The 12th Annual Dancing with the Stars Austin, presented by Lexus of Austin & Lakeway, provided an evening of crowd-pleasing routines and exhilarating entertainment filled with competition, philanthropy and the Luxury Car Raffle drawing, all to benefit child abuse victims in Travis County. More than 800 people gathered in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom to raise more than $1.3 million in one evening.

Creative Director Glenn Ball produced an incredible show of eye-catching routines led by a group of 11 celebrity dancers, Featured Dancer Betsy Hudson and their professional partners. From a funky mix of “Singin’ in the Rain” to a little Michael Jackson, all of the dances showcased the dedication each celebrity dancer had over the last few months to this evening. After 12 routines that brought the audience to their feet, singer-songwriter Kendall Beard McMinn and professional partner Tobi Kretschmer’s “A Little Party” routine earned them the coveted mirror ball trophy and the title of 2018 Dancing with the Stars Austin Champions. First runner-up went to Caprice Richards and professional partner Albert Tallieur, while Aaron Williams and professional partner Azucena Perez were awarded second runner-up.

A special thank you to Event Chairs Francie Little & Jenny Mason; Emcees Glenn Ball & Holly Mills-Gardner; Judges Brad Booker, Alex Franco & Sara Osburn; and last but certainly not least, our celebrity dancers, event sponsors and attendees. We couldn’t have raised $1.3 million without all of you!


Alex Franco,
Sara Osburn & Brad Booker

Event Chairs

Jenny Mason & Francie Little


Glenn Ball & Holly Mills-Gardner


Title Sponsor
Ballroom Sponsors
Marcy & Jeff Carpenter
Jeanne & Michael Klein

Tango Sponsors
Katrine & Bill Formby
The Hardemans & The Littles

Kendall & Justin McMinn

Rhumba Sponsors
Comerica Bank Wealth Management
Betsy & CB Hudson

Lexus of Austin & Lakeway
Rebecca & Bryan Hardeman
Tracey Marshall
The Porter Co.
DK & Mike Reynolds

Salsa Sponsors
The Austin Community Foundation
Dripping Springs Realty
Friends of Betsy Hudson
Friends of Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Friends of Marianna Dydek Waite
The Dowlings & The Hornblowers

Laue Family
McGinnis Lochridge Attorneys at Law
M.E. “Gene” Johnson Realtors
Laila & Jordan Scott
Urbanspace Real Estate + Interiors

Cha-Cha Sponsors
AIC Ventures
AI Koehler
Austin Midtown Ambulatory Surgery Center

Austin Cops for Charities
BB&T Bank

Jeri & Vaughn Brock
Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry
Down Stream Investments
Dustin Donnell

FashionBlade 360
Friends of Shawn Cirkiel
Friends of Dr. Steve Hernandez
Friends of Stephanie O’Neill
Friends of Kendall Beard McMinn
Friends of Caprice Richards

Friends of SaulPaul
Frost Bank
Higher State Technology
Landart America

Longhorn Imaging
Monday-Yankus Family

Shonnery & Tom Pettit
The Prewitts & The Threadgills

VaQuero Commercial