Mohegan Sun To Host Second Annual ‘MADD About Dancing’


Connecticut celebrities compete to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving at Mohegan Sun on October 1st

Mohegan Sun is proud to present the second annual ‘MADD About Dancing’ competition in the Uncas Ballroom on Friday, October 1st. Ten Connecticut celebrities will burn up the dance floor with a variety of dancing styles including the Tango, Rumba, Waltz and Swing. This is the second year Mohegan Sun has teamed up with WCTY and Arthur Murray Dance Studios to host a night filled with fun, entertainment and competition as attendees raise awareness and funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). A special guest performance will also be announced at a later date.

Doors to the Uncas Ballroom 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 memorabilia, as well as autographed guitars from famed musicians among other items before the celebrities take the stage at 8:00pm with their professional dance partners.
The group of celebrities includes: Veronica Ballestrini, local Country artist; Reischea Canidate, on-air personality at ESPN; Mike DiMauro, Assistant Sports Editor and Columnist for the New London Day; Mark Dixon, Meteorologist at WFSB; Dave Elder, Program Director and Afternoon Host; Desiree Fontaine, Co-Host of Connecticut Style; Charles Jaskiewicz Norwich Board of Education member; Miss Connecticut 2010; Cathy Poulin, Director of Public Relations for Bob’s Discount Furniture; and Bram Weinstein on-air personality, at ESPN.
For the competition, each celebrity will be paired with a professional dance partner from Arthur Murray Dance Studios and will perform two short routines. Female celebrities will perform the Tango and Rumba, while male celebrities will try their hand at the Waltz and Swing.
Tickets to “MADD About Dancing” are $50.00 per person and benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. They go on sale to the public on Tuesday, June 1st 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 Studios:
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 most 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. Hall Communications, a family-owned company that owns and operates 21 radio stations on the East Coast including six stations in Connecticut, 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