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OUR PROGRAMS: IMPROVING LIVES OF ATHLETES

We provide universal, equitable, and inclusive athletic programs for people of all ages and abilities to improve confidence, healthy self-perception, foster creativity, and engage with the community.

As an operating nonprofit organization, Universal Initiatives works on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and other nonprofit sectors to create equal economic opportunity to participate in sports, engage young athletes in establishing their financial sustainability, improve athletes’ health and knowledge of nutritional life choices, and inspire civic engagement and service their community. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster and keep establishing new resources – at the lowest possible cost.... read more

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Riding Horses Can Change Your Future Read More
Riding Horses Can Change Your Future

By Chelsea DeCicco, Executive Vice President of Universal Initiatives

When my sister and I were small, our parents got us involved with horses. Our parents divorced when we were young, causing a sens...

6 Secrets About Ballroom Dancing In A Wheelchair Read More
6 Secrets About Ballroom Dancing In A Wheelchair

The dance floor is one place I have never fallen. I’ve come close, but I have managed to win every fight that the ground picked with me. Take that, gravity. Dance has been an adventure ever since I st...

Dances with horses: hoofing it for the equine ballet Read More
Dances with horses: hoofing it for the equine ballet

If you work with animals, you must be disciplined. You can’t be moody, because the horses will pick up on that. When you close your front door, you have to leave your personal things behind and focus ...

8 Benefits of Dance for Everyone Read More
8 Benefits of Dance for Everyone

There’s something about grooving to the sound of music that seems to take all of our cares away.

Maybe it’s the rhythm of your favorite tunes or the heart-pumping workout that gets you up and off the...

The Benefits of Dance for Young Children Read More
The Benefits of Dance for Young Children

With arts provision shrinking in our mainstream schools, more and more parents are looking for quality performing opportunities for their children. Stagecoach has been delivering children’s performing...

Why Sports are Good For Children Read More
Why Sports are Good For Children

With recent health studies concerning sports and health for adults and children alike, many parents might be wondering what kind of sports their child should join, if any at all. There is a natural in...

Our The Art of DanceSport Program: Experience the Joy of Ballroom Dancing at our DanceSport Studio Read More
Our The Art of DanceSport Program: Experience the Joy of Ballroom Dancing at our DanceSport Studio

Dancing has been proven to benefit people of all ages, from little tots to teenagers, to working adults and our beloved elders. Here at DSS, we not only learn together, but we learn from each other - ...

Latin Showdance World Championship Finalists: Our Own Igor Golovach & Michelle-Angela Blank Read More
Latin Showdance World Championship Finalists: Our Own Igor Golovach & Michelle-Angela Blank

On the 14th of December, 2019, the Team USA duo performed a showdance titled "Fear", which portrayed Igor as Pennywise the Clown and Michelle as Georgie from the famed movie IT. The main idea of this ...