DINING & DANCING IN THE DARK 2019

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The judges gave perfect scores to Taylor Kinzler, co-host of NBC CT-Live, who danced a salsa with Arthur Murray Dance Studios pro Kadeem Jordon, and to Eva Zymaris, WFSB reporter, who danced a cha-cha with Luis Cabasa, also a dance pro with Arthur Murray. The audience’s votes broke the tie, giving Kinzler the win for her performance.

Among the evening’s highlights were the dance performances of two CRIS volunteers who also are CRIS listeners, Diane Duhaime and Steve Famiglietti.  Duhaime danced a waltz with Arthur Murray’s Crisen McKenzie and Famiglietti, manager of assistive technology at Oak Hill, danced a tango with dance pro Sally Nasatka.

It may have been the most dazzling D&D yet, and the winners are the people all over Connecticut who use CRIS services, as the night raised record amounts to help CRIS continue its mission.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this such a fantastic event!

Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Silver Sponsor:
Comcast  

Dinner Sponsors:
Connecticare | Frankie and Bob Goldfarb

Dancing with the Celebrities Sponsors:
Kaman  |  Nancy Cecilia | Subway | WFSB

Auction Sponsors:
A Closer Look | Nutmeg State FCU | St. Francis Hospital

Event Sponsors:
Devine Hydraulics | King Covenant Financial

Performers:

Diane Duhaime with Crisen McKenzie
Steve Famiglietti with Sally Nasatka

Judges:

Joe Furey
Frank Rende
AJ

Photography:

Steve Laschever

Contestants:

Danielle Casey with Duncan Herard
Steve Parker with Angela Pinkerton and Mauleek Grimes
Cheryl Hutchinson with Manny Echevarria
Eva Zymaris with Luis Cabasa
Taylor Kinzler with Kadeem Jordan

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