2012 Dancing with the Stars Austin

When: Sunday, December 2, 2012

Where: Hilton Austin Downtown (Map It)

Dancing with the Stars Austin 2012

Dancing with the Stars Austin presented by Lexus of Austin features Austin notables paired with professional dancers for ballroom dance performances and a unique evening of entertainment. The 2012 event will be a night of fun as a new group of community members compete in a dance-off for the coveted mirror ball trophy and raise money for the abused children of Austin. Each year, the success of this event has allowed the Center to provide more services to kids, teens and their families including pet therapy, an interactive ropes course and psychiatric services.

2012 Dancing with the Stars Austin Winners

1st Place - Andra Liemandt, Drummer for The Cover Girls
2nd Place - Carol Adams, President of Animal Trustees of Austin
3rd Place - Clayton Aynesworth, Founder of Alternative Healing of Austin

Thank you to everyone that attended! It was a spectacular night.

The 2012 winner of Dancing with the Stars Austin is Andra Liemandt. Congratulations to Andra and her professional partner, Gary McIntyre! Their phenomenal performance, entitled Gaga, The Concert impressed the entire audience. Andra showed off her athletic ability with a stunning number of impressive flips and twists.

Carol Adams was our first runner up! She and her professional partner, Matt Stewart performed one of the fastest routines of the night with expert precision. Last, but certainly not least, was our second runner up, Clayton Aynesworth. Clayton and his professional partner, Taletha Jouzdani, certainly gave the audience disco fever. However, it was Clayton's solo portion of the routine that had everyone in awe.

We would like to thank all of this year's performers. Their dedication was evident onstage last night and the performances were truly magnificent!

View the performances on the Center's YouTube page!

Sunday, December 2, 2012
6:30 pm Reception -  7:00 pm Dinner
Hilton Austin
500 East 4th Street
Austin Grand Ballroom - 6th floor

Photos by Robert Godwin, David Wheeler and Eric Hegwer. Video provided by API Productions.

Video of past performances are available through the Center for Child Protection's YouTube page.

2012 Celebrity Dancers

Carol Adams, President of Animal Trustees of Austin
Clayton Aynesworth, Founder of Alternative Healing of Austin 
Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of Austin Independent School District 
Andrew Fish, Managing Partner of Texas Legislative Service & President of Formula Austin
David Garza, Personal Trainer for Camp Gladiator Arena  
Wendy Harvey, Development Specialist for The Arbor 
Ginny Jones, Mother, Philanthropist & Community Volunteer
Andra Liemandt, Drummer for The Cover Girls
Tanuj Nakra, Cosmetic Surgeon at Texas Oculoplastic Consultants
Graydon Parrish, Artist, Art Historian, Color Theorist
Alex Winkelman, Executive Director of Citizen Generation

Director & Emcee

Sabrina Barker-Truscott


Maria Groten
Mary Herr Tally

Honorary Chairs 

Ronda & Kelly Gray

Title Sponsor

Lexus of Austin logo

Ballroom Sponsors

Jeanne & Michael Klein


2012 Table Sponsors

See a list of our 2012 Table Sponsors (PDF)


The winner of the 2012 Luxury Raffle will be announced at Dancing with the Stars Austin.

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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