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Twelve Finalists Will Dance to Win a Free Toyota

December 12, 2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ — Twelve talented Washington area
residents are just steps away from winning a brand new Toyota, having been
selected as finalists in the return of the Washington Auto Show’s Dancing with
Toyotas free car giveaway.

While millions of Americans were focused on television’s Dancing with the
Stars, these Dancing with Toyotas contestants were polishing up their own
dancing shoes and perfecting their steps — all for the chance to win a new
Toyota, Camry Hybrid or a Prius.

After a tremendous response from contestants and fans alike in its debut
year, Dancing for Toyotas will be back at the Washington Auto Show, Feb. 4-8
at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Sponsors include the Washington
Area Toyota Dealers, Arthur Murray Dance Studios, the Washington Area New
Automobile Dealers Association and MIX 107.3 FM.

Now, these 12 finalists will have the chance to strut their stuff live at
the Washington Auto Show. The dancers, who will compete by gender, will be
judged by an audience of hundreds of thousands, who will be able to vote for
their favorite dancers and register online for a chance to win a Toyota Yaris!

“After last year’s exciting contest and thrilling finale, we can’t wait to
get started and see who dances away with a free Toyota,” said Tamara Darvish,
Vice President of DARCARS Toyota and chairman of WANADA.

Mark Theiss, owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studios, agrees. “Our
participating dance instructors are eager to begin training their new dance
partners!”

Viewers will be able to check out the profiles and photos of each
contestant on the Washington Auto Show’s Web site at:
www.washingtonautoshow.com.

Competing in the ladies category will be Christine Lenihan, Lorton, VA;

Suzanne Sechan, Gaithersburg, MD; Winifred Cruz, Alexandria, VA; Diane
Kadushin
, Gaithersburg, MD; LaTanya McLaughlin, Mitchellville, MD; and Kelly
Lago
, Alexandria, VA. Burning up the ballroom floor for the men will be

Michael Mosenkis, Potomac, MD; Bruce Rosenberg, Rockville, MD; Steve Black,
Montclair, VA; Bill Aldolfson, Falls Church, VA; Franklin Dunmore,
Gaithersburg, MD; and John Ware, Silver Spring, MD.

A thrilling reality show, the Dancing for Toyotas contest pairs each
competitor, an amateur dancer, with an instructor from Arthur Murray Dance
Studios. The dancers will compete in swing, salsa and tango styles, but the
judges will crown only one male and one female the champions on Sunday, Feb.
8
, following the competitions on Fri., Feb. 6, and Sat, Feb. 7. Each finalist
will receive six weeks of dance lessons and practice on-site with partners
from the Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

Even those not dancing have a chance to both enjoy the contest — and win
a new Toyota. Check out the Dancing for Toyotas display at the Washington Auto
Show and cast your vote for your favorite dancers.

The Washington Area Toyota Dealers have a long history of giving away free
cars in a most innovative manner at the Washington Auto Show, sponsoring the
fan favorite, Toyota Hands On Contest.

The 67th staging of the Washington Auto Show: The Automotive Seat of Power
will bring more than 700 new cars, trucks, mini-vans and sport utility
vehicles from over 42 domestic and import automakers to the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center, Feb. 4-8, 2009.

For more information, call WANADA at 1-866-WASH-AUTO or visit the
Washington Auto Show online at www.washingtonautoshow.com. Complete entry
rules are available at www.dancingfortoyotas.com.

    For more info:
    Barbara Pomerance
    bp@pomeranceassociates.com
    800-697-7574

SOURCE Washington Auto Show


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