Dance-A-Thon: Dancing for a cause

Shannon HoytOn February 19 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., the UW-Stout fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, Swing Club and Dance Ensemble co-sponsored a Dance-A-Thon to raise money for two foundations.

“We were approached by some of the leaders of Pi Lambda Phi,” said Meghan Olson, representative from Swing Club. “[The Dance-A-Thon] is something that they do on other campuses in the U.S. and it’s gotten to be really successful.”



Over $1,700 dollars was raised for the foundations, The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Elimination of Prejudice.

Just Dance!

The event took place in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center, where the floor was cleared for swing dancing, Zumba and freestyle. Dancers of all kinds hit the floor, shaking, jumping and spinning for a cause.

Two screens lit up the back of the room, presenting quotes, information about the foundations, and a schedule for the night.



Pi Lambda Phi

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Pi Lambda Phi is a UW-Stout fraternity that focuses on community service and other activities. They strive to be, in their own words, the gentlemen of UW-Stout. Alex Schuette, member of the fraternity, explained that the organization aims to enrich students academically and to achieve a higher level of leadership qualities.


Learn more about how you can get involved with projects, charities and campus events like the Dance-A-Thon at

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