General Information

Location: Rupp Arena
Time: 8p.m. – 8p.m.
Date: April 6, 2024 – April 7, 2024

Visitors are welcome to come to the marathon Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight and Sunday 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and can enter through the High Street entrance into South Lobby, closest entrance to Hyatt Hotel.

When visiting:

Parking:  Paid parking will be available at $2 per hour in the Rupp Arena High Street Lot. The address is 520 W High St. There will also be street parking available around Rupp Arena.

Check-in: All visitors are required to check in by giving their first and last name and email address. All regular Rupp Arena policies and procedures are in affect. Visitors will be required to pass through metal detectors.

  • No outside food or drink
  • Clear bag policy is in effect, linked here.

If you are a DanceBlue clinic family and need special accommodations, please email our Family Relations Chair, Meghan Ratliff, [email protected]

Accessibility: Accessible parking is available in the High Street lot. Accessible seating is located in section 30.

Visitor Seating: Visitor seating is located in sections 14 to 31.

Last Minute Donations: Canning will be taking place in the stands and all cash donations will be accepted. You can also donate through the DanceBlue Network for Good page until 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

The Bluetique: The DanceBlue merch store, the Bluetique, will be open multiple times throughout the marathon. The Bluetique will be open Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Alumni Information: The Alumni Kickoff will be held Saturday April 6, 2024 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the President’s Club (Club D). Check your email for the registration link! The entrance for this is the High Street Media entrance, close to Central Bank Center main entrance off of High Street. During the marathon, alumni seating will be in sections 22 and 23. Alumni hour will be noon-1 p.m. on Sunday, April 7.

This is a 24-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon with a new theme each hour. Throughout the marathon dancers will learn a line dance that is performed at the top of each hour, participate in hour themed games and other activities. The final fundraising total reveal will take place around 8 p.m. on Sunday and can be watched in person at Rupp Arena or on the livestream.


Throughout the marathon, there will be an interactive livestream where you can watch what is going on, donate for a dancer to participate in challenges, and more! The livestream will be available starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and will be running all 24-hours. Click here to view Livestream Schedule.

Donation Challenges: This year we will be adding a new feature to the livestream! If you donate and fill out a form a dancer of your choice is able to participate in a fun game or challenge that you will get to watch on the livestream. These challenges will be shown at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Click here to send a Donation Challenge!

DISCLAIMER: These challenges are challenge by choice and will be recorded if time permits!
Link to join the Livestream