Morale Captains are essentially the face of Dance Marathon. As a result, Morale Captains are the main communication bridge between committees and dancers. Each morale captain will have a team of participants that they recruit to join the Dance Marathon movement. Morale Captains will be expected to save four hours a week for Dance Marathon first semester and an average of six hours a week for the second semester. During these hours, we will have our weekly meetings, creating the morale song, choreographing the morale dance, creating theme hours, corresponding costumes and being in the theme hour videos that are shown at the Big Event, conducting a team fundraiser, attending other DM events, communicating with morale teams and participants, and, of course, SPREAD THE DM LOVE!
Qualities of a great Morale Captain
Good time management
Good communication skills
Willingness to learn
Dancer Relations Chair
The Morale Dancer Relations Chair’s primary job is to oversee all communication with all dancers as well as help the Morale Director plan and coordinate events to recruit more dancers/to excite our current dancers. The Dancer Relations Chair will be cc’d in all emails from MCs to their teams and will be responsible for making sure that all the teams are receiving their information. In addition, the Dancer Relations chair will assist the Morale Director with recruitment/retention events. The Morale Director will be able to call meetings with the Dancer Relations Chair about any questions or concerns. These duties will be carried out in addition to the duties stated in the Morale Captain description document. A cap may be placed on the team size for the Dancer Relations Chair.
Morale Relations Chair
The Morale Relations Chair’s primary job is overseeing communication between MCs and the Morale Director. The Morale Relations Chair will also plan to coordinate the filming and content of the theme hour videos. The Morale Director will be able to call meetings with the Morale Relations Chair about any questions or concerns. These duties will be carried out in addition to the duties stated in the Morale Captain description document. A cap may be placed on the team size for the Morale Relations Chair.
Graduate Morale Captain(s)
The role of the Graduate Morale Captain(s) is to recruit and keep Graduate Dancers involved and active within the program. Their team will consist of only graduate students enrolled at St. Ambrose. The Graduate Morale Captian(s) will be expected to reach out to different Graduate programs at SAU to engage in conversations about the benefits and rewards of Dance Marathon. They will also hold the same duties as a Morale Captian, but their primary focus will be recruitment and communication within the Graduate student population and assisting in helping Graduate Dancers fundraise.
Alumni Morale Captain(s)
The role of the Alumni Morale Captain(s) is to recruit and keep Alumni Dancers involved with Dance Marathon who live in the Quad Cities area and for those who do not. The Alumni Morale Captain will communicate with the Alumni Dancers about events that will be going on throughout the year plus ways that they can stay connect. The Alumni Morale Captain(s) will help any Alumni Dancer fundraise throughout the year.