Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon

Students at USF are getting ready to ‘shake their miracle maker’ at this year’s Dance Marathon, which once again benefits All Children’s Hospital. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV/DT has a preview of the event, which starts at noon March 27th and won’t end until the last dance 17 hours later.

Dance Marathon

This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you how a group of USF students prepares year-round for a 17-hour Dance Marathon, which is coming up March 27th. That’s a 17-hour dance marathon. Why? Because it benefits All Children’s Hospital.

Video Extras


Student Angela Russell, USF Dance Marathon’s Executive Director of Promotions, talks about some of the specifics for this year’s Dance Marathon.

Angela Russell answers the question: why should the public and USF students support the Dance Marathon?

Melissa Weibley, Graduate Advisor for the USF Dance Marathon, talks about how meeting someone like her who’s received treatment at All Children’s Hospital helps personalize the experience for USF students working on the Marathon.

Children’s Miracle Network Coordinator Crissy McWilliams takes us on a virtual tour of the new state-of-the-art All Children’s Hospital that funds from previous Dance Marathons helped build.

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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