrance tickets for admission into UDance. This role will also involve taking donations at the door.

On the Floor

Silent Disco

Responsible for monitoring the Silent Disco, handing out headphones, and overseeing the activity throughout the event.

Hair Donations

Responsible for the Hair Donations section of UDance. These individuals will sign people up to donate hair, track them down for their appointment, and oversee the donation process.

Stage Crew

Responsible for organizing and monitoring the performers throughout the UDance event. They will help to ensure that all performers are where they need to be at all times.

Arts and Craft Table

Responsible for helping UDance attendees at the craft station. Will ensure that the space and supplies remain clean and organized and will interact with kids making arts and crafts.

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12 Hour Gram Table

The 12 Hour Gram table allows individuals to come and write notes for their dancing friends! This role will be responsible for overseeing collection of messages & donations and the delivery of 12 hour grams.

Sitting Police

Responsible for ensuring that no Dancers or Moralers sit at any point during the 12 hours of UDance.

General Roles

Food and Beverage

Responsible for assisting with all food and beverage needs throughout the event.

Merchandise

Responsible for selling UDance and B+ Foundation merchandise throughout the event.

First Aid

Must be available to help in case of any injuries during UDance. May also be asked to assist in other areas, as we hope to have no real injuries during the event!

Clean Up

Responsible for assisting the Executive Board in cleaning up after UDance. Will be required at least one hour before the event ends.

Together we can fight childhood cancer!