Congrats to Mr. Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Mrs. Mandy Kuhn for winning “Dancing with the Las Vegas Stars” at the Palms Casino Resort with their energetic and crowd-pleasing “Greased Lightnin” number! Mr. Mancini’s appearance and performance raised $10,00.00 for the cancer charity “The Caring Place”.

champion of the ring and now the dance floor

 

Erik Cyr choreographed and coached the couple on their winning routine and is so proud of their awesome performance and dedication to preparing for the event.

Erik taking his best shot!

 

Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is a former World Boxing Association lightweight champion known for his whirlwind fighting style. After retiring with a record of 29-5, with 23 knockouts, Mancini turned to acting, appearing in as well as producing several films. He also became a fight analyst for Celebrity Boxing, and his life inspired the movie “Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story”. His superior fitness level and competitive experience made him a natural dancing the swing and debuting it in this type of event.

Mandy is one of Erik’s Gold level Latin pro-am competitors and a professional ballet instructor and choreographer. A consummate dancer and performer, being 3 months pregnant didn’t stop her from hitting the floor for this winning number!

Ray and Mandy tearin’ up the floor

 

 

Melissa Cyr

Melissa is a former National Canadian Professional Latin Finalist and U.S. Rising Star Latin Couple of the Year, and has been teaching ballroom for over 20 years.


With her husband Erik, they are the founders of DanceSport Place and have a passion to help dancesport competitors reach their dancing goals.