Ballard High students to hold sixth annual 'Dance Maroon' on Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a six-hour dance marathon that raises money for pediatric oncology research and Ballard High School students are hoping to surpass the $46,000 they raised in 2015.

The sixth annual Ballard Dance Maroon will be Friday from 6 p.m. until midnight in the school's large gymnasium. The school is located at 6000 Brownsboro Road in eastern Jefferson County.

Students have been contributing to the fund-raising effort all year and their efforts will culminate with Friday's event. There is a $30 minimum donation that can be paid at the door. 

Over the past five years, the event has raised $160,000 for cancer research.

The marathon takes its name from a unique line dance and is choreographed by student committee members and will be performed every hour, on the hour.

It is a mini version of Dance Blue, a 24-hour dance marathon at the University of Kentucky.

Reporter Antoinette Konz can be reached at 502-585-0838 or@tkonz on Twitter.

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