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DanceBlue 2021 Date Revealed

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The DanceBlue 2021 Marathon will take place virtually on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2021)  It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for — the date for DanceBlue 2021 is finally revealed! The DanceBlue 2021 Marathon will take place virtually on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

With virtual modality, DanceBlue 2021 will be a never-before-seen experience full of unique attributes and interactive platforms. The team behind the marathon is so excited to turn the challenges of this year into an incredible marathon.

With the thrilling new virtual plans, this year’s marathon is bringing us back to the roots of DanceBlue — our commitment to the kids, regardless of what that may look like. This year, that commitment embodies the true spirit of the kids, who never stop dancing no matter the strife. 

“To make the decision about the DanceBlue 2021 marathon going virtual was not taken lightly, but the reason behind doing it is the reason behind everything we do — FTK. During these times, watching out for our own safety and safety of others around us is so important, and we have the kids in mind first while making all our decisions,” said Allie Holt, DanceBlue 2021’s Overall Chair. “We are so excited to have the opportunity to rewrite what DanceBlue looks like this year and can’t wait for everyone involved to experience this truly unique year!”

More information will be released in the coming weeks, so be sure to follow the DanceBlue social media accounts to stay up to date. All questions will be answered in a public platform shortly, but specific questions can be emailed to

DanceBlue is the University of Kentucky's 24-hour, no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon that benefits the Golden Matrix Fund. 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, and on Instagram at

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