'QU Dancing with the Stars' to raise money for Camp Sunshine April 12

QU Dancing with the Stars
The University will host ‘QU Dancing with the Stars' on Friday, April 12, on Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus. Proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Sunshine, an organization that provides a camp for children with serious illnesses and their families.

March 19, 2013 - Quinnipiac University faculty members and administrators will dance with student members of Quinnipiac's Ballroom Society in the competition, "QU Dancing with the Stars," at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, April 12, on Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Based on the ABC television show, "Dancing with the Stars," the event will feature faculty and staff and their student dance partners dressed in costumes and performing several dances, including the cha cha, rumba, tango, swing, fox trot and salsa. They will be judged by a panel that includes Mike Guthrie, Quinnipiac residence hall director; Karen Pfrommer, ballroom dance teacher and adjunct professor at Quinnipiac; and Alex Scott, ballroom dance teacher, coach and choreographer.

The faculty and staff who will participate are: Kathy Cooke, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences; Sean Duffy, associate professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences; Robin Guisti, assistant professor in the School of Nursing; Louise Howe, director of marketing communications for admissions; William Jellison, associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences; Thomas Martin, assistant professor of biomedical sciences in the School of Health Sciences; Gary Pandolfi, instructional technologist; Tara Rothman, adjunct professor in the School of Business; and Joseph Woods, professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The student dancers include: Nick Barrios; Joann Cazorla; Alex Diaz; Danielle Martin; Sean McCarty; Kuwabo Mubyana; Ethan Pandolfi; Jaclyn Plante; and Aidan Tatar.

Stan Rothman, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Chris Flaherty will serve as masters of ceremony.

The event is open to the public. General admission tickets cost $5. VIP tickets, which include a table near the competitors and dinner, are available for $20. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the event, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will go to Camp Sunshine, an organization that provides a camp for children with serious illnesses and their families. 

For tickets, please contact Sean McCarty at sean.mccarty@quinnipiac.edu. Griswold Special Care and WQUN-AM are among the event's sponsors.