Live Laugh Dance

Bringing dancing to life

Live Laugh Dance is a summer program designed for adolescents and young adults–ages 13 and up–who have Down syndrome.

Students and volunteers promote creative movement, rhythmic activities, and social interaction through dance activities. At the end of the summer, dancers showcase their talents by performing for family and friends in a dance recital.

We host Live Laugh Dance in partnership with the Franklin College Department of Kinesiology and Down Syndrome Indiana.

Live Laugh Dance 2019

Registration will open for the summer clinic in late May. 

For more information, please email Rachel Swinford, clinic director. 

Get involved

If you're an IUPUI student interested in special education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or a related field, you can get valuable experience by working with Live Laugh Dance. Volunteer opportunities are available during the summer. 

If you are interested or have any questions, please email


Get in touch with us!

If you want to find out more about the Live Laugh Dance clinic whether it's about the registration process, costs, or volunteering please contact us. 

Rachel Swinford, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, IUPUI

Kyra L. Noerr, Ph.D., RCEP
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Franklin College