Mohegan Sun Gets ‘MADD About Dancing’


Connecticut celebrities compete to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Mohegan September 30th
Uncasville, CT — Eleven Connecticut celebrities will lace up their dancing shoes and hit the floor at Mohegan Sun on Wednesday, September 30th to help raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Teaming up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Mohegan Sun will host a one-night-only “MADD About Dancing” competition in The Cabaret Theatre featuring a special vocal performance by special guest Julianne Hough from Dancing with the Stars.
Doors to The Cabaret Theatre will open at 7:00pm where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy hand-passed hors d’oeuvres and participate in a silent auction featuring Steiner  Sports memorabilia among other items before the celebrities take the stage at 7:30pm with their professional dance partners.
The group of celebrities includes: Bruce “Two Dogs” Bozsum, the Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe; Miss Connecticut’s “Outstanding Teen” Acacia Courtney; Country recording artist Billy Gilman; NBC Connecticut anchor Brad Drazen; WCTY’s Morning Show co-host Jimmy Lane; Connecticut State Police Lieutenant Paul Vance; State of Connecticut Comptroller Nancy Wyman; Fox 61 Morning personality Rachel Lutzker; 2009 Miss Connecticut Sharalyn Kuziak; UConn women’s basketball assistant coach Shea Ralph; and Country singer Stephanie Hansen.
For the competition, each celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studio and will perform two short routines, including a foxtrot and a swing performance. Professional dance expos and a special appearance by Julianne Hough from Dancing with the Stars will round out the event. Julianne, who is playing in Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den earlier that evening, will perform a few songs off her latest CD in The Cabaret Theatre for guests.
Tickets to “MADD About Dancing” are $50.00 per person and benefit Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. They go on sale to the public on Monday, August 24th and are available at the following locations: all participating Arthur Murray Dance Studios, the MADD state office in East Haven, the WCTY building in Norwich and at Mohegan Sun’s Box Office.
Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to come early. For more information, visit:
About Arthur Murray Dance Studio:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been teaching the world to dance for over 98 years and has been located in the Connecticut area for over 50 years. During this time, Arthur Murray has been happy to support numerous causes for local charities and organizations. Ballroom Dancing’s recent rise in popularity has only further strengthened the notion that Arthur Murray has held all along. Ballroom Dancing is one of the healthiest and positive activities a person can do to enrich their life. We are happy once again to offer our support to the MADD organization in their efforts to keep our loved ones safe.
About MADD:
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking. MADD Connecticut is committed to clearly and powerfully advocating for victims of alcohol-related crashes. MADD delivers quality services to hundreds of families each year at no cost to them, as well as help victims/survivors through the multitude of emotions and criminal proceedings that take place through court accompaniment and by providing grief counseling and support groups. MADD’s goal is to eliminate drunk driving and educate Connecticut youth about underage drinking. MADD introduces and follows legislation concerning bills to strengthen drunk driving laws. 
About WCTY:
WCTY based in Norwich, Connecticut, is the home of continuous Country favorites for listeners in southeastern Connecticut. Owned by Hall Communications, a family-owned company that owns and operates 21 radio stations on the East Coast including six stations in Connecticut, Hall Communications has been in operation in Eastern Connecticut since 1964.
About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting