Shelton-based Adam's House hosts 'Dancing with the Stars' benefit

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the education program Adam's House is hosting a "Dancing with the Stars" event from 6 to 10 p.m., at Birchwoods at Oak Lane in Woodbridge. There will be dinner, drinks, a silent auction music and dancing. The highlight of the evening will be a dance competition with six local community leaders, who will be with professional dancers to wow the audience with their routines of types of dances from rumba to chacha, disco to salsa, and all dances in between. The program's Community Outreach Director Sarah Domena, the founder, and the executive director of the program, Alison Wysota, and the board president of the program, Mark Fontaine, are previously shown in a recent year.

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the education program Adam’s House is hosting a “Dancing with the Stars” event from 6 to 10 p.m., at Birchwoods at Oak Lane in Woodbridge. There will be dinner, drinks, a silent auction music and dancing. The highlight of the evening will be a dance competition with six local community leaders, who will be with professional dancers to wow the audience with their routines of types of dances from rumba to chacha, disco to salsa, and all dances in between. The program’s Community Outreach Director Sarah Domena, the founder, and the executive director of the program, Alison Wysota, and the board president of the program, Mark Fontaine, are previously shown in a recent year.

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SHELTON — Adam’s House is hosting a “Dancing with the Stars” event on Oct. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Birchwoods at Oak Lane in Woodbridge.

The benefit event will feature dinner, drinks, silent auction and music, with the highlight being a dance competition with six local community leaders teamed up with professional dancers to show off their routines, from rumba to chacha, disco to salsa, and everything in between.

The Masters of Ceremonies for the event will be retired ABC News correspondent Ron Claiborne and Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce President Bill Purcell.

A panel of judges will critique each routine and award the Judges’ Choice Award to the pair with the highest score. Guests, friends, family and community supporters will be able to cast their votes for their favorite dancing duo by visiting www.adamshousect.org/dwts2021 to crown a pair of dancers with the People’s Choice Award.

All proceeds will go to benefit Shelton-based Adam’s House, which offers no-cost support to children as old as 18 and their families from throughout Connecticut who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. Space is limited. Visit www.adamshousect.org/dwts2021 to reserve a seat.

The dancing pairs will be George Logan, director of community relations at the Aquarion Water Co., and Lydianna Vega; Loni Richards, chief executive officer/president of Service After Service, and Nenad Pavlovic; Paul Tavaras, retired Hamden firefighter/EMT, and Allyson Bettini; Katie Skoronski of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Eric Turcio; Charles Stango, supervisory assistant state’s attorney with the Milford State’s Attorney’s Office, and Amanda Meador; and Jill Rutsky, “Helping Hearts Heal” alumni, and Stefan Zuber.

The professional dancers are members of Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which has locations in Orange, Hamden and Trumbull.