The 2018 version of Dining and Dancing in the Dark is history and it made history. The past champions who competed, dazzled the crowd with flashy dressed, incredible moves and even some nostalgia. Billy Johnstone eked out victory over an energized pool of rivals, including Nicole Nalepa, Marilyn Alverio, Floyd Green and Hanna Mordo. Thanks also to the crew from Arthur Murray, Scott Haney, Ann Howard, Eight to the Bar and all of those who came out to support Connecticut's radio reading service.
Dancing Through the Decades
CRIS Radio will celebrate 40 years of broadcasting news and entertainment for people who have print disabilities at this year's Dining & Dancing Gala.
The 2018 event will bring together the champions of all the previous events for bragging rights and what promises to be the hottest, most glamorous Gala of all.
Save the date- April 28, 2018. Better yet, what a romantic gift for Valentine's Day. Your partner will be impressed; you'll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!
Getting there, Ordering tickets & Eating:
(Please note a meal choice- beef, chicken, veggie- for each reservation.)
Clash of the Champions 2018
Save the date- April 28, 2018. Better yet, what a romantic gift for the holidays. Your partner will be impressed; you’ll be benefiting a great cause; and you will have a blast in the Ballroom!
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?)
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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
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.
* CHICKEN PICATTA Tender Chicken in sauce
* VEGETARIAN MEALS AVAILABLE
* KIDS MEALS AVAILABLE (tomato alfredo pasta)
April 17, 2016CRIS Radio had its 6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Gala on Saturday night at the Bond Ball Room in downtown Hartford. Guests were treated to some fine dining and then entertained with a celebrity dance competition with members of the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Guests included Sen. Richard Blumenthal, WFSB's Scott … Continue Reading ››
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.
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.
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