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Spectrum Academy Special Olympics

DanceSport Teams 

SO DanceSport Participant Information...

Spectrum Academy has been invited by Louis Van Amstel to be one of the first programs in the world to participate in the now recognized Special Olympics DanceSport! DanceSport became a recognized Sport in March 2019 during the World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. This sport covers all types of dance styles such as Ballroom, Streetdance (Hip Hop, Breaking, Locking, Electric Boogie etc.) Performing Arts (Modern, Ballet, Jazz Dance, Contemporary etc.) and Specialty (LaBlast, Folk Dance) and offers training and competitions for Solos, Duos, Couples and Teams.


Who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics?
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics as an "Athlete", you must be at least 8 years old and identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specially designed instruction.

To be eligible to participate on the Spectrum Academy DanceSport Team the participant must be a currently enrolled student.

A "Unified Partner" is a participant without intellectual disabilities or cognitive delays. Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability.


Spectrum Academy DanceSport will have routines consisting of Athletes and Unified Partners and routines with Athletes only.


Practices will begin Sept. 2021, our first performance is November 6, 2021.

Participants must complete the Spectrum Academy DanceSport Team google form prior to attending practice. The Special Olympics Registration Form will be available online in December. The Special Olympics registration fee is $10 per year.

A Parent/Guardian or responsible party must accompany participants during practices, performances, and competitions. Guests and Participants must leave practice at 4:15pm.

Special Olympics DanceSport Website

Practice Day/Time - Every Tuesday, 3:30-4:15 pm

Practice Location - PG High School Gym

Coach - Maura Lee Forsgren

Coach - Calvin Barnum

Coach - Abigail Hansen


Practice Day/Time - Every Monday, 3:30-4:15 pm

Practice Location - NSL Intermediate Gym

Head Coach - Chelsea Nielsen

Assistant Coach - Corinna Gustafson


Practice Day/Time - TBD

Practice Location - TBD

Head Coach - NEED

Assistant Coach - NEED

Assistant Coach - NEED


Pleasant Grove Dance Teams

Practice Day/Time - Every Thursday, 3:30-4:15 pm

Practice Location - NSL Elementary Gym

Head Coach - NEED

Assistant Coach - Melissa Rossetti

Assistant Coach - Traci Walker

Assistant Coach - Heather Jones

Assistant Coach - Tracie Tornavacca


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