Fancy Foot: Hat City Mayor Says He’ll Win Local Charity Dance Competition
In November of 2021,I saw a video appear on my feed of newly elected Dean Esposito, dancing.
I was so impressed with his moves, I wrote an article titled: "Danbury Mayor Elect Dean Esposito Shreds the Dance Floor at Victory Party." Ever since, his dancing has become a running joke when he makes guest appearances on the I-95 Morning Show.
Now, the legend will go to a whole new level, as the Mayor has agreed to compete in a local dance competition. The event is called "Dancing with Our Stars", it's a charity fundraiser for the Hillside Food Outreach that takes place April 29th. Hillside is a local organization that feeds "in-need" families in the Greater-Danbury area.
We caught up with the Mayor on Thursday (3/16/23) to find out more, this is what he had to say:
"Of course I though it would be a great opportunity to help the Hillside Food Outreach raise money. There is this whole process, you can send money in, vote and I think the concept is great."
Despite Dean's world famous dancing ability, this is no easy feat, the Mayor told us this comes with a bit of work:
"I have practice today at 3 o'clock at Arthur Murray down on Main Street in Danbury and we're formulating our little program, my pro dancer and I. I think it is pretty exciting but right now, it's about making time to go to practice. My wife tells me, you gotta go to practice today."
Esposito's so committed that he already purchased special dance shoes but where is his confidence level? It appears to be off-the-charts, the Mayor told us:
"I think, in all honesty I'm going to take the title and win this competition."
OOOH, Dean be flossin', the Mayor just said ring the alarm, I'm throwin' elbows!
This dude has dance moves, is known to rock a mustache and was a high school football star. I think it's a pretty safe bet that he owned a Camaro at some point in his life. It's also highly likely he's seen Saturday Night Fever 6 or 7 thousand times.
Hillside food Outreach is a wonderful local organization that feeds people right here in our local area. This is the go-to charity of the Ethan, Lou & Large Dave Show and for good reason. Hillside collects food and money from the Danbury area and makes sure it goes right back into our communities. Nothing is shipped out of town, the people benefiting from their tireless work, are our neighbors.
You can listen to our entire Dancing with the Stars discussion with the Mayor below.