“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.
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.