Official News from the Chair of Special Olympics Dance Sport Resource Team



December, 10th 2018

STATUS - NOMINATIONS

We are currently reviewing all nominations and hope to give a final answer to all nominee by 12/24/18.

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November, 27th 2018
PROHIBITED MOVES

The following moves/patterns are strictly prohibited for the Dance Sport Competition:

  • No head spins
  • No head stands
  • No back flips
  • No lifts with the uplifted persons feet any higher than the lifting person`s shoulder

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November, 8th 2018

UPDATE - NOMINATIONS

We are currently reviewing all nominations. Unfortunately, not every solo/duo/couple/team has shared the requested video with us!

For several reasons we are requesting videos from all registrants´ dance performances, which are planned to be executed at the SO Summer World Games in Abu Dhabi. Please use https://wetransfer.com/ to share the videos with us. Deadline: December 1st 2018.
With submitting your video, you give us permission to show and share the content with third parties such as TV-stations, media groups etc.

We are also accepting further nominations until December 1st.

If the requested videos are not shared by the above-mentioned deadline, you won´t be allowed to participate in the dancesport competition!

Hint: See the rulebook for dance sport to meet all criteria!

For any information please check back with

  1. This website: www.SpecialOlympicsDancing.com
  2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicsdancing
  3. Or directly via email: info@specialolympicsdancing.com

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September, 20th 2018

RULEBOOK DOWNLOAD
for SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES 2019 in ABU DHABI

Download (pdf)

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August, 21st 2018

DANCERS GET READY FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD SUMMER GAMES 2019 in ABU DHABI

This is to confirm that a Special Olympics Dance Sport Competition will be held as a Demonstration event in conjunction with the 2019 World Games Abu Dhabi.

First priority for participation will be given to Special Olympics athletes who are already attending World Games.

An additional quota will be available for up to 100 Special Olympics athletes who:

  • Are registered with their Program but are not currently selected to attend World Games and
  • Are able to cover their own costs to attend World Games including travel, accommodation and other expenses.
Please share the above information and nomination form!



Nomination forms need to be completed and returned to Dr. Pierre Gider, Chair of Dance Sport Resource Team, info@specialolympicsdancing.com by November 1st, 2018.

Selected individuals will be notified after review of the nomination forms.

Click here to download nomination form!

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Watch this Video "Dancesport Competitions at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Graz, Austria!