IUDM is honored to work in partnership with over 20 high schools in the state in helping to facilitate their ‘mini’ dance marathons.

Similar to IUDM, high school students raise money for Riley Hospital for Children, learn the IU Mini Line Dance, meet local Riley families, and participate in other exciting activities during the marathon! Hosting a mini dance marathon is an excellent way to empower students to promote positive change within their community, as well as to teach students the value of philanthropy in an engaging way.

If you would like any information on how IUDM can assist at your high school’s dance marathon or if you have any questions on how to get started, please contact Katie Moore, Director of Marathon Relations, at marathon.relations@iudm.org. The Marathon Relations committee is happy to provide any support possible!

This year, our High School Marathon Program raised a total of $643,057.26 – all for the children at the Riley Hospital for Children!

We are proud to announce the continued success of all of our high school partners, as well as welcome six new high school dance marathons and one collegiate marathon to our family.

Our High School Marathons

Bloomington South

As the second largest high school dance marathons in the nation, Bloomington South did an incredible job last year by surpassing their $120,000 goal. Totaling $122,112.85, South increased the 2015 total by $20,000. The Marathon Relations Committee can’t wait to attend their marathon on April 9th and see what they’ve got in store for 2016!

Bedford North Lawrence

BNL’s 2015 marathon was their first ever marathon, and we are so proud of the $6,643.16 that they raised. We can’t wait to see their efforts culminate at their 2016 marathon in April!

Bishop Chitard High School

Dating back to 2000, the Bishop Chatard Riley Dance Marathon is the oldest high school dance marathons in the country. We were so excited to see them $3,630.39 at their marathon in 2016!

Brown County

The Brown County High School Dance Marathon is one of IUDM’s six new partners for the 2016-2017 year. We were thrilled to attend their very first marathon and see them surpass their $1,000 goal! The final total was $1,059.35. We’re so proud of you BCDM!

Cardinal Ritter High School

The 2016 Cardinal Ritter Dance Marathon marked CR’s fifth year as a partner with IUDM. We love this marathon so much, are so proud of the $5,300.00 they raised for the Riley Hospital fro Children!

Carmel High School

Continuing to set the record for the nation’s largest high school dance marathon, Carmel High School raised $371,408.40 this year surpassing their 2013 total by $30,000! This year marked Carmel’s eleventh dance marathon. Dedicated to Ashley Louise Crouse, Carmel Dance Marathon has brought the story of ALC to thousands of high schoolers as they continue to dance in her honor.

Castle High School

IUDM traveled to Evansville for Castle’s sixth dance marathon where they raised $37,430.05! This total marked a nearly $20,000 increase from their 2015 total. The Castle Dance Marathon features a unique model at which the marathon is planned around the Homecoming basketball game. While at the game, students filled the student section and stood the entire time as an embodiment of the dance marathon slogan: “we stand for those who can’t.”

Center Grove High School

We can’t wait to see their marathon in April!

Edgewood

We were so excited to see Edgewood Dance Marathon raise $1,090.00 at their 2015 marathon. We cannot wait to see what they have in store for 2016!

Greenfield Central

We were so proud of the Greenfield Central Dance Marathon and the $4,130.41 they raised in 2015. We cannot wait to visit them this year and see the amazing work they do for the Riley Hospital for Children!

Gibson Southern High School

Located in southern Indiana, this marathon raised $2,601.52 at its 2015 marathon! One of the highlights of this marathon were the local Riley kids who spoke and stole the hearts of everyone in attendance. We can’t wait to attend their 2016 marathon in April!

Hamilton Southeastern High School

Hamilton Southeastern located in Fishers, Indiana raised $18,102.46 in 2015! Highlights of the marathon included a photo booth and a donut-eating contest. Working to restructure their marathon HSE is excited for increased participation in the future of their marathon. We can’t wait to see their efforts culminate at their 2016 marathon in April!!

Indiana University Southeast

The IUSE Dance Marathon marked an exciting partnership for IUDM, as IUSE is our first official collegiate marathon partnership. They had an incredible first year, and we are so proud of the $4,877.86 that they raised at their 2016 marathon! Way to go IUSE!

Jasper High School

This is our first year partnering with Jasper High School! We can’t wait to see their marathon in April!

Lawrence North High School

This is our first year partnering with Lawrence North High School! We can’t wait to see their marathon in May!

The Gymnastics Center

The Gymnastic Center Dance Marathon had its first marathon in 2015, at which students raised $3,171.83 for the Riley Hospital for Children. The TGC Dance Marathon is particularly special to IUDM, as it was founded by Riley Lesh, a Riley kid who is near and dear to all of our hearts here at IUDM. We can’t wait to see the great things Riley and her team do for their 2016 marathon in the fall!

New Palestine High School

Raising $2,820.41 in 2015, we are so proud New Palestine Dance Marathon for surpassing their goal! IUDM had a great time playing in a dodge ball tournament against the New Pal students, and we can’t wait to attend their 2016 marathon this April!

Plainfield

Plainfield Dance Marathon had an incredibly successful year in 2016: we were THRILLED to see them raise $8,404.09 for the Riley Hospital for Children! Highlights of the marathon included a basketball tournament, zumba, and almost 400 student participants!

Reitz Memorial

IUDM is so proud of the Reitz Memorial Dance marathon, who raised $14,600.57 at their first ever marathon in 2015. IUDM loves Reitz Memorial, and we can’t wait to see their work culminate at their 2016 marathon in April!!

South Deanery

With a proud dance marathon tradition, Roncalli High School partnered with South Deanery and raised $23,28286 this year! This highly attended and high-energy marathon lasted 9 hours, and had many activities including an area where students could pay $1 to take a five-minute sitting break.

Southport & Perry Meridian

IUDM’s longest continuous high school dance marathon, dating back to 2000, Southport and Perry Meridian combined raised a total of $40,178.80 at their 2015 marathon. We can’t wait to visit their marathon this April!

Whiteland High School

We were so excited to see the Whiteland Dance Marathon raise $13,419.12 at their 2015 marathon. We are so proud of their dedication to the Riley Hospital for Children!

White River Valley

This is our first year partnering with White River Valley High School! We can’t wait to see their marathon in April!