Student and Academic Life

Time to Dust Off Your Dancing Shoes — DanceBlue Team Registration Has Opened

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2018) — Individual and team registration is now open for the 2019 DanceBlue marathon! The only requirement is that you and your team members are all full-time University of Kentucky students.

How to DanceBlue

  1. Create a team — it can be your friends, dorm or any student/Greek organization.
  2. Personalize your team — pick a cool team name and a team captain. Team captains should be available 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays bi-weekly in the fall semester and weekly in the spring semester for informational Team Captain meetings.
  3. Register your team — team captains can fill out the registration form at This form will close Sept. 28, 2018.
  4. Meet goals — each dancer must meet the dancer fundraising goal. Get creative with events! Host a cookout or some other fun event to fundraise. Attend DanceBlue events, like athletic games or restaurant nights to gain spirit points.
  5. Dance — you get to rock out on the dance floor with 1,000 of the coolest people. All FTK!

What is DanceBlue?

DanceBlue is a student-run philanthropy at the University of Kentucky. It is a yearlong fundraising effort involving over a thousand UK students, which culminates to a 24-hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon on UK's campus benefitting the Golden Matrix Fund. All of the money raised by DanceBlue goes to DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. DanceBlue has been active for over 13 years, raising more than $12.8 million solely "For The Kids." In 2018, more than 900 dancers helped raise money to support the cause of pediatric cancer. To learn more about how to register a team for DanceBlue, visit

The DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic opened its brand new facility in 2017 after a complete renovation funded solely from DanceBlue. For more information about DanceBlue, registration information or to support its efforts, please visit Connect with DanceBlue on Facebook at and Twitter at

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue