CONTACT: Mark Donahue, President/CEO
(518) 793-4700 ext. 12112

Community, Work & Independence Inc. Announces the return of “Dancing with the Adirondack Stars!”

Dancing with the Adirondack Stars is returning to Glens Falls on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

GLENS FALLS, NY (January 9, 2019): Community, Work & Independence, Inc. (CWI) is proud to announce “Dancing with the Adirondack Stars” is returning for its second year! The event will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in downtown Glens Falls. It will feature a cocktail and appetizer reception, raffle items, a silent auction, live competitive partner dancing and a dessert reception to meet the stars. Tickets will be $50 per person and an announcement regarding box office ticket sales will be forthcoming in a few weeks.

Community, Work & Independence Inc. empowers people with disabilities to discover their full potential. “This entertaining event will be an exciting night featuring local talent in the community while raising awareness of who CWI is and the impact we have on lives everyday,” says Mark Donahue, CWI President/CEO. Our fundraising event, “Dancing with the Adirondack Stars,” will be similar to the popular hit television show and will pair local Professional Dancers with Celebrities from our community. Professional partners will choreograph each dance and couples will perform before a panel of judges. Partners will have the opportunity to compete for the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy or the Fan Favorite Award voted on by the audience.

Our couple pairings include:

  • Kevin Porpora, Residential Mortgage Originator, Glens Falls National Bank and Lisa Camp, Wellness Director
    at the Glens Falls Family YMCA;
  • Tricia Rogers, Membership Manager, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce and Grey Masko, from Fred
    Astaire Dance Studio in Saratoga Springs;
  • Paul Bricoccoli, Jr. , Co-owner Bullpen Tavern and Deanna Krug, from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in
    Saratoga Springs;
  • Anne Fuller, Executive Director of WAIT HOUSE (retired) paired with Timothy Sherman, Theatre & Dance
    Program Director at CM Fine Arts School in Clifton Park and,
  • James Griffith, General Manager Aviation Mall and, Elizabeth Hayner Masko of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of
    Saratoga Springs;

In addition, our event will feature individuals from CWI performing between dance acts to delight you with their creative spirit! People are the heart of what we do. Through the provision of quality and innovative supports, CWI has offered a myriad of services since 1963 to meet the needs of the medically frail, developmentally disabled, brain injured, learning disabled, economically disadvantaged and individuals with other challenges. The employees of CWI create meaningful opportunities for the individuals receiving our services to sustain and build their lives. Every dollar donated will help us to continue to fulfill our mission of enriching lives one story at a time.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the event are available by emailing Leah Shea at or by calling (518) 793-4700 ext. 11100.