DM Spooktacular

Dance Marathon will present their event, the Dance Marathon Spooktacular in the Culp Center on Oct. 29, where there will be food, games, and entertainment.

Dance Marathon at ETSU (DMETSU) is an organization that provides the resources for treatments for children in need each year by using dance parties to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Nationwide, the Dance Marathon movement includes a total of 150 schools, providing an average of 32 million treatments annually.

The student members of DMETSU spend each year meeting the patients of children’s hospitals and doing all they can to aid them on their individual journeys to recovery.

“This is our 4th annual Dance Marathon here at ETSU,” said Executive Committee member and event co­director Brandy Hawk.“DMETSU was founded in 2012, and we have raised over $41,000 total for our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport.”

Raising over $18,000, the event included special performances, dance video games, snacks, giant twister, and even visits from miracle kids and their families. Since then, with the help of many enthusiastic ETSU students, Dance Marathon has become a huge success on campus. Dance Marathon Spooktacular will be held on Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. in the Culp Ballroom on the 3rd Floor.

To begin the night, festivities will play out like a fall festival. There will be a live band, face painting, games, a bounce house, and, yes, a lot of dancing.

From 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., the fun will continue with a lip sync competition and more games and dancing.  “We always end the night with an epic dance party to celebrate all of the funds we’ve raised,”Hawk said.  At the very least, it is a great opportunity to get some free food and have a good time with friends.

During Spooktacular, guests are encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest Halloween getup and to be pumped up and ready for a night to remember.

The registration fee for this event is just $10, and all proceeds go directly to Holston Valley Medical Center when you sign up on

“We would love to encourage everyone to make a team, raise what you can, and come out and celebrate with us on Oct. 29,” Hawk remarked. “Your dollar is going to help make a difference in the life of a child in the Tri­-Cities area.”