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Dancing for Special Stars

Fundraising Events

“Dancing for Special Stars” is a dance contest patterned after the hit television program “Dancing with the Stars.” This event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics North Dakota (SOND) held in Grand Forks in April and Minot in October and will feature area celebrities paired with local dance instructors.  Each couple performs a dance of their choice. The dance team with most votes (from donations, audience votes from tickets received with admission ticket-30 points, judges’ scores) wins the competition.  Audience members can also buy additional points at the event for $1 per point to go to their favorite dance couple(s).


Grand Forks Event:

The 9th Annual Dancing for Special Stars (Grand Forks) will be held on April 10th, 2018 at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. - Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased by calling (701) 746-0331.

To donate to this event, please visit our Firstgiving page.


The winners of the last year's Grand Forks Dancing for Special Stars were:

  • 1st Place - Mitch Price & Klaudia Price
  • 2nd Place - Anubha Bansal & Armando Mendoza

To see photos from this event, click here to view the Flickr album.

Minot Event:

The 3rd Annual Dancing for Special Stars (Minot) was held on October 11th at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at MSU in Minot. - The winners were:

1st Place - Tom Barry and Stephanie Ness
2nd Place - Brandon Hendrickson and Elizabeth Colby

Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this a successful event!

To see photos from the event, click here to view the Flickr album.