“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) was held on April11th at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks. - The winners were:
1st Place - Joe Zavoral and Brooke Meyer (pictured above)
Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this a successful event!
The 4th Annual Dancing for Special Stars (Minot) will be held October 23rd at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at MSU in Minot. -
Last years winners were:
1st Place - Tom Barry and Stephanie Ness (pictured above)
To see photos from the event, click here to view the Flickr album.