We are so excited to partner with UCF to bring Dance Marathon to TFA, aka Royal-Thon! The 3rd annual event was a huge success that raised more than $80,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital. All of the students and staff who were involved are so appreciative of everyone’s support. More than 800 Lower, Middle, and Upper School students danced #ForTheKids!

The third annual Royal-Thon was Friday, February 19.

Lower School students participated in Royal-Thon during the school day on the 19th, learning the Morale Dance alongside Upper School Dance Marathon Committee leaders. Middle School students competed in a Just Dance Tournament.

Then from 5:00-9:00 pm, Upper School students celebrated the third annual Royal-Thon at Faith Hall.

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How to Help

For more information on how we’re supporting Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, click here.

We need the support of TFA families and the community to make Royal-Thon 2021 an even bigger success. If you’re interested in helping Royal-Thon, please contact dancemarathon@thefirstacademy.org if you are interested in offering support in these areas:

Royal-Thon Kids

For the Kids

Below we’ll share inspirational facts about Dance Marathon, the Children’s Miracle Network, and why we are so excited to support both organizations.

Return to this page throughout the year for more details on how and why we’re partnering with UCF, Dance Marathon & Children’s Miracle Network!

  • Facts at a Glance

    • 21,102

      Volunteer hours given by the Upper School Students last year.
    • 1,460

      Alumni since 1986.
  • The First Academy is Accredited by:

    • Florida Council of Independent Schools
    • Florida Kindergarten Council
    • Southern Association of Independent Schools
    • AdvancEd Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    • Council on Educational Standards & Accountability
    • Association of Christian Schools International