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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 12th Annual Dancing for Special Stars (Grand Forks) will be held at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks on April 12th. The dance teams for 2022 are:

  • Richard Dafoe & Alicia Bullinger
  • Ross Johnson & Sue Moe Paulson
  • Greg Litz & Kaylee Trottier
  • Scott Loscheider & Michala Hodnefield
  • Christin McDonald & Franklin Wickstrom
  • Mike McLean & Stacey Piche
  • John Nelson & Tiffany Sonterre
  • Kelsey Regan & Samuel McPherson

To donate to your favorite couple, please click here.

Minot Event:

The 6th Annual Dancing for Special Stars (Minot) was held at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall on the Minot State University campus.  

Our couples for 2021 were:

  • Dan Anderson & Katy Allers
  • Jon Lakoduk & Breanna Benjamain
  • Charlsie Burud & Kayla Morgan
  • Jonah Lantto & Kaelyn Woiton
  • Nico Youngren & Sheree McCrea
  • Kirk Mason & Brenda Tarkinton
  • Courtenay Brekhus & DeAndre' Ford
  • Myles Barcomb & Tara Czemeres
  • SrA Jacob Colvard & McKenna Gagne


A Big Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors! 

Special Olympics North Dakota is proudly sponsored by these program partners