Posts Tagged ‘2012 Gala’

March 1, 2013 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala

Guests from the 2012 Dancing with the Stars gala will recall Trisonya Abraham’s dramatic tango (and her waltz, which was the judges’ favorite).  Trisonya also remembered her tango steps and recently shared with us a great story about it:

I went to Greece in June [of 2012]. My last day of a nine day business trip, I was out enjoying the Greek night life when I was drawn a cafe that was playing music.  After sitting there for an hour enjoying Greek traditional music they changed the music to a tango. And a man jumped up and shouted, “Does anyone know the tango?”

I jumped up and said, “I know the tango!”  And I proceeded to dance the night away with a man from Argentina.

Trisonya jokes that she may have been the runner up in the Dancing with the Stars competition, but that night in Greece she was the Number One tango dancer!

2012 Gala | Stephanie’s Rumba

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Stephanie Torres performing the rumba with Fred Astaire’s Alex Aillon.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Melvin Oden-Orr and Tara Konyn performing the cha cha which earned them the winning mirrorball trophy!

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland.

2012 Gala | Deborah’s Swing

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Deborah Kafoury performing the swing with Fred Astaire’s Malik Delgado.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

2012 Gala | Trisonya’s Tango

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers.  Check out Trisonya Abraham performing the tango with Fred Astaire’s Austin Faller.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

2012 Gala | Governor’s Waltz

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed at the gala.  Check out special guests Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes performing the waltz.

Oregonian coverage of the Governor’s performance can be found hereVideo courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Portland.

2012 Gala | Brian’s Foxtrot

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December 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Video

PCRI’s 2012 Dancing with the Stars Portland gala was a dazzling success, thanks to generous sponsors and guests … and to the stars who performed with Fred Astaire Dance Studio’s professional dancers. Check out Brian Stewart performing the foxtrot with Fred Astaire’s Jessi Reynolds.

Video courtesy of Fred Astaire Dance Studio Portland

April 1, 2012 · by Events Team · 2012 Gala, Featured

The 2012 Dancing with the Stars gala was an evening of dazzling entertainment and glamour.  But behind the black ties and sequins, the gala is a celebration of the successes achieved by PCRI residents.  Armed with tools of safe, affordable rental housing and personalized services, PCRI residents achieve extraordinary goals: breaking the cycle of poverty, improving their lives and the lives of their children, and for individuals like Betty Mason, advancing to first-time homeownership.

For all the residents who have achieved these extraordinary accomplishments, this is your celebration.  And for all the gala guests and supporters who helped to make these accomplishments possible, thank you!