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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Stacy French:
Stacy, her husband Jon, and son Greyden moved from Port Jefferson, Long Island to Pound Ridge and are very proud to be part this wonderful area and community.
Stacy has always played active roles in the communities she finds herself in, from her 16 year career as an appointed local government official and most recently as a Trustee of the Pound Ridge Historical Society, a member of the Pound Ridge Harvest Festival Committee, and Township of Pound Ridge Waste Water Task Force Committee. But her primary passions and best roles in life is being a wife to Jon and proudest mother of Greyden; one of Fox Lane’s newest middle schoolers. Stacy  is also very grateful for having the opportunity to participate in Abilis through Fred Astaire and Dancing with the Stars of Greenwich.  
Leslea Snyder:
Leslea  recently moved from Port Jefferson, Long Island to Stamford, CT to be closer to her treasured family members; some of whom you will meet at the Dancing Stars of Greenwich Charity Gala. Falling short of her dreams of becoming a professional ballroom dancer, due to her lack of skills in that area, Leslea focused her career and energies as a public policy and government affairs professional as a former local elected official, serving the public at large as a state appointed official, and also serving as a representative for private sector companies along the way.  Navigating governmental processes seemed much easier than navigating a dance floor, but Leslea is still working to elevate her dance moves with the help of the team at Fred Astaire. Leslea enjoys spending time with her family, her new found friends in Stamford and Greenwich and finding any activities that promote her goal of living her best life.


Stacey & Leslea 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.



Recent Contributors

Hillary Link Date Received: 09/28/2018
"The first step on your way to stardom! Good luck! Xoxo"
Tom And Liz Henson Date Received: 09/23/2018
"Wish we were there to cheer you on! Great job! The Henson's"
Michael Baudo Date Received: 09/22/2018
"I want to see the video!"
Olga And Joseph Kunevsky Date Received: 09/22/2018
"Have fun! "
Annie And Kate Wilson Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Twins Rock!! (And Roll). 💃🏻💃🏻 "
Chris Bastardi Date Received: 09/21/2018
Barb & Wally Drost Date Received: 09/21/2018
Tim Flakoll Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Great ladies for a great cause. 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 "
Scott And Rose Dougherty Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Go Stacy and Leslea! Have fun raising money for a great cause."
Joelle Jarvis Date Received: 09/21/2018
Kirsten Giorgione Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Burn up the dance floor ladies!"
Darlene Mattcheck Date Received: 09/21/2018
Rita & Jake Keltner Date Received: 09/21/2018
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way. (Wayne Dyer) You are awesome for taking this journey to help others, such a great cause! Now go shake your groove thing! YeahYeah! "
Valerie Lonchor Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Good luck!!!! Kick butt and have so much fun!!!!"
Cody Laidlaw Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Lay lay you are a dancing queen! Squish the competition "
Joan & Carl Palermo Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Stacy & Leslea Have fun on that dance floor but no dirty dancing you two!! 🤪"
Anonymous Date Received: 09/21/2018
"Good Luck Leslea! John and Daiva"
Heidi Scharfman Date Received: 09/21/2018
"You go girls!"
Carol And Richard French Date Received: 09/21/2018
Michael Tessler Date Received: 09/20/2018
"My favorite twins! Happy Dancing!"
Matt Tredinnick Date Received: 09/20/2018
"You go ladies!!!"
Stephanie Snyder Date Received: 09/20/2018
"You are on stage again! Have a great time. Love you, Mom"