As they say, the show must go on! That was the case at the annual Dancing with the Houston Stars, a fundraising dinner for the Houston Ballet, when word spread that hostess Becca Cason Thrash was stranded in Zurich, too ill to board her flight to Houston and run the party at her home.
But anchorwoman Dominique Sachse stepped in as mistress of ceremonies for the competition, which features notables dancing with professional partners on a checkerboard floor installed over an indoor pool. “Becca asked if I could be her... for the evening,” said Sachse, who competed previously. “I said I didn’t have any Louboutins that tall!”
The competitors included Claire Cormier Theilke, Jo Furr, Frank Billingsley and Jay Jones. Tootsies’ Fady Armanious took this year’s title, as he and partner Rosemary Ruths had the crowd captivated with a rousing mambo set to “Vogue.”
In its three years, Dancing has raised more than $500K. Photos by Fulton Davenport