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Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

2015 Winners' Photo
2015 Winners' Photo

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017: Guest Reservations and Sponsorship information available

You had a blast last year, or you've really been meaning to come to the Bond Hotel and be a part of it. Don't put it off.  Reserve your seats now and assure your spot at Hartford's most glamorous fundraising event.  It's intimate, it's rowdy and it supports Connecticut's only radio reading service for people who are blind. (Did we mention Eight to the Bar?)

Want to sit with Scot?  Check THIS OUT!

Dining and Dancing in the Dark will be held April 29, 2017, 5:30-10:30. Looking forward to seeing you there.  (Download PDF Flyer)

The 2017 Dancing Contestants

Sulma Averancio- Senior Vice President of Entravision

Hannah Mordoh, NBC-TV Travel Reporter

Dr. Andrea Dennis, Co-Host of WTIC's Pet Talk

Cathy Poulin, Bob's Discount Furniture

Scot Haney, Meteorologist & co-emcee

Amanda Raus, Fox CT anchor

Reserving seats:

If you are reserving seats on-line, please make sure to identify in the boxes provided, what you would like for dinner.  If you are attending with friends or in support of a particular dancer, please note that in the 2nd box and we will do our best to accommodate you.

No tickets will be mailed this year, but you will receive a confirmation email.

If you prefer to purchase tickets by phone, you can call CRIS at (860) 527-8000, Monday-Friday from 9-4.

* ROASTED BLACK ANGUS Roasted Shallot Demi
* CHICKEN PICATTA Tender Chicken in sauce
* VEGETARIAN MEALS AVAILABLE
* KIDS MEALS AVAILABLE (tomato alfredo pasta)
Reserve Seats On-Line:
Select Number of Tickets:
Meals, eg: "2 beef, 1 veggie"
Desired seating:
Sponsor the Event:

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2016 Dining and Dancing Facebook photos

2015 Dining and Dancing Facebook pictures

6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Goes Hollywood

What do you get when you put Scot Haney, Eight to the Bar, a dozen local celebrities, 200 people passionate about one of CT's vital services for people with disabilities, and a shiny trophy in a ballroom? We don't think there's a name for it, but the result is a guaranteed TEN.

Floyd Green awards dancers a 10, while Joe Fuery claps.
Scot Haney calls out the next dancers with much fanfare.

This year's theme is dances from the movies. Be dazzled by the surprises our dance professionals and celebrities have in store.  The money raised is key to our efforts to provide CRIS Radio to people in the community at no cost. Make a difference: join us and you will have fun in the process.

Click HERE for more info!

Event Sponsorships

CRIS Radio holds two major fundraising events annually: the CRIS Radio Annual Golf Classic, and the CRIS Radio Dining & Dancing In The Dark Gala.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at  several levels, beginning at $100. Know that your sponsorship will make a big difference in the lives of thousands of CRIS listeners. For more information about sponsorships, contact Diane Weaver … Continue Reading ››

CRIS Radio Names Local Celebrities in Annual Dance Contest

February 2015, Hartford Courant
In these parts this announcement is almost as exciting as each time ABC reveals a new celebrity cast for its popular TV reality show "Dancing With the Stars." And with that said, CRIS Radio, the nonprofit radio service that broadcasts news and information to the blind and disabled, has announced the celebrity line-up … Continue Reading ››

CRIS Radio Volunteers Emerging As Stars Of ‘Dancing In The Dark’ Gala

April 13, 2012 By Maryellen Fillo, The Hartford Courant
Arthur Murray instructor Frank Del Aguila's touch is feather light as he and his dance partner, Diane Duhaime, practice their fox trot. His hand gently guides her arm to form a graceful arc as they move across the floor in unison. She is equally sensitive, her hands … Continue Reading ››