About the Gala

Dancing Stars of Greenwich is held at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Saturday, September 21, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.


The evening will include live music, a silent auction, a "Dancing with the Stars" dance contest, dinner and so much more.



Our first event of the evening is the "Dancing with the Stars" dance competition.

This Dance Competition features community and business leaders paired with a Fred Astaire Dance professional. Participants create their own personalized routine with the music and dance style of their choice. At the event, our celebrity panel of judges will determine the winner!



The 2nd competition is for the People's Choice Award.

Each team provides two items or a group of items to be auctioned off. The revenue generated from these items in the live and silent auctions will be donated to Abilis and converted into votes for each of the stars helping them win the race for the People's Choice Award. The choice is yours; each dollar you donate is a vote for your favorite star to emerge the winner.

Some of the auction items in previous years included a deluxe golf package for a foursome to play at five of the most prestigious golf courses in Fairfield and Westchester counties, private horse-riding lessons, and a trip for a family of four to the Intrepid in NYC.




In the first four years, Dancing Stars of Greenwich has raised more than $550,000 for Abilis through the support of Fred Astaire Greenwich Dance Studio of Greenwich and the participating stars. For this year's Dancing Stars of Greenwich event, our target is to raise $200,000 for Abilis. All proceeds from the silent auction and donations to the dancer and teams go directly to support Abilis.

Abilis is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families from birth throughout their lives. Founded in 1951, Abilis is a leader serving the special needs community in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in the towns of Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport and Wilton. The organization has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high quality care. All other event costs have been generously provided/underwritten by Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Greenwich.

We are so excited for this year's event that promises to be bigger, better and even more exciting!

On behalf of our Dancing Stars of Greenwich family, come join us, and let's make an impact together to support Abilis!