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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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Lisa Coplit
 
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Lisa lives in Old Greenwich with her husband and her 10-year-old daughter, who also dances at Fred Astaire and inspired her to start taking lessons. She just started dancing in March and most of enjoys rhythm/latin dancing. She is a physician and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. She is honored to be able to help raise funds for Abilis, an organization that provides invaluable services to children and adults with a wide range of special needs. They support and educate families and provide services where they are often most needed, in people’s homes and communities.
 

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Lisa will be paired with Clemens
     Clemens began dancing in Linz, Austria at the age of 15. After completing all of his examinations in dance school, he began competing in major dance competitions throughout Europe including the Austrian Open, German Open, Italian Open, Copenhagen Open, Czech Republic Open, and Blackpool.

     He was recruited by the studio in 1998 and became the owner with his wife in 2001. During his time with Fred Astaire, he has won numerous New England regional championships as well as top teacher awards. Clemens has a degree in fashion and design from HBLA in Linz, Austria.  

    He works hard not only on the dance floor with his students, but also designing and making custom dresses for the studios competitive students, which he does in his free time.

 


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Recent Contributors

Aimee Farnum Date Received: 09/23/2018
"You are amazing!"
 
Maia And George Coplit Date Received: 09/22/2018
"You're already our star! We are so proud of you and love you so much. Good luck!"
 
Gary Beck Dallaghan Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Break a leg!"
 
Alexandra And Elena Scuro Date Received: 09/21/2018
"This is so exciting! Best of luck!! :)"
 
Elena Williams Date Received: 09/20/2018
 
Family Junius Date Received: 09/20/2018
"Hope you enjoy every minute of it!"
 
Cindy Barrere Date Received: 09/20/2018
"Lisa, you and your dancing partner will be terrific!"
 
Becca Dybas Date Received: 09/19/2018
"Put on those dancing shoes and let your feet fly! Have fun."
 
Laura White Date Received: 09/19/2018
 
The Nonas Family Date Received: 09/19/2018
"Good luck Lisa, and have fun dancing the night away :)"
 
Sally Woolston Date Received: 09/18/2018
"Good luck Lisa! You surely will be a STAR!"
 
Athanasia Vasiliadis Date Received: 09/18/2018
"Lots of Good luck wishes Lisa.. You're going to do great😘"
 
Traci Marquis Date Received: 09/16/2018
"Lisa, I am so incredibly proud of you for doing this, and for such a wonderful and important cause! Your daughter will be very impressed with your bravery, as am I. :)"
 
Jen Rockfeld Date Received: 09/16/2018
 
Alison Barlow Date Received: 09/15/2018
"How exciting Lisa! You are going to be AMAZING!"
 
Jessica Devine Date Received: 09/14/2018
 
Erica Friedman Date Received: 09/14/2018
"So proud of you! You go girl 👏🏻👍"
 
Eliza Sheffield Date Received: 09/14/2018
"So proud of you! Love, the Sheffield Family"
 
Sharon Muir Date Received: 09/14/2018
"Good luck Lisa! You’ll do great!! "
 
Anonymous Date Received: 09/14/2018
"Have so much fun!"
 
Charles Collier Jr Date Received: 09/14/2018
"Lisa you've already won by doing this worthwhile cause!"
 
Mara Saccente Date Received: 09/14/2018
"I am so impressed with your taking this challenge on for a worthy cause! Wishing the best of luck. "
 
Anonymous Date Received: 09/14/2018
"Go and get them Lisa!"
 
Michael Miller Date Received: 09/13/2018
"Dr. Lisa Coplit: Congrats -- and have a blast!!"
 
Anonymous Date Received: 09/12/2018
"Best of Luck Lisa! The Fiols"
 
Dina And Jim Date Received: 09/9/2018
"You’re our superstar! We love you very much and are so proud of you!"
 
Laurie Tansey Date Received: 08/15/2018
"What a FUN idea - love it!"
 
Anna-leila Williams Date Received: 07/30/2018
"Enjoy!"
 
Georgette Stratos Date Received: 07/24/2018
"You are the dancing queen!"
 
Susan Leibowits Date Received: 07/21/2018
 
Anne Morrison Date Received: 07/21/2018
 
Julie Hall Date Received: 07/19/2018
""Way to go Lisa!""
 
Karen Zier Date Received: 07/18/2018
"You’ll be great!"
 
Carol Barrett Date Received: 07/18/2018
"Go Lisa!"
 
David Hill Date Received: 07/17/2018
"Dance like a star!"
 
Rebecca Zucconi Date Received: 07/13/2018
"καλή τύχη!"
 
Anonymous Date Received: 07/13/2018
"Be brave! You'll be great!"
 
The White Family Date Received: 07/11/2018
"Way to go, Lisa! We hope you bring home the mirrorball trophy!!"
 
Lesley King Date Received: 07/11/2018
"good luck Lisa!"
 
Laura White Date Received: 07/10/2018
 
Suzi Rose Date Received: 07/9/2018
"Go, Lisa, Go!!!"
 
Anastasia Fyntrilakis Date Received: 07/7/2018
"Knock ‘em dead, Lisa! Wish I could be there ! "
 
Jerry Bensinger Date Received: 07/7/2018
"Dance on Lisa! love, Jer"
 
Robert Watson Date Received: 07/7/2018
"Love the video"
 
The Alfaro Family Date Received: 07/7/2018
"Merde!"
 
Matt Minor Date Received: 07/6/2018
"😬"
 
Annette Coplit Date Received: 07/6/2018
"I'm so proud of my kind, caring, generous, talented daughter-in-law! "
 
Johnny Lee Date Received: 07/6/2018