DanceSport-Exhibition Utah

Special Olympics Joins DanceSport

By Rose-Ann Lynch
Senior Editor
Special event hosted by Louis van Amstel

USA Dance partnered with Special Olympics Utah, November 6, 2021, for a night of performances and showcases featuring Special Olympic DanceSport (SODS) Athletes and their Unified Partners. 

Hosted by USA Dance Special Olympics Committee Co-Chair and SODS Dance Ambassador Louis Van Amstel, this was the first Special Olympics event since our joint proclamation of support with Special Olympics North America. Joining Louis in this event were USA Dance President Ken Richards with SODS Athlete Laura Lemon, and USA Dance Utah Chapter President Shawn Fisher. YouTube videos of the event below.

If your chapter is interested in developing a Special Olympics program, contact the USA Dance Special Olympics Committee at

See here for coverage of the first-ever Special Olympics DanceSport World Championships held in Graz, Austria.

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