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. 2 is Becky Orsatti and Al Henry.
Becky Orsatti, Former Ms. New Jersey Senior America
Becky Orsatti was born and raised in Atlantic City. After graduating from Atlantic City High School, she became a professional singer, performing with many famous entertainers, such as Bob Newhart and others, throughout the years. She also performs yearly for the MBCA singing “God Bless America” at its installation dinner. Becky is the widow of Arnold Orsatti Jr., former councilman of Atlantic City and restaurateur of Orsatti’s Restaurant. She is Ms. New Jersey Senior America 2010 and currently performs in nursing homes, 55 and over facilities, veterans’ hospitals and other venues. Becky serves on the Atlantic City Day Nursery Board of Directors focusing on community outreach and development to ensure the continued success of the 113-year-old organization. She loves being involved with charities pertaining to children, which is why she feels compelled to dance for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, to help feed hungry children. “Hopefully my singing ability will travel from my vocal cords to my toes. Just called me ‘Twinkle Toes!’”
Al Henry, Professional Dancer
Al Henry has been an instructor at the Academy of Ballroom Dancing in Northfield for the first 16 years they were open and became the new owner last November. Al started his career with Arthur Murray’s Studios 30 years ago. He is a former professional competitor and still trains and competes with his students. Al is honored to be in a position to help the Community FoodBank in their fundraising efforts. Al and his staff at the Academy of Ballroom Dancing work strenuously to support local charities and to make the Academy the premier dance studio in South Jersey.
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 DancingUnderTheAtlanticCity Stars.com for more info on voting, tickets and all of our dancers’ bios.
Broadway returns to Kennedy Plaza
Another round of Broadway on the Boardwalk took place at Kennedy Plaza on Monday, July 22. The Show featured performances from "King Kong," "Unstoppable" and "Beetlejuice."