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   It takes a lot to stand in front of people and speak, but it takes even more to dance. That is exactly what these competitors have chosen to do. Learning to chasse, dip, and twirl their way across the dance floor, the contestants of Greenwich’s Dancing Stars are not in it for the prestige, or for any personal gain, they are doing it to support those who are less fortunate. Each of our stars have elected to help fund the wide range of high quality programs and services that Abilis provides to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families need to live, learn, work and enjoy life.

Proceeds from the live and silent auctions, and donations made to the dance teams will go directly to Abilis.  All other costs related to the event and gala itself have been provided by Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich or one of our great patrons. Each dollar donated is a vote for your favorite dancer. If you would like to make an offline donation, please contact Matthew Ames “Event Coordinator” at 203-775-6588 to make arrangements.

You may also call 203.340.2760
You may also call 203.340.2760
Limited tickets are available for purchase by calling the Greenwich Fred Astaire Dance Studio at 203.340.2760. By clicking the "Get your tickets now" button you may also purchase tickets on our facebook events page.
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Linda Colucci
 
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Linda Colucci is a Stamford native who loves to sing and dance.  She is the current President of the Connecticut Playmakers, a local community performance group based in Greenwich.  Besides the musical arts, Linda has a passion for golf.  She is currently on the Women’s Board of Directors for both of he two municipal Stamford golf courses.  Linda is on the Board of Abilis.  She is dedicating her performance to one of the sweetest young singers, Alejandra Martinez, who is a client.
 
Linda is married to her husband Sal.  They have two beautiful daughters with wonderful husbands, and he joy of their lives, their 1 year old grandson, Franco. She spends 3 mornings every week at the gym with Goat Mafya Fitness.Linda enjoys knitting, crafting and singing and wants you to know she hasn’t taken a dance lesson in a very, VERY long time…but what could go wrong? 

 

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Linda will be paired with Matthew
 
     With over 27 years of dance and theater experience and expert training in both classical and more modern styles of dance, Matthew was ranked by the largest international dance franchise as one of their top teachers for 3 consecutive years. He is also the recipient of the coveted Winners Circle Award given only to the top 3 instructors each year.

     Matthew has performed with the major ballet companies in NYC and Pittsburgh, as well as appearing Off-Broadway, and has received several awards in international acting and modeling competitions. During his career, he has competed in all 9 American Style dances, theater arts, and show dance. Matthew received 2nd place in the 2011 NASSPDA Championships in both American Show Dance and American Smooth Championships. In addition to being a ballroom dancer, Matthew is also a personal development and fitness coach.

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Ileana Alecu Date Received: 05/5/2019