September 22, 2014

Tough Competition, Variety of Dance Marked Bar Stars Dance Off

Three past DBA presidents and their spouses showed off their moves on the dance floor after months of dance lessons and fundraising for Metro Volunteer Lawyers at the Barristers Benefit Ball on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Each performance took a different tone:

Mark and Pat Fogg were rock and roll, dancing to “Born to Be Wild.”

Elsa Martinez Tenreiro and her husband Steve Theis performed a sultry rumba.

Bill Walters and his wife Christy Cutler’s performance was a sort of evolution of dance, highlighting various genres but capping it off with a few steps from Beyoncé’s infamous video “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”

It was an addition the couple says was an idea from their daughter. It was a crowd pleaser, eliciting a roar of approval from the audience – Walters and Cutler walked away with the People’s Choice Award. The Foggs were the top fundraising couple, and together the three pairs raised more than $27,000 to benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

This year’s competition marked the second time a group of attorneys took the dance floor for a “Dancing with the Stars”-esque competition. At the 2011 ball, four attorneys were paired with professional dancers. The winner, Cyndy Ciancio, stepped back on the dance floor on Saturday for an encore performance with her partner, Tim Edgar, and other dancers from Colorado Dancesport. This year, the twist in the competition came when the past DBA presidents asked to dance with their spouses rather than instructors. The couples trained with a pro for months before the competition.

The Denver Bar Association and Metro Volunteer Lawyers would like to thank all of the dancers, as well as all of our patron firms and guests, for supporting Barristers Benefit Ball, the proceeds of which are crucial in ensuring free and low-cost legal services in the Denver metro area.

(Photos by Jamie Cotten)

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