Our Dancers Are Halfway There — Cheer Them On!

Posted October 31

While you were snoring last eve, our record-breaking dancers were grooving the night away. These guys have been dancing at the Roxy Theatre for 12 hours straight now and they could use your support.

The O Music Awards are mere hours away — they kick off at 8:30pm PDT — and we’re well into our attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest team dance marathon. Our dancers have been on the floor for 12 hours now, taking your dance requests and twisting and twirling to raise funds for anti-bully charities in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month.

Funds will be split between GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), It Gets Better Project, The Gay Straight Alliance Network (GSA), Human Rights Campaign (HRC), The Trevor Project and GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).

Now more than ever we need you, the fans, to rally for the cause — and our dancers’ sanity.

There’s a TON of ways you can get involved and participate in the fun. Here’s the breakdown of what your enthusiasm can achieve:


You can be a social do-gooder by donating either to the general fund via our Crowdrise page, or by launching your own team (perhaps under the name of your favorite fan army) and rallying your friends for support. Simply hit up our page and click “Fundraise for this event” to get started. You can start fundraising right now.


Let’s start some Twitter trends! Tweet about the event and make sure to include #DanceWorldRecord and #MTVOMA in your tweets.

* If #DanceWorldRecord trends on Twitter, @MTVOMA will donate up to $10K to charity in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month.

* If #MTVOMA trends on Twitter, @MTVOMA will donate up to another $10K to charity in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month.


As you know, the only two awards still left undecided are Fan Army FTW and Super Fan. We’re gotten some requests to uncap voting in the Fan Army category, and we’ve given it some serious thought. And, well, we decided we just might do it.

Tune into our awesome, 24-hour #DanceWorldRecord Marathon right here on the O Music Awards website between 10:00am PDT and 4:00pm PDT on Monday (or just watch the whole damn thing). We’ll announce during the period if we’ve uncapped voting.

The more people who tune in, the more likely we are to let fly, so tell your friends, family and assorted randoms on the street to tune in to the party.


Our dancers will be going for an entire 24 hours, so they’ll need your help to see it through to the end. Once the party kicks off, you’ll be able to vote for which dance moves you want to see out of the floor. Choices include:

Booty Shake

Chicken Dance

The Dougie

Fist Pump



Running Man

The Twist

Walk Like An Egyptian


Who’s your favorite dancer? Make sure to tweet your support with his or her number!