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Dancing with the Needham Stars

Posted by Evan Allen  March 11, 2013 10:37 AM

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Dancing with the Needham Stars

Dancing with the Needham Stars is coming to town on June 15, and local celebrities will be showing off their best moves to raise funds for the homeless and for a sculpture at Needham High School.

This year’s cast includes selectman Matt Borrelli and Needham Town Clerk Tedi Eaton.

Cast members are practicing their moves at studios all over town, including the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Dedham, Paulette’s Ballet Studio in Newton and the Sheila Donovan Pilates Studio, according to a press release for the event.

The event will be held at Moseley’s on the Charles in Dedham from 7 p.m. to midnight. Music will be provided by disc jockey Bob Moffett, and the judges will include Rabbi Jay Perlman, Dr. Connie Barr and other surprise judges.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can order by credit card here or by sending a check payable to Own Your Own Peace, PO Box 920002, Needham, Mass. 02492.

There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Proceeds will benefit Own Your Peace, a collaborative effort between Needham High School students, administrators, clergy, local business and community volunteers to raise money for a permanent sculpture at the school, according to the release. The art will convey commitment to caring, support and wellness, and will be designed by Ted Clausen, a Boston-based public artist.

Proceeds will also benefit Circle of Hope, which provides donated clothing and other basic necessities to poor and homeless families, according to the release.

Below is a full list of dancers, according to the release.

Matt Borrelli, Needham selectman and attorney as well as a third generation Needham native.

Alison Borrelli, a Needham native, wife of selectman Matt Borelli and active community volunteer.

Tedi Eaton, Needham town clerk and member of the Needham Exchange Club.

Seana Gaherin, co-owner of the popular restaurant Dunn Gaherin’s in Newton.

Judy Gelman, Needham resident and co-author of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook and The Book Club Cookbook.

Micah Hauben, director of athletics for the Needham Public Schools.

Sandy Robinson, also a Needham native and director of the Needham Community Council.

Harry Rose, assistant golf professional at the Needham Golf Club.

Bill Tilburg, a Needham native, co-chair of Needham 300 and co-founder of Needham Cares.

Chris Thomas of the American Cancer Society, active in many Needham organizations and causes.

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