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Curtain Call to host seventh annual fundraiser

Stamford, CT | Added on February 26, 2014 At 07:06 PM

Curtain Call in Stamford announced the line-up of local “star dancers” participating in its seventh annual Dancing with the Stars fundraising event. This is the sixth year the local event will be held at The Palace Theatre in Stamford. The event will mimic the popular TV show with behind the scenes video footage of couples in rehearsal, live performances, and commentary by a panel of judges .Judges’ Choice Awards are presented in male and female categories and based on performance. Peoples’ Choice Awards are presented based on the number of votes secured before and on the night of the event. “Votes” are sold beginning at $10 each and are an important part of fundraising for the event.

"As a life-long Stamford resident and member of the arts community here, I can't tell you how exciting it is to see this outpouring of support from our community to help keep our community theatre strong," said Lou Ursone, Executive Director of Curtain Call. "The success of our past events has been due in great part to the dance professionals and their studios who volunteer their services to get these amateur volunteers up to speed," he said.

This year, 11 local celebrities and civic leaders volunteered to participate and will spend the next few months preparing for the event with dance professionals from throughout the area. This year’s team of dancers includes:

Jeff Brandi (Stamford)- Senior Merchandising Manager, Carollee

Virginia Coker (professional dance partner)-Dance with Me Stamford


Dominic Bria (Stamford)- Senior Account Executive,

Kelly Butler (professional dance partner)- Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich


Tammy Felenstein (Stamford)- Director of Sales, Halstead Properties

Thomas Varian (professional dance partner) - Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich


JoAnn Latorraca (Stamford)- The Waters Edge at Giovanni's Restaurant

Lou Lopez (professional dance partner) - Latin Moves Dance Studio


Frank Lucherini (Stamford)- Owner, Dairy Queen

Edyta Kwasna (professional dance partner) - Dance With Me Stamford


Lisa Maronian (Stamford)- Owner, Sweet Lisa's Exquisite Cakes

Adria Barinaga (professional dance partner) - Dance With Me Stamford


Ron Rosenfield (Ridgefield)- Owner, New Balance in New Canaan

Karen Casagrande (professional dance partner) – Hotshoes


Jim Sabia (Stamford) – Retired Stamford Public Schools Teacher

Meredith Landphair (professional dance partner) - Dance With Me Stamford


Nicole Straight (Westport) - Director of Marketing, Marcia Selden Catering

Ted Thomas (professional dance partner)- New England Academy of Dance


Kaitlyn Tarpey (Stamford)- Miss CT 2013

Moises Guerrero (professional dance partner) - Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich


Brooke Troisi (Bloomfield, NJ) Line Producer, Maury Show and Trisha Show at NBC Universal's Stamford Media Center

Ronny Dutra (professional dance partner) - Dance With Me Stamford. 


The event will take place on May 17 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. For more information, call 203-329-8207 or visit



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