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Stars of NY Dance Behind the Scenes: Lesleigh Irish-Underwood and Keon Washington

In this annual dance contest, “local stars” compete for prize money that is donated to children’s arts organizations
Stars of New York Dance Washington and Underwood
(l to r): Choreographer Keon Washington of Restoration Youth Arts Academy with ?Dancing Star? Lesleigh Irish-Underwood, SVP and chief marketing officer of United Way of NYC

On Friday, November 16, at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, Stars of New York Dance will open for its 8th annual performance, honoring Frances Bell and Robert L. Henry of Frank R. Bell Funeral Home both of whom will receive the Stellar Humanitarian Award for their contributions their community in Brooklyn.

This thrilling and fun dance competition pairs local "stars" in the community with choreographers at local dance companies. Each couple must quickly learn a dance routine and then compete against other couples for prize money they will then donate to an arts organization of their choice.

Check out this exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage of local "Dancing Star" Lesleigh Irish-Underwood, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, United Way of New York City, and choreographer Keon Washington of Restoration Youth Arts Academy, as they rehearse for the big night on Friday!

Do you think they will win?

C. Zawadi Morris

About the Author: C. Zawadi Morris

C. Zawadi Morris is an award-winning journalist and a Chicago native who moved to Brooklyn in 1997.
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