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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.

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Afton Fraser
 
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     Afton Fraser , born and raised in New York, is a former actress who has appeared in films and television.
 
     She developed a love for classic movies at a young age, which led to the publication of her first book “Hollywood Picks The Classics.”
 
     Her second book “Point To Happy” was a collaboration with her mother and sister for kids on the autism spectrum.
 
     Afton lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with her three sons Griffin, Holden and Leland. 
 
     She hopes to channel her inner Ginger Rogers to raise money for a cause close to her heart. Her son Griffin is a child with autism, and Abilis provides services and support for those with special needs. Abilis works to create lives of joy and meaning for these vulnerable members of society.


 

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Afton will be paired with Elmar
 
     Elmar began ballroom dancing in Germany at the age of 7, and through the years successfully competed in many Regional, National and International competitions. Upon completion of the extensive German training to become a certified dance instructor, he was immediately offered a position as Assistant Manager and Dance Instructor at one of the largest German dancing schools in Munich, Germany.
 
     In January 2007, Elmar joined Fred Astaire Dance Studios as an owner and Director of the Brookfield, CT location where he continues to pursue his passion for dancing. Under his direction and instruction, the Brookfield Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s students and certified instructors win top placements in competitions and enjoy the magic of dance.

     Last year Elmar's partner won both the "People's Choice Award" and split 1st place in the dance competition during Brookfield's Dancing Stars event.


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Recent Contributors

Tenley Reed Date Received: 09/22/2018
"Dance your heart out! xoxo"
 
Alexandra Wentworth Date Received: 09/22/2018
 
Katharine Ewald Date Received: 09/22/2018
"Shake, rattle and roll!! "
 
Jess Cagle Date Received: 09/22/2018
"Dane Afton dance!!!!"
 
Anonymous Date Received: 09/22/2018
"Have a great night Affie- xxChrista"
 
Cristina Young Date Received: 09/21/2018
"So excited for you!"
 
Sheryl Sorbaro Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Afton you are truly an inspiration! Love you!"
 
Chris Dally Date Received: 09/21/2018
"You go girl !!"
 
Roberta Smithline Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Tomorrow is going to be great!!! Xo"
 
Linda Reals Date Received: 09/20/2018
"You ROCK!"
 
Gary Rogers Date Received: 09/19/2018
 
Eva Khalil Date Received: 09/19/2018
"Can't wait to see you dance... I love you! "
 
Lisa Lejdstrom Date Received: 09/19/2018
"Best of luck Afton!!! xoxo"
 
Kerry Walker Date Received: 09/19/2018
"Dance your ❀️ out! πŸ’ƒπŸΌ"
 
Jill Weiss Date Received: 09/19/2018
 
Anonymous Date Received: 09/18/2018
"Never stop dancing Afton!! So happy to support you and this great cause xoxo"
 
Kathleen Radonis Date Received: 09/10/2018
"Afton - you are amazing!"
 
Lia Brandligt Date Received: 09/10/2018
"Break a leg, Gorgeous!"
 
Suzanne Cabot Date Received: 09/10/2018
"I am in awe. Good luck!"
 
Maria, Jim, Annie And Kate Wilson Date Received: 09/10/2018
"So grateful for all that you've done to help put this event together. No doubt... you will shine that evening!"
 
Mary Beth Duncan Date Received: 08/29/2018
"Congratulations Afton, you are a dancing queen!"
 
Rosencrans Family Foundation Date Received: 08/1/2018
"Please cast our votes for lovely Afton! Thanks so much- Beth and Ron Rosencrans"
 
Caroline Mock Date Received: 07/27/2018
"Congratulations! You will be amazing! "
 
Julia Gilbert Date Received: 07/25/2018
"Afton - you are always a STAR!!!! We love you!"
 
Jenny Klein Date Received: 07/22/2018
"What a fantastic cause! Wishing you all the best! xo"
 
Michele Dall Date Received: 07/22/2018
"What a special event for such a great cause! Congratulations Afton! XOXO "
 
Trisha Dalton Date Received: 07/22/2018
"Awesome Afton! xo"
 
Alyssa Keleshian Date Received: 07/22/2018
 
Gretchen Carlson Date Received: 07/20/2018
"Afton! You are amazing! We support you! Gretchen & Casey"
 
Janine Braun Date Received: 07/19/2018
"Good luck Afton! This is so great! Congrats!! "
 
Miriam Smith Date Received: 07/19/2018
"Go, Afton!"
 
Shannon Tchkotoua Date Received: 07/18/2018
"Go Afton you superstar!"
 
Clare Butler Date Received: 07/18/2018
" Way to go Afton!! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»"
 
Michelle Smith Date Received: 07/18/2018
"You go Girl. Love Ya."
 
Kim Augustine Date Received: 07/18/2018
"Awesome Afton! Congratulations! "
 
Betsy O’Reilly Date Received: 07/18/2018
"Go Afton!!"
 
Patty Murphy Date Received: 07/18/2018
"You are a star, Afton!!"
 
Eddy The Eagle Date Received: 04/19/2018