Live Laugh Dance

Bringing dancing to life

Live Laugh Dance is a summer program designed for adolescents and young adults—ages 10 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.

Live Laugh Dance is a partnership between the IUPUI Department of Kinesiology, Down Syndrome Indiana, and the Franklin College Department of Kinesiology.

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 Associate Professor of Kinesiology, IUPUI

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