UDance 2022 Recap

Thank you for making UDance 2022 a success!

This past Sunday, April 24th, UDance finally returned to The Bob Carpenter Center for our 12-hour dance marathon for the first time since 2019. We shared laughs, smiles, and 12 hours of dancing with our B+ Heroes and families At the end of the night, we revealed the fundraising total for UDance 2022!

Thanks to all of our participants and donors this year, we raised $1,814,429.68 for our B+ Heroes. But, we won’t stop until every child gets to play.

Throughout the 12 hours of dancing we had a hair donation station, silent disco, a line dance every hour, B+ Hero talent show, student and community performers, participant competitions, flash fundraising, rave hour, and more!


B+ Hero Darren & Pi Kappa Phi hyped up the crowd with the song ‘Fancy Like’

B+ Hero Emily sang ‘Could Have Been Me’ with the UD Gymnastics team by her side

B+ Hero Demira nailed every stunt with the University of Delaware Cheer team

B+ Hero Riley & her friend, Lilly performed a beautiful dance duet alongside her sister of Tri Delta

B+ Hero Mateo showed off his guitar skills with Alpha Phi Omega by his side

B+ Hero Kate shared the stage with Alpha Epsilon Phi & wowed the audience with her cello performance

Photos by Rob Naylor @mrnaylor78


UDance Executive Director, Carlie Gallagher and Event Operations Director, Kailey Schissler kicked off the many hair donations to come by participating in the Ceremonial Hair Cutting on stage!

Carlie Gallagher, Executive Director

Kailey Schissler, Event Operations Director


We saw incredible performances from students and community members like UD Cheer Team, UD Dance Team, Delaware Dance Fever, Impact Dance Team, YChromes, MelUDees, Waldo Black, BLEO, Chasing Straights, and more!

Impact Dance Team

Waldo Black


UD Dance Team

Photos by Rob Naylor @mrnaylor78


Chasing Straights


UDance participants and representatives stirred up some friendly competition on stage! They competed in cup stacking, eating cookies with no hands, a human version of ‘Hungry Hungry Hippos’, and more!

Photos by Rob Naylor @mrnaylor78


We lit up the bob with glowsticks, lights, and neon everything as we awaited the final fundraising total for UDance 2022!

Photos by Rob Naylor @mrnaylor78


Thank you for helping us raise $1,814,429.68 to fight childhood cancer and save lives.

We will continue to fight until every child gets to play

Photo by Rob Naylor @mrnaylor78

Because of you, we were able to help over 1,814 families this year and create a day where everyone got the chance to be a kid at heart. We cannot thank you enough for your unwavering support this year. We will continue our fight until every child gets to play.


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