I’ve been very fortunate to be able to attend and photograph one of the premiere Austin celebrity events for the last three years – The black-tie fundraiser for the Center for Child Protection. Modeled after the famous ABC TV show, this event pairs local Austin Celebrities with professional dancers from the area. The audience then judges the best dancer pair, and the winners receive the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.
I lok forward to this event every year, as I get to do two of my favorite things- wear my Tuexdo, and take pictures of great looking people. You can scroll down to see some of my favorite shots from the night, or Click here for the entire DWTAS photo gallery. Links to previous years photos are at the bottom of the post, too.
The Lobby in front of the grand ballroom at the Hilton Downtown Austin was packed
Lexus of Austin donated a red convertible to one lucky raffle winner.
The event couldn't have been a success without all the fantastic volunteers
Eric Hegwer Photography 105-0288
Susan Lubin performs a ballroom dance with her parnter David Kloss at Dancing with the Stars Austin
Pictures from Austin Dancing with the Stars - Sherriff Greg Hamilton, and Partner Lindsay LeBlanc
Mitchell Zoll is a participant with Dancing with the Stars Austin
Michelle Valles and Curtis Prevost dance the Tango at Dancing with the Stars Austin
Holly Mills Gardner is Dancing with the Stars in Austin
Gigi Bryant performs a Michael Jackson tribute durin the Austin Dancing with the Stars Event
Charles Duggan and Kat Parr at Dancing with the Stars Austin
Joanie Bentzin and Danny Davilla waith with Sabrina for the Judges verdict
Gigi Bryant and Denis Generalov with Sabrina
Even Elvis made an appearance - Extra points if you can identify this austin chief in the comments section
Dave Steaklley and partner Jolie Generalov win the 209 Austin Dancing with the Stars Mirror Ball trophy
List of celebrity participants:
MC -Austin’s own John Paul DeJoria (who’s wife was a dancer).
Sherriff Greg Hamilton
Police Chief Art Acevedo
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