Northwestern University Dance Marathon returns in-person for the first time in two years – CBS Chicago


EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The Northwestern University Dance Marathon is back, and it’s happening.

The 48th Annual Dance Marathon is taking place in person for the first time in two years. The sophisticated footwork started at 7 p.m. Friday and won’t stop until 1 a.m. Sunday.

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Over the decades, the dance marathon has raised more than $20 million to benefit nearly three dozen charities.

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Chicago Youth Programs — a nonprofit that works to improve life opportunities and health for young people in low-income Chicago neighborhoods — is this year’s top recipient.

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The Daily Northwestern reported that organizers are requiring masks in the tent where the dance is taking place.


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