DanceBlue hosts annual Blitz Week


Sophomore Jade Dries along with a fellow UK student stop by the DanceBlue booth during DanceBlue Blitz’s Week outside White Hall on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Kaitlyn Gumm| Staff

Bailey Vandiver

UK DanceBlue is in the midst of its annual fall Blitz Week.

The week of DanceBlue activities around campus began on Sept. 25 and ends with the closing of team registration on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m., according to a press release.

Each day has a theme, along with various planned activities.

Monday’s theme was “Why do you DanceBlue?” and students could write their answer to that question on a chalkboard outside of Whitehall.

On Tuesday, students could take pictures with FTK balloons, which represented DanceBlue’s motto of “For The Kids.” The balloons and other props were available for pictures in front of a DanceBlue backdrop.

UK DanceBlue Promotions Coordinator Alec Prew said Blitz Week serves as a final push for team registration.

Prew said students can get involved by signing up to dance, running in the DanceBlue 5K this weekend, attending restaurant fundraising nights or volunteering at the 2018 dance marathon.

Students can also show their support by participating in Blitz Week events.

The activities on the remaining days of the week are listed below:

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the DanceBluetique will be set up alongside Elena’s Lemonade Stand. Students can visit their location in front of the Mining and Mineral Resources Building between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to “browse through some DanceBlue gear and sip on Elena’s delicious lemonade,” said the press release.

“Gold Ribbon Ready” is the theme for Thursday, Sept. 28. Students can visit Whitehall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to make their handprint part of a painted gold ribbon. Students can also pick up a gold ribbon to show their support for DanceBlue.

On Friday, Sept. 29, students can write encouraging letters to children in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology clinic. This will be located at the Mining and Minerals building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Before 5 p.m. on Friday, students can join an already created team or create a new team with three-full time students, Prew said.