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Local Celebrities Raise Money For CRIS Radio

Hartford Courant, May 5, 2018 Five local celebrities competed for CRIS Radio's Mirror Ball Trophy on Saturday (April 28) at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford to raise money for the nonprofit's radio-reading service for people unable to read due to blindness or other print disabilities. In celebration … Continue Reading ››

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

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Scot Haney knocked the ball out of the park with his dance performance, but on this night his competition wasn't Joe Furey and Weather Watch, it was the five most dazzling women in all of Connecticut.  The 2017 Dining & Dancing in the Dark Champions are:  Amanda Raus (Fox CT) & Hanna Mordoh.

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!


Presenting Sponsor:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:
Aetna  |  Comcast  | Frankie and Bob Goldfarb

Bronze Sponsors:
A Closer Look  |  Bob's Discount Furniture |Connecticare | E&M Donuts- Ed Pine | TD Bank  | WFSB Channel 3 |Windsor Federal
Savings Bank

Dancing with the Celebrities Sponsors:
Connecticut Lighting  | Kaman  |  Meredith Corp.

Auction Sponsors:
Hebron Lions Club  |  Subway

Event Sponsors:
Devine Hydraulics | King Covenant Financial

Table Wine:
Robert McAllister & Demebtrius Tolides

Konica Minolta/Windsor, CT

Media & Photos


Diane Duhaime with Jesse Kroll
Steve Famiglietti with Sally Nasatka


Joe Furey
Maurice Kaoud
Frank Rende


Steve Laschever


Sulma Avenancio with Jesse Kross
Dr. Andrea Dennis with Matthew Berryman
Scot Haney with Lacey Escobales
Hanna Mordoh with Francis Grant
Cathy Poulin with Kyle Blatchford
Amanda Raus with Tom Varian

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
* 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:


Select a level

2016 Dining and Dancing Facebook photos

2015 Dining and Dancing Facebook pictures