Johnny Ex and Sarah Jane

Last year’s most exciting and wildly fun fundraiser — Dancing Under the Atlantic City Stars — was an overwhelming success for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — Southern Branch. The event sold out in an amount of time unprecedented for this area and was the biggest single-day fundraiser that the FoodBank has ever seen.

It returns this year to Hard Rock Atlantic City on Nov. 2, bringing with it 12 new “celebrity dancers” and their talented professional partners. Each week from now until the week of the event, Atlantic City Weekly will feature one of our dancing couples.

Couple No. 7 is Johnny Exadaktilos and Sarah Jane Acampora.

Johnny Exadaktilos, proprietor Ducktown Tavern & Liquors

Johnny Exadaktilos


Johnny Exadaktilos, aka Johnny Ex, is very happy to be a part of Dancing Under The Atlantic City Stars. The proprietor of the Ducktown Tavern & Liquors in beautiful Atlantic City, Ex is honored that his friends Greg Carnesale and Cookie Till “volun-told” him to be a part of this event to help stop hunger. Ex has been fortunate to be a part of a few organizations such as representing Atlantic County as your NJLBA member, CRDA advisory board, and ACHS Viking Football Booster Club to name a few. Helping others has been the core of Ducktown since it opened. They believe in the old-school mentality that one hand washes the other. Ex appreciates the support and contributions that help the FoodBank. He believes he has big shoes to fill after last year’s tough competition. Ex says, “Let’s raise some funds, feed some children, and have a lot of fun under the Atlantic City stars.”

Sarah Jane Acampora, Professional dancer

Sarah Jane Acampora

Sarah Jane Acampora is thrilled to be a part DUTACS for the second year in a row. She has been teaching and choreographing at Leslie’s Dance Studio in Margate for the past 11 years and is currently performing in “Disco Live” at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City. She takes pride in donating her time and talents to local charities and events and is happy to add another one to her list and support the Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch. She can’t wait to hit the dance floor with the infamous Johnny Ex!

Tables for the 2019 Dancing Under the Atlantic City Stars are sold as tables of 10 and start at $2,500. No individual tickets are currently on sale.

However, you can start voting for your favorite dancing couple now for $10 per vote.

Go to for more info on voting, tickets, our dancers’ bios, and rehearsal videos.

For more information on the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, as well as volunteer opportunities, go to or call 609-383-8843.