On Saturday, local residents and celebrities will tango, cha-cha and dance the night away to pulsating music.
But many of them won’t be able to hear it.
The New York School for the Deaf in Greenburgh is hosting its Dancing With The Deaf Stars fundraiser at 7 p.m. at the school on Saturday. The show, modeled after the hit ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars,” will feature six deaf and hearing celebrities dancing with school staff and local residents, some of whom are also deaf.
On the dance card will be actor Michael Spady, who had a leading role in “The Hammer.” The school did not reveal the other celebrities today.
Linda Bove, the well-known deaf librarian from Sesame Street, and her husband, Ed Waterstreet, the artistic director for Deaf West Theater in Los Angeles, will emcee the event.
Dancers will perform the tango and cha-cha in front of a live audience. They will conclude with a final dance of their choosing and one couple will be awarded with the top prize.
Tickets are $20 and money raised will be used to benefit the school, located at 555 Knollwood Rd. For information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nysd.net.