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The PLOS Danceathon is a fundraising dance event that will take place on Sunday 15th January 2017 from 11am at Thomas’s School, Fulham, Hugon Road, SW6 3ES.

It’s a chance for PLOS members and friends of the society to get happy dancing for up to three hours (non-stop if you can), raise money (through sponsorship) and change lives!

You must be 16 or over to take part in the Danceathon. If you are under 18 you will need to be entered and accompanied on the day by a parent, legal guardian or adult with legal consent. Those under 18 years old must be chaperoned for the duration of the event by a parent, legal guardian or adult with legal consent. Parents, legal guardians or adults with legal consent will be welcome to watch for free or register to take part as well. If the parent, legal guardian or adult with legal consent is taking part they will need to register separately.

The registration fee for the Danceathon is £10 per person. The registration fee goes towards covering the costs of staging the event and we therefore ask all participants to collect sponsorship this can be done in person with cash collected on the day or by using an online giving page linked directly to MIND. We’re asking all dancers to raise as much as they can – the more money we all raise, the more people we can help!

On the Danceathon page on the PLOS website. Simply fill in the easy to use online form to register.

The deadline for signing up is Friday 13th January, 2017. However, the sooner you sign-up the longer you will have to get the word out and raise the much needed funds that will help Mind continue to do amazing things for people experiencing mental health problems. Places at the event will be allocated on a first come first basis and we expect them to go quickly. So don’t delay, do it today 🙂

Yes you can! You won’t be on your own for long though. We’ll be welcoming you into the PLOS fold and getting your booty shakin’ from the word go. You’ll have made a tonne of new friends by the time you go home 😉

Not at all – we will have instructors who you can follow along with, regardless of your ability. You won’t be expected to do anything you’re not comfortable with and can go at your own pace. Please do take particular care though if this level of exercise is something you are not used to, and seek medical advice from your GP if you have any doubts about your ability to take part in the Danceathon.

It would be fantastic if you did, as the longer you dance for the more money you can potentially raise. It’s also going to be a tonne of fun. But go at your own pace and listen to your body if you aren’t used to this level of exercise. 

There will be scheduled short breaks every hour for you to catch your breath and you can take extra breaks whenever you need to.