Dancing for a Cause

Local celebs show off their moves at Dancing with the Stars Austin gala

Local celebs show off their moves at Dancing with the Stars Austin

Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Ed Clements Sabrina Barker-Truscott Chuck Woolery Jeff Jumonville
Ed Clements, Sabrina Barker-Truscott, Chuck Woolery and Jeff Jumonville. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Zack Jamail Rachel Jamail Alex Winkelman-Zeplain Kelly Kriegshauser Glynn Kaplan
Zack Jamail, Rachel Jamail, Alex Winkelman-Zeplain, Kelly Kriegshauser and Glynn Kaplan. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Bill Strawn Rusty Tally Bryan Hardeman
Bill Strawn, Rusty Tally and Bryan Hardeman. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Kevin Burns Paula Burns
Kevin Burns and Paula Burns. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Megan Karigan Trey Halbert
Megan Karigan and Trey Halbert. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Randy Ferguson Katrine Formby
Randy Ferguson and Katrine Formby. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Jamie Barshop Katie-Jaffe
Jamie Barshop and Katie Jaffe. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Vicki Howard Abby Argo
Vicki Howard and Abby Argo. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Tama Williamson Brooke Williamson
Tama Williamson and Brooke Williamson. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - John Cullen Lauren Cooley Paul Cooley
John Cullen with Lauren Cooley and Paul Cooley. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Riley Suffel RK Johnston Erin Johnston Scott Suffel Cassie LaMere
Riley Suffel, RK Johnston, Erin Johnston, Scott Suffel and Cassie LaMere. Photos by Jeff Loftin, Dale Murphy and Farid Zarrinabadi
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Ed Clements Sabrina Barker-Truscott Chuck Woolery Jeff Jumonville
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Zack Jamail Rachel Jamail Alex Winkelman-Zeplain Kelly Kriegshauser Glynn Kaplan
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Bill Strawn Rusty Tally Bryan Hardeman
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Kevin Burns Paula Burns
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Megan Karigan Trey Halbert
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Randy Ferguson Katrine Formby
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Jamie Barshop Katie-Jaffe
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Vicki Howard Abby Argo
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Tama Williamson Brooke Williamson
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - John Cullen Lauren Cooley Paul Cooley
Dancing with the Stars Austin 2014 - Riley Suffel RK Johnston Erin Johnston Scott Suffel Cassie LaMere

What: Dancing with the Stars Austin presented by Lexus of Austin

Where: Hilton Austin

The lowdown: On Sunday night, local celebrities showed off their dance moves to the who's who of Austin. More than 900 glamorous Austinites gathered at the Hilton Austin for the annual Dancing with the Stars Austin gala, an evening full of entertainment, fundraising and, of course, dancing. Celebrity dancers and their professional partners performed original routines for the packed house and a panel of star judges that included Ed Clements, Jeff Jumonville and game show host Chuck Woolery

The duos danced everything from hip-hop to the foxtrot in an effort to secure the coveted mirror ball trophy, which was awarded to Katrine Formby for her "All I Want for Christmas Is You" act with professional dance partner Randy Ferguson. The fun didn't stop when the competition was over — guests enjoyed a live auction and a raffle for a 2014 Lexus GS 350 before dancing the night away to tunes from DJ Johnny Bravvo. The event raised an astounding $1,200,000 for abused children in Travis County. 

Who: Gene Austin, David DunhamGrant FosterCassie LaMere, Francie LittleShelby MarquardtSarah MeredithDonna Stockton-HicksAdam Zeplain, Heather Deatherage, Meg Land and Bernadette Spencer